Get an overview of this hotelEco-friendly Achter-Lindt hotel in Ijsselmonde with free parking


Located in Ijsselmonde, this eco-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Stichting Museum Johannes Postschool, National Museum of Education, and Grote Kerk. Beverschaep and Museum Simon van Gijn are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a sauna are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 80 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Room service, separate bathtubs and showers, and hair dryers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Van der Valk Hotel ARA ratings based on 15 Verified Reviews

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4.8 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
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Very pleasant location with good views

4 out of 5
by from Kirkcudbright, Scotland
Posted Sep 15, 2015
Pros: The staff and the views and the breakfast
Cons: The bedrooms could be lighter
Location: Close to river activity and within easy reach of The Hague. Lots of local history.
We stayed at Van der Valk with a Dutch friend and his wife and found the area very interesting and the hotel very pleasant. The staff were excellent, very skilled at their jobs, knowledgeable, polite and informative. The bedrooms and bathrooms were large and the dining room was well laid out, giving excellent views of the river. The food was great; almost anything you can think of for breakfast and a varied menu in the evening.
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5 out of 5
by from Calgary, Alberta Canada
Posted Aug 26, 2015
Phantastic Hotel. Everything about this hotel is great. Stayed here many times. Highly recommend.
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Perfect place for staying

5 out of 5
by from Kiev
Posted Jul 6, 2015
I took the Junior Suite and it was even better than on photos. Large apartment, perfect view at the river (a lot of traffic there but without any noise). Silence, nature around.
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Excellent hotel, a real pleasure to stay there

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 4, 2015
Location: The location is remote but has great views of the river.
My stay at this hotel was exceptional. The staff were extremely helpful, the room was clean and tidy and the quality of the hotel was great.
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canal view

5 out of 5
by from penna
Posted Apr 26, 2013
Pros: terrace bar
Cons: locatrion
Location: tough but worthwhile to go to
better than expected - very nice all around with great terrace and canal views - food okay and service good
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Tucked out of the way but well worth discovering

4 out of 5
by from London
Posted Jan 1, 2013
Pros: The staff were so warm and welcoming.
Location: Next to a river, approached by dyjk roads the hotel was tricky to find in the dark when Google Maps told us to go the wrong way! Nice, quiet spot.
We arrived late and the hotel was a bit tricky to find in the dark but the hotel receptionist provided helpful navigation hints over the phone. The kitchen was due to close at 10pm but the staff stayed on another half an hour to make sure we were fed and cooked us a terrific mixed grill with all the accoutrements. The waiting /bar staff were also wonderfully welcoming and happy despite us being the last in the bar. The en-suite room was well equipped, clean and extremely spacious. Really the only criticism I can make is the pillow being too fat and springy. Extremely good value for money all round.
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ARa hotel

5 out of 5
by from Kent, UK I
Posted Jul 9, 2012
Pros: Service!
Cons: None!!
Location: Fairly remote, but a short cab journey to town if needed.
Great location for biking, hiking etc, very welcoming, pool - gym bar all good. overall really top class hotel. Close to where i was working. I would recomend this hotel to anyone, rooms are palatial.
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Ara hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Jun 24, 2012
Location: Quiet location
This is most probably the best four star hotel we have ever stayed in! The staff were all brilliant at looking after our every request! Nice quiet location next to a river! There was also free Internet in reception ! Would recommend this hotel to anyone!
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Hotel Ara, Zwijndrecht

5 out of 5
by from N Ireland
Posted May 25, 2012
Pros: The staff were friendly, The accommodation was clean and comfortable.
Location: Very pleasant location on the busy Rhine Delta. Convenient for Rotterdam and Hook of Holland ferries for those arriving in the evening from the UK.
We did not book Dinner in advance and the resturant was very busy but the staff were really helpful and arranged a table for us without any fuss. As it was Mother's Day in Holland (May 13, 2012) every lady in the resturant was given a long stemmed red rose, a lovely touch. We would have no reservation about staying in this Hotel in future.
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Hübsches, mondänes Hotel am Fluss

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 17, 2016
Ich empfand das Hotel relativ komfortabel, im Zimmer war ein sehr großes Bad inklusive. Ich hatte den Aufenthalt genossen, das Frühstück war ebenfalls super, gerne wieder.
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to an indoor pool, Van der Valk Hotel ARA provides a sauna and a fitness center. The hotel offers a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 3660 square feet (340 square meters) include conference space. This eco-friendly hotel also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Van der Valk Hotel ARA is a smoke-free property.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Sauna 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 80 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Newspapers in lobby (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Picnic area 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Free self parking 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Year Built 2002 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3660 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 340 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • In-room safe 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Hotel ARA - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


Start your morning with a full breakfast, available each day from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM for a surcharge. Room service is available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness center.

Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Hiking/biking trails on site 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 3 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Only service animals are allowed

Noise-free rooms not guaranteed


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 16.50 for adults and EUR 8.25 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 40
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 20 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Ara
  • Hotel Ara Van der Valk
  • Hotel Van der Valk Ara
  • Van Ara
  • Van der Valk Ara
  • Van der Valk Ara Zwijndrecht
  • Van der Valk Hotel Ara
  • Van der Valk Hotel Ara Zwijndrecht
  • Van Der Valk Zwijndrecht

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.