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Hotel Lion D'Or
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
België
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Stayed there for 2 nights. The hotel itself is very dated. Rooms are tired.The bar is not satisfactory. The breakfast was nothing exciting, with big jars of jam and nutella where everyone gets to put their cuttlery in. Sausages were'nt nice, there was a big plate for you to make your eggs yourself.
The location is good however, not too far of the city centre. And the staff were very friendly and helpfull.
All in all very expensive for a very mediocre hotel. Not worth its 4 star rating.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

This hotel is perfectly situated for access to the train into Amsterdam. The rooms are clean and comfortable. A TV with cable and free Wi-Fi internet is provided. A small safe is also provided for all you valuables. As with most European hotels expect to have to leave your key at the front desk before you depart the hotel for the day. If you have an extra day explore Haarlem too, it is a nice city as well and this hotel, while on the outskirts is a wonderful starting point.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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78 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed in this hotel in may 2013 .Its a clean well maintained spot with excellent and friendly staff.Tthe rooms are somewhat dated but very clean and comfortable.Haarlem is a lovely town and the town centre is 5 mins away.However the real attraction is the proximity to the train station which has trains leaving every 15 mins to Amsterdam centraal station,a 15/20 min journey.This is a relatively inexpensive base for a trip to Amsterdaam.We found the dutch people very friendly and really enjoyed our trip.We used the ryanair flight to Eindhoven which meant a 20 min bus ride to Eindhoven Train station and a 1 hr 20 min train journey to Amsterdaam centraal station (39 return).It was cheaper than flying to Amsterdam direct but quite a long journey.We were 3 lads going to a match ,so it wasnt a problem, but if i were on a family trip I would travel direct.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Denver, Colorado
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277 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in April. Since it is across the street from the train station, the location is convenient for early morning travel to the Aalsmeer Flower Auction (bus) or the Keukenhof Gardens (train, then bus). Prices are cheaper than in Amsterdam. The hotel front desk staff were very helpful. When they learned we had to leave for Aalsmeer before the breakfast buffet opened, they had generous sack lunches prepared for us to take. They provided good suggestions on places to eat. The room was adequate, not distinctive. One downside was that the train station open area seems to draw revelers on Friday and Saturday nights, so that even though our room was toward the back of the hotel, we could hear people outside in the early morning hours. Surprising to us, Haarlem was a very nice town to visit with nice restaurants, museums and interesting St. Bavo Church.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This is a little gem conveniently located across from the train station in Haarlem. The rooms are recently renovated, the wireless internet is free and works, the restaurant and bar are really good and the service is great. The front desk people were very helpful with advice and a variety of little things that make a stay in a hotel much more comfortable. Beds are comfortable and the rooms are quiet. Price was quite reasonable also but why so stingy with the body products?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Dublin
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16 reviews
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

The hotel is situated on the square where the main railway station is located. Superb for getting in and out of Amsterdam. It is about a 10minute walk to the main square in Haarlem from this hotel. Receptionists were all very friendly & efficient, room was very well cleaned each day & breakfast was as you would expect.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Since 1992, I come as guest to the Hotel Golden Tulip Lion d'OR, once or twice a year. I have seen regular updates of the rooms as well as the general areas. The service is friendly and very customer oriented. From Amsterdam Airport it is easy to take the bus, every 10 minutes, (maroon R-NET 300) to HAARLEM Railroad Station. The Hotel is a a few steps from where the bus brings you.
I should mention that business travelers will feel home too and there are conference rooms.
Haarlem is a fine city with many historic sites and and some great museums. The Frans Hals Museum is very special.

JLD, Lexington, Massachusetts

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Hotel Lion D'Or
Address: Kruisweg 34-36, 2011 LC Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Lion D'Or 3.5*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Lion d'Or is a classic city hotel, close to the Haarlem railway station and excellent airport connection through the R-Net #300 bus. Since 1839 we try to deliver the best sleeping comfort, keeping up with trends and innovations. Guests enjoy breakfast in our brand new lounge, where we also serve drinks and snacks daily until 1am. Rooms come with double or twin beds, and shower or bath tub. There is superfast Wi-Fi all over the building and Nespresso machines in all rooms. Our multilingual staff is at reception 24/7 to welome and assist at all times. ... more   less 
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