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Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Stayed on a business trip for one night. Not for the first time and I am always happy to come back. The hotel is situated on the banks of the Oude Maas. The view is very relaxing. You see boats and ships passing by. Across the water there is a small town which makes a lovely scenery. There is a... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are pleased to read you enjoy your stay with us during your business trips. Hopefully we can welcome you again soon! More 

Calais
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Very nice room and bathroom, wonderful location with pedestrian access just outside of the hotel. I ordered a room service for dinner and this was overpriced, average quality and disappointing. Also there was a euro 7.5 surcharge that was never mentioned until I had to pay. Breakfast excellent.

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Thank MonsieurAchille
VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay at Hotel ARA. We are sorry to read about the indistinctness about the roomservice charge. Hopefully we can welcome you again in the near future as our guest! More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel, beautiful location on the river front, bar sits out over it, food ok, staff lovely, rooms large and modern, coffee tea facility in room. Great location for industrial estate literally 2 minutes to meetings. The only reason it doesn't get a 5 is the rooms are very noisy, I could hear the gentleman in the room next to... More 

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Thank KnCliverpool
VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We regret the noise the guest in the other room made, our apologies for the inconvenience caused. Nevertheleless we look forward welcoming you again in the near future! More 

London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Stayed here a number of times on business over the last few years. The service here is always excellent. The rooms are big and have all the normal services expected from a modern hotel. The bar is comfortable, with a reasonable choice of beer on draft. The restaurant is also very good with almost everything on the menu very good.... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Hotel ARA several times already. We are pleased to read you enjoy your stay with us that much. We do indeed have beautiful walk or cycle routes along the river. We would love to welcome you next time! More 

Budel, The Netherlands
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105 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

lovely looking and clean hotel ,free parking and free Wifi room was very large with lovely views and a nice balcony ,staff are very friendly and helpful ,restaurant is of very good quality but breakfast is a little pricey ,location is a bit off the beaten track but bicycles can be hired and the river taxis are close by

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Hotel ARA for your overnight stay. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay in our beautiful surroundings and we look forward welcoming you again in the near future. More 

Zeeland Province, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

I have stayed in this hotel many many times for business purposes. The rooms are spacious and clean , separate shower and toilet in the bathroom, great beds. Very good all in all. However last week we were there with a larger group of about 12 people and choose from a menu that was proposed. I went for a caprese... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to read you have visited our hotel several times and how much you enjoy your stays with us. We are sorry to read your dinner was not what it should be, we will discuss this with our team. Nevertheless we look forward welcoming you again in the... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The hotel was nice this was our second stay in this hotel. One negative point, my partner had an injury in the swimming pool due to water pooling on the walkway to the pool and the tiles being slippery by design. My partner still has a large bruise on her hip area. They do need to improve this before someone... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate it. We apologise for any inconvenience caused due to the tiles at the swimming pool. We will definitely take a look at the tiles. Hopefully we can welcome you again to our hotel in the near future. More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Professional, well priced and great bar/food. Rooms are are great size and very comfortable. The area is nice for an evening jog and it has health facilities. The staff are particularly warm and friendly and the bar meals are excellent - something that is much appreciated on a business trip when you can't be bothered to have formal restaurant dining.

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

How nice to read you have enjoyed your stay with us. We do our utmost to make our guests feel at home and we are very pleased with your comments. Hopefully till next time! More 

Oklahoma
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92 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

Stayed here for business and the rooms were extremely spacious and quiet. Restaurant had a nice breakfast and if you could catch the cook, fresh made to order eggs were available. Also had a very nice fish dinner here. There is a coffee machine in the lobby so a nice cappuccino was always available. The pool, work out room and... More 

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VanderValkhotel_ARA, Marketing at Van der Valk Hotel ARA, responded to this review

We are very pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay that much and we thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We would love to welcome you again as our guest in the near future! More 

La Herradura
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This is an excellent hotel for several reasons. Rooms are very spacious with a large bathroom and a separate luggage and wardrobe space. There was a balcony overlooking green countryside and a large river. In fact the whole hotel gives a spacious impression. It’s modern yet comfortable and relaxed. Staff is courteous, pleasant and helpful. The restaurant was both very... More 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to write your kind words. We are pleased to read you have enjoyed your stay and hopefully we can welcome you again in the near future to explore the beautiful surrounding or our swimming pool! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel ARA is a hidden treasure along the Oude Maas. It's a surprising location with a unique and fantastic aspect in a green environment and still only a 10 minutes trip from Dordrecht and Rotterdam. In all its diversity ARA offers you the perfect accommodation. Hotel ARA has more than 80 spacious hotel rooms available, of which 6 are splendid suites, all arranged very comfortably. 29 rooms have a magnificent view of the Oude Maas. For relaxation we offer you a large indoor swimming pool, sauna, sun bed and fitness area. You can make excellent trips close by on one of our rental bikes or jog kilometres along the many paths following the river or through the countryside. Next to the hotel there is a large parking lot with 240 free parking spaces. With its cosy appearance Hotel ARA's restaurant is the sparkling centre of the hotel. Our menu offers a large selection of dishes. We work according to traditional methods with each day fresh products. For groups of up to 35 people we have a 3 course menu with 5 selections of entrees and main courses. For the warmer months of the year we have available a very spacious patio with a stunning view of the Oude Maas. During good weather, lunch is always on the patio! Hotel ARA is located very centrally in nature at only 7 minutes from the A16. It is very accessible form Rotterdam (14 km), the Rotterdam-Den Haag airport (28 km), Dordrecht (9 km), and Breda (33 km). Hotel ARA is the ideal location for meetings, company events, parties, dinners, teambuilding sessions and trainings. No matter what your goal is, you can set it up in one of our 8 meeting spaces varying from 40 m2 up to 340 m2. Our largest hall has its own patio and bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Van der Valk Hotel ARA

Address: Veerweg 10, 3336 LM Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > South Holland Province > Zwijndrecht
Price Range: ₹ 6,000 - ₹ 10,364 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Van der Valk Hotel ARA 4*
Number of rooms: 80
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