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De Pelikaan Texel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We chose the Pelikaan because everything else was booked up! If you have a car or a bycycle the location is fine, because it is very close to the sand dunes and away from the tourist traps of De Koog. Service is not great. We had to wait quite a while for our rooms. My room was very spacious and comfortable. However, my friend got a horrible ground floor room, small, old, and smelly. Make sure you do not get one of those rooms! Buffet breakfast is fine.

The hotel is about 4 km from the The Koog but just a few steps from Ecomare. If you are looking for bicycling, running or seaside, this is an ideal place. Rooms are large, comfortable and peaceful but there is no coffee-tea facilities inside. Staff is kind and helpful. Breakfast is super! Wi-Fi is free of charge but it doesn't work very well.

We celebrated Grandma's 90th Birthday here. The hotel staff were very helpful in supporting decorating etc. Price to quality ratio was very good. I'll probably stay here again if I visit Texel a next time.

We had such a wonderful stay at De Pelikaan. It was perfectly situated to be very close to De Koog and to De Burg, and was a 5 minute bike ride away from a stunning nature reservation. We did admittedly decide against venturing too far for dinner, and had dinner at the hotel both nights of our stay. No regrets! Dinner was delicious, as was the breakfast both days. Loved it! It would have been ideal to have a little fridge in our room to keep water cold, etc, but no complaints otherwise.

I rented a two-room apartment for three nights - for those traveling by car well-located and with plenty of parking space. We were assigned an apartment on the ground floor next to the parking lot and we feared a lot of noise, but actually it as quite all of the time. The apartment had a small kitchen which all amenities needed, a living room and two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms had blinds, while the other - unfortunately - hadn't. The curtains were too light to block out all the light (and note that there was a parking lot lamp post in front of our apartment). A few matrasses were poor quality (old and worn out) but fortunately there were enough good ones so we could sleep well. Friendly staff and good working wifi. I'd definitely recommend staying here - next time I'd ask for an apartment at the back of the building though, hoping that there will be less light coming through the windows at night.

We booked thru Groupon and had a fantastic 2 nights deal included Bfast. We loved this hotel, really quiet place, nice room ( we had a comfort one ) with wifi, nice pub on ground floor, we tried the restaurant 1 evening as they had good reviews, food was plenty, good deal for the price of the 3 courses menu. we will come back to this hotel while visiting Lovely Texel again

We were three friends that stayed in the hotel for one night, and for what you get it was fine. It is a bit away from the town, de Koog, but we were aware of that and didn't mind. When we arrived the bar was closed, but when we asked in the reception we found out that it was because of short staffing due to sickness, but one of the receptionist said she would open it up as soon as all people at the reception desk had been serviced. Less than 10 minutes later she appeared and she, and everybody else in the hotel, delivered a great service, which made us feel comfortable and at home. Great bar, by the way. The rooms were ok, nothing special. Rather small beds, comfortable mattresses, very flat pillows (annoying), and a functional bathroom that did the job. Everything was clean and in working order, so for the price it was good. Breakfast the following morning was nice with a good selection of food. If I was in the neighbourhood again, I would probably stay here again.

On the face of it and from their web-site, this place has all the elements that make a quality 3 star hotel compliant with international standards - furnishings, decor, restaurant, bar, large car park etc etc., but in my opinion, although it may match up on many points it lacks that extra something – charm and personality. First impressions are not always everything, but on arrival there was no one on duty at reception to greet arriving clients. After almost 10 minutes, along with other new arrivals it finally took the efforts of a member of the cleaning staff to find the receptionist. This, we discovered later, was not unusual. During the wait in reception, the high counter attracted our attention– certainly well above average and not a comfortable height for most people. Although our reservations were soon found, we had apparently, arrived 15 minutes before the official check in time – giving the receptionist the golden opportunity to comment that perhaps no rooms were ready yet! Of course they were! Without delay we were asked to pay in full for our 3-night stay and, if we chose to do so by credit card, there would be a surcharge! Best and common practice is to agree with the client on how he or she would like to settle their account and the normal method is to pre-authorise an agreed sum on the customer’s credit card. If a hotel of this class has to stoop as low as to having to ask clients to cover bank charges, which are part and parcel of their general business expenses, and like any other hotel, easily absorbed in the room charges, then it is a very poor show and I believe in very bad taste. Remember this is not a cheap motel – room prices here average over 100 Euros a night and above. But given the intimidating high counter and the fact that the vast majority of people staying are on a holiday break ,disputing surcharges is not what they have come for, so the hotel has the upper hand. We had one of the standard rooms, which was quite comfortable – two single beds pushed together to form a double of sorts. The older style TV i.e. not flat screen, had a wide range of international channels, the wi-fi was good and there was a bath with shower fittings. The room was sunny in the afternoon but the very wide window presented a view of little interest, as it overlooked the pitched roof of another part of the hotel. Breakfast was rather monotonous, exactly the same offering every morning. We did not use the restaurant as the choice of dishes was limited and we were told the staff needed to know before 17.00 if we interned to eat there – another one of their quirks! The text of the handbook supplied in the room contained a mass of information, but was written only in Dutch and German, and considering that English has become the de facto second language of The Netherlands this was most odd. In fact this linguistic policy extended right through the hotel including the detailed instructions on how to leave and enter the building posted on the main doors when shut for the night. A simple diagram would have been of more value rather than the lengthy, closely typed paragraphs, in Dutch/German. We had the feeling this was a hotel set up for groups, especially those from Holland or Germany, it has established this client base and was not, despite its attractive web-site, which incidentally is in English, looking out for a wider international mix. This is a great pity, Texel is an interesting island and deserves to be discovered by more nationalities. So to sum up, instead of feeling a welcome guest, our experience was of a paying customer and for that reason we would be disinclined to return, even if they did install a swimming pool, but I suggest before that, a management shake up would be a better investment.

The hotel is advertised as being in De Koog, but it's important to know that it is actually 1.5km outside of the town of De Koog. Also important to understand that there are two types of rooms: hotel rooms and apartment-style rooms. The hotel rooms are like 'normal' hotel rooms, with bedding, towels and come with breakfast in the hotel restaurant. The apartment-style rooms have a kitchen and living room, and there is bedding provided (you have to make the beds up yourself) but don't come with towels. If we had understood all of this, based on the time we had and what we were looking for, we would not have booked here. We would have preferred to be in the town of De Koog (or, after exploring the island, we would probably choose Den Burg!). We also ended up with an apartment-style room but would have preferred a hotel room. Also, the restaurant was not open any time we needed it! We arrived a bit later in the evening (8:30-9pm) and it was closed, so had to trek 1.5km into De Koog to get food when we had already had a long travel day. We also returned rental bikes and wanted to have lunch before catching the bus to the ferry and the restaurant wasn't open then either. Weird considering the next closest restaurant is 1.5km away. Also, in one of the rooms in our apartment there was white powder falling from the ceiling when people walked above, and we found the rooms to be older & awkward (e.g doors opening outwards and blocking hallway). Also, the bicycle rentals are per calendar day, not per 24 hour period, so you end up paying for 2 days even if you only need it from midday one day to midday the next. However, if you have a week or so in Texel (lovely island) and want to cook your own food and stay in a quiet location then this may be a great place for you. The bikes we rented were fantastic, too.

We spent three lovely days in this hotel, including New year's eve 2013. The hotel is large, the rooms are nice and spacious, good lightning, big bath room in "deluxe' room, huge bath and a nice view on New years fireworks from our window. The food is very good, the restaurant cosy, the staff helpful and friendly. I would rather rate this 3 stars hotel as a 4 stars hotel. Not many children were around, may be more in summertime when they can go to the beach. Most guests were couples, enjoying this more or less gastronomic arrangement. Mr Marnix' knowledge of wine was much appreciated. The arrangement included a big new year's eve dinner where amongst others the owner himself served ice cream to the guests. The owners family came to dine with the guests, which was appreciated. One remark: there is no sign to the hotel on the main road, so we missed Pelikaanstraat two times.

Pelikaanweg 18 De Koog

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Texel Island, De Pelikaan Texel is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Ecomare and National Park Dunes of Texel. This 62-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's also close to Surfschool Foamball and De Koog Beach.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. This hotel serves as home to a pub, along with a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine.


De Pelikaan Texel's 62 rooms provide phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Guests of De Pelikaan Texel enjoy a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 6 meeting rooms. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide tour or ticket assistance. This hotel also has wedding services.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Comfort Double Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Twin Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 129 reviews