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Best Western Hotel Baars

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have never stayed in a more welcoming and friendly hotel. The staff are superb and incredibly helpful. The food is excellent, as is the service. The room was clean, spacious and very comfortable. The location is very central. I will stay again next time I am in the area.

We read some good reviews on this hotel , but very disappointed when we arrived, the bar area is nice and welcoming but the room was not. Room was old tried and tatty, the double bed was two twins push together, the TV didn't work properly, the mini bar was not turned on as it didn't work and had a note stuck to it to go to the vending machine if you wanted anything, we asked to be moved to a different room but they told us nothing else was available, it got worst when we went to breakfast it was very low quality and no choice at all. My advice would be go somewhere else

Harderwijk is located somewhere hard to explain, but in the town itself - location of the hotel is very good. Bar is located in the same building as hotel, so if you need one more beer before sleep - the choice is yours. Breakfast is quite nice (omelet and sausages plus ingredients for sandwiches). When you enter your room during cold weather - it's really cold inside, so you need to turn heating by your self. Shower cubicle needs extra attention, as it looks like small spaceship with two seats and possibility to control flow directions. Unfortunately floor in bathroom is very cold. One thing that makes this hotel special - stairs. Inside stairs are like from Harry Potter movie, they go different directions and tall people - watch your head!

this hotel is lovely the staff are great and cant do enough for you the food is excellent too there is plenty to do in the area a few shops and plenty of bars and restuarants the dolphinaruim is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel which is well worth a visit

In short, middle of summer, stained dirty carpets, ageing towel and worst of all zero aircon in the rooms. Do not stay here in summer. Ever. The location is great, quiet and relaxing, and if this hotel could simply clean the carpets, replace the towels and install aircon it might be worth considering this on your next trip.

Spent the night here 9th August, what a beautiful Hotel with the worlds most comfortable beds just had my best night sleep in a long time...situated in the heart of Harderwijk surrounded by a good selection of bars and restaurants it's a great place to stay .., hope to return some day..thank you

Overall, the experience was fair. I had very good service by the wonderful women in the front, specifically Willeke van Norel and Femie Klein. PROS: - Location - conveniently located next to lots of shops (that don't ever seem open), Biddinghuizen (for music festivals), and more - Free parking - 5 minutes away to free parking, which isn't horrible, but you need to pay 8,50 euroes if you want to park in the back - Restaurant - the restaurant is surprisingly very good! Make sure to be clear what you order though. I noticed that they tended to bring the wrong orders (like we didn't want fries with one of the burgers). Not sure if they were pushing revenue, or just actually didn't understand us CONS: - The rooms are a bit old - stains on the walls, must smells from previous smokers or humidity, and more- - THE BREAKFAST - while the breakfast was abundant, they do NOT tell you that it is 11,50 euroes per person per day. I felt like this was a bit sneaky as they welcome you to come in and get breakfast, but do NOT ask your room #. By doing so, you begin to assume that the food is free. When you finish, they do NOT say anything to you, nor do you sign anything. Again, you don't think that you will get charged. While I understand that it should not be free, they should make an effort to actually tell you that it is NOT free so it is not a surprise later - During music festivals, expect the hotel to work with the cab companies (monopolies) and charge you 50 euroes to go back/forth about 19km to Biddinghuizen. Normal cost is about 25 euroes, but since there is very limited supply and barely any Ubers, they will nickel and dime you Overall, I would stay here again, but really wish people pre-warned me about how the hotel operates.

We have eaten at this restaurant (and stayed at the hotel) a few years ago and were very pleased. Now we went back for a nice dinner and were again pleased with the food and service. The menu is not very extensive but all dishes that we have tried so far are of a high quality standard and very tasteful. We will definitely return.

A great little hotel by Best Western. The feel of a European hotel with a bit of western charm. The rooms were nice size, but no air condition, but it cools off at night so open windows. Could use some screans to keep bugs. Bar and food was good. The town was a neat sea side resort.

We landed late in the day at Lelystad Airport and the incredibly helpful receptionist there booked us into this hotel and sorted out a taxi (48 euros). Then I read some of the hotel reviews on TripAdvisor! Harderwijk, the receptionist had advised, was preferable to Lelystad and indeed it turned out to be a fascinating place . Spent a great evening exploring the town (except for the swarms of midges by the waterside) trying to piece together the history of a place I had never realised existed just a few hours earlier. The hotel was more than decent. The room was spacious and comfortable with a view over the nearby church and totally quiet. Bed was comfortable, bathroom nice. WiFi was free with measured download speed of 7.69 Mbps - not too bad for a hotel. There's nothing really negative to say about it. We ate at the hotel and the set meal was excellent with great service. Breakfast perfectly pleasant too - the usual buffet-style continental affair.

Smeepoortstraat 52 Harderwijk

Hotel highlights

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

Best Western Hotel Baars places you within a 10-minute walk of Dolphinarium Harderwijk. This 60-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a business center. Pyramid of Austerlitz is 24.8 mi (39.9 km) from this central Harderwijk hotel.


Start each morning off right with continental breakfast served for a fee. Enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception, or savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 60 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and plasma TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Best Western Hotel Baars enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Free offsite parking is available if you drive. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Triple Room, 3 Single Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 120 reviews