Very nice location and excellent bed Charging 17 euro for 24 hours in a hotel like this is over the top. I expect service. The also send one a survey. 10 minutes is far too long and it contains questions pushing you into a specific statement. deleted it.
The quitness and calmness, beatifull surroundings.
The setting of the hotel was beautiful, the rooms lovely, the food great and the staff friendly & helpful. The pool and pool-side areas are lovely! We had believed the spa services would be more extensive and more professional than they were. In our view they were over-priced for the services received and we felt a little cheated by them. For example, the expensive 30 minute massage was actually 15-20 minutes with time left over to "lay and rest".
We stayed there many times over the years. ( For all above-mentioned reasons.) It is even better now that the hotel is totally smoke-free. And we like the 'new look' following their recent renovations (2008)). It is our favorite hotel in North Holland. We had an excellent service in the dining room the first evening. However, the second evening - they were short of staff - and it took much too long to eat a simple 4-course meal (19h00 to 22h30..)
It was all very good.
the staff was extremely helpful and friendly, the location was perfect. it was extremely noisy, but overall value for money is excellent.
Location, close to Thialf. Location, rather far away from city centre.
Staff very good , very modern, very clean and quiet
Friendly helpful staff and an excellant restaurant.
Clean hotel, friendly staff, good value, have stayed frequently and will continue to stay in the future. Bars of soap have been replaced by little bottles of soap which are a bit inconvenient. The restaurant is very average - it used to be superb. Either the chef has changed or the ingredients. If it's the chef, please get the old chef back for a week to train the new one.
Excellent service and civility. A first class hotel\at affordable prices. Restaurant selection excellent
There was freezing.
The hotel had very good bicycles for guests to use; they might provide the service of a good old fashioned "fietspomp" in addition to the bykes.
Quiet hotel. Nice environment (golf). Excellent starting point for a bike tour. Breakfast and dinner were alright. Asked for a non-smokers room. However, stayed in a smokers room. The weather was fine, so, we slept well with windows wide open.
Very friendly staff. Good breakfast. Nothing special about the hotel.
great area to hike, cycle, etc.
The staff were so helpful, for example, when we would leave for work too early for breakfast, they would pack us a breakfast/lunch and leave outside out door - even on coming home, they didn't let us go without food and drink for the journey. They even gave us a lift to the railway as they thought it was too far to walk! Certainly a true family environment, and equally as caring1 Absolutely nothing we can put in this box!
I loved the historic feel of the hotel - renovated from an old home and the ambience was very warm and European - it reminded me of the show Faulty Towers except they were very professional. The rooms were very small but I understand there's going to be a big renovation.
The setting, ambiance and staff were very nice. There were good trails to walk our dog. The rooms were comfortable.
Very friendly & helpful staff.Very good eveinng dinners Room facilities a bit basic.
cannot comment as visit was for a funeral No tea or coffee facilities in bedroom
Breakfast was very late
Staff very helpfull,nice reception areas, we ate at a restaurant owned by the owners in the town and the food was outstanding Bedrooms very dated, perhaps need updating
smoking fumes incorridor filtering into our room
employee kindness interior bit rundown
Ambiance and friendly staff May be the rooms too hot
Well positioned hotel in the grounds of the Oranjewoud park, clean, well maintained and with an excellent restaurant. Staff efficient and friendly.
De kamers waren schoon en netjes, fijn terras buiten, mooie omgeving, vriendelijk personeel, helemaal goed! Ontbijtbuffet was na 10.00 uur al bijna helemaal leeg.. gelukkig waren wij er voor 10.00 uur maar een tweede rondje zat er niet in.
Very quiet, relaxing place. Very recommendable hotel. Very clean.
location, pool, dinner (though expensive), breakfast
Location was nice, quiet, and their dining experience was excellent. An airconditioning unit would have been highly appreciated, during the hot summer months
This hotel has it all. Great facilities, clean and comfortable rooms and excellent restaurants where the food and service were fantastic. Its ideal for a peaceful weekend away in lovely surroundings but easy to find. Probably the nicest "chain" hotel I've stayed in
the hotel was situatedin a very nice forest area. The swimming pool was very nice and the room was big.
it was very chaotic when we left the hotel, couldn't find our names in comp. etc. Wrong reservatons for wrong dates, we changed all those things when we checked in but when I checked out still wrong information about us! Confusing!
Site states WiFi in room. This is not true and only allows access to Windows PC's in the Resturant, where staff pester you for drinks all the time.
pleasant staff, good food, very good breakfast buffet the room we stayed in was a little too small
No fridge in room. Hot and uncomfortable.
cosy, friendly hotel with a good kitchen. Friendly and efficient staff. excellent breakfast with fresh orange juice. I would suggest to ad some fresh tomatoes to the breakfast which is for the rest outstanding.
WIFI temporarilly failed
Interesting lobby and restaurant A strange smell in my room
a very relaxed pleasant atmosphere good food
Excellent food, comfortable rooms, relaxed atmosphere and very friendly staff. Enjoyed the outdoor heated pool and tennis court. The interior of the rooms is quite dated, old television, no DVD player and bit smelly sofa in our room and in the lounge.
Fantastic place to stay! would recommend it to any one visiting northern Holland.
Friendliness, attention to detail and overall hospitality.
Staff were friendly, professional and flexible for our strange schedule (3 year old early dinner, late arrival of cyclists) despite being busy. The food was excellent, both dinner and breakfast, and the room was spacious and comfortable, especially for the 150km cyclists. If the sun had shone, it would be a perfect location with the swimming pool, gardens, and terraces.
Very clean, comfortable, the rooms are big with very nice design, dinner is very good, the staff was very responsive and helped with all questions No free internet in the rooms
good tailored service. nice peaceful location. nice small pool with sauna.
This is an excellent hotel - a bit hard to find, but a great staff, large rooms, great value for the money!
The breakfast was very good - lots to choose from, fresh and local products, in a nice atmosphere. The room looked old-fashioned, it seemed that most of the furniture and curtains etc still were from the nineties. Furthermore, as the hotel was in the middle of nowhere, you'd expect it to be romantic (what else there is to do but stare in each others eyes?) but it was really not. In general, I think there are many hotels in the Netherlands that deliver more value for money.
Generous room sizes--and a gloriously deep bath. Staff were friendly. We would have appreciated being told we had to book dinner well in advance--on the Saturday night the restaurant was full and we were obliged to go out to the nearest town.
Very clean, staff really helpful especially the blonde girl when we arrived (sorry don't know her name). The food was not only good value the quality was excellent. None all positive
Pleasant surroundings. Good location. Good sized rooms.
it isn't a hotel but a kind of a hospital...
The homy athmosfare.
The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful they made the checkin easy and accomadated us in the restaurant at short notice, breakfast had a good selection and the hotel rooms were very clean. An ideal short stay hotel
Nice staff, to soft beds ,
the kitchen closed at 8.30 so you were unable to have any food after this time. The staff were v helpful and allowed us to eat a take away in the bar. Te rooms were ex retirement homes so ours had a shower seat in it and there were pull bars everywhere. i think this should be made clearer, my daughter room was next to some one that was in the home as the doors and lifts were dual access, she would not sleep in the room on her own as the " old" people creeped her out as she cold hear someone coughing, it was so loud we had to put the tv on all night to try and drown it it. the residents ate in the restaurant with their friends and family so it felt like we were staying in a care home not a hotel was v strange. on a plus point the beds were
Large room well situated to town
Level of service was very good through attentive and very helpful people. Bedroom decore was modest.
I was only at the hotel at night,and it was very quiet
Lovely very well renovated old farm. Perfect welcome, very friendly, very nice atmosphere, excellent food(do not forget to book for restaurant too). Apart from the usual Dutch stairs, you can not open windows but it is nicely compensated by air circulation system and it is better to avoid mosquitoes...
Staff wer very kind and good food.
Excellent breakfast, very helpful staff, nice central Friesland location, good restaurant, highly recommended! No screen in the shower, so the water went everywhere.
Nice location in the friesland countryside. Shower had no door or curtain and water goes everywhere. Breakfast not until 830! Overpriced dinners and rooms for that area.
very scenic..food is very good, clean, price was good, for the time we were there. Rooms very sparten, very few outlets, no hair dryers , tiny tv, lots of stairs,
The private sun room with the forest view was great for relaxing. The room was large and comfortable. The restaurant was excellent (a bit pricy, but worth it). Staff was knowledgeable and helpful. The wireless internet availability was too unreliable in my room to be useful - if I wanted to check email, upload photos, use VOIP to call the US, etc. I had to go into the hallway or to the cafe/bar to use the internet, which was a bit inconvenient. (Admittedly, this problem may not exist in other rooms.) The internet option was also more expensive than I've seen in other hotels.
Very attentive staff. Interesting history to the building. Convenient location for touring the area.
excellent breakfast shower area could be improved, no hairdryer available
Restaurant menu was very good The bathroom and toilet were just large enough.
My stay was very enjoyable, the room was clean as well as the bathroom. In the bathroom we found the placement of the toilet roll very inadequate. The room was also a bit too warm.
Easy to find and centrally located. The meal in the restaurant was disappointing.
comfortable counter in the bathroom is a bit small
Clean and pleasant room, good restaurent, convenient and spacious car park.
Good excess from main roads Soft-drink machine placed against my room. Noisy men and women in the room(s)
Great staff and good service
Staff very friendly & helpful Bathroom showers make no sense ..... 1/3 of a shower door with the shower located in the rear of the tub. Do you folks really like wet floors? Seems this is typical of Europe, but these deep tubs and crazy showers are accidents waiting to happen. Hope you have good insurance.
Large rooms. A excellent selection for breakfast.
Clean, nice staff, good value although a little far from gronigen which I ask for.
Helpful staff. Hotel clean. Nice quiet location about 20 minutes from Assen TT circuit. Excellent breakfast and evening meal. Meals in hotel restaraunt a bit expensive.
The room looked lovely, clean and pristine, the staff were helpfull and friendly During the night I constantly heard scuttling (probably rats or mice) in the wall cavities and along the roof (I rules out bats as they went along the beams). I got the worst nights sleep I have had in ages, which didn't exactly make me on top of the world for the next day, especially as I had to drive almost 300 miles back to Dunkirk at the end of it.
We had a room with a small terrace overlooking the garden. Very nice and clean. The staff were very friendly and accommodating as our party included a vegetarian and a guy that can't have dairy or wheat in his food.
Friendly staff,excellent food and a picturesque setting.
The setting was beautiful, the staff very friendly and attentive and the food superb.
Beautiful environment Nothing
It was a small but handsome room. The hotel is at a central location. There was a nice breakfast buffet
It was great from start to finish
Its magnificent surroundings, excellent food, relaxed atmosphere and outstanding service.
location, friendly helpful staff, free wifi
The breakfast, the staff was nice Information about activities, public phone out of order
I liked the area the hotel the hotel was set in Everything was fine , a relaxing stay
Very nice location. Balcony with view over waterfront. Comfortable room. Good breakfast buffet. On the morning of departure workmen started cleaning my balcony by hosing it down from the ground floor. The only problem - I was sitting on it enjoying the views. I got soaked and had to escape inside. Afterwards the balcony was clean but chair and table covered with muddy water. Strange end of a otherwise very nice stay at the hotel.
The room was large, very well equipt, and extremely comfortable. Everything was perfect. Beautiful view of the waterway, excellent internet service, easy, free parking. Very quiet and peaceful.
everything was made for a very pleasant stay: a great stop in time in very calm and relaxing atmosphere. waiting for next meetings to come back again soon !
I have stayed at this hotel four times now and it still cheers me up when i arrive. The staff are great, always helpful,the rooms are clean and cosy,the food is very good.
Very pleasant hotel in lovely scenic spot. Generous portions for dinner. Good parking. We have visited three times. Need fly control in breakfast bar area.
The hotel staff were fantastic could not do enough for us. The food was super
De Parel is located on. One of the many waterways in Holland. Fascinating scenery! Quite nice little in-house restaurant with very reasonable prices. Breakfast ok. We knew this in advance, but it was quite difficult to find.
Friendly staff, Free WiFi & parking. Good value for money. Quiet location in a sleepy little town. Good chef specials in the gastro-pub-cum-bar downstairs. Fit for purpose rooms.
hotel staff is very attentive. the meal in the hotel restaurant is very tasty. Small, quiet place. We left the hotel early in the morning, so the hotel guy prepared the breakfast and left it for us in the fridge (omelette, juice, etc) - it was very nice!
Good price, wireless internet conection, nice man working in reception, nice enviroment. Seven days a week the same food at breakfast... During the whole stay the rooms weren't cleaned.
Location was great, pretty village and town is surrounded by lovely waters. The walk through to the hotel room past the back of the kitchen, fridges and stock was not nice. Then walking through the kitchen door into the hallway where you are met with an overwhelming smell of cigarette smoke from the smoking room and toilets for the restuarant. Entrance and exit to hotel was also jammed full of tables, chairs and other stuff making exit difficult.
Small friendly place in queit but nice village in the countryside. Resturant there was excellent if a little pricey, but the standard was very good.
We had a desent room, the restaurant is very nice and the staff was very friendly. Food was excellent.
Rooms are clean and cosy, under condition, that you will force staff to give you renewd room. Not renewd are real tragedy, not worth even 20Euro...
The dining room position and view and the little gift on the bed The bathroom could be refurbished
I liked the service from the hotel, the room was very clean and comfortable, bathroom well equiped... No
Friendly, helpful staff Restaurant closes at 21:00
Good size rooms with excellent shower facility. Motel style. Very good breakfast. For my taste too near the motorway and too far from town centre. Had I known I would have stayed somehwre else. My fault for not researching properly.
the hotel staff is very kind, the room is comftorable and clean there was no wlan reception inside the room only in the lobby, the hotel is not in a walking distance from the center.
Comfort of the bed, quiteness of the room, friendliness of front desk personnel. 2 Things:1) the internet connection was not accessible in my room, and when I was in the front side wing of the hotel it dropped connection a few times, so that could be improved with more robust systems. 2) the scrambled eggs for breakfast in the buffet were not fully cooked and were watery.
Request for one large bed was not noticed - hotels has hardly one....
Too noisy all night. Couldn't sleep.
Excellent location : good size, clean room with lovely views. Lovely dining room / location Room was in old section of hotel, and rather damp. Dinner was of good quality, but extremely over-priced. Service was slow. The wine list contained highly-priced wines, which were out of synch with the quality of the meal.
Service excellent and quality of food also excellent Price of restaurant food and drinks was incredibly and excessively expensive
Poor dinner menu, very little choice.
Friendly greeting on arrival. All facilties explained very well, even down to the early breakfast on saturday for the tt fans.
Low cost. Good location. Noisy rooms.
Nice quite hotel with friendly staff. The owner let us leave our motorcycles behind his house for the duration of our stay under a covered area.
The staff were very happy to help at all times. A very good breakfast is served, no problems whatsoever.