Need recommendations for nice B and B or small hotel in Haarlem and Delft

Can anyone recommend either a nice B and B or small hotel in each of these cities? We would like it to be in a central location but also quiet. We will be in the Netherlands in late spring 2015 and are just beginning to arrange things. Many thanks.

Bob

Posted by Galen
Dallas, United States
442 posts

At various times we've stayed in and can recommend the Hotel Amadeus, Hotel Carillon, and Hotel Joops in Haarlem. Of those three I'd say the Joops is the nicest. I don't know if they still are, but all three were in the RS guidebooks. Have a great trip.

Posted by Rachel
Washington
78 posts

I enjoyed the Hotel de Emausport in Delft. You can check them out on Trip Advisor.

Posted by Eric
Dana Point
139 posts

Another vote for Hotel de Emauspoort in Delft. Stayed there September, 2012, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Posted by Laura
Rick Steves' Europe
6036 posts

Yes, those recommendations all still meet with Rick's approval ;-)

Posted by Rosie
Rick Steves' Europe
107 posts

Rick's Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels book would have many recommendations for B&Bs and small hotels in both of those areas. This book is available here: http://travelstore.ricksteves.com/catalog/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog&parent_id=158. I have included a few suggestions below to get you started.

HAARLEM
Stempels Hotel, modern yet elegant, is located in a renovated 300-year-old building. With bare floors, comfy high-quality beds, and minimalist touches in its 17 rooms, what it lacks in warmth it makes up for in style and value. Double-paned windows help keep down the noise--it’s just a block east of Grote Markt--with a bustling brasserie and bar downstairs (standard Sb-€95, standard Db-€112-150, pricier rooms and suites available, breakfast-€12.50, in-room computers with free Internet access and Wi-Fi, elevator, Klokhuisplein 9, tel. 023/512-3910, www.stempelsinhaarlem.nl, info@stempelsinhaarlem.nl).

Hotel Amadeus, on Grote Markt, has 15 small, bright, and basic rooms, some with views of the square. This charming hotel, ideally located above an early 20th-century dinner café, is relatively quiet, especially if you take a room in the back. Its lush old lounge/breakfast room on the second floor overlooks the square, and Mike and Inez take good care of their guests (Sb-€60, Db-€85, check website for special deals, 5 percent Rick Steves discount off full price with 2-night stay and cash, free Wi-Fi, Grote Markt 10--from square it’s a steep climb to lounge, elevator inside ground-floor café if you need it, tel. 023/532-4530, fax 023/532-2328, www.amadeus-hotel.com, info@amadeus-hotel.com). Hotel Amadeus’ breakfast room overlooking the main square is a great place to watch the town greet a new day--and one of my favorite Haarlem moments.

DELFT
Bridges House Hotel, with 11 rooms around the corner from the Markt, is wood-beamed elegant and was once the home of painter Jan Steen. Energetic Robbert Willemse works hard to bring class and charm to this lovely canalside splurge (Sb-€99-112, Db-€112-142, higher prices are for very roomy junior suites, prices can be lower in winter, extra bed-€20, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, air-con, Oude Delft 74, tel. 015/212-4036, fax 015/213-3600, www.bridges-house.com, info@bridges-house.com).

Hotel Leeuwenbrug, a former warehouse and now a business-class hotel, has 36 classic Dutch rooms (some with canal views), Old World atmosphere, a generous breakfast buffet, and a helpful staff (very small Sb-€55, standard Sb-€69-78, deluxe Sb-€125, standard Db-€75-88, deluxe Db-€95-125, may be cheaper July-Aug--check their website for best rates, elevator, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, Koornmarkt 16, tel. 015/214-7741, fax 015/215-9759, www.leeuwenbrug.nl, sales@leeuwenbrug.nl, Mr. Wubben).

Hotel de Koophandel has 25 painting-over-the-bed rooms right on the charming, lively, tree-and-restaurant-lined Beestenmarkt square (Sb-€94, Db-€114, Tb-€144, extra bed-€30, 3 ground-floor rooms, reception closed 23:00-7:00, free Internet access and Wi-Fi, Beestenmarkt 30, tel. 015/214-2302, fax 015/212-0674, www.hoteldekoophandel.nl, info@hoteldekoophandel.nl).

Posted by cardsfan5
7 posts

Many thanks for the suggestions. I have RS Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges and will review it, but was wondering if anyone had discovered any particularly interesting accommodations not mentioned.

Thanks again.