Last week, I spent a few nights at a four-star hotel called Golden Tulip in Zoetermeer.
I specifically chose to stay here because of its proximity to The Hague, as I would be running a few errands there over the next few days. The hotel is also located about ten minutes away from the nearest tram station, making it easy for me to catch the tram that goes directly to The Hague Central Station from there.
The hotel is divided into three types of rooms: comfort rooms, executive rooms, and deluxe apartments. I stayed in a comfort room. In it are two single beds, a TV, a safe, a chair and desk, and - my personal favourite – a window seat overlooking the parking area right outside the hotel. On each side of the beds is a reading light, which comes in handy if you enjoy persuing through a novel before you sleep. The bathroom in the comfort room includes a toilet and a rain shower. It's chilly in Zoetermeer at this time of the year, so I made full use of the shower whenever I had the chance to.
As I would be spending a lot of my time in The Hague, I went with the half-board option, which only includes breakfast. It is served buffet-style and includes everything you can think of – from fruits and cereal to bacon, sausages, eggs, and a Dutch favourite, poffertjes (Dutch pancakes). I’d usually have a sizeable portion of breakfast, which took me through most of the day.
There's a small kettle, two teacups, and some teabags in each comfort room, which come in handy if you're fond of having a hot drink during the day.
The hotel is rather calm during the week, but it gets rather busy during the weekend. I later found out that they have a ‘Weekend Escape’ offer which includes breakfast and a 15% discount on overnight stays.
They also have a ‘Stay More, Save More’ offer which includes a 25% discount on the flexible accommodation rate but only for those planning to stay here for four consecutive nights.
If you’re driving to Golden Tulip Hotel, you’ll be happy to know that the hotel has a parking lot where you can use for the duration of your stay. However, if you’re not staying at the hotel, you’ll have to pay €8 for parking per day.
You might also be pleased to hear that the hotel has a designated luggage room, where you can leave your bags before check-in or after checkout.
Last but not least, you'll find Golden Tulip Hotel to be quite affordable in comparison to other hotels in the area, especially if you’re looking for a place to stay near the Hague for. I believe I got my money’s worth – if not more - while here and would stay again if I get the chance to.
P.S. Make sure you have a look at the Golden Tulip Hotel's website before booking your reservation. They always have at least one or two offers that are guaranteed to save you some money.