Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle: a review!

Last weekend we once again visited the eastern part of the country and once again visited the Zwolle area. We already wrote the blog Zwolle with kids, in which we listed all the fun activities in the city for families, and during this weekend getaway in this Hanseatic city we stayed at the Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle. Based on this overnight stay, we are writing this comprehensive review of this hotel.

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids
Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids

The hotel

We arrived from Tilburg on Friday afternoon after lunch and after a little more than an hour and a half’s drive we arrived at the hotel. We park the car in the hotel’s spacious parking lot. This parking lot is completely free, which of course is a big plus compared to many other hotels. We walk into the lobby of the hotel and what strikes us right away is how beautiful everything looks.

Everything looks new and there is a Christmas atmosphere throughout the hotel. It made us feel very comfortable right away and we were really impressed with how beautiful everything looked. The hotel has several facilities you can use. Thus, you can use the wellness for free during your stay at the hotel. The wellness includes Finnish saunas, infrared saunas and a Turkish steam bath. A tanning bed is also available. We unfortunately did not take advantage of this during our stay.

In addition, the hotel also has a fitness center, making it possible to exercise at the hotel during your stay. Furthermore, it is possible to rent on an e-chopper at the reception. The hotel has several routes in the area that you can ride on these electric scooters. We have ridden an e-chopper before with our daughter and it is a really fun way to explore the surroundings of Zwolle this way.

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids
Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids

The room

We had booked a triple room at the hotel and had a very spacious room with a large double box spring bed in front of us and Sophie’s bed next to our bed. We really liked this space. Our daughter had enough space to enjoy herself, and in addition, we thought the room looked very luxurious.

The room also had a desk, where our daughter spent quite some time coloring, and two recliners with a small table. In addition, all the necessary amenities of a fine hotel room were present, such as a good WIFI connection, a small refrigerator, a flat-screen TV, a safe and a coffee maker. The room was about 35m2 in size.

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids
Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids

The bathroom was also very spacious and very luxurious. Our daughter was absolutely delighted that there was a large bathtub in the bathroom. That’s always the first thing she checks when we enter a hotel room. Of course, she took advantage of this in the evening as well as in the morning. In addition, the bathroom also has a large walk-in rain shower with separate hand shower.

By the way, the hotel has many different rooms, where they also have rooms for larger families. Check out the hotel’s website for the range of different rooms on offer.

Family-friendly hotel Zwolle
Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids

Food and drink in hotel

You don’t have to leave the hotel door to eat and drink. The hotel has both a restaurant and a hotel bar, where you can have some food and drinks. We arrived around a quarter past four and were just able to have a drink and something to eat (due to the measures because of corona, all restaurants had to close at five). We had a nice drink by the fireplace and had a baguette of herb butter and some appetizers. Of course, you can also eat a lot more elaborately in the restaurant.

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids
Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids

We also took advantage of the extensive breakfast buffet in the morning. The choice was huge and the downside is that everything is so delicious that you actually eat way too much. We ate delicious sandwiches, crossaints, a fresh-baked egg and omelette, a fresh-baked pancake and lots of different sweet other things.

There was also coffee, tea and fresh juice. So we left the hotel with a well-filled stomach and did not have lunch again until late afternoon. On that note, the full breakfast is definitely recommended.

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids
Family-friendly hotel Zwolle

Conclusion

We really enjoyed our stay at the Van der Valk hotel Zwolle. We could easily park the car in the spacious free parking lot in front of the hotel. The hotel is luxurious and very tastefully decorated. In addition, we had a very large luxurious room with all the amenities. Unfortunately, we did not use more of the wellness, because we thought that was also very nice. In terms of food and drink, the hotel also caters to you!

In that respect, we really recommend the hotel if you want to stay somewhere in Zwolle with your family. For more information on rooms, rates and the rest of the facilities, check out the hotel ‘s website.

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

Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids
Van der Valk Hotel Zwolle with kids
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