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Singapore
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very relaxing environment with great service staff and team throughout each level of the hotel. Relaxing views on the river, one we enjoy each time we stay at ARA! Excellent food quality and relaxing evening environment especially during the summer visits when the weather is beautiful for relaxing on the terrace.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always friendly staff, great food, clean large rooms. Peaceful rooms and great views of the river . The food is varied in price but always excellent in quality. There are bikes for hire if you are feeling fit and there is a lovely pool and gym too.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Communications at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! If you like to cycle we recommend coming back in spring: lovely as Hotel ARA's surroundings are in fall, it's difficult to beat blossoms and frolicking lambs! More 

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16 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The outside of the hotel does not look very attractive, but inside everything is top quality. Excellent restaurant and fantastic breakfast buffet. We had a very spacious room, but a bit awkward with an open toilet and a rainshower installed next to the bath. Also a bit disappointed about the parking view and single beds instead of a double bed.... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, communications at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review of Hotel ARA. Great to hear you were pleased with our restaurant! We agree with you that for guests looking for an extensive wellness experience, going to Thermen Barendrecht is a great choice. Perhaps consider our 'Body & Mind Package' which includes a one day visit! More 

Moulton, Northampton
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable and welcoming hotel with friendly staff, ideal home from home for business travellers. The rooms are comfortable and the dining and bar areas are welcoming for visitors. The staff are great as always and the check in and check out is always well organised. i always look forward to my stay at the ARA.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Communcations at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review! Great to read we are succeeding at making you feel at home. Looking forward to welcoming you again! More 

Evesham
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

location excellent. Pay the extra for a river view room, worth every penny. Good cycle paths and walking routes from hotel. Internal areas of the hotel are maintained to a very high standard, the flower and foliage arrangement are designed to bring nature into the hotel, another wow ! Will be back.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Communications at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we'll make sure to pass your compliments to our Flower Ladies! More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a business trip but would recommend for a recreational visit also. The hotel is situated on the banks of the canal with views of the barges plying the canal day and night. Rooms are large well maintained and clean. Peaceful surroundings mixed with friendly staff made the stay most enjoyable. Not the cheapest but worth a stay.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Communications at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, happy to read your stay has been highly enjoyable. Fun fact: you mention the barges passing the hotel day and night - many people don't know this is one of Europe's busiest waterways! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice enough room although no water or fridge provided which was a bit annoying. Bathroom is big but also contains the wardrobe, a bit of a funky design with two sliding doors to get into it yet no door on the toilet cubicle bit. Restaurant is really good but expensive. The salad bar is delicious and at no extra cost.... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Communications at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we will take your feedback into account! We're sorry the service at breakfast took long and we hope we get the opportunity to serve you better in the future. More 

Randburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Our brief stay at this hotel was very pleasant. What was an outstanding feature for us was the beautiful surroundings and the quiet atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable and are kept clean. We enjoyed the food in the restaurant and especially the variety offered at the breakfast table.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

We are happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us. The tranquil, natural environment is indeed quite great, and thank you for the compliments on our food! More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2016

Stayed here for one night whilst my partner was on business. Hotel very clean with good facilities. Lovely swimming pool and sauna with an outdoor area you can sit. Room was spacious with a big bath and wet room. The only thing that we didn't like was the two twin beds that were pushed together. Breakfast was the usual help... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

How kind of you to take the time to write a review. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and we look forward welcoming you again in the near future. More 

Bruxelles
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125 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Second trip at the Ara vandervalk with a 2 days special offer. Direct booking with a upgrade and a welcome drink.room with superb vieuw on the maas with balcony, sauna, swiming pool with relaxing chairs and terasse, 3 course diner, with 4 choices for each course. Very positive feedback

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay so much and look forward welcoming you again as our guest! More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel ARA is a hidden treasure along the Oude Maas. It's a surprising location with a unique and fantastic aspect in a green environment and still only a 10 minutes trip from Dordrecht and Rotterdam. In all its diversity ARA offers you the perfect accommodation. Hotel ARA has more than 80 spacious hotel rooms available, of which 6 are splendid suites, all arranged very comfortably. 29 rooms have a magnificent view of the Oude Maas. For relaxation we offer you a large indoor swimming pool, sauna, sun bed and fitness area. You can make excellent trips close by on one of our rental bikes or jog kilometres along the many paths following the river or through the countryside. Next to the hotel there is a large parking lot with 240 free parking spaces. With its cosy appearance Hotel ARA's restaurant is the sparkling centre of the hotel. Our menu offers a large selection of dishes. We work according to traditional methods with each day fresh products. For groups of up to 35 people we have a 3 course menu with 5 selections of entrees and main courses. For the warmer months of the year we have available a very spacious patio with a stunning view of the Oude Maas. During good weather, lunch is always on the patio! Hotel ARA is located very centrally in nature at only 7 minutes from the A16. It is very accessible form Rotterdam (14 km), the Rotterdam-Den Haag airport (28 km), Dordrecht (9 km), and Breda (33 km). Hotel ARA is the ideal location for meetings, company events, parties, dinners, teambuilding sessions and trainings. No matter what your goal is, you can set it up in one of our 8 meeting spaces varying from 40 m2 up to 340 m2. Our largest hall has its own patio and bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Van der Valk Hotel ARA

Address: Veerweg 10, 3336 LM Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Zwijndrecht
Price Range: £70 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Hotel ARA 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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“ask for a view to the river on the first floor”
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