I stayed here for one night on business during May 2009. The hotel is huge. Entrance hall is pleasant with a pond in the lobby. Reception is on the first floor, I had to wait quite some time to check in even though I was the front of the queue. The hotel decor is very pleasant and the rooms are modern and funky, boutique hotel styled. The restaurant is large and impersonal and the waiting staff are very slow. There is also a bar but I wasn't in there.
My room was large and spacious with king size bed, desk, sofa, spacious ensuite with bath and separate shower. Unfortunately it was beside the fire escape which was one of the push bar ones and I was woken at least 4 times during the night by people going into the landing where the vending machine is - the machine makes a noise like a pelican crossing and it sounds all night long. I was on floor 5 where the gym is and there were often people waiting outside for classes to start so it was noisy and I didn't like there being strangers loitering outside my bedroom door.
The gym is small but there are also 2 exercise classrooms. The admission is an additional 7.50 euros to use, so I didn't give it a go.
Good breakfast buffet but the tables were, by 07:45, mostly dirty and the waiting staff weren't keeping on top of it.
Ample parking at the hotel. I believe there are good conference rooms but I had no reason to investigate.
I would stay at this hotel again but not if I had a room at a fire door or on the gym floor.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Van der Valk Hotel Haarlem is located at the border of the historical center of Haarlem. From the hotel you can easily visit the beaches of Zandvoort and Bloemendaal and the cities of Amsterdam or The Hague. The hotel is located not far from the airport Schiphol. The city of Haarlem is certainly worth a visit with its beautiful canals, old buildings, inner-gardens and of course the famous Teylers Museum and Frans Hals Museum.Our guests enjoy free high-speed internet, free parking and free access to Anybody Healthcenter. We would like to welcome all business guests in one of our 14 meetingrooms, ranging from 13 to 900 m². All our two persons rooms are equiped with a twin bed. Only the Suites have double beds. ... more less
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