I was very impressed. I can't judge the location - arrived in the dark, left in the dark. Seems like Haarlem is a pretty town but I presume you only stay here if it is convenient. However, the hotel is probably the best €100 room I have ever had. Stylish, well-equipped, with a comfortable bed. Good breakfast. Couldn't work out how to get a computer connection but I didn't try very hard - there is a desktop computer in the room so I presume you can connect! Overall, a very good boutique hotel is a characterful location.
Service was friendly and personal. Only negative was a very odd thing - the credit card machine at check out offers the option to tip. This was a big surprise in a small hotel in in the Netherlands where tipping on a room rate is totally uncustomary. It led to a slightly awkward exchange with the receptionist.... Small thing. But they should change it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at Stempels you are welcome to eat, drink, having a party, to enjoy performances, to organize meetings and stay overnight. This all happens on the premises of the former Joh. Enschede complex, where for many years the Dutch banknotes has been pressed as well as post stamps for a lot of different countries. In other words, a place with a rich history, renovated into a modern hotel-restaurant, full of cosy atmosphere, right in the centre of the monumental heart of Haarlem. The well known Haarlem restaurant owner, Frans van Cappelle, wish to extend a warm welcome to you. On the first, second and third floor of the building are seventeen hotel rooms. The first and second floor are attainable by lift, but if you are in good condition, we recommend the old monumental staircase.There are four comfort rooms, six superior rooms, five luxury rooms, one junior suite and one suite. All rooms are provided with Hästens beds, airconditioning, a flat screen television set, a computer, free (wireless-) internet facilities, toilet and a shower. The luxury rooms and suites also have a bath. Like everywhere in the building one can find original decorations and ornaments in the hotel rooms.Staying at the front of the building one has a magnificent view of the Klokhuisplein and the St.Bavo church. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Stempels Hotel Haarlem