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“Very average hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel de Walvisvaarder

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Hotel de Walvisvaarder
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Terschelling
Brussels
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96 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very average hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

This is a tremendously large hotel for the island of Terschelling with around 100 hotels rooms. The rooms and the surroundings are very basic, which made the hotel overpriced (at 100 euros/night). Moreover, it lacks charm. They offer a set menu in the evening (at 22 euros), but the rice with chicken seemed unappealing.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank b12346
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
The Netherlands
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2007

Put simply, there wasn't anything you could fault at De Walvisvaarder. I stayed here with five girlfriends for a weekend break. The staff are very friendly and nothing seems too much hassle to them. We stayed in a luxury room which was spacious and nicely furnished. The bathroom had a bath and separate shower.
The breakfast buffet offered a decent choice and the coffee was worth a mention. We had dinner on the day of arrival. This was a three course meal and although there wasn't a choice, all the food was delicious and good value for money.
We had the use of a bicycle each which was great for exploring the island. There is a bus stop outside the hotel making public transport another good option.
The beauty salon offers a wide range of treatments and there is a sauna too.
We had a fantastic weekend and would definitely consider staying again.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing - it was all good!
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank LittleCharlotte
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Newcastle upon Tyne, England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2007

Very friendly staff. Excellent facilities - free sauna and bikes to hire for very reasonable price! Breakfast buffet was wonderful - everything you could possible want! I recommend eating in the hotel in the evening - a set menu with salad buffet which changes every day. Food was wonderful and such good value! Roaring open fire in the centre of the bar where locals play live music in the early evening. Most people were Dutch or German but everyone was really nice to us Brits and spoke English. Also recommend walking to the nearby Hoorn which had nice restaurants, and cycling through the forest areas. Buy a map from reception. Room was large, spotlessly clean, with a small terrace where we sat in the evening. Lovely bathroom with shower and bath. And all for £60 per night!!

  • Liked — Staff, the cosy atmosphere and the food!
  • Disliked — Nothing!
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank AliNewcastleuponTyne
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2007

De Walvisvaarder is a nice hotel in the middle of the island Terschelling. We stayed here twice, both times were excellent.
The hotel has some different rooms. We've only stayed at the biggest suites or rooms. (I believe they have 2 or 3 of these) The normal rooms didn't look too big to me when I sneaked in from the hallway, so I can't give an honest oppinion on those.
The service, breakfast, location, room was excellent. It's nice and quietly located on the island. And offers a great starting point for walking or cycling.

  • Liked — the friendly service
  • Disliked — probably the older smaller rooms
  • Stayed May 2005, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
1 Thank 3Bergen
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Additional Information about Hotel de Walvisvaarder

Property: Hotel de Walvisvaarder
Address: Lies 23, 8895 KP, Terschelling, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > Friesland Province > Terschelling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Restaurant Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Terschelling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel de Walvisvaarder 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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