In Haarlem we stayed in one of the 4 rooms rented out above Willie Wortel's Sativa coffee shop. The shop is located about a block from the station so you don't have to lug your suitcases very far! Our room was huge with a large window overlooking the street and looked like it was straight out of an IKEA catalog. Smoking is allowed but pot smoke doesn't stay in the room like tobacco smoke does so I didn't notice any smell. The room did not include a private bathroom but two toilets and two showers are plenty for four bedrooms, especially since the room had a sink. We never actually saw any other guests. Breakfast was not included but they did provide us with a free drink every day. If you're spending money in the coffeeshop you use the internet for free without any guilt.
Location, location, location!
I was a little skeptical about staying over top of a coffee shop during our stay in Haarlem, but this was a great find!! Stayed in September 2004 for 45 Euro (cash only) per night two people can get one of four immaculately clean double rooms right near the train station. The furnishings are basic and the bed a bit stiff (I didn’t really notice after walking all day). A TV with a couple channels, a sink, mirror, couple chairs, tables, armoire, and a desk – all the elements of a hotel room. We stayed on the top floor in the room facing the street (rooms are given by letter but I can’t remember which). The room was surprisingly quiet. Stairs are typical Dutch narrow and steep. The shared facilities consist of two separate toilets and two separate showers on the first floor. All rooms have big windows. The owners call it a bed and breakfast, but I don’t remember getting breakfast. One of the baristas was very nice and gave us free coffee from the bar a couple times. Unless you’re absolutely freaked out by the idea of “smoking coffee-shops” I think non-smokers could stay here, only need to go in the shop to check in and out.
This is an awesome location only 150 meters from the train station. There is an ATM directly across the street. Tourist info at the station. All the sights of the town are easy walking distance. A nice change from the noise and bustle of Amsterdam. You could easily stay here and take the train to AMS to save money on hotels, just don’t miss the last train back!! Haarlem is like mini Amsterdam. Also very close to Zandvoort on the sea! We both got a free T-shirt with the shop logo on it for staying. There was only one other couple (the owner) staying for the first half of our stay and another directly across from us for the last couple days, hardly ever heard or even saw them. The stairs will shape you up – pack light or don’t make too many trips. The shared facilities were fine again we were up one floor so the stairs had to be climbed; I think you got a set of towels on arrival. We have stayed in worse in AMS for much more. Web site has link to calendar of availability. Just remember that you have to pay in cash (45 Euro per day) on arrival!!
Step outside and we were on a beautiful Haarlem street.
We were close to the Market, food, pubs and of course coffee shops.
We had a nice spacious room through Joops. The second floor was ours. A shared bath and kitchen, but that was part of the experience. We were one block off Grote Markt.
A good location and nice folks.
The house has been built in traditional style and dates from 1890. You can walk to the centre in 10 minutes. The location is excellent. You stay in the house of a Dutch (= from Holland) family.
-All year round
The house has three guest rooms (two for two persons, one for four persons) all with their own sanitair.
It has also has a garden where beakfast/ lunch can be served if the weather is nice.
The price of the accomodation includes a breakfast. Breakfast is served in traditional style.
You have to pay cash.
* close to town centre
* rooms have there own sanitair
* prize accomodation incl. breakfast
* lunch possible on request
* restaurants nearby
* for more information (on how to book): firstname.lastname@example.org
The last time we stayed this was still hostel and apartments but has since been upgraded and refurbished to a hotel. Ownership has changed, but some of the staff remain - and I can thoroughly recommend them as being helpful and friendly (and very funny after hours!)
Right on the square which is home to the Grote Kerk (spelling mistakes abound I'm sure!)
White Widow enjoys her studio aparment with nice, soft beds.
All the rooms have an excellent view down the picturesque streets of Haarlem.
The building goes to four floors and has a lift(elevator) which is very convenient.
Just around the corner from the bus stop which is excellent if you prefer not to walk much.
Very nice, clean, and spacious fully furnished and equiped studios and 1,2,3 bedroom apartments.
Great views from the apartments and very reasonable prices. The staff is very helpful and understanding.
Haarlem has a few good hotels in the center and near the station. A youthhostel you can find in the north of Haarlem at the Jan Gijzenkade. The touristinformationoffice VVV next to the trainstation has good information about hotels and can help you with the reservations. A good hotel in Haarlem is for example 'Die Raeckse' at the Raakse parkinglot. It is in the middle of town and has a good bed and breakfastservice. Also good, but more expensive are the Lion and Tulip hotel near the station in the Kruisstreet.
This place was great. It wasn't just the fact that we had been staying in the worst hostel I had ever stayed in my life previously and now we had full size beds, a television and a private bathroom.
Rather it was the fact that we had just burned a couple down and I decided to take a shower before going out. They had this plug in the shower you see and, well, next thing I know there is two feet of water coming out the bathroom. I called the front desk and they came and vaccumed up the whole mess no problem. In fact, Mike, the all to do man at the Amadaeus seemingly enjoyed it. It's all about service, service, service, with a smile.
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