I'm probably not a typical resident at this hotel. I was sent to Amsterdam for work at short notice. The hotels in Amsterdam seemed to fall into one of three categories: 1 - Ludicrously expensive, 2 - 'dodgy looking hostels, still expensive, 3 - Sold out.
So I decided to stay in Zandvoort and picked the Doppenberg as it was at a reasonable price and topped the list.
Good points: Friendly welcome, clean accommodation, quiet location, BBC1 on the TV (good for the English), refrigerator in the room
Not so good points: my room had a separate entrance on the ground floor at the back, so no charming view, there is free wifi, apparently, but it didn't seem to penetrate into my room.
Within easy walking distance, there are numerous restaurants and the train station. Trains to Amsterdam Centraal run every 30 mins. and are very punctual.
The Dutch are quite idiosyncratic (imho). E.g., the ticket machine at the station doesn't accept non-Dutch debit/credit cards.
I would certainly stay again in similar circumstances. The hotel would make a clean and comfortable "no-frills" base for those taking a break by the sea.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Doppenberg is a hotel with a special atmosphere in the center of Zandvoort, walking distance from the beach and dunes. It has 7 luxerious apartments. Zandvoort has a lot to offer apart from sea and dunes. What about the Circuitpark? We would like to show you the other way of discovering all the nice things in Zandvoort and surroundings. ... more less
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