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souroundings, located in the middle of a forest - quiet at first they gave us a smoking room, and said it is a non smoking room...but they moved us to a much better room with no problems
Attitude of the bar staff (Andre) was deplorable.
very nice helpful staff. Polite and cheerful.
Lovely clean room, extremely comfortable bed, great breakfast
The room has an exit going out directly to the parking space
Staff are helpful , friendly and professional, location is lovely
Beautiful location: in a small castle park, with views across a small lake. Very quiet, but still within walking distance of Heemskerk town and easy reach by car or public transport from Amsterdam. Big rooms (for the Netherlands). The hotel interior clearly dates back to at least the early 1990s and could do with some renovation. No restaurant in the hotel, and the hotel bar had a rather sad atmosphere.
Lovely big room, good supply of toiletries No reduced rate for solo traveller, poor lighting on route to hotel so a bit creepy on foot at night
very good location, clean room, staff was extremely helpful .... and a huge cat in the lobby that sleeps all day and lets people play with it :D nothing, it was perfect
The location is very quiet and beautiful. It is excellent place for rest after the long day in Amsterdam. Enough interesting places in the neighbourhoods. Very comfortable for travellers’ by car. Internet connection in hotel is from last century. Hotel offer Swisscom wireless connection whit speed 128 kbit/s and name of that is “High-speed internet access”. In lobby that is free of charge and real speed is 15-30 kbit/s. In room you need to pay extra for Internet and packages are very useless and connection speed is same as in lobby.
They could handle more than two to a room and price was competitive. No ice machines. I realize this is par for the course in Europe, but this is a more modern hotel than most..
We were upgraded to an executive room - very comfortable. Being a low-rise hotel, our room was at a considerable distance from the foyer/restaurant/ bars. I have never used the car to get to breakfast in a hotel before!
this is our 2nd visit in this year and we r convinced that we want to keep going there again. best value for money. excellent staff, swimming pool, for weekend breaks, kids friendly. simply superb!
ease of access from the main road and breakfast distance from lobby to hotel room no plug on sink in bathroom (room 152)
we were well looked after by the staff and the food was good none
The pool is real size. The internet speed and coverage is very good. Tha staff is friendly. When you make a reservation specify the exact kind of the room double or twin!
Good central location for our purpose and good connection with Amsterdam by public transporttation The only thing we objected to was the the odor of stale smoke in the hall ways . They should prohibit smoking in hotels and restaurants . Otherwise , we had no complaints. The meal service was excellent
Clean and comfortable rooms Lack of help to find the rooms
Good breakfast to mach chlorine into swimming pool
We liked the helpful staff, Breakfast was good . we enjoyed our stay. The way to the room was confusing
Proximity to beach.Good range of bread at breakfast.Helpfull staff. Ensuite bathroom was in urgent need of modernisation.
the room i had looks like they have decorated since we was there last year paying for the hotel when checking in i found very strange, the food seems very exspensive in the local area when eating in or out and book early as the area always seems very busy.
Great suite, pleasant welcome, good views from room & dining room, easy access to nearby beach and to local shops/restaurants, good selection for breakfast. Limited parking close to hotel, partly because of ongoing building work next to hotel, with overflow into the public car park for the beach, in which we found it difficult to find space during the day. Also building supplies and partially finished external surfaces (esp block paving) means some care is required when walking around exterior of hotel. Some of these areas were inadequately fenced off.
We have stayed here several times, and enjoy its casual friendliness and magnificent position. Some of the rooms have a magnificent view over the beach
Deluxe Room was large and had extra facilities like a kitchenette, kettle and some tea and coffee, sea views. Two large beds with luxurious duvets. The bathroom had a very large bath and seperate large shower section. Furnishings were top of the range for a hotel of this level, room had individual heating controls therefore excellent in the winter months and large LCD TV with multi channels.. Restaurant food was exceptional with good choice and the staff very friendly and spoke excellent English. The restaurant had seperate menus in English too. The hotels position it situated on the Dunes at Wijk Ann Zee with access to an amazing sandy beach. Ideal for a weekend break or a longer stay. We stayed at this hotel 5 years ago and it has improved beyond comparison to previous visit. A car is essential to access the rest of Holland, however Taxi's are available locally and the Train Station ar Beverwijk is 15 mins bus ride away. 45 minutes from Amesterdam (Schipol) airport by car. Nothing
Visit a beach party
Proximity to beach was fantastic! Our room was huge by european standards, with a patio that overlooked the ocean! In room mini-fridge and plates/utensils make it ideal for family stays! The bedding was not the most comfortable - very stiff/scratchy sheets/duvet. However, that won't stop me from returning here as soon as I can!!
The view of the beach was great. The cleaning staff did not give us towels daily and did not clean the room. They made the beds only.
the fact that the hotel did not cater for very well for people who are blind and if elderley the walk up to the hotel was too steep, they should install some sort of lift up to hotel from the road. the breakfast was really poor and the evening food was very expensive for what it was like.
Cancelation policy. Hotel cancelation not possible untill 18 o'clock free of charge as usal. Full hotel price was charged.
the breakfast was good value for money i had a ground floor room and did not feel very secure
Location and the size of the room are excellent they allow dogs in the rooms......
Great location (closed to the beach), nice staff,
location very poor breakfast , service is done by very young unexperienced staff that is not capable to do a proper a waiter job. breakfast terrace and room look very messy and so does the kitchen. toilettes on the ground floor durty and not properly maintained in the morning. it seems that the managing of this hotel is not doing a proper job .
location, good rooms and friendly staff
Near beach It was to expensive
Friendly staff and comfortable rooms in a great setting with countryside views within easy reach of Amsterdam as well as seaside resorts such as Zandvoort and Egmond-en-Zee. There were only a couple of English speaking TV channels, but I didn't go there to watch TV, so it wasn't that important.
Quiet location, vast parking, large room, free WiFi at the reception and bar, large bed, good rate sometimes, easy to find, excellent restaurant (good value 3-course dinner). WiFi in room with charges, but cheap (€5 for 24h), location noisy at the last stay, due to construction works on the back of the hotel, street on the back noisy in the morning (garbage trucks backuping).
Very good location and friendly staff. Very convenient to have bicycles for rent on premises. Restaurant was quite good for evening meals. Would have appreciated brewed coffee instead of from a machine for Breakfast. Breakfast offerings were depleted by large tour groups on one morning. And too many items prepackaged in plastic. Gave a less personal feeling. Was charged 12.50 euro for a lunch packet which simply had the same items offered for breakfast.
Easy to find, vast parking, large room, large bed, free WiFi at the restaurant & lobby. Poor TV channel offer, Charges on WiFI from the room.
good place for travel by car in this zone
Very convenient for the beaches and town of Alkmaar. Pleasant surroundings The breakfast buffet looked disappointing for the price so we chose not to have it
Room confort Breakfast is not very varied, food is provided in very small quantities and is missing rapidly. Some efforts are recommended to improve breakfast quality.
Friendly and helpful staff Bedroom carpet required cleaning, possibly stained by coffee/juice otherwise the room was well cleaned every day.
Friendly personnel. Nice Bar & Restaurant. Ample parking Dinner service slightly slow
staff were very friendly and helpfull the taxi service we used doubled from the day we arrived which was not the hotels fault
It is small ,11 rooms,beautiful,every room a different theme or color till in the smallest details,very friendly and helpful staff,amazing diningroom and lovely dutch breakfast,a real gem, I would love to visit again Its' location is close to a huge industrial area -the hoogovens-so you need a car if you want to enjoy the dunes and beach without this industrial background
Wonderful people, very friendly, clean, good food
hony moon hotel for 2
The location was very good for visiting Amsterdam and the surrounding areas whilst not being within the city itself. The Hydrofoil service to the centre of Amsterdam is very fast and efficient. The Staff were excellent and friendly with and offered a very good service. Just the other side of the steep hill behind the hotel is the vast Corus steel works. which might put some people off the location as it is quite visible from the beach (but not from the Hotel itself). It did not worry us during our stay however and is silent in operation being around a mile distant. Given the close proximity to Amsterdam and it's main canal connection to the sea it is to be expected that the will be some industry nearby and the Town itself is very quite and relaxing
Nice location for me, nice staff. I would like to come again on summer.
Owners very helpful. We are both smokers and they changed our room to one with a balcony which was very helpful. Room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast is a buffet which was regularly replenished and as much tea and coffee as you wanted. Lounge was also very comfortable with a small bar. Hotel is near the beach and also the the Cafe de Zon which was where we were heading for the night. Some areas could do with a good clean eg balcony and net curtains in the dining room but it was March and maybe this was done after the winter weather was well past and in preparation for summer trade. Breakfast is only served between 9.30 and 10 which might be a problem for some and there are no tea/coffee facilities in the room.
This hotel provides a good quality of service and a sense of fun that makes it a great choice for famillies. The staff were very helpful, the pool was never too busy and the on site restaurant gave excellent value and quality in comparison to the other options. The free sun beds on the local beach are also a big bonus. This beach compared well with the many other lovely beaches on the island. The local towns are worth a visit, full of local charm and plenty of restaurants to chose from.
Friendly owner - Barbara! Nop
Mare Sanat is a characterful hotel. Well decorated, clean tidy rooms. nice bathroom, very clean. lovely helpful staff. This is a pretty dutch hotel, just across the dunes from the sea in a picturesque dutch village within fairly easy reach of Amsterdam Central. We would definitely stay again. Many Thanks
The owner of the hotel was incredibly helpful and friendly. The room was spotless when we arrived and the facilities available were excellent. The free wifi was also great. Location was outside of Amsterdam and required a train to go back and forth but even with the location this hotel was worth staying at.
convenient location near train station - trains run until after midnight
near to amsterdam,good breakfast for little money,nice staff and rooms.and very good restaurant niets
friendly service. personal touch. perfect soft boiled eggs for breakfast.
The kindness of the staff Yes, I did not notice the opening hours of the hotel. At weekends it only opens at 4pm. I arrived in Amsterdam at 1PM. Fortunately I was saved by a shop attendant close to the hotel who phoned them and asked them to open the door for me.
Very nice, small hotel outside of Amsterdam. Very close to the train station.
The staff was very friendly and cooperative. Our reservation was not on their list even though we had a print of the online reservation. They made all efforts to organize things as quickly as possible.
NIce small hotel. Stayed only one night so not much experience
Location was good. Restaurant on premises and bike rental available. Most important, they did not take VISA credit cards (only Mastercard and American Express!) which left me in a bind for cash at the last moment, on the way to the airport. The "hotel" is actually rooms above a rather noisy bar. The staff were very busy running the bar, although they did take time out to try and help me to find a taxi when I understood too late, that 24 hours advance notice was needed to go to the airport. At 80 euro a night (not including breakfast) I felt that it was a bit overpriced, compared to another hotel I stayed at in the area (Hof Van Holland in Noordwijk).
Breakfast,near to the beach Only 6 m² for a couple ! event with loud music !
Safe parking area, nice location nearby North sea coast. Break fast was so so.
The hotel had a very relaxed atmosphere, great location close to the beach and local cafes and bars. Breakfast buffet was delicious. The hotel staff were helpful and friendly. Not keen on the pre-made tea flask at breakfast. Would maybe be better to provide hot water and tea bags so guests can make their own strength tea to their own tastes. This is a minor thing though and not a complaint at all.
We felt like it was a home from home. We were very happy with our stay at this hotel and are happy to recommend it.
The manager was excellent, very friendly and helpful. I will absolutely stay there again as I travel to Holland a lot. Nothing, it exceed my expectations
We found the Hotel excellent value and the Management & staff were always very helpful and pleasant to deal with
Quiet place close to the sea. Free wifi, parking. Tea/cofee devices in lobby, Not so clean, dirty shower curtain, hairs in bedding, carpets need cleaning. Breakfast food quality very poor. Hard to find anyone in reception. Generaly hotel needs renovation.
Silent location poor landscape - steel industry too close
It's enough quiet & romantic place to stay. The location is very good, nearly to the ocean. There is no problem to get to the Hotel any time of night. The breakfast & service personnel are good I didn't like the isolation between the rooms
Nice small farm, interesting for chilrdren. Good kitchen possibilities in the apartment. Very nice hosts. Warm welcoming with delicious cake!!! Hosts could warn about the airplane noise... Although windows are soundproof, it can still be heard.
Nice, quiet and many animals
The b&b was clean and in a good location. Room advertised as 'Apartment'. It is a Studio. no separate bdrm. Walls thin & shared w/the owner's residence. Office-sized copy machine, fax & business phone for owner's use is in the room. The 'Buffet Breakfast' is a few raw eggs & other food items in room upon arrival. Owner does not 'prepare'. No 'Playground'. There is 1 trampoline, 3ft off the ground w/out an enclosure. Pool is a pool kit in a field, surrounded by an old fence w/out a cover to keep clean. Pony rides 15euro for 30mins of riding. An 'appointment' must be made in advance. Warned that pony used is unpredictable. 'Dutch dinner' not available. Feeding/nursing farm animals not available.
I really enjoyed getting to know the owners (Yolanda and Klaas) on a personal level. They also seemed to enjoy getting to know me and my family on a personal level. They were especially attentive to my elderly parents, who were 85 and 81 years old. The surrounding area was beautiful, peaceful, and exactly what I hoped for. Being close to Amsterdam, Schiphol, Volendam, Enkhuizen and Alkmar was also a big plus. I didn't plan on swatting so many flies. I should have expected it though, considering we were on a farm.