This hotel is perfectly situated, it's located in the really lovely sedate town of Haarlem with the added benefit of a relaxed 15 minute train ride into the busy city of Amsterdam.
An easy and relaxed bus ride to and from the airport made this city break even better.
Hotel is quite basic but very nice - just what you need as you aren't spending too much time in the hotel. Very good selection at breakfast, we didn't eat an evening meal so don't know how good that was - we tried nearby restaurants. Staff were all very nice and helpful.
The only thing I can think of that was a down point (and I am really trying to think) is there wasn't any air conditioning in the breakfast restaurant, which would have been beneficial as we were lucky enough to have fantastic weather - apart from that I can't think of anything else.
You must try cycling to the coast from Haarlem - this is well worth it! About a 30 minute cycle ride very easy and relaxing, also around Haarlem itself. Also try cycling around Amsterdam you can see so much more.
We also did an open top boat trip around the canals of Amsterdam - 'blue boat trips' which was on a smaller scale and more personnel and not the big glass covered boats which were less intermit and bigger.
All in all we had a very good trip and we would use this hotel again - Enjoy you're holiday.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Hotel Haarlem
- Golden Tulip Haarlem
- Haarlem Golden Tulip