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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is really great hotel, situated between Amsterdam and Rotterdam overlooking the Meuse. A modern and quiet hotel, with very friendly staff. Great buffet selections for breakfast plus the choice of either bar or restaurant menus for dinner. Stayed as a part of the Regis Classic Tour, and we had a really excellent time. Looked after really well, with great...

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Lethbridge, Canada
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice minimalistic rooms. Clean comfortable beds, large bathrooms. The hightlight is being in the country side next to the Oude Maas River. Relaxing watching the big ships go by was a favourite pastime of my husband's.

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Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice complex near the Meuse with huge room and big bathroom with bath and shower. Wifi is free everywhere. There is also a big swimming pool and a free sauna. Coming by car is very easy becasue they have a big parking. The hotel is situated in the nature, near Rotterdam/Dordrecht/Zwijndrecht. Nice place to relax. The formule with dinner...

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Cheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've stayed at this hotel a few times previously and it always ticks all the boxes. Faultless food, service, cleanliness, room, location and experience. Tranquil surroundings. We'll be back - thank you.

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Grimbergen, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel provides you a great mix between a quiet location, next to the water, and the easy access to a bigger city like Rotterdam. So you can enjoy your breakfast on the terras, watching the boats passing by while having your coffee. And half an hour later, you can already start your visit of Rotterdam at the city center.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fantastic hotel hosted our 10th celebration of this classic car event in 2007 and we returned in March 2017 for our 20th and final fundraising tour. The hotel has a lovely rural location overlooking the Oude Maas River, the rooms are large and bright, reception areas, bar and restaurant are spotless and modern. The staff are the main highlight...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review! Your compliments will be passed on to Justin and the rest of the team. It was a pleasure to have you here, and not just because we enjoyed overlooking the parking area so much more with your cars in it! :)

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was fabulous here, while the hotel is in a surprisingly beautiful location. You would not expect this under the smoke of Rotterdam, near an industrial zone in Zwijndrecht. Next to the beautiful river, in the middle of the green polders. The hotel is beautifully designed, using the beauty of the surroundings well. Staff were excellent, and incredibly helpful, down...

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

Thanks you very much for your kind review! After checking I can confirm that my colleague's nails are fine and she would not hesitate to help out again ;) We hope to see you again soon!

Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was an organised Classic Car Rally raising money for charity, Great hotel but I don't think I would have found it without a Satnav. The Staff are wonderful, rooms clean with lots of room for "stuff". Didn't have time to use the spa.

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Orpington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Having travelled across Europe extensively for business, I can honestly say that this is one of the best hotels I have stayed in. The rooms are spacious, with huge walk-in wet rooms complete with baths, and those on the river side have delightful views. Although the hotel was busy with weddings and other events, the excellent soundproofing means that guest...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words - this must be one of the best and most elaborate reviews we have ever received! It's great to read how much you appreciate how a unique location, spacious hotel rooms, great food and genuine service come together at Hotel ARA. I'm proud to be part of this team! See you soon...

Fareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Ideally situated between Amsterdam and Rotterdam this is a clean, friendly and quiet hotel. Great selection for breakfast and a choice between a bar or main restaurant menu for dinner. All of the staff are friendly and polite and nothing is too much trouble. Large rooms with comfortable beds and tea and coffee facilities in the room.

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

At Hotel ARA, we take pride in being flexible in order to fulfil our guests' wishes - great to read you noticed and that you have enjoyed your stay with us!

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: $141 - $226 (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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“River views are great - pay the extra”
nickpayne82, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms over look parking lot, its more expensive but I'd get a room looking out to the river next time.”
GraceRDAII, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a River View room another 10 euros a night is well worth it for the interesting vessels travelling on the river.”
RCT61, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Even numbered rooms have a river view. Odd numbers face the car park.”
zenwoman35, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“My room overlooked the car park, but I didn't need to open the windows. There are rooms with balconies that overlook the gardens and canal.”
LizN131, 4 Apr 2017 | Read review
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