Hotel de Zon in Ommen with kids

Hotel de Zon in Ommen with kids: family-friendly hotel!

In the summer vacations we visited the amusement parks Avonturenpark Hellendoorn and amusement park Slagharen in the east of the country. Hotel de Zon in beautiful Ommen is located exactly between these two amusement parks, each a fifteen-minute drive from the hotel. When we saw the pictures on the website, we knew we wanted to spend a night here! Following our overnight stay at this hotel, we are writing this comprehensive review!

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids

The hotel

After a full day at Avonturenpark Slagharen, we drive 15 minutes to Ommen and park the car in the free parking lot in front of the hotel. What strikes us right away is that the hotel is beautifully situated by the water, and Sophie notices right away that there is a bouncy castle at the hotel. So we spend the rest of the afternoon on the waterfront terrace.

It is also possible to rent a sloop from the hotel and see the area from the water. You can then take a boat out on the water from the hotel. Also, the hotel has SUP boards you can rent. By the way, from the hotel you can walk right into the center of Ommen, where there are even more pubs and restaurants.

By the way, we saw in the leaves at the hotel that in the area around Ommen there is also plenty to do for kids in terms of activities. For example, there are several natural areas such as sand drift De Sahara and the gnome and pirate trail in Ommen. In addition, you can walk the Wolf Trail, a walking trail with various assignments. Enough reasons to come back again and explore the rest of the area.

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids

The room

The hotel has different types of rooms and we had booked the beautiful Vechtdal Suite. We found this to be the nicest room in the hotel and at a very reasonable price. This room is very spacious and has an area of 30 m2. Besides the space you have in the room, there are a number of things why we chose this very room.

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids

In fact, the room has a balcony with perhaps the best view in the hotel. You can sit on this spacious balcony and have a drink with the family! We certainly did this! Both with our daughter, and the two of us when our daughter was sleeping. We had beautiful weather as you can see from the pictures and then everything looks absolutely fantastic.

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids

In addition, the bathroom of the room is also absolutely amazing! In fact, the bathroom contains a huge whirlpool tub and a separate shower. From the bathtub you can also watch TV, which we thought was quite luxurious. Our daughter loves bathing and is always absolutely delighted when there is a bathtub in the room. In that respect, that is really a very nice relaxing moment after being out all day.

In addition, the room has all the amenities you would expect from a hotel room. So there is a desk, there is a flat-screen TV in the living room, there is a working WIFI connection and there is also a safe in the room. In short, really a room to unwind and have a nice drink! In any case, we slept there wonderfully.

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids

Food and drink in hotel

What we hadn’t quite seen beforehand was that the hotel has a terrace that is lovely by the water, so you can have a nice drink here, too. The hotel also has a restaurant where you can choose from several courses. For example, if you choose a three-course set menu, you can choose from three or four dishes per course.

So next to it is a beach bar, where they had a fun bouncy castle and you could choose different snacks and dishes at the bar. Here we spent the whole afternoon sitting on the terrace eating and drinking. The bouncy castle was the first thing our daughter noticed when we arrived at the hotel, so that was ideal. We were enjoying a drink and our daughter was playing on the bouncy castle with the other kids.

Again, the location of the hotel (and restaurant) is really an added value. You can really sit by the water with a snack and a drink! Very nicely done!

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids

In addition, we took advantage of the hotel’s breakfast in the morning. This was an extensive buffet with different sandwiches, spreads, fruits, juices, coffee and tea, yogurt and cereals, sweets and then we probably miss a whole bunch of other things. As far as we are concerned, highly recommended and a great start to the day!

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids

Conclusion

In between all the amusement park excitement, we slept at this hotel and it was really lovely! The hotel was right in between the two theme parks (15-minute drive to both) and has a great waterfront location! The room we had was really lovely and we were able to really relax in our room. In addition, we really liked that we were also able to have a delicious drink at the end of the day at the beach bar and the next day the breakfast was also extensive and delicious. So in that respect, it really comes highly recommended! For more information about the hotel, the restaurant and what to do in the region, check out Hotel de Zon’s website.

This blog was created through a collaboration with the hotel in question.

Hotel the Sun with kids
Hotel the Sun with kids
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