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“Great location, pretty nice room” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals

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Amrath Grand Hotel Frans Hals
Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Haarlem
Certificate of Excellence
Birmingham, AL
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78 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great location, pretty nice room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

This hotel is in a great location in Haarlem. About a 10-15 minute walk from the train station and it has a very good parking lot. I think it's pretty difficult to find in a car but with GPS you should make it. My room was pretty small, however it seemed newly refurbished and everything was in good working order. Breakfast was pretty basic, but has everything you need. Everybody was pretty friendly. Only downside (for me at least) there is no fitness center. There are some gyms in the area that you can walk to, but I was told it was 18 Euros to go there. I like hitting up the gym, but that's outside my price range. Overall a very nice hotel

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night on business and hotel has a lot going for it. Location, price, parking below etc. Check in was smooth, room was nice, breakfast great.. Only 1 minor niggle was we were in the bar after a meal out and when we asked for another drink we were told we were too late, it was 10-59 and the bar apparently closed at 11... Given we were already there it would not have taken much to ask us before closing early !!! Didn't spoil a good stay though

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

Centrally located in Haarlem, close to the church and square stuffed full with great bars and really great restaurants. Rooms are well appointed, and the minibar is a bonus! If arriving by taxi, ask the driver to drop you by the canal, its 50yds from the door but saves you 20 minutes of trying to negotiate Haarlem's bollard system end ending up in the red light district ;-)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Phooey1976
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208 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

The hotel itself is located very close to the Grote Markt, and the Bavo church. If may wake you up during the night, as the bells ring at least every hour... But it adds to the charm.

Rooms are good, not large but ok. Beds are comfortable. Bathroom is decent sized, however water pressure is not enormous (perhaps depending on the floor). I stayed several times in the hotel, and so far the viez has always been terrible. However avoiid the rooms facing the street, as it can be noisy with party go-ers.

Breakfast is decent. Enough choice.

Service is friendly enough.

There is a parking nearby (if you drive zith your own car).

There are several restaurants nearby, so the hotel doesnt have its own (except for breakfast).

Room Tip: Do not ask for a room facing the street
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank worldtravellerTom
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Manchester
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Hotel is very dark and gloomy and in the canal view room we had you had to climb on a chair to see out of the window.
I booked the hotel shuttle to the airport and it failed to show- we waited for 40mins getting more and more anxious. The concierge kept telling us it was on the way. Eventually she changed her story and said it had broken down but reassured us they were sending a taxi instead and that we would still be charged the shuttle price of 17 euros each.
When the taxi eventually showed up we set off to the airport only to be told that the driver knew nothing of the shuttle and we would be charged the full 70 euros!
Upon our return I e- mailed the Hotel suggesting they might like to refund he difference. They did not deign to reply.

Room Tip: Don't bother.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lindyManchester
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel as part of our return trip from Enschede with my son as we had been there to pick up his belongings after living in Holland for a year. We booked whilst we were enroute and the staff were very helpful as although we planned to visit Haarlem we had not booked a room. The sat nav took as straight to the underground car park which is directly under the hotel and is not included in the room charge but reasonable for an overnight stay. The hotel is very comfortable and close to the town centre, when we were there it was freedom day so there was a fair on in the town square and a free concert in the park. I would definately stay here again and therefore recommend it to, it is the top end of most budgets but its worth it.

Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Leidschendam, The Netherlands
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81 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

My daughter and I stayed in this hotel for one night in august 2013. We enjoyed our stay in spite of the lack of a working airco. It was a pity that the receptionstaff did not tell us when we checked in, that this was not working, so when we were settled in the room - which was a good provided one with tea and coffee facilities, a beautiful bathroom and a really good bed - we saw the little note on the wall which said it was broken down. We thought at that time the windows would provide us fresh air in the night. What we dit not know was that it was a special event week, horecaweekevent so till about 5 o'clock in the morning there was a lot of noise due to the people walking in the below the balcony situated small street. Closing the windows was no option because of the temperature, 32 c. However we enoyed our stay for Haarlem is a very lovely city to visit, lots of terraces and very good restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lmlucas
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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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