Enjoyable stay at this hotel, comfortable room
Posted Apr 17, 2017
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel at the end of March 2017. It is a modern hotel with good facilities and the reception staff were helpful, friendly and efficient. The purpose of our trip was to visit Amsterdam, in particular the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. We were travelling by car, and we did not particularly want to have to do battle with Amsterdam traffic and find parking in there. This hotel has its own car park, and although the hotel is on the outskirts of Haarlem it is a pleasant and easy 20-minute walk into the centre where there is a good selection of shops, cafes and restaurants. It is also a charming medieval town and the excellent Frans Hals Museum is well worth a visit. We parked the car at the hotel and left it there for 3 days, we travelled to and from Amsterdam by train. An adult day return was about €9. It takes about 40 minutes to walk to the station from the hotel, or you can catch the No. 300 bus from a bus stop about 200 yards from the hotel for €2.50. Both bus and train services were frequent and reliable. We liked Haarlem and would return there and to this hotel. However, watch out for bikes (applies to everywhere in Holland)! One other word of warning: my satnav tried to take me to the back of the hotel via a turning off Amerikaweg and round the back of a public swimming pool to a closed-off rear entrance to the car park. The entrance to Toekanweg is off Europaweg.