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Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Yatton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fantasic Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Great hotel. Very comfortable and the staff could not be nicer. Great location near the Church and loads of bars and restaurants. Reasonable room rates. Beds comfy and a nice quiet bar. Breakfast ok but not great value for money. I tend to buy stuff from the suprmarket and make my own. Have stayed at this hotel 7 times. 6 on business and once for pleasure. haarlem is a fantsic place and the people so frinedly. Wide range of restaurants and bars to choose from and for shoppers plenty of choice. Good location for Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. Well worth a trip.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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The West Country
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92 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

I am trying hard to be positive about this place. It is not unpleasant or particularly uncomfortable. I had no major issues with the place - it is bland I suppose. Positives first. The staff are very pleasant and well trained. Check in was a breeze.The room I had was at the front of the hotel on the 2nd floor. It was ok with a shower over the bath. Single bed with small quilt which I hate. Room was clean and tidy, Free wi fi which was good although connection a little flakey. Breakfast is ok too. Location is great as it is right on the town square so lots of great restaurants and bars just outside the hotel. Close to the shopping area too. Room rates are good.

Downsides - no gym which is a pain. No evening restaurant. Street noise at the front of the hotel. I have stayed in a lot of hotels and I suppose this one just does not do it for me. BUT - it is entirely functional and the staff are very nice so please do not let my personal biases put you off. Try it for yourself.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

If you know the Amrath in Amsterdam, this place is NO comparision. My parents were visiting us from the United and States and we wanted a nice hotel for them to stay at without the bustle of Amsterdam. We chose this for the 4 stars. That is a JOKE!. Why this hotel is perfectly located, they use that knowledge as an excuse to provide the worse kind of service that I have experienced at a hotel. Furthermore, the rooms were embarrassingly small. My parents luggage literally could not be opened up on the floor. We then tried to upgrade them to a suite, which was larger, but the cost was 300 euros. My parents would pay this price, but for that they carried their own luggage up the stairs, did not receive breakfast and when asking about other places to each their was no concierge. They said to walk the streets and find something. We could've arranged for them to stay in Amsterdam for this price and received the value of our money. The place is entirely run by people not much older than 20 years old. When we asked to speak to a manager, a guy no older than 22 came out and when we asked for a change in room, he had to go in and make a phone call in the back office before getting us an answer. The whole experience was from another planet and so we ended up moving across the street to the Stempel Hotel and had an AMAZING experience. Stay there instead.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Washington, UK
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

The hotel is situated just off the main square in the lovely old city of Haarlem.Check in was excellent,well before noon and we were allocated a room to the rear of the hotel.(no view).the room was well equipped with all the usual amenities including an excellent bathroom. Wi-fi was free and good and the rooms were spotless with a huge long bed.(mind you the Dutch are a big race and probably need long beds!).
I would recommend this hotel on a room only basis as the breakfast is overpriced and pretty dire!
There is no restaurant but Haarlem has a host of good places to eat,all within 10 minutes walking distance.
Overall a very pleasant hotel with good rooms in an excellent location.Very enjoyable stay.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this hotel to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, the location is excellent and nearby too the city centre and transport links. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and even left a little anniversary gift and card so thank you!!

The rooms are lovely and clean and the bed was very comfortable. We would definitely go back and stay again all in all a excellent hotel with lovely staff. We would highly recommend the Amrath

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thehps2012
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stayed for two nights on a business trip. The locations is great, in the heart of old Harlem. Lots of restaurants and bars in walking distance. I arrived at 9am after a long flight from Australia and was worried that my room may not be ready - but it was! No problem at all.
Staff is very friendly and always helpful. All in all a top Hotel and I will stay there again on my next trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

This hotel is ideally located in the center of Haarlem, only a short walk from the train station. It was immaculately clean and very spacious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Apples and water coolers on each floor - great for first thing in the morning.
Relieved we had taken our own toiletries as the only thing in this room was a shower gel dispenser fixed to the wall which was empty! Had expected more from a 4 star hotel.
For what we got, we felt it was rather overpriced and not comparable to other hotels to this star rating or price w ehave stayed in - if returning to Haarlem (very likely as friend live in Heemstede), we would probably look at a cheaper alternative.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals

Property: Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals
Address: Damstraat 10, 2011 HA Haarlem, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlem > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Haarlem
#3 Romantic Hotel in Haarlem
#3 Luxury Hotel in Haarlem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals is a beautiful 4-star hotel, located in the lively centre of Haarlem. Step out of the hotel and walk right into the inviting city of Haarlem, where you can marvel at historical buildings, charming squares, and lively shopping quarter. The 82 stylish guest rooms at Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals all have complementary wireless internet. Get a good start to the day with a tasty breakfast at the hotel; and to close it off in a convivial atmosphere, the hotel offers an attractive bar. Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals does not have its own restaurant, but you will find plenty of charming establishments within a 150-metre radius. For business purposes there is a spacious meeting room available. Haarlem is a charming city, with characteristic monumental buildings and beautiful inner courtyards around every corner. This city offers something for everyone. For example, you can visit the Teylers Museum and the Frans Hals Museum. Or if you prefer shopping - Haarlem is known to be one of the best shopping destinations in the country. Amsterdam is approximately a 15-minute drive from Haarlem, and Zandvoort is also nearby. Here, you can get a wonderful breath of fresh sea air and enjoy a long walk on the beach. ... more   less 
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