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Reviews of WestCord Hotel de Veluwe 4 stars

Oud Milligenseweg 62, 3886 MJ Garderen, Netherlands

#2 of 5 hotels in Garderen

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Review score

Based on 1394 hotel reviews

8.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.5

  • Comfort

    8.2

  • Location

    8.9

  • Facilities

    8.4

  • Staff

    8.8

  • Value for money

    8.1

  • Free WiFi

    8.3

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  • Reviewed: 10 September 2018

    9.6
    Prima
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The lighting in the bathroom ceiling under a horizontal 45degr angle 1m+ behind you is not conducive to shaving. Water from the shower splashing outside the cubicle to below the left basin. I had to dry this with a towel before I could shave at the basin without my shoes on. A simple light weight 0.75m x 0.5m x 3 or 4 mm plastic screen -to be put up against the inside of the opening by the guest- could prevent this.

    I found the distance to Garderen-village OK even for walking. An excellent and extensive breakfast. The gym, even though I used it for only 15 minutes.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2018

    7.5
    Only one night but was pleasant
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could hear people above us until 02:30

    Good location for the National Park. Good swimming pool in the sun with area around it to sit. Cafe in evening was relaxing for dinner.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2018

    9.2
    Beautyful hotel with pool
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Beautiful place in nature...so nice decorations inside, small pool and balconies outside. We were sorry that we booked only for 1 night! We took advantage of pool and outdoor coffee. Most kind people in snack bar, because kitchen was closed when we arrived but they still served some local snacks. Breakfast was very rich!

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 May 2018

    7.5
    Three star hotel in our opinion but would definitely recommend!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The food at the café of the hotel was really not great. The barman led us to believe that there is a wide range of single malts at the bar (we were sitting outside at the time and haven't been inside the café yet) which there was not. I had salmon and my husband had the steak which he ordered medium-rare. It was served almost well-done. Both meals' meat was not really fresh, probably came from the freezer. I'd give the food 1 out of 5. Would recommend for guests to go for a lovely 15min walk to the nearest town, Garderen, for an absolutely stunning meal (and service) at Restaurant Ons Lagerhuys. So that was just after we arrived. After check-in the receptionist said reception is available 24 hours a day. I had an asthma attack in the early morning hours and I did not have my inhaler with me (because I rarely get these and don't have chronic asthma). I needed an espresso or coffee to relieve my breathing discomfort and there was no one at the reception at 4am. There is a coffee corner which was not operational. I tried to have some black tea but it did not help. Besides my episode, I think that the hotel should have coffee/tea/vending machine available 24 hours. I want the luxury that I can not afford to have at home, that is ultimately why we chose to stay at this hotel and it didn't really provide. However, the coffee was really good, 4 out of 5 for the quality of the coffee! Breakfast was also not bad at all, really good bacon, good scrambled eggs and very delicious freshly baked breads. The breakfast options at the buffet were worth the stars, for variety, quality and the fact that you don't have to wait in a line to get food even though it was rather busy. The only thing that is a major downside with the breakfast is that it only opens at 8. My husband wakes early and would at least like to get a fresh coffee at 6h15.

    The hotel was very clean and neat, the vibe inside and out was pleasant. The location is absolutely stunning and the heated outdoor pool is a real treat. We appreciated that there were multiple ways to enter and exit the building. The light switches by the bed were good, something we often miss in other hotels. There are plenty of corners and places to sit and lounge or read throughout the hotel.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 February 2018

    9.6
    Comfortable room, quiet.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Use of the sauna is not included in the price of the room and that the pool is in separate location to the wellness.

    Comfortable room, quiet. Staff extremelly friendly. Good breakfast. Sauna and steam room were quiet and very pleasant. Good relaxing spot after a travelling day.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2018

    8.8
    Beautiful and relaxed stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room stayed a bit cold, welness is expensive

    Atmospheric, in the middle of the nature, good bed, clean room, friendly staff, good Wi-Fi, nice bar with pooltable and games, breakfast (different types of bread, meet, cheese, sweets, scrumbled eggs, mini pancakes, fresh fruit, yoghurt, cornflakes, cruesli, juices, delicious coffee).

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2017

    10
    Very nice hotel in beautiful surroundings
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast was ok, just a bit busy.

    Very large, quite rooms with good beds and a big bathroom, maybe a just a slightly bit outdated, but clean and very comfortable. Staff is very friendly. Beautiful surroundings and swimming pool, terraces on the premises.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2017

    8.3
    Quiet location, clean hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    More choice on bistro menu Not enough sun loungers by pool area Lack of toiletries

    Quiet location Clean and neat hotel Cycle hire Comfortable beds Reception and most waiting staff very helpful

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    6.7
    Ok hotel with decent facilities.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    - breakfast is a bit hectic with many families with small children (noisy and almost no free places in the restaurant). So no relaxing wake-up for couples.. - pillows are high (you can ask at the reception for another one though). A real neck stretcher.. - blankets are a bit too warm for summer temperatures...

    - Nice area to explore. Kruller muller museum is about 40min from hotel (by car). - staff responds well to requests and questions.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 22 June 2017

    7.9
    Good location, staff and restaurant. Below the average breakfast!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    For a 4* hotel, the breakfast was really, really, really a great disappointment. Every morning (3) the same options. Only scrambled or boiled eggs and bacon on the "warm food" section and tomato and cucumber salads available on the "salad area". Mini pancakes were the only sweets/cakes available... etc. Don't want to be picky, but we had way better and more diverse breakfasts in 3-stars (and less expensive) hotels.

    The dinner at the hotel's restaurant was really nice (a bit pricey though).

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2017

    10
    The location is wonderful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The location is wonderful. We wanted a relaxing get away and that is exactly what we got. You are so close to nature and yet you have all the modern comforts.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 January 2017

    8.3
    Great surroundings
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Room was a bit too small, but that didn't bother us.

    The location and surroundings of the hotel are great for a relaxing break. Breakfast was good. I would love to come back in summer if rates are as reasonable as they are in winter.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 December 2016

    9.2
    A constant level of good quality and price across the years.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    I am an happy returning customer. I suggest the bar for an evening meal rather than the restaurant because I find the restaurant a little bit too sophisticated and "posh", especially when you are alone or with workmates.

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2016

    7.1
    Poor rooms, not a good value for money, friendly staff & good location
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    - Room is not a 4 star level. Design is very poor and outdated. Maybe a high 2 stars/low 3 stars. Does not meet the expectaions when you see the photos on the website or de design of the lobby. If you expect a luxurious room you might want to re-consider. - Breakfast was not well organised. People had to wait for a long time for a table. There was not enough of everything, things that were finished were not re-filled quickly or not re-filled at all. Some of the bread / cruasants were over baked almost burned and definitely very dry. Not what I would expect from a 4 star hotel with high review score. - in the evenings, hotel bar shared employee with the restaurant which is in another location. Resulting in staff that is running around and poor service to the people that chose to sit in the bar. -TV did not work properly and we had to call someone to fix it. It's very small and there is limited choise. Seen there is not much to do in the area in the evenings, this could be important to some people (for us it was not a big issue).

    - Location is great, srounded by forest and wildlife. Peacefull and green. - Cofee and thee facilities in the room - Minibar in the room (though it was empty...) - Common area and facilities are nice - Staff members are kind and helpful - Children friendly

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    9.2
    very nice hotel with friendly staff!
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Had problems with the electronic key to my room. Had to go to lobby several times, which was inconvenient since I arrived already late. In room next door there was a couple with a baby and sounds/noise was at times disturbing.

    Nice room & breakfast was good. Staff very friendly! Hotel is located in a very quiet & green setting.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 September 2018

    8.8
    Tv did not work
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Tv did not work

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2018

    7.1
    Pillows too hard.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Pillows too hard. Staff not so friendly

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2018

    9.2
    The bigger and better breakfast ever!!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very kind receptionists, very good and big breakfast All was perfect!!

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2018

    10
    Great customer service
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Great customer service Good size rooms Kid friendly Beautiful location

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2018

    8.3
    The breakfast is too basic for its price.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Junior Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The breakfast is too basic for its price.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2018

    9.2
    Very good hotel in a very nice area.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Excellent breakfast. Very nice bar. Helpful staff.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 April 2018

    7.9
    Bed was not comfortabel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed was not comfortabel. Too soft and pillows Too big

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2018

    10
    Pleasant and relaxing hotel in nice hotel out of town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Pleasant staff. Good restaurant and nice bar with entertainment. Excellent breakfast. Quiet and green location. 15 minutes walk to the town was ok.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 October 2017

    7.1
    Nice easy stay.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No info about restaurant for dinner.

    Good breakfast, good amount and even during busy holiday, there was enough tables.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2017

    9.2
    Very pleasant for a long weekend stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Good restaurant although quite expensive, pleasant room with a good bed, staff very friendly, good carpark.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 September 2017

    7.9
    Wonderful location ( in the forest!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Wonderful location ( in the forest!) room with a graden view, open sweeming pool, billiard, sauna, bicycles

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 August 2017

    9.6
    The outside pool and the location was tremendous!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The outside pool and the location was tremendous! Great place to escape the city life.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 August 2017

    10
    It was so pretty and the staff very helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was so pretty and the staff very helpful. I will stay here again.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    5.8
    Breakfast was very bad.
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was very bad. I've never seen such a horrible scrambled eggs... no gluten free possobilities

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    9.6
    Everything !
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything !!

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2017

    8.8
    Relaxing one-night stay before getting the ferry from the Hook of holland
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Comfort Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Spacious bathroom.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 July 2017

    7.1
    Great location! Beautiful grounds.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Food choices are limited. Not vegetarian friendly.

    The location was perfect. The surrounding forest of the Veluwe is basically right outside.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 June 2017

    9.2
    Excellent base fora break in Veluwe
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing

    Very helpful staff, comfortable room, very good food in the restaurant.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 May 2017

    8.3
    Nice hotel in a really nice neighborhood, beautiful nature...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nice hotel in a really nice neighborhood, beautiful nature and decent facilities in the hotel.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 April 2017

    10
    Comfy cozy and bright hotel in Gelderland
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A bit out of the village but we liked the hotel very much, so that was no problem for us

    Very nice staff and excellent breakfast

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2017

    7.1
    Comfortable hotel for a couple of night in a very attractive environment.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Small bathroom, noice from adjacent and upstairs nabours (although not irritating).

    Breakfast and the bar, with large choice on wines.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2017

    10
    Excelent
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Excelent reservation, free parking, nice, kind.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 February 2017

    8.8
    Nice location to unwind.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Shower didn't have a constant temperature

    Great quality for price. Everything was as stated. Excellent location for hiking. Bar was very nice.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2016

    6.7
    Rooms were poor.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms were poor.

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 November 2016

    7.9
    Perfect
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    De kamer was zeer ruim en de lokatie op de Veluwe is perfect.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2016

    7.9
    Very pleasnt stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The light in the room

    Excellent restaurant

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2016

    6.3
    A tin layer of camouflage hides faded glory.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Terrace
    • Stayed 1 night

    Room and bathroom are dated.

    Location is perfect for nature activities.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2016

    10
    The location was lovely, we enjoyed cycling in the area and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The double bed was actually 2 single singles pushed together, but still very comfortable

    The location was lovely, we enjoyed cycling in the area and using the dedicated cycle lines. The food was delicious and the staff spoke very good English and we're helpful and nice

  • Reviewed: 2 November 2015

    3.8
    In your room you could hear what was going on in the hall,...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    In your room you could hear what was going on in the hall, the rooms next to you and below you as well as the rooms across the hall. Showers are old and very small, same as the badroom and the beds are very soft, but that is personal

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2015

    8.8
    Location is excellent in that after a short walk you are in...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Both our rooms were too hot unfortunately due to poor air conditioning.

    Location is excellent in that after a short walk you are in the pretty village of Garderen. Also, you can get onto the main roads out of the village within a few minutes. We visited Amsterdam by driving to the free park and ride at Weest. Great way to enter Amsterdam hassle free as only 10mins from Weest.

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2015

    6.7
    Sourounding is great, ideal to start biking tours from here
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast is awful - every day the same and not very creative. For four nights it is ok but staying there two weeks . . . Room under the roof have a tiny window therefore to dark, light concept is not good.

    Sourounding is great, ideal to start biking tours from here

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2015

    9.6
    convenient location in the middle of the forest, comfortable...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    broken air conditioning

    convenient location in the middle of the forest, comfortable parking, swimming pool, peace and quiet. Inexpensive for the quality

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2015

    6.7
    1. Great location for biking, walking and visiting the whole...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    1. WIFI - we stayed in a terrace room and there was absolutely no WIFI even though they clearly state there is free WIFI in ALL rooms 2. Cleanliness - the room was clean but the terrace was not cleaned before we checked in ( the ashtray was full of cigarette buds) 3. Breakfast - it's OK - same everyday, no big variety, somehow they manage to make bad scrambled eggs and there is no fresh juice 4. Noisy - fortunately there are lots of elderly people and they are not noisy

    1. Great location for biking, walking and visiting the whole Veluwe 2. Good bed 3. Shower is OK and it's big enough 4. Staff is friendly but in all honesty we did not interacted a lot with them 5. Decent rooms from size, furniture and cleanliness point of view 6. Nice private terrace if you book a terrace room

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2015

    9.6
    very nice and clean hotel,excellent location for bicycle...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    too soft bed, breakfast good tough could be better.

    very nice and clean hotel,excellent location for bicycle trips , staff is nice ,pleasant and helpfull.

  • Reviewed: 16 June 2015

    7.5
    Great location, spacious rooms, good breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    We arrived there 2 hours earlier. We informed them in advance about this, however the room was not ready. This is not a problem, but the conversation with the lady at the reception went like this: - Hello, we have a reservation... - Yes, your room is not ready. Can you pay? - Well, no, I will pay when the room is ready. When will it be ready? - 3 o'clock. Upon leaving, same lady: - Hello, I would like to check out. - Yes, everything is ok. - ... - ... "Thank you? Do you want the bill?" - didn't get any of those. The rooms are comfortable. There was a leak in our room from the ceiling (fixed it myself, didn't want to bother the reception lady again). There was a strange smell in the room probably due to how the sheets and towels were cleaned. The bed was a bit noisy and my mattress was not even.

    Great location, spacious rooms, good breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2015

    9.6
    Very friendly staff, nice area, good breakfast, nice rooms.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Very friendly staff, nice area, good breakfast, nice rooms. Children's play area inside and outside.

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2015

    9.2
    Surroundings were beautiful, village close by, plenty of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Surroundings were beautiful, village close by, plenty of options for enjoyment

  • Reviewed: 2 September 2015

    8.8
    The relaxed atmosphere
    • Group

    The aircondition did not work in the room

    The relaxed atmosphere

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2015

    9.2
    Very friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Water pressure rubbish. Very poor shower. Air conditioning didn't work.

    Very friendly staff

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2015

    5.4
    Nice swimming pool, nice area
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very poor room, poor breakfast

    Nice swimming pool, nice area

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2015

    9.2
    Breakfast was great
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Personnel did not make any effort to engage with guests

    Breakfast was great Location very good for us

  • Reviewed: 9 July 2015

    10
    Fabulous helpful staff German style breakfast This means...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Fabulous helpful staff German style breakfast This means everything. Ideal for family, holiday Shops are far away is only problem

  • Reviewed: 15 February 2015

    10
    Location, comfort
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Poor WiFi connection

    Location, comfort

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