Reviews of College Hotel Alkmaar 3 stars

Achter de vest 3, 1811 JZ Alkmaar, Netherlands

#2 of 11 hotels in Alkmaar

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Review Score

Based on 1454 hotel reviews

8.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.9

  • Comfort

    8.1

  • Location

    9.1

  • Facilities

    7.9

  • Staff

    8.8

  • Value for money

    8.3

  • Free WiFi

    9.2

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  • November 18, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    We've spent three nights in this hotel. The first and last night were very quiet, but the second night, we had some neighbours making a lot of noise, especially when they came in or went out of the room... The doors close automatically, but make quite some noise doing so, and this is a bit disturbing when it happens at night.

    Great location (between train station and city center) ; helpfull staff ; big room ; well decorated (in a modern way), especially the breakfast room ; the breakfast itself is very good as well!

  • October 15, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The elevator was SO slow, it was better to take the steps :)

    Friendly and attentive staff. Delicious breakfast! Excellent coffee too. Hotel is simply but tastefully decorated. Overall, very happy with our choice to stay here.

  • October 12, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Maybe tea and coffee facility in the room. Supply more shampoo or body wash

    Nice and clean rooms. Excellent shower and washing facilities. Comfortable beds. Good heating if required. Easy check in and out. Great location, 5 minutes walk from the train station. Close to all the bars, restaurants (And Red light area if required)

  • September 29, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    No coffee facilities in the room. Not the hotel's fault, but the evening congregation of unsavoury characters by the nearby supermarket could feel intimidating ..... Fortunately they can easily be avoided by turning right out of the gate and going into town that way.

    Friendly staff on check in. They offered to store our bikes safely inside which was a great bonus on a cycle tour. Breakfast was very nice with a wide selection of hot, cold, breads and drinks. Location central for the town. The room was a good size and clean.

  • September 24, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    A hotel employee came in my room in the morning bringing another guest in my room. She didn't know that I stayed here. And because I was preparing to a funeral this morning it was extra bad. Also you could order no coco cola or a snack. Somehow the clerk was proud on the fact he didn't receive an order for a week.

  • August 24, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    staff was a bit "reserved" when we arrived with bicycle and all our wet luggage :) breakfast was poor for such "kind" of hotel

    location, close to railway station, bicycles can be stored in public place at railway station

  • July 10, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast staff had their kitchen some way from the breakfast area, and were rather slow to keep essentials like bread topped up. Did the necessary when asked.

    Ideal location, within the old town but with car parking available. Recently created from an old school, has rooms with exceptionally high ceilings

  • July 7, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The place looks quite poor from the outside

    Beds extremely comfort, Rooms wide and spacious , Internet fast and a working space. Wide TV with good quality. Cleaning staff excellent. Bathroom modern. Staff young and vibrant

  • June 11, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No areas for socialising or meeting colleagues - bar area only suitable for breakfast.

    Great friendly reception staff, lovely modern clean room, central city location, parking on-site.

  • April 28, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The lack of fresh fruit for breakfast.

    Friendly and helpful staff, modern hotel, great location, free coffee/tea in the lobby, fast WiFi and the atmosphere of the hotel.

  • March 22, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    nothing, except a door to the shower would be handy.

    Everything : interesting conversion of an inter-war school building and very well executed, bright and comfortable room, warm welcome, generous and tasty breakfast, ideal location close to western end of the core shopping area but also only a short walk from the rail and bus stations.

  • March 9, 2016

    • With a pet
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Cleaning of the breakfast tables (during the breakfast times) did not take place

    interesting extraordinary architecture location just a couple of meters from the city center

  • March 2, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The organisation of the breakfast was a disaster. Not enough for a full hotel. At 10 o'clock there was no more bread, cheese, eggs.... And then when the people were leaving, the food came!!!! Not enough parking space. A cold bathroom

    Large, beautiful rooms. Good location

  • February 14, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Lack cabin in the shower.

    Good breakfast. Affable and available staff. Good location for the center of Alkmaar and train station at 10 minutes on foot.

  • February 7, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The bathroom was a little cold and without bath mat. When the lift is finished the hotel will be accessible to all.

    Well located in the city centre the hotel offers nice design taking advantage of the original school architecture, a good and healthy breakfast with good coffee, smiling, helpful and friendly staff, absolute cleanliness. A really nice surprise!

  • January 31, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Window with a view on the coartyard carpark, but someone would like it too.

    Comfortable cousy hotel on a quiet street corner, very close to old city. Large room. Friendly staff. Good value for money. Thank you!

  • December 31, 2015

    • With a pet
    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The building was very interesting and the rooms were spacious. We booked a suite which was fantastic with both a bath and shower. Nicely furnished and the entire place was well designed. The breakfast was excellent and the staff were very helpful.

  • December 11, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It was a nice experience to stay at College Hotel Alkmaar. It is located in the city center, very clean and neat, with very helpful and flexible staff. Thank you for making our stay enjoyable!

  • October 18, 2015

    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Difficult to find at night due to inadequate signage. Some colorful art work on the wall would add ambience to the rooms in the hotel.

    Spacious room, on site parking if required, good breakfast, friendly and helpful staff. Walking distance from the centre of town, key features and the railway station.

  • September 26, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The only thing that I can say is they need to put some coast hangers up. This is a very very minor glitch that is the only thing I could fault it for.

    Lovely staff and very helpful. Quite hotel arms very convenient for Alkmaar and also the train station to visits Amsterdam which is only 40 mins on the train. If yo want to go to Amsterdam by car, think about Alkmaar as a cheaper and nicer alternative whilst also being able to see Amsterdam.

  • September 21, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    in general it lacks of amosphere. The architect was not able to give the feeeling of the old school. The look is cold and flat. As I had an experience with a similar structure "COLLEGE HOTEL LYON" I thought nice to try this one in Holland, but the result is not the same. I suggest them to take some hints from the French hotel. The cleanliness of my room was not proper and the window can not be opened, which is annoying.

    The hotel is really central Alkmaar and it has a private parking in front free of charge

  • August 17, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Large airy rooms with fans, delicious breakfast. Let us store our bikes inside overnight. Very close to centre of Alkmaar, old town is lovely. Good price for rooms too!

  • August 12, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    broken fridge. Difficult to find

    convenient location in the center, close to the train station (convenient connections to Amsterdam). Friendly service, good breakfast, great bathroom

  • July 27, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    The location was great - easy to walk from the train station, a grocery store right across the square, cafes and shopping and the cheese market all close by. Our room was large by European standards and very clean and comfortable. Breakfast was ample. Katrina and all of the staff were very helpful! Best place we stayed during our trip.

  • June 21, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    It had very friendly staff who look after our bags while we walked to the square as we were too early for our room. Rooms were large and very comfortable, with a lovely bathroom. A great location as it was easy walking from the train, an for those with a car it had free parking.

  • June 14, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The factvthat I only had a night in there...

    In the beguining, the receptionist, Catharina, was very helpfull and sweet. The hotel facilities were great and the location perfect!

  • June 14, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    No soap / hand washing liquid in the bathroom. My room was facing the courtyard so I didn't feel comfortable opening my curtains.

    Large, quiet and modern room. Staff was very nice and breakfast was good.

  • June 6, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Not enough parking spaces. Two single beds put together is not a problem as long they will stay together and does not roll away apart during the night.

    Great location, very helpful staff, right at downtown. Huge, bright and clean rooms. Excellent breakfast. hard to beat in terms of value for money.

  • May 27, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The hotel needs to sort out the parking situation ( Not enough spaces or very cramped parking) ......quite frustrating when one has paid for the service! I am sure it is just a teething problem of a new hotel.

    Great location. Clean, comfortable and good value for money.

  • May 17, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing bad to say.

    great location. Walking distance from the train station & to downtown. Very new hotel so everything is new. Rooms were a decent size. Staff was super friendly. Breakfast was good. Good value for the money!

  • May 7, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    It would be very helpful if they put phones in the rooms (no wake up calls!) and a little bar of soap would really help. Body wash bottle was OK, but washing hands and taking showers with it was cumbersome.

    Liked how it was on the edge of the city center, and had available parking. Nice new rooms that are huge by European standards. Loved the tall ceilings.

  • April 29, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    I recommend some minor improvements like soap and tissues in the room and safe for your valuables

    New hotel at a central location with parking facility and a nice breakfast.

  • April 20, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Great location along the water and right next to town center and within walking distance from station. Totally new hotel. No luxury but everything I needed was there. Very comfortable and quiet room. Perfect internet connection. Very nice staff. On top of it: not expensive at all. Hard to beat in terms of value for money.

  • April 8, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    We did not find anything negative.

    Hotel team - very helpful and polite. They organised everything that we asked. Very flexible management. We used the trsin to Amsterdam- very comfortable and leaves Alkmaar every 20 min. IMPORTANT: there is always a parking place awaylable for guest cars. And really not expensive.

  • February 19, 2017

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Room was a bit cold when we got in

    Good position, close to city center and to railway station. Very nice breakfast!

  • January 23, 2017

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Friendly staff. The rooms are large with high sealing. Hotel is properly maintained and very well looked after.

  • December 28, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Modern, great old school building in which the details have been preserved.

  • December 12, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Shower didn't give enough water

    Location, in the city centre

  • October 24, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Not much!

    Perfectly placed and very spacious modern rooms.

  • October 1, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Perfect location, not even a 10-minute walk from the train station, and even less from the city center. Clean and modern. Large rooms.

  • September 28, 2016

    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    not being able to open the room window, a bit cold during the night

    the room setting,

  • September 20, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing - was an amazing stay

    Very friendly and exceptionally helpful male receptionist on arrival

  • September 17, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    No service after 11pm.

    Staff were polite. Room was clean.

  • September 4, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    A little noisy.

    Style and welcoming

  • August 25, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Excellent staff and accomodation. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay.

  • August 13, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Extra beds were not very comfy.

    Friendly staff. Good location. Parking available. Big family room. Good breakfast.

  • August 11, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Smelly Toilet

    Good atmosphere and breakfast. Friendly staff

  • August 3, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Very good breakfast.

  • July 28, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nice location. Unique experience to stay in a former school building :)

  • July 19, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. Liked the way they have turned the old school into a lovely hotel.

  • July 15, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Handy to train station and short walk to centre. Tasteful conversion from former college. Large, bright, quiet room, all equipment worked!

  • June 18, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Friendly staff. Central Alkmaar

  • June 5, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    the atmosphere , the breakfast

  • May 22, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Leaving the hotel with a car when there are many bicycles around is a bit slow.

    Very nice room with large bathtub with water jets.

  • May 3, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    It would be nicer if a kettle was in the room.

    Location; locates in the middle between the station and the cheese market place.

  • April 19, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast could be better, there was no fruit at all!

    I liked it, it was very nice stay.

  • March 24, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Good wifi Good position

  • March 22, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    I liked breakfast,fast hot water in bathroom,Good bed, the day we arrived we had been help to find a very Good and cheap restaurant

  • March 13, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Super clean, comfy bed, wonderful staff

  • March 6, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Very few facilities

    It is a comfortable hotel with very few luxuries.

  • March 5, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    No soap replacement and no soap available from reception Poor breakfast

  • March 1, 2016

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Nothing in particular

    Big and comfortable room, very kind personnel

  • January 17, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Alkmaar is a beautiful place to visit and we couldn't have been happier with the hotel. Can't wait to come again. Thank you

  • January 12, 2016

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Friendliness of staff

  • December 22, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Welcoming showed us to our room and the location was great. Lovely breakfast will stay there again

  • November 29, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 5 nights

    kind and smiley staff; great location; cosy, modern rooms; good breakfast; fast wifi

  • November 10, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Renovated and clean hotel, parking at the door, efficient staff.

  • November 5, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    no comfortable chair in room

    location and newness

  • November 3, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Friendly staff, location, accommodation, everything

  • October 20, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Family
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast was a bit congested - the hotel was full

    Clean and well presented hotel, close to the town centre - really friendly and helpful staff

  • October 18, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Lovely room, friendly staff and a great location

  • October 13, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The shower should have curtains or glass to avoid splashing

    Everything was great

  • October 5, 2015

    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    No elevator No acoustique isolation Poor furnitures

    Clean sheets and towels

  • September 16, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Pillow too harsh.

    Nice building and decoration. Good spot. Calm area, still close to center.

  • September 15, 2015

    • Business trip
    • Solo traveler
    • Standard Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted from a mobile device

    Clean, friendly, smart, efficient, near town centre. I would definitely go back. Great breakfast and free upgrade on room.

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