Hotel Aalsmeer is a mixed bag - the staff are lovely and charming, the base rooms are usually very basic (no fridge, minibar, iron or anything else, just the bed and bathroom), and the food overpriced. However if you can get a suite with a balcony, or even better one of their studio apartments across the carpark, then you can settle in comfortably. The studio apartments have a loungeroom with couch, TV, kitchenette, balcony and dining table. Breakfast is served in the restaurant until 10am, where the only hot food you'll find is boiled eggs, apart from that a range of breads, pastry, sprinkles, ham, cheese and fruit, yoghurt plus coffee/tea/juice. The hotel bar is nice and well stocked, and sitting outside on a summer evening is recommended. The village setting is lovely, be sure to wander around a bit and check it out. Just be aware everything in Aalsmeer is closed on a Sunday. I recommend booking an apartment, and then bringing in your own food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Aalsmeer is a pleasant and companionable family hotel situated in the old city centre of flower village Aalsmeer. What once started as "Bondshotel het Wapen van Aalsmeer" has now grown into a 4-star hotel with 66 comfortable rooms and 6 apartments. Since 1975 the hotel and restaurant (Wapen van Aalsmeer) are owned by the Arkesteijn family. ... more less