Quietly located on the banks of the Oude Maas River, this hotel is also within easy reach of Rotterdam. There is free parking and a restaurant with river views. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Hotel Ara offers various facilities to relax after a busy day: a heated indoor pool, a sauna and a fitness area. Extra fees apply for the solarium and the renting of bikes. The bright rooms are spacious, have a seating area, coffee and tea facilities and have free WIFI internet access. The hotel has a café and a restaurant with large glass windows. These create a light and warm atmosphere while having a snack, lunch or dinner. Vegetarian meals are available. Hotel Ara is a short drive away from the A16 motorway, providing quick access to the center of Rotterdam. A 5-minute walk brings you to a foot ferry that goes to Puttershoek, an old village with a 16th century harbor. The town of Dordrecht can also be reached by water taxi from the ferry terminal in Zwijndrecht.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.9 for a two-person trip.

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Van der Valk Hotels
Hotel chain/brand

Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Free private parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Availability

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Guest reviews

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Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.6
Cleanliness
8.8
Comfort
8.8
Value for money
8.0
Location
8.8
Free Wifi
8.9
High score for Zwijndrecht
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Roel
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Nice pool in basement. Great room with comfortable beds and nice badroom. Friendly personal and great breakfast buffet.
  • Daniel
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Room, with Balcony - river view Breakfast was well stocked with a lot of variance Swimming facilities were very clean
  • Brian
    Germany Germany
    Very friendly people, lovely food, lovely breakfast. Fantastic scenery everwhere around the hotel, a real shame the hotel is closing as we would love to come back again.

Hotel area info

Restaurants
1 Restaurant On Site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea • Cocktail hour
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Amenities of Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fitness center
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Walk-in closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
General
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Packed lunches
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
    Spa
    • Locker rooms
    • Fitness
    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    Languages Spoken
    • German
    • English
    • Dutch

    House rules
    Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht takes special requests – add in the next step!

    Check-in
    From 15:00
    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
    Check-out
    Until 11:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    0 - 3 years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 25 per child, per night
    Crib upon request
    € 10 per child, per night
    4+ years
    Extra bed upon request
    € 25 per person, per night

    Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

    The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

    All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 21
    Pets
    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
    Accepted payment methods
    American ExpressVisaMastercardDiners ClubMaestroATM cardDebit cardCash

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    When booking 9 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht

    • Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht is 2.6 miles from the center of Zwijndrecht. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

    • Room options at Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht include:

      • Double
      • Suite
      • Twin

    • Check-in at Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

    • Yes, Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Fitness center
      • Sauna
      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Swimming pool
      • Temporary art galleries
      • Bicycle rental
      • Locker rooms
      • Fitness

    • The prices at Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Van der Valk Hotel ARA Zwijndrecht has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant #1