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“A quaint place” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel 1900
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Bergen aan Zee
Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A quaint place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Room number 6 is up the steep and narrow steps on the first floor of this historic building. Clean and efficiently furnished, though toilet-shower-in-one a bit cramped for long-legs.

Across the cobbled street, the food, ambience, and service at Zusters Restaurant were a feast. The flavours and textures of the Belgian stew and Fish casserole made us swoon. Though tempted to return and order the same dishes the following evening, our choice of Tapas in Bergen turned out a delight to match. Cubes of vegetable quiche, spicy gambas, and mozzarella sticks all competed for first place. Yet all the unlimited tapas ended up winners in the eyes and stomachs of us happy eaters.

Room for improvement: the corridors and breakfast room could do with a revamp. Clear clashing styles, de-clutter, and introduce clean lines throughout the building so its historic character can speak for itself.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Monique S
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Mosman, Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed for three nights between Christmas and New Years and were pleasantly surprised by this little gem of a hotel. The room was big (but a little dated) and the bed very comfortable. The breakfast served was wonderful and we found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. The hotel is centrally located in the town centre and very close to nearby restaurants and bars.

Overall we were impressed with the hotel, especially for the price.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank MikeThomas_275
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Oosterhout, The Netherlands
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95 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Room and especially bathroom very small and boring decoration.
The first night we stayed they had a party for about 100 people and we slept right above the restaurant. It lasted till the middle of the night, the noise was terrible.
The manager made his excuses and promised us to come up with something to make it up, but we never saw him again :-(.
Our offer was included with free parking but we had to pay 10 euro's.
Breakfast was good and the staff was nice.

Room Tip: don't sleep in the rooms above the restaurant, very very noisy!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank floweroflife12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2013

This is a very nice family hotel with a good atmospher. Nice staff and our room was really good situated in the garden. We liked the breakfast and at the restarant Zusters you can gave a good meal. The location is in the centre of town and 5 minutes from the beach. When we are in Holland again we will visit this hotel again.

  • Stayed April 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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Krommenie, The Netherlands
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153 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Who needs a new modern hotel like Yotel or Citizen-M. This hotal is all year 1900 style. On the room the small bathroom, the old stylish lights, the curtains, the beds, everything is old. And I liked it. Ok it's a little small in the rooms, but we had a good nightrest and the rooms were clean. Downstairs is a big living room, which can be used by everybody. You can do pool, sit by the fire, watch tv or do an old school board game. Breakfast in the morning is big and for everybody something to drink or eat.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank devriesmartijn
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Do not take some of the reviews on here at face value. This hotel is WAY better than 1star. Honestly, how can these internet savvy people use tripadvisor, and yet NOT look carefully in advance at the available information.

OK, end of rant, here is why I recommend this hotel.

Bergen is an old, pretty and touristic artisan town. And not cheap.
This hotel matches the style of the town. because the building is so old.
It is lovely, but old.
The pictures clearly show some small rooms, with odd shapes, and a very small reception.
It doesnt say it as a lift, so do not be surprised to find steep stairs typical of these older style buildings.

However, this is a lovely family hotel, with a charming sitting room, bar and verandah.
The rooms are comfortable and very clean.
The huge benefit is the location, which is central, and so all the wonderful bars, restaurants and shops are only a short and pretty walk.

If you want a holiday inn, or the ritz, look elsewhere.
Otherwise, you will really enjoy this little gem.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AirScrew
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Ninove
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

My husband & I went to Hotel 1900 for one night by using a 'gift check' I received for my birthday. Upon booking I mentioned that my husband was in a wheelchair and got confirmation that it was OK. Upon arrival, they claimed they did not know, but I had the confirmation email. They then changed the room.
When checking into the room we found that it was decent size, but not clean at all. The bed was small (1.80m long & 1.40 m large). We are both 1.80m +, so bed to small. The bedside lamp was broken, but fixed with some metal wire (from a garden fence??). The shower was not accessible for a wheelchair patient and the shower head did not fit in the holder, so not really a pleasant and relaxing shower. Heating did not work either, so rather cold in the bathroom.
The room was not clean either. Lots of dust (from more than 1 week) was under the bed, on the heating and the plastic flowers in the room.
The third bed in the room had a mattress that was 20 cm (or so) to short, so luckily our son did not join us on this trip.
Next to that bed was an old door that led to some kind of boiler room of 2 m² where the boiler was and were the ivy was entering through the roof. It also contained old wooden boards and some other junk that was apparently forgotten there long time ago.
The wardrobe mirror was broken & instead of repaired a flower was painted over.
Outside our room we had a lounge area, but the sofas were dirty as well. Decoration of the garden was very poor (plastic flowers and lots of weeds alongside the windows.
Breakfast was OK, but not super. I missed some croissants or other breakfast rolls and hot cacoa. Breakfast room was not a gay affair either, rather dark & gloomy with plastic table cloths that felt very rough.
On the positive side however, staff was extremely friendly and helpfull and the location is ideal for walks. Bergen aan Zee is 5kms away, but a nice walk with nice views.

Room Tip: I would not ask for room 40.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sjaapeken
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Property: Hotel 1900
Address: Russenweg 5, 1861 JN Bergen aan Zee, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Bergen aan Zee
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Bergen aan Zee
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel 1900 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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