Hotelchain: Van der Valk
Location: Amsterdam airport – The Netherlands
Classification: 4 star hotel
Official website: hotelschiphol.nl
The Van der Valk hotel near Schiphol, Amsterdams international airport, is a four star hotel with great facilities. The hotel is quite large and offers comfortable rooms, a nice restaurant and wellness facilities. The lobby area is quite spacious and front desk staff was very professional and efficient.
The room I stayed in, or should I call it a suite, probably was the most comfortable room near an airport I ever stayed at. The Top Suite features an oversized circle jacuzzi, a steam shower and an amazing king sized bed. Other amenities were the coffee machine and good toiletries. Those suites offer plenty of space (65m²) and truly are heavenly after a long flight. I imagined myself relaxing here after spending hours in an airplane!
I am in love with the indoor pool! It is opened from 7am – 10pm and the water temperature is great! It is so nice to be able to swim after your flight and to unwind in the spa area afterwards. That’s right, guests can use a traditional sauna, infrared sauna and a steam shower. The heated loungers are perfect! I appreciated the fact that everything was very clean and smelled fresh.
There’s a full service restaurant at the Van der Valk Schiphol hotel. I didn’t eat here, but the restaurant looked refreshing, comfortable and the menu looked great.
The next morning, after a wonderful night in the large king sized bed, I went down for a work out. The fitness center is located next to the swimming pool and offers up to date equipment. Always nice to be able to watch television while you’re working out. It also opens at 7am in the morning, but you can request to use to fitness earlier if needed.
After the working out and a great shower, I totally enjoyed breakfast. The breakfast buffet at the Van der Valk Schiphol is varied and has something for everyone.
The Van der Valk Schiphol is a great hotel near the airport of Amsterdam. They organize complimentary shuttle service from/to the airport and you can leave your car on the parking at affordable rates. By the way, the first 24 hours of parking are complimentary. Highly recommended to stay here before or after a flight as the rooms are very comfortable and due the wellness facilities!