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Kasteel Kerckebosch

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a lovely weekend away here. The castle’s interior is really impressive. Upgrading to the castle suite was also a good idea. However, bear in mind that it is located near some traffic thoroughfare and the roof terrace opens up above the busy cafe area. To be honest, it’s a property from 1904, so yes I agree with some reviewers that certain parts of the room looked dated and hygiene conditions are not top level in the bathroom and toilets. The beds were comfortable and we loved the beautiful forests in the surroundings. They were tolerant to dogs and we paid €25 extra for our stay for the ‘extra’ cleaning charges for our dog. Not extravagant but considering that the room carpets were full of stains, one wonders why we were being penalised. I do highly recommend having dinner at the restaurant because the food is that good and there’s not much better within walking distance. All in all pretty good value for the discounted stay we got. However, this is where this little gem is rough around the edges. Let’s start with our check in, the front desk more or less just chucked our keys at us when I tried to check in. It required multiple questions from our end to figure out 1) where our rooms were located and 2) where and when our breakfast was supposed to be served (8-11am in the restaurant). Fine, but not exactly warm hospitality.... (the stinger was to be experienced the day of check out). We then proceeded to dinner and although the food was amazing, the service was puzzling. We were handed off between 3 young and inexperienced waiting staff who were super sweet but untrained. This includes one young gentleman explaining the menu to us while constantly fidgeting and slapping the back of my chair. If I didn’t find it super hilarious, I would classify this as rude! The food however made up for the rest of the evening until we received a bill which had to be corrected. Not a big deal, but not exactly top level of service either. Breakfast the next morning again made up for it. We did have to constantly ask for toilet paper and toiletries as housekeeping did not replenish them. Annoying but not a dealbreaker. Also there was a small window which apparently opens into the private terrace our room came with, so halfway through our stay we became rudely acquainted with our next door guest. The big stinger did come on the day of check out. We went down for breakfast at 9:50 to find the restaurant empty of food and staff. We walked around it, found no one so we gave up and packed to leave. On check out, found out that the breakfast on weekdays were served from 7-10am and in another part of the building. The receptionist was highly apologetic and very understanding but how do you expect your guest to know the time and location change when the person checking is in was not that informative or interested in sharing. ————————————————————— TL;DR: Not as classy as they hope - old, dated rooms not super clean but not a deal breaker - housekeeping is stingy with toiletries - private balcony not so private - information is dependent on mood of check in receptionist - service staff lacks training and experience + beautiful old building + fantastic dining possibilities Would definitely come back for dinner.

We've had a wonderful stay near the beautiful forest of Zeist and Driebergen. The staff is very helpful and friendly and they have a great kitchen as well. I would totally recommend visiting this cosy castle

First impression of the Kasteel was that it looked enchanting. The exterior and courtyard area are very quiet and clean. The foyer and restaurant are also very charming and inviting. CHeck in/out processes were very quick and efficient. Breakfast was delicious. The only complaint is that the rooms are pretty dated, including the bathroom and that there was construction outside of our window and we could hear staff outside the window below as well. So it was a bit noisy in that sense.

You won’t find decor or ambience like this anywhere else (except another castle). All the character of the history yet still fresh and modern spaces which created a cozy yet bright atmosphere. Food and drink were upscale and delicious. The grounds lovely. Conveniently located to several modes of transport for cities and sites. Bikes available for rent.

We stayed here for one night because we wanted to visit Utrecht. Service is as it should be but no extras, not surprisingly friendly or very welcoming. The rooms and breakfast were standard. F.ex.: toilet wasn't completely clean and we had to ask for milk with our coffee after getting our coffee.

We have stayed here three or four times over the years. Staff very friendly. Breakfast is pretty good but a trifle overpriced for what you get. Room facilities i.e. tea making could be improved. All we had on the first night was milk and sugar in the room.

The hotel is beautiful, rooms are quite basic but clean. Brilliant staff, really helped us out by booking us a taxi from the station on arrival. The food is just amazing, and the bar is great. Reasonably priced and really comfortable and quiet. Highly recommend.

We got an offer for a package, including breakfast and dinner which was a great value. The hotel was cosy and the staff was friendly and professional. We were lucky with the weather, but I would have enjoyed just sitting by the fire and reading a book even if the weather was bad. We will come back again!

I was in Zeist on business and stayed at this very good small hotel. It is situated in a wooded park - a little forest, really. The staff is first-rate, and the food in the restaurant is excellent. (Popular with the locals, apparently, so make a reservation.) Warm and cozy lobby/lounge area with fireplaces. Much more atmosphere and charm than a business hotel. The rooms are small but well-appointed, and the wifi is good. Quite a good value, too.

Good location, good restaurant but the guest rooms deserves an improvement in terms of having newer furniture and a heater in the bathroom. Close to the train station and good breakfast in the morning.

Arnhemse Bovenweg 31 Zeist

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Located 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Slot Zeist, Kasteel Kerckebosch is within a 15-minute drive of Pyramid of Austerlitz. This 4-star hotel has 30 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Military Airspace Museum is also close to this Beerschoten hotel.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Bistoria, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Quench your thirst with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


All 30 recently renovated rooms provide safes and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

Renovated in 2015, Kasteel Kerckebosch offers free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and a terrace. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include laundry facilities and a garden.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

King 1 | King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Twin Room, 1 Bedroom

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

76.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 634 reviews