Recommended by a friend as a great place to stay and we were not disappointed. Although the hotel is set in the dunes on the opposite side of the island the local bus service synchronises it's timetable to and from the ferry. The best way to see the island is by bicycle and you can hire these at the hotel and enjoy miles of cycling routes through the dunes and down to West Terschelling town. The local beach is superb too as are most of beaches around the island. After a day out discovering the island it was wonderful to return to the comfort of the Hotel, the rooms are well furnished and comfortable, good hot power showers, the only downside I thought was the lack of toiletries in the bathroom which I thought was rather mean for a luxury expensive hotel. Particularly in these difficult days of travelling with liquids. I would have expected at least shower gel, shampoo and body lotion. There is also a complimentary spa ie pool, sauna and steam room, most welcome after a day's cycling. Although avoid school holidays if you want to enjoy a quiet relaxing time. The breakfasts were the best on our week long tour of northern Netherlands and we were very impressed with the food in general. Normally, we prefer to dine away from of our Hotel but in this case I would say the Paal 8 offers some of the best food on the island.
Another downside of this hotel, more irritating than costly is the fact you have to buy credit to gain internet access. An Hotel presenting itself as 4/5 Star should provide this service free of charge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandton Hotel Paal 8 Hotel Aan Zee is a comfortable hotel with an excellent restaurant, and various facilities to help you relax. Set atop the dunes of Terschelling's North Sea beach, it's a place to recharge, enjoy the fresh air, and escape your everyday life, every season. Made for a holiday to remember, or as inspirational location for your business event. Recently, all (but a few) were refurbished with brand new Kingsize beds! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Paal 8 Hotel Aan Zee Terschelling, The Netherlands - West-Terschelling