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room, location, staff, kind reception! the kitchen was much too slow!
Everything was good. The hotel is located near the highway and quite far from any settlements. Good only for wheels travellers
Clean, comfortable rooms. Extensive breakfast. Really good facilities for business travellers and loads of parking. There were no facilities for children. We travelled with a 9 and 1 year old and it would have been nice to have an area where they could play. Check out was rather difficult as we were charged for an extra bed when our booking confirmation quite clearly said that child beds were free of charge. This caused a queue and some embarrassment but amounted to an extra 60 euros on the final bill. Also tea/coffee facilities in room but no milk - we had to purchase milk from the bar.
Friendly service and the quality of the accommodation and food and it was reasonable value as well. no
The room was lovely and the bathroom facilites were excellent. I loved all the complimentary toiletries. The beds were comfortable although they were just two single beds pushed together which tended to seperate a bit in the middle. There was a tv with lots of channels and access to the internet through the tv although it costs about 17 euro for 24 access. There is a lovely hotel resturant and bar. The resturant food is delicious although expensive. All the staff spoke english and were very friendly and helpful We had to get taxis everywhere cos the hotel is a bit far out, although if you rent a car this will not be a problem and the location of the hotel is easy to find and its very quiet. Staff at reception will also call a cab if you need it.
Clean room, big bathroom. Shower pressure quite low, room dimly lit (romantic, but not good for business travellers). Checked out at 5 o'clock on day of departure to meet at customer's site and asked reception if they could keep the room available until noon as I was hoping to have time to go back and freshen up before driving to the UK. Was told it was not possible, I would either have to go back at noon and checkout or leave the room at 5am.
very friendly and helpful staff
breakfast offered, was very good The choise of music in the restaurant (same cd over and over again). No free Wi-Fi in the rooms.
The decorations are very cute, the staff very friendly, the breakfast very nice
The location is great as it is right next to the Efteling and we could access the park 15mins before the official opening time. The staff were very friendly and it has many facilities for the kids; i.e. indoor and outdoor playground, buffet dinner with entertainment and story telling activities at the lobby.
A nice hotel, especially for kids, because the hotel is really aimed at their wishes. Great service, extremely kind people. If you are visiting the attraction park, a stay in the hotel makes your day 100% perfect!
excellent for children, very comfertabel and cleen 4 star hotel with excellent price for the category. beautiful and exciting for children
The hotel is very children friendly and the size of the room is comfortable.....even with 3 adults and 2 young children. Plus it is only a very short walk to the attraction park. The beds were much too soft. They don't offer good support for the spine and the adults woke up with back aches the following morning.
Spacious rooms, very good restaurant
very close to efteling parc
Very nice hotel with great service and the Efteling Park is beautiful and exciting as ever. The park is great for all ages and is a real institution in Holland; it is difficult to describe, you have to experience it. Staying at the hotel gives you lots of extras; you have your own (queue free) access to the park, easy parking and the hotel has the same fairytale-esk atmosphere as the park. It is a real family hotel; so lots of little children around. Don't go for a quiet, romantic break perhaps.
except for location that would be the room, its size and comfort buffet and food service was pretty poor (also for breakfast); not much choice from vegetables :(
Conevenient. Right nest to the attraction that we visited (Efteling amusment park). Cosy. Excellent restaurnat. Very family oriented.
I would have appreciated some vegetable at breakfast.
the breakfast was really good,plenty of selection.The room was clean and spacious.The staff was very helpful.
The staff was great and so was the food. Construction madethings a little awkward. Plus I'm not use to the sidelanes.
easy to find off motorway
Great value for an excellent hotel. Friendly staff and we loved the breakfast.
Quite place, close to my distant family No
the staff. the food and the proximity to Efterling lack of parking space in the evening. Smoking in the restaurant area
Requests were promptly handled by reception. e.g. When asked for a quiet & cold room, it was provided. Breakfast was good, but the tables were not cleared promptly. Information about breakfast & service times not available in room.
Pleasant and accomodating Reception and Restaurant staff.
Close to Efteling Park. Friendly staff. Cheap internet access.
Family atmosphere Rooms need renovation
Very family friendly, nothing too much bother for the staff. Childrens room excellant, children happy so an enjoyable stay. No kettle, tea making facilities in room, I did however get a kettle on a request but no cups, tea, etc luckily I had my own!!!
The staff was absolutely fantastic and sweet nothing at all
The owner is great, he helped with everything he could.
Very friendly owners, made welcome immediately with nothing too much trouble. Very Good No
Friendly owners !!
The hotel is very conveniently situated at a 5 minute walk from Efteling; and the staff was very friendly. The rooms were comfortable and the breakfast was very good. The kids also enjoyed the play area, and we all enjoyed these 2 days despite the terrible weather!
Friendly staff, always ready to assist, close to the Efteling.
Its friendly atmosphere and proximity to Eftleing
Breakfast was excellent and bar was also vert good
use of computer for emails, ample car parking, breakfast was ok no tea/coffee facilities in room, needed decorating in bedrooms, no hotel information in room, single beds in double room
It was relatively cheap and still nice. The room was clean, no sign of mold in the bathroom, unlike someone else mentioned it before. It was also quit there, so we could sleep very well. The breakfast was good and when something ran out, it was filled up again immediately.
very quick checkin and check out, friendly staff. very nice restaurant, we had an excellent dinner there with very cheap price, also very good snack in the night. easy to go to the town, and the small town is quite nice. nothing, good small hotel and really good food, well prepared salad, kid friendly.
the beautiful bar and restaurant. really nice surroundings to relax. the mosquitos in my room. I was bitten alot and needed to visit a doctor for some medication.
staff is very kind rooms are very poor and not well maintained : my first room had huge graffiti on the walls, it was changed and the 2nd room had no wifi
Easy to find. Good cycle storage Needs refurb to bedrooms. Public areas are however up to date
We had the suite: it was huge, plenty of room and aa nice view In most hotels, in the suite, you might expect a mini-bar, and a stereo to play your own music or something like that. Not here: a bed, a bath, a TV, a desk (and an infrared cabin, but who uses that?). Pretty bare for a suite
The room was very spacious (suite) and the view on the river is great. The hotel could use some decoration, it seems a bit 'cold'.
A very calm hotel, the staff was very nice and helpful, finally the food was the best the chef is the best I have tried across 5 countries!!!!
Pleasant surroundings, very helpful staff. First class stay. Wheelchair ramp from car park could do with relaying, but disabled facilities inside hotel first class.
I particularly liked the size and decoration of the room and the hotel in general
Friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. Qulity of facilities, food and drink. Location was further from train station than indicated on the map.
It is very closed from the city, and in the countryside as well. Very relaxing, clean, and convenient. Nothing to complain.
The hotel is clean and the staff very pleasant. n/a
Well located and well appointed. Restaurant performance was poor. Breakfast was average.
Hotel Ara was very a relaxing, enjoyable overnight stay. Staff were excellant and food terrific albeit very expensive for us Brits on holiday. Have to agree with most reviews...very difficult to find. If the maps on booking.com had motorway exit numbers on them we would of had a better chance.
We liked the staff at the hotel. They were friendly and very helpful. They gave us directions to good restaurants to eat, and how to use the public transport in Cologne. The cleaning staff were good as well, they gave us new towels as soon as we asked for them. There was no bath mat on the floor in the bathroom at first, so it got a bit wet. But as soon as we asked, we got one straight away!
convenient, good car park, resturant open late
Staff were friendly and efficient, and the breakfasts superb. No air conditioning in room, the only cooling was by fan.
Breakfast is very good esspecially the fresh orangejuice mahine NO
easy to find, clean
Easy to find, restaurant better than expected, rooms very clean even if a bit dated. Nothing that it would be fair to complain about.
the people were very friendly no
Easy to find and a very nice experience.
Very helpful staff and the only meal we ate there was breakfast but it had a great variety.
Excellent sound proofing.Good atmosphere in reception. Good location. Everything in the room was clean. Beds uncomfortable/too firm
During the stay we could smell cigarette smoke which was drifting down through the ceiling into the non-smoking room. The double bed consists of two single beds with single bed linen pushed together which is unusual for people who are used to hotel/motel accomodation in the UK or Australia.
Hotel was quiet,was easily accessable,the rooms were clean.
Great staff and near Kinderdijk. Goede medewerkers en in de buurt van Kinderdijk.
pleasant and flexible staff. connected rooms with regard to the questionnaire: 3d should also have an option "I don't know". And the address when submitting should not read "Amsterdam" but Rotterdam
No air conditioning in the rooms and stiffling hot.
friendly stuff, restaurant extremely hot room in garden wing
Excellent Hotel, friendly efficient staff. Enabled one of the business meeting rooms to be used for bicycle storage. A far better use than for meetings!
Ease of access to my work during my stay in the Netherlands Disappointed to stay in the Garden Wing rather than the main part of the hotel, however, I guess based on the price I paid it was a good deal.
Room clean, good beds, attention to detail. Staff Friendly.
Very comfortable hotel, friendly, welcoming staff
Very friendly, helpful staff; great breakfast; lovely location; large comfortable rooms; nice pool - had a wonderful stay. Nothing!
The meals served here are the best we have had in a long time. Full credit to the chefs. Nothing to report
Location and convenience The Marie Celeste atmosphere - no staff available most of the time. Asked to leave room keys, which were then left on the reception desk in an unstaffed hotel with an unlocked front door.
Location and food are very good, but the only problem the room was too warm and no air condition No air condition in the room
Efficient staff, reception staff very pleasant. Lovly country setting, but easy access. Good budget breakfast. Overall, for the money, I would stay there again. Bedroom ok, but miniscule tv; second room of family suite (Room 104) room a bit cramped with a bunk bed.
Downstairs has been improved since last visit (restaurant, bar and pool areas). Breakfast much better. Change of prices when changed dates.
Small room, furniture old.
The hotel is an old building with nice decoration. breakfast was pleasent. Smell of "old", the room was not nice. The water heat in the not modern bathroom was not stable. Also, from the website I did not get the impression that the hotel is located in a village. I though it is more in the country.
Good for a romantinc night out (but was not my case...) Limited choices for the dinner at the restaurant, rooms in need of refurbishment
The staff was very helpful The hotel as a whole is in desparate need of refurbishment. The work is in progress but there is still a lit of work ahead
well situated no
I liked that it was centrally located close to the center of town. I like that the staff was very friendly, spoke very good english, and called to have bikes brought to the hotel for us. The smoking rooms were across the hall rather than being on a different floor.
close to town center,one minute away.plenty of parking just at the back of the hotel,1 euro 20 cents per day
Free wireless internet connection. Good restaurant. Exterior of the hotel looks actually better than seen on photos.
Good location and nice staff Expensive breakfast
The hotel is directly related to a house of retired people! This atmosphere can felt!
no private parking
Clean room, all the usual facilities -- no complaints
The staff here is extremely nice. The room was spick & span. The hotel is conveniently located in a corner next to the freeway, yet you do not hear the cars at all. The rooms are like little appartments with the room's door leading straight to an outside gallery. The food at the hotel's restaurant was excellent, high standard and very tasty, which is not reflected in the price at all. We were warned that it might take a bit longer as there was a large group of people ordering food at the same time, despite the advance warning we got our food very quickly. No showercaps.
The very uncompicated and friendly staff. That the room was clean. It was a non smoking room.
Complete lack of spare electrical sockets in room, noisy from the road
The helpfulness of the staff. Very friendly people. WiFi was only available in certain rooms, so i had to be moved when i first got there, however the staff helped locate a new room for me.
it is a bit to expensive
Nice and helpful staff. Easy to find.
Close to our friend's apartment. Room had limited space.
location to the exhibition hall full of smoke when you eat and drink
wifi available for free location out of the city
Very Helpfull staff (Nancy) no
Very pleasant service and staff. Very helpful. I will stay at De Korenbeurs next time I visit this area. I think hotels that want business visitors should have free wireless internet.
De Korenbeurs reall helped as the reason for the sta was having to attend a funderal. The hotel was closed the day after our arrival due to it being New Years Eve. The hotel let us stay as only guests.
The four of us stayed only 1 night and occupied 2 rooms. The rooms were comfortable and spacious enough. Beds excellent, bathrooms very good. We all enjoyed the breakfast banquet. Bing and Annemarie Han.
Breakfast was good. No, very nice hotel and very kind stuff.
Exceptionally helpful staff when wallet lost. Good parking
Good parking! The price - quality ratio is not OK. For this region the price is too high, however, since there is not that much more around in this area for a one night stay we were OK!
Friendly and efficient
No breakfast in the room
Very nice and clean hotel, nice people, extraordinary restaurant. I missed a fitness or gym in the hotel.
Free pay tv, free parking place
Friendly staff makes you feel welcome immediately. Good room, great location in city centre, good bar & restaurant. no
Staff were very friendly and helpful throughout my stay, the Evening meal I had was exceptionally good,
Lovely building with pretty garden, free parking and central location in Dongen. Free WiFi. Clean & tidy small rooms with excellent bathrooms. Decent breakfast - not buffet. The lift, albeit safe & modern, feels like the warehouse type.
Excellent Hotel in all aspects clean friendly staff good position would recommend
Very good hotel, we had a wonderful stay and breakfast was eccellent. The room was spacious and clean None
The hotel was quite nice, old building fantastically rebuild No soap in the bathroom
Small hotel with Brasserie, the only hotel in Dongen. Nice rooms, clean, minimalisticcally decorated, wireless. Staff was easy, late check-out offered without asking. Given the price, very good offer. No minibar in room - was thirsty at night.
the staff the location the old bulding that renew the elevator
I felt at home due to their friendly staff. I did not dislike the fact that no air conditioning was installed. Fortunately we did not need it because the two nights we spent there were not that warm. However, I can imagine staying there at the last floor during warm days is not an option, but for the hotel staff opening windows is. The elevator is another issue. We only used it for bringing our luggage to the room. It took to long to go to the second floor. One has to hold a bottom to call the lift and to hold it once inside to reach the desire floor.
Nice rooms, nice staff.