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Reviewed 7 July 2015

I was travelling for business and the hotels I usually stay at in Leiden were unavailable. To my absolute delight Hotel van Beelen made my trip! I was introduced to the Katwijk area because of the fantastic location and it was very easy to get into Leiden. I've told many colleagues about this little gem and I look forward to my next stay.

Stayed: June 2015
Thank Motts83
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MarianneMolvBeelen, Eigenaar at Hotel van Beelen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2015
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Leuk om te lezen dat u na een zakelijk verblijf in ons hotel de moeite wilde nemen ons hotel op deze site te beoordelen. Vanaf ons hotel naar Leiden is inderdaad erg gemakkelijk. De bus stopt aan het einde van de straat en brengt u in 22 minuten naar het centrum. Wij zien u graag terug!

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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Marianne, the Owner and staff are so friendly, accommodating, helpful AND they have a sense of humor; delightful. They helped me with bus schedules, directions, rentals and restaurants.
The hotel was recommended to me by a fellow painter. I was taking a Seascaping painting class on the Katwijk beach for four days. I had messy paint supplies, wet paintings, smelly spirits, paint smudged easel and various containers which the staff let me store downstairs so I won't have to take them up the staircase each day. This was VERY helpful. They even loaned me a rolling grocery cart to help me take my supplies down to the beach each day. They could not have been more helpful.
I was a single woman traveling alone and felt very comfortable and safe in the hotel and the surrounding area. The access into the hotel in the evening was straight forward and easy. The street is well lite. The hotel is located a half a block from the beautiful sea and dunes. Perfect location.
I had a room that had beautiful light on the back of the building, second floor, Room 4. Lovely. The rooms, bathrooms and linens were fresh and crisp and clean.

The breakfast is served in a dining room, buffet style. Many of the guests have been coming to van Beelen for 10, 20 and even 30 years. Returning guests, it has a family atmosphere with kindness and a feeling of authenticity. This added the feeling of a home away from home.
I highly recommend this establishment for a relaxed traveler wanting to enjoy the ambience of this beautiful small seaside town. I will stay here again when I return.
Suzanne M.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled solo
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MarianneMolvBeelen, Eigenaar at Hotel van Beelen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2015
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Wij willen u heel hartelijk bedanken voor uw uitgebreide en welgemeende beoordeling over ons hotel. Voor uw volgende schildercursus houden we het boodschappenwagentje graag in de opslag. Tot binnenkort!

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Reviewed 22 June 2015

Hotel was very clean & well maintained - Rooms were absolutely spotless. Breakfast consisted of a good variety of cheese, cold cuts, breads, yogurts, juices, etc & provided a good start to the day. The hotel is in close proximity to the sea, beach, shopping, various restaurants. Public transit is very accessible - just steps from the hotel and very easy to use. Staff was very friendly and most helpful in orientating us in our new surroundings. We would highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay here again.
Klare & Maria B.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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MarianneMolvBeelen, Eigenaar at Hotel van Beelen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2015
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Hartelijk dank voor uw reactie over uw verblijf in ons hotel. Leuk om te lezen dat u zeer tevreden was met o.a. het ontbijt en de ligging van ons hotel. Graag tot ziens in Katwijk aan Zee!

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Reviewed 21 June 2015

This is our 3rd stay at one of the best hotels in the Netherlands - we cannot recommend it strongly enough. Reception is welcoming, efficient & friendly - guests are provided with information & vouchers for the local area. We have stayed in the smallest room, a normal room & one of the largest studio rooms all were of very high standard and exceptionally comfortable. The hotel is scrupulously clean but retains a lovely homely feel. There is everything a guest might need in the guest lounge - drinks, snacks, information services. The breakfast is really good especially the freshly baked bread.
Hotel Van Beelan is ideally located being close to Katwijk shops and restaurants and close to the beach and dunes. In April we used this hotel as our base to cycle through the tulip fields to Lisse and visit the Kuckenhoff gardens. We have also used the hotel as a base to visit (by car, cycle or public transport) Leiden market, Den Haag, Delft, Gouda,Harlem, Amsterdam to mention but a few. If you like cycling you are spoilt for choice there are some beautiful cycle paths through the Dunes and the Polders.
This is an annual trip for us and our parents who stay for 5 weeks - they are elderly but have no qualms coming to stay here where they are so well looked after.
There is absolutely nothing to dislike about this hotel - the family and staff could not be nicer.
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Room Tip: All the rooms are brilliant - if staying for a few nights we'd recommend Splashing out for a studio room.
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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MarianneMolvBeelen, Eigenaar at Hotel van Beelen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2015
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Hartelijk dank voor uw mooie beoordeling! Uw uitgebreide uitleg over ons hotel en de bezienswaardigheden in de omgeving van Katwijk stellen wij zeer op prijs. De complimenten geven wij zeker door aan ons gehele team. Wij zien er naar uit u volgend jaar weer als onze gasten te mogen verwelkomen. De reservering is tenslotte al weer gemaakt. Tot dan!

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Reviewed 6 May 2015

Hotel of excellent standard and very well located near the seaside. Friendly staff, good service and very good breakfast. Studio we had was well furnished and at quiet street, handy kitchenette and good Wi-Fi. A bit expensive, but value for money. Good for visiting Keukenhof and South of Holland (Leida, Delft, Kinderdijk etc.)
Only inconvenience was quality of pillows filling I did not like.

Room Tip: Studio at back street building
  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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MarianneMolvBeelen, Eigenaar at Hotel van Beelen, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2015
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Hartelijk dank voor uw beoordeling. Fijn om te zien dat u tevreden was met ons hotel en de omgeving voor de interessante uitstapjes die u heeft gemaakt. Wij zien u graag weer eens terug!

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