Haarlem is a lovely little town, with all the charm of Amsterdam and none of the frenetic craziness! The Carlton Hotel is well positioned for tourists - an easy walk to the shopping area. While this cannot be described as a luxurious or boutique hotel (probably a US three star),it was more than adequate and good value. The rooms (we had an executive room) are a nice size. Our double bed was actually two twins with a foam mattress topper - quite comfortable. The bathroom had recently been redone - it was small, with only a shower, but quite adequate. I loved the free minibar, with alcoholic drinks and snacks included. Breakfast was standard hotel fare - adequate but not exceptional. This hotel seems to be a favorite for large tour groups, so was sometimes very full. They seemed to cope, however. Reception staff were obliging and friendly. We rented their bikes one day - they were in excellent condition and reasonable at €15 per day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carlton Square is an intimate 4-star Haarlem hotel in the heart of the charming city of Haarlem, combining international allure with luxurious ambiance and genuine hospitality. As you walk through the front door of our Haarlem hotel you will immediately feel drawn in by the staff, design and interior. The warmth of the cosy lounge and crackling fire in the hearth instantly give our guests that 'home away from home' feeling.Carlton Square, with 122 hotelrooms, is situated in the heart of the shopping district. Only 10 km from Schiphol International Airport and the Amsterdam RAI Congress Centre, the Carlton Square Hotel is located in Haarlem city centre just off one of the main roads leading to Amsterdam. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carlton Square Haarlem
- Hotel Carlton Square