Ending my two week European excursion, was a one night stay in a four star hotel known as the Kurhaus Hotel. Resembling the classical elegance of hotels such as the Ritz Carlton or Plaza Hotel in NYC, this hotel not only impressed us with its style, but with a beautiful view of the ocean. I was pleasantly impressed by the boardwalk on the beach. The boardwalk was such a classical “Jenn style,” plush lounge chairs, mood lighting and lounge music playing in the background. Firewood pits, delicious cocktails and food varied from one restaurant to the next. Perfect dinner and night entertainment for couples and honeymooners.
The Kurhaus Hotel is located in a city known as Den Haag or also commonly known as The Hague. Den Haag is the third largest city in The Netherlands. This city includes two distinct beach resorts, the main one is Scheveningen and the other one is Benelux Kijkduin. The Kurhaus Hotel is located on the north beach resort, which is Scheveningen. Major tourist attraction and common to the locals for weekend getaways. The Kurhaus Hotel could not be missed, it is centrally located on the boardwalk and facing the beach. You could see from the photo below, the perimeter this hotel takes up on the boardwalk.
The rooms at the Kurhaus Hotel were obviously elegant and contemporary. This hotel could be pricey during peak season, but affordable during off-peak seasons. The one ah-maz-ing part about our room was the side view, in which we opened up our windows and noticed the breathe taking ocean. Unfortunately, we were in low tide season, waves did not provide the capabilities of surfing or body boarding. Needless to say, ocean views are calm and relaxing to the mind. Furthermore, providing an overall perfect ending to my trip.
** above photo from Kurhaus Official website
- Hotel Ambience: Elegant and Contemporary.
- Hotel Staff: Friendly.
- Hotel Amenities: Unfortunately, I did not check out the restaurant at the hotel. But, there are many local restaurants around the boardwalk that are worth checking out. The seafood here is delicious. Overall nearby attraction is the boardwalk and dueling piano bar next door.
- Cleanliness of Hotel: spotless.
- Overall Experience: Be mindful when traveling outside the US. I did not know that even though you stated a one night stay, if you do not check out of the hotel registration, they may charge you for the next night because you did not sign off on your check out slip. This happened to me during my stay at the Kurhaus. Luckily, I dealt with a hotel staff member who understood the “American check-out” of not having to sign off on a check out slip, at the end of your stay at a US Hotel. They cleared everything out of the system with the manager of the hotel and did not overcharge me. However, I did spend a great deal of my time having to sort everything out. However, I have to admit this hotel is on the highest end, staying in Scheveningen. Although it is centrally located to the boardwalk and beach, which makes it convenient for traveling as an out of town guest. I would stay here again!