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Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht

15 minutes from Rotterdam



96% of guests recommend Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht.

Top hotel 154 Reviews

Veerweg 10, Zwijndrecht Map

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The location in a beautiful nature reserve along the 'Oude Maas' river makes Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht an ideal accommodation to enjoy peace and quiet. However, one can also easily reach the historic centre of Dordrecht and the vibrant city of Rotterdam. The surroundings offer a range of recreational activities, such as hiking tours and bicycle trips.

After an active day guests can kick back in the hotel. A fitness room, swimming pool and a sauna are available for free. The hotel also has a solarium which can be used at an additional charge. The hotel has a contemporary interior and spacious rooms, which are equipped with amenities such as a telephone, coffee and tea making facilities, WiFi Internet and a bathroom with a separate shower. Rooms with a river view can also be booked. With its seven conference rooms the hotel is a good choice for business meetings as well.


From Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht one can easily reach Rotterdam and Dordrecht. The seaport of Rotterdam has lots to offer for those who love modern art and architecture. An abundance of shops and entertainment venues can also be found in this lively city. The centre of Dordrecht is packed with monumental buildings. The national park 'De Biesbosch' is also within easy reach. Beavers and many bird species have found their home in and around the water of this area.

Food and Drink

In the hotel a breakfast buffet is set up each day. Guests can have breakfast on Monday through Friday between 06:00 and 10:00 h. and from 08:00 to 11:00 h. on the weekend. The café and the spacious restaurant offer a nice view of the river. The enthousiastic kitchen team and friendly staff create a nice atmoshpere during lunch and dinner. On sunny days there is no better place to sit down with a drink than the outside terrace along the water.

Facilities and rules Hide Show
Number of rooms



from 15:00 until 00:00


from 00:00 until 11:00

Important information

This hotel receives guests under the age of 21 only when accompanied by their parents or guardian.

Children & extra beds
  • Children/extra beds: A cot for children aged 2 and under can be added on request and free of charge. An extra bed can be added on request at a rate of €20 per night. Breakfast for children aged 3-12 years is €10.00 per person per night.

  • Cot: On request / On request

  • Internet

    Free Wi-Fi

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

  • Free Car Park

    The hotel offers free parking facilities.

  • Electric car charging point

  • Pets

    Pets are allowed: On request it is possible to bring a dog to the hotel. The costs are €20.00 per dog per stay. Please inform the hotel reception about this in advance. / On request

  • 24-hour reception

  • Air conditioning

  • Dry Cleaners

  • Fax/Copy machine

  • Garden

  • Groups

  • Laundry

  • Lift

  • Lounge

  • Luggage storage

  • Meeting/Function Room

  • Room service (€ 7,50 per item per day)

  • Bicycles
  • Bike rental: The hotel offers electric bike hire at a rate of €25 per person per day.

  • Electric bike charging point

  • Spa/Gym

    Indoor swimming pool


    Breakfast (€ 16,50 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Bar

  • Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception (€ 2,00 per item)

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Packed Lunch (€ 8,50 per item per day)

  • Restaurant

  • Snacks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception (€ 1,00 per item)

  • Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.

  • Disabled rooms

  • Anti-allergen room

  • General information
  • Function room

  • Green Key certificate

  • Laptop Safe

  • Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 154 guests

    96% of guests recommend this hotel











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


    Maria Ermina
    Travelling alone augustus 2016

    Beauty and relax

    Great bathroom, nice swimming pool, very quiet, good breakfast, nice staff.

    Bikes too bigger for rent


    Young couples november 2013

    The hotel staff makes it the best in the market.It's all about quality

    I like the fact that the hotel is making an effort to reduce it's environmental impact.

    “My tip: A relaxing getaway location for couples and families.”


    Families with young children juli 2013

    Beautiful hotel in nature location

    Lovely hotel beautiful location Restaurant was excellent Staff very helpful

    I did not realize that the breakfast buffet was euro 16.50 pp extra. Not to bad for me but very expensive for the few little donuts that my granddaughter ate


    Groups april 2013

    Great Time in ARA

    Great Area, Peaceful environment, Good services

    No refrigerator in room.


    Mike C
    Other mei 2011

    one of the best hotels in Holland by far

    excellent hotel



    Families with young children mei 2011

    Comfort stay with tranquil in nature reserve

    Great swimming pool and sauna


    Families with young children september 2010

    Spacious, clean, modern

    nice big room - clean and modern

    our room was above the bar so a bit noisy on a friday night


    mark van Eenennaam
    Travelling alone augustus 2010

    good quality hotel in nice area

    good hotel, 2 hours free internet, break fest good choice

    was short stay so none for me


    Corinne Dhion
    Young couples mei 2010

    Very design hotel

    My best hotel ever ! And very good receptionnist ! Many thanks to her.


    Herbert Steinhardt
    Older couples april 2010

    Beautiful hotel...lovely, comfortable rooms and baths. Good food in dining room.

    Cost of internet is too high. Also, a la cart breakfast item should be offered in dining room. Not everyone wants to eat a huge buffet breakfast in the morning and pay 15 euros for it.


    Maartje Mikx
    Travelling alone april 2010

    View over the old river

    The views are spectacular. Nice big rooms. Very nice to have a swim or a walk between meetings.

    It was a bit too warm in my room.


    Young couples maart 2010

    prima hotel

    mooi en schoon hotel. prima locatie, goede service

    uitchecken om 11 uur en neit om 12 uur


    Chris Beevor
    Families with young children januari 2010

    very comfortable and spacious

    we hadden een fantastische tijd in uw hotel. Wij wonen in Engeland en hebben echt genoten van het hotel. Mijn family woont in Rotterdam zo het was leuk om iedereen weer te ontmoeten in het hotel. Wij waren daar om mijn moeder d\'r 80e verjaardag te vieren in de Palm. Het hotel is aan te bevelen. bedankt.


    Iain Wilson
    Groups januari 2010

    Excellent hotel !

    Immaculate interiors & rooms. Staff very pleasant. Food good.



    Derk van Brummen
    Older couples september 2009

    This is an excellent hotel with good facilities and helpful staff

    Staff at the hotel are very helpful, professional beyond the call of duty. The menue in the restaurant has improved substantially since our last stay last year. The location remains great, close to shopping and cultural facilities yet far enough from the beaten track to have an almost rural setting overlooking an always busy water way.



    Linda Bridge
    Older couples augustus 2009

    Recommended hotel

    Staff friendly and helpful. Hotel in a beautiful, but isolated spot overlooking the river. Everywhere spotlessly clean.



    Laura Doherty
    Young couples juni 2009

    Nice hotel, but in the middle of nowhere

    Lovely, clean hotel with spacious rooms. The food in the restaurant was lovely. Staff were friendly and helpful

    A bit out of the way, which meant taxis cost a fortune.


    Families with older children april 2009

    well worth finding - high quality and great if you get a bargain price

    rooms are large, clean with excellent bathrooms. we asked for 2 rooms together as we were travelling with children, got two rooms with connecting door. Brilliant. reception booked restaurant for us that was excellent.

    difficult to find, no towels in the pool area


    Older couples april 2009

    comfortable for a reasanable price

    The rooms are comfortable , the location is beautiful and quiet, the staff is eficient. For this reason we stayed already several times in this hotel.


    Csaba Bartha
    Travelling alone april 2009

    Nice enviroment


    Young couples januari 2009

    good rooms, bad breakfast, quiet

    big room

    very poor breakfast regardind the price 15E not incl. in the room price, nothing fresh, no fruit and awful cofee


    Families with older children december 2008

    Quiet hotel with indoor pool & Sauna close by Zwijndrecht

    The pool was great,also the sauna, because the hotel itself is outside in the countryside of Zwijndrecht close by the water, so we still could do something. People from the reception had been very nice and friendly. The rooms have been great. Huge bathrooms and nice sized rooms to stay at.

    They had a huge christmas party Friday nite - so the bar was closed and due the fact that the hotel was in the countryside and nothing else you could go to, because our children have been sleeping in the hotel room, that was very boring. Service at breakfast was very limited. At least your coffee or tea could be served at the table.


    Miss Tracie Barnes
    Friends september 2008

    A fantastic weekend stay

    everyone was very friendly and our stay was fantastic from begining to end. we would be happy to go back again and will recommend it to friends

    the only minus point was that we didnt stay longer


    Michael Prudence
    Older couples september 2008

    Modern, efficient hotel enjoying a superb country canal-side location.

    Superb location, clean, efficient with slightly cool, but efficient staff.

    The Ara benefits mainly from formal business clientele, however I would have liked to have seen a secondary, slightly less formal, family friendly eating environment.


    Richard Broady
    Families with young children augustus 2008

    I would stay again

    Excellent room in a modern hotel with balcony and views over the Maas - close to foot ferry to small village very clean

    no snack menu available only the restarant menu swimming pool clean but on the cold side

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    Veerweg 10, 3336LM Zwijndrecht