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Van der Valk Hotel Avifauna Alphen aan den Rijn

Green Heart, north of Alphen aan de Rijn

8.4

90%

90% of guests recommend Van der Valk Hotel Avifauna Alphen aan den Rijn.

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Hotel

Van der Valk Hotel Avifauna in Alphen aan den Rijn has numerous facilities ensuring a pleasant stay, including a gym and a casino. Enjoy a drink in the attractive bar or a 3-course dinner in the restaurant. Hotel guests can enjoy free access to the adjacent bird park and the playground. You can marvel at beautiful birds from all around the world! Plus you'll receive a discount on admission to the adjacent swimming pool. The comfortable rooms come with a television, a telephone, and a bathroom with a bath and/or shower and a toilet. The hotel also offers Triple and Quad rooms; perfect for a stay with children.The renewed Family Suite is suitable for business guests as well as families. The Suite is spread across two floors and is set up as a Family Suite. The Suite can be converted into a Business Suite on request.

Surroundings

There is plenty to see and do in and around Van der Valk Hotel Avifauna. Its location in the 'Dutch Green Heart' makes it a perfect starting point for a cycling trip. Other fun activities in the area include a boat cruise through the 'Dutch Green Heart' or a visit to Casino Avifauna. In the centre of Alphen aan den Rijn you can go shopping, enjoy a drink at one of the waterfront cafes, or visit the theatre or cinema.

Food and Drink

A breakfast buffet is available between 07:00 and 11:00. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the restaurant. The à la carte restaurant is open from 07:00 until 00:00 (the kitchen closes at 23:00). You can opt for a 3-course menu or for one of the daily specials. A Live Cooking Buffet is available at weekends. The cosy hotel bar is open daily between 17:00 and 01:00.

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Number of rooms

94

Check-in

from 15:00 until 00:00

Check-out

from 00:00 until 11:30

Children & extra beds
  • Children/extra beds: For children aged 2 and under it is necessary to reserve a cot. This is available on request at a surcharge of €7,50 per night. An extra bed for older guests can be added on request. This is only possible in an Standard Room. An extra bed costs €26,50 per night. Breakfast is free for children aged 2 and under. Breakfast for children aged 11 and under costs €10,50 p.p.p.n. Breakfast for persons aged 12 and above costs €15,- p.p.p.n.

  • Cot: On request / On request

  • Internet
  • Computer (public)

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.

  • Parking
  • Free Car Park

    The hotel offers free parking for guests.

  • Electric car charging point

  • Pets

    Pets are allowed: Pets are allowed in a number of selected Comfort Double Rooms at a surcharge of €15 per night. / On request

    Service
  • 24-hour reception

  • Laundry

  • Lift

  • Luggage storage

  • Room service (€ 10,00 per item)

  • Bicycles
  • Bike shed

  • Electric bike charging point

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast (€ 15,00 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Restaurant

  • Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.

    Reviews Hide Show
    8.4

    Reviewed by 111 guests

    90% of guests recommend this hotel

    Price/Quality

    8.2

    Hygiene

    8.1

    Service

    8.3

    Comfort

    7.9

    Location

    8

    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.

    8.8


    Friends mei 2020

    Good hotel in a nice area

    Late arrival wasn 39 t a problem, as the reception is open 24 7. Really kind stuff was always able to help with anything. Friendly but professional, like expected at a business.

    Not the hotel to blame for, but due to the restrictions of CV, the bird park was still closed, so I can 39 t rate it.

    “My tip: Also due to the current CV restrictions, we had Dinner at the hotels restaurant. Got (unexpectedly) one of the best steaks I ever had.”

    9.2

    Asmaa
    Young couples september 2019

    very nice to relax

    the room was very nice and the breakfast was good. the service was very friendly and professional. free parking space and access to the park.

    10


    Older couples maart 2019

    Heeft zeer goed gereageerd op een wijzeging in mijn boeking.

    Non

    8.4


    Families with young children maart 2019

    kinder vriendelijk hotel

    very friendly staff. thank you all bird park was great for the kids

    playground was closed

    “My tip: the hotel is recommended for family with kids, enough space for the kids to play, explore themselves”

    8.0

    Ken Read
    Older couples oktober 2018

    A trip to Avifauna

    Conveniently situated hotel on the outskirts of Alphen an der rijn. Hotel rooms were spacious with a good sized bathroom. Our room also had table and chairs outside. Short walk to restaurant. Food good and we had breakfast included Secure accommodation for bicycles and you could hire as well. Option to not have room made up each day in exchange for a 2.50 voucher. Free entry to Avifauna with room key for duration of stay. Hotel staff all helpful.

    Proper cups mugs would have been better than paper ones. Will soon need some refurbishment to rooms.

    “My tip: Try booking through a discount website like hotels.nl or look for Van der Valk offers on their website Need to book restaurant for evening meals as very popular due to being next to Avifauna bird park Hotel car park gets full during the day due to people using it instead of Avifauna car park. However, it does get better later in the day. We were there during a school holiday. ”

    8.2

    Michal Zají ek
    Groups oktober 2017

    calm environment

    room without refrigerator

    8.0

    DD DUVAL
    Travelling alone juli 2017

    A very nice night and day in a very nice park well done

    we can go into the avifauna park when it is closed and it is so quiet and so beautiful.

    7.6

    Happy man
    Friends juli 2017

    Feeling happy

    near wter for sports, touristik

    “My tip: go to see the birds”

    9.6

    josephine Scurrell
    Older couples juni 2017

    Tranquillity

    Relaxation

    None

    “My tip: Near nature. Perfect for cycling”

    8.4

    Yanni
    Families with young children mei 2017

    Great value for money

    Very nice room Free park entrance Excellent breakfast

    Not good soundproof. In my case the window face to the Casino entrance and some people were speaking loudly just under the window and I feel like they speak in my room.

    10

    MF MUZEAU François
    Older couples februari 2017

    We appreciated the assistant which you brought us to come back from the hospital of Leiden to the hotel Avifauna on Sunday morning, February 12th.

    To join the restaurant for the breakfast obliges us to get dressed especially in wintry conditions. More indications in French on the boat trips would be welcome and would allow us to participate in it more easily

    9.6

    bernard Bauduin
    Travelling alone februari 2017

    Très bel hôtel personnel très sympa et accueillant Chambre économique très bien avec vue arrière sur le parc des oiseaux. Sous la neige le paysage était magnifique. A recommander

    Rien

    “My tip: Le restaurant très bien avec un menu très correct On y mange très bien Le petit déjeuner est très bien fourni et très varié.”

    8.8

    Roberto
    Young couples juni 2016

    Review avifauna

    Room, breakfast and service was really good. Staff from the hotel gave as a ride to alphen train station for free to take there the train to Rotterdam. Also they give us really useful info about train schedules and how to reach Rotterdam.

    Nothing

    “My tip: A complex with many attractions hotel, restaurants, bird park,... Really recommendable”

    7.2

    Edith Zuidhof-Knoop
    Older couples mei 2016

    Clean, quiet room

    Room had all we needed. Entry to the bird park next door to the hotel was a bonus.

    Disappointed by the uncomfortable mattress.

    “My tip: Dinner and breakfast at the restaurant were great”

    9.0

    Paul Baxendale
    Travelling alone mei 2016

    Good Vibes

    The excellent food, and the quiet nigh-time.The free parking, and easy access to local beauty spots

    Can t think of any negatives

    “My tip: Good restaurant, and free entrance to Avifauna”

    9.4

    Maxou
    Travelling alone mei 2016

    great place ...

    a beautiful hotel ideally located next to a wildlife park, comfort and good breakfast excellent.

    7.0

    Maria de las Nieves Salas Gomez
    Families with young children september 2015

    The family room was big and confortable

    The breakfast was expensive and we found in the room a pair of shoes from a previous guest. Do they clean the roon

    “My tip: If you want to have dinner in the restaurant, it last 2 hours so is not good to go with children”

    6.8

    PvG
    Older couples mei 2015

    Lunchpakket geen reclame voor de zaak

    Goed, eenvoudig hotel. Waterkoker op de kamer was wel prettig geweest.

    We hadden geen tijd voor ontbijt, en bestelden een lunchpakket. Bestelden bruin brood, kregen kleffe witte bolletjes. De bananen waren keihard. Dit is echt geen tien euro waard

    “My tip: Er is voorzover ik weet niets anders in de omgeving, ik zou dus mijn kennissen zeggen er wel heen te gaan, maar a) het ontbijt is niet meer bij de prijs inbegrepen en b) een lunchpakket is niet aan te raden. Geen van de onderstaande themes zijn van toepassing op Avifauna.”

    8.6

    E A Watson
    Older couples augustus 2014

    Insect bites

    Location, cleanliness, service and breakfast

    Hello, Thank you for giving me the opportunity to help future guests at your hotel. When we arrived in the room it was a very hot day and the first thing we noticed was that the usual air conditioner was absent. I phoned reception thinking we needed to change rooms as my wife suffers from excessive sweating at times. I was told all rooms did not have air conditioning. There was one window which could be opened but this made us concerned about insect bites because we were almost i

    “My tip: Bring insect repellent for use in the rooms which do not have air conditioning.”

    7.8


    Travelling alone juli 2014

    Great Place for a Weekend Away

    Service staff was very helpful and very kind. Very reasonable price for the accommodation. Tickets to Avifauna bird park included in price, and the park is right next to hotel. Rooms and common areas are fairly clean and up-to-date. The grounds are beautiful. Location is away from busy areas. Casino was smallish but fun.

    Bathroom tiles could use some bleach, there was a bit of mold starting. Hotel rooms to not have airco, which is fine, but the windows do not have screens, and many mosquitoes and flies came into the room, especially at night window screens would be a nice addition. We tried the Live Cooking buffet and were very disappointed by the small selection The cost of the buffet was too much for what they offered. Also, this was the only section of the establishment where we felt ignored by staff.

    “My tip: If you have children, take them to the playground in the bird park, it is huge and has amazing features Do note that this hotel is not close to a major highway (one of it s charms). We did not take the 90-minute boat trip due to weather, but this looks very relaxing with a reasonable price of 6 per person.”

    5.8

    C L Johnson
    Travelling alone mei 2014

    Mattress on Bed was broken, Worst bed I have ever slept in

    Staff were friendly

    Overall the hotel looks tired, the breakfast selection very poor

    “My tip: We booked in 1.15pm and was told No more boat rides until following day 1.15pm if you are travelling through the average traveller would miss out. It would make it more fun if a morning and mid afternoon trip was available to appreciate and get the most out of a stay at this hotel. ”

    9.2

    GEESON
    Older couples augustus 2013

    Price, quality and needs, all within 150 metres

    Superb location next to the Bird Park, and right across the road from the Boat departure point. The adjacent restaurant has both excellent food and service. The Vander Valk staff at all these locations have all received excellent training, and have not just been thrown into the job.......and it shows. Rooms are excellent and to a very high standard. The adjacent Bird Park entrance is free to Hotel guests.

    Only really two minus points. It is a bit of a trek from some room locations to go out of the front of the hotel and round the building to the car......that is if you park the car right in view of the room. The beds are very soft, too soft for our comfort, but the many plus points made up for this particular minus.

    “My tip: Use the adjacent hotel for evening dinners ,super chef and menu at a good price. Go on the 6 euro 75 minute boat trip, well worth the price. Visit the bird park next door, it has a fantastic childrens' play area, also the main swimming bath complex is within 150 metres walking distance.”

    9.2

    Evans
    Friends juli 2013

    A great stopover

    A great place to stop on our cycling tour. Close enough to the centre to enjoy an evening out - spacious room, great breakfast, friendly staff.

    9.4

    Dekker
    Older couples juli 2013

    Great hotel with bird park and playground on Rhine- offers boat tours!

    Amazing upgrades to bird park, which was quite enjoyable, fun to see kids learn as well. Loved feeding the lorikeets! Also, boat ride was great (part of offerings). Breakfast self serve on terrace was lovely; also great old rivertown with amazing town center.

    NA

    “My tip: Buffet breakfast is great addition to stay, go by 10 (close at 11) Boat ride well worth 6 euros.”

    9.0


    Other juni 2013

    - excellent price quality report - very quiet - nice personnel

    - The smell in the corridor (probably very old carpets and people smoking in some areas) is terrible and gives a first bad impression - food in the restaurant should be "modernized"... (comments from someone used to travel in France a lot)

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