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Hotel Carillon, Haarlem, Netherlands

Has anyone stayed at the Hotel Carillon in Haarlem in the last year or so? Seeing a lot of complaints about a lot of noise and activity going on downstairs til 6AM on a Friday night. Is it noisy on weeknights as well? Any better in the back?
Anyone have any other inexpensive places to stay in Haarlem? I don't mind shared bath. I don't need to stay right on the square.

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It has been years since I stayed there, but yeah, it is an older building, they have their own bar downstairs, plus it looks like there is a bar on either side of the hotel. So I can see that there would be some noise, especially for the front rooms, until 1 or 2, but find 6 AM to be a bit unbelievable (The town is active on Fridays and Saturdays, but nothing all night, unless one of the places next door is a dance club)

We have wound up staying at the Hotel Ambassador City Centre several times. It is behind the church from the square, and not many nightspots nearby. Don't recall much noise.

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Pre COVID we stayed at Brasss Hotel Suites in Haarlem and really enjoyed our 4 night stay.

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thanks very much to both of you

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I've stayed at the Hotel Lion d'Or Haarlem, right at the train station, also the Hotel Amadeus. The first has recently been renovated, very comfortable rooms. Bike rental 2 doors away. The second is located on the Grote Markt, so easy access to many sights. It has a bit more traditional charm, but possibly noise from outside if staying there in warmer months. Both offered free breakfast when I visited.

Don't overlook the Teylers Museum, it's a gem!

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I stayed at the Hotel Carillon years back and I do remember being concerned about both the sounds from the cafes on the Grote Markt and the Hotel Carillon’s on-site restaurant/bar which basically were the conversations of hundreds of people on the square and at the hotel’s dining room. I had a room at the back of the Hotel Carillon and was relieved to find it quiet as a church mouse there as none of the sound could be heard. If you reserve there, I would let them know you are a light sleeper and would need a quiet interior room in the back of the building.