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“Back in the barracks.”
Review of De Halve Maan

De Halve Maan
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De Halve Maan
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bovenkarspel
Margate, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Back in the barracks.”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

A disappointing stay in a family run hotel. The twin bedroom was very small, the beds consisted of iron bedsteads with mattresses. The toilet was far from adequate in what seemed to be a cupboard with no ventilation, The wash room, again with no ventilation, was very small and had a six inch step to enter and there was no room for dressing after a shower or wash. Television balanced on top of the wardrobe shared a plug point with the shower room light! To access the wardrobe meant moving a chair to open the doors, Suitcases had to be stored under the bed. The hotel is close to the railway line and on the flight path. Much building work opposite and local traffic seemed non-stop. Very disappointed that Shearings should use this Hotel for a holiday based on the Bulb Fields - a good one and a half hours journey.

Room Tip: I don't honestly think I could recommend this hotel.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Brixham
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2013

Stayed here for three nights on Shearings coach holiday. The bedroom was small and like something out of the 40s.Small basic twin beds.2 upright chairs that we couldn't get to or sit on ,so sat on bed to put on shoes etc,but fluff came off flannelette sheets over everything.
The shower room was adequate and clean ,but the towels were not." 2 hand towels each, no bath towels. There was no heating .Asked for upgrade but told hotel was full.Ours was not the worst,we saw the one with the folding door to the toilet- absolutely unbeleivably small !
As it was after midnight when we arrived and we were 1 1/2hrs from civilisation , there wasn't much we could do. 3 hrs each day travelling to sight s!Think very carefully before booking this trip .

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Margate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

Arrived at 12.30am after a long journey. Room was totally inadequate as a twin and measured 9ft x 8ft , very small shower room, toilet was separate with a shutter door which was 20 ins from my bed offered no privacy and was very small without any ventilation or window. Beds were basic bedsteads as was the room Asked to be moved but told nothing else available the owner really not interested. Fire and safety regulations were in small print which we could not read in the very poor lighting. Hair dryer a travel model which did not dry was also unsafe as it sparked.
The set meals were of a good quality, but breakfast was a bit sparse. Needless to say we would not want to repeat this experience felt like being in a 50's time warp!

Room Tip: Room at the front of the Hotel on first floor.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Surrey, Angleterre
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights on a Shearings coach holiday.
On a positive note, the bedroom was large, warm and comfortable.
However, the breakfast was extremely basic - fruit juice, bread, ham, cheese and cake -
not even any cereals. 2 days we were each given a single boiled egg but the other
day were told no eggs available !
The staff seem disinterested and look like they wish they were elsewhere.
There was no choice of menu for the evening meal.
Smoking was allowed in the bar so the air was very fuggy.
Some outside noise late at night from locals on scooters - take your earplugs !
Location was a bit remote if you are visiting Amsterdam - approx 1hour drive north from the centre.
Not a patch on some of Shearings other choice of hotels - maybe you will get a better experience if you book individually.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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congleton cheshire england
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2010

Arrived after 15 hr journey, no welcome food or drinks, no night porter, no room service, bar open but had to purchase hot or cold drinks, staff unhelpful, no fire or health n safety notices in english wen shearings coach tours use regularly, no proper fire doors, noise all night from rowdy teenagers outside hotel and traffic, towels like sandpaper only hand towels provided, no choice of menu, charged 3euro for small water, horrendous 3 nights

  • Stayed April 2010
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7 Thank kaftan007
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Burnley
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Reviewed 1 May 2009

Stayed three nights with Shearings. Room was spacious, spotless, and comfortable with twin beds, TV had several channels in English inc BBC 2. As it was a tour booking, the dinner was a fixed menu, but the meals were fine and adequate. Breakfast was typical cold meats and cheese, and more than enough. Staff were friendly and very helpful, and spoke English. Lift to both floors was spacious and smooth. Stairs up to second floor were a bit intimidating if you were getting on a bit.
Very happy with Shearing's choice.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: De Halve Maan
Address: Hoofdstraat 254, 1611 AN Bovenkarspel, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Bovenkarspel
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bovenkarspel
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Hotel Class:2 star — De Halve Maan 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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