We stayed at Fletcher Hotel de Zalm during Easter 2022 for 3 nights. We loved our stay here. The lockdown was over and tourism was clearly starting up again.
This is not a sponsored post, we stayed here at our own expense. So all opinions are, as always, our own.
Location of Fletcher Hotel De Zalm
Fletcher hotel de Zalm is on Voorstraat 6 in Brielle. Brielle is a fortified city in the province of Zuid-Holland on the island Voorne-Putten. Brielle is situated in the Southwest of the Netherlands. The hotel was founded in the year 1928 as a family run hotel. The name zalm translates to salmon, and derives from the salmon fishing industry that brought the town to greatness.
Rotterdam Airport is 39 minutes driving, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is 1 hour and 14 minutes away. The city of Rotterdam is 47 minutes, Spijkenisse is 19 minutes and The Hague is 60 minutes away by car.
Address of this hotel, part of the Fletcher group:
3231 BJ Brielle
The parking lot is at the backside of the hotel and has the address Rozemarijnstraat 6. Give this address into your navigation system of your car.
There are 48 rooms in total, divided into 7 different types of rooms. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi (which is available in the whole hotel), telephone and a television.
There’s a Budget Single Room. It has a twin bed, radio and a sink. Shared shower and toilet. Costs up from €42.75 per person per night.
Second they have a Single Room. The room has a twin bed, a desk with a chair and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Costs up from €56.05 per person per night.
Third there are Budget Double Rooms. There are two twin beds and a sink. Shared shower and toilet. Costs up from €23.28 per person per night.
They also have a Standard Double Room. This room offers two twin beds and a bathroom with shower and toilet. Costs up from €32.78 per person per night.
Fifth they have a Comfort Double Room. The room has two twin beds and a bathroom with shower/bath and toilet. Costs up from €37.53 per person per night.
The hotel also offers a Triple Room. The room has three twin beds and a bathroom with bath and toilet. Most rooms offer a view on the town square. Costs up from €47.03 per person per night.
At last there’s a Family Room. The room has four twin beds and a bathroom with shower and toilet. This room has a second floor, on which two of the four twin beds are placed. Costs up from €51.78 per person per night.
During our stay we had the Triple Room, which was spacious enough for us. We had a room on the first floor. Only reachable with two sets of stairs, there’s no elevator in the hotel, we didn’t have a view on the town square, but on the street at the entrance of the hotel.
Our room had a sitting area, a desk with a chair, a closet and a built-in closet.
Good to Know
The hotel is in the middle of a beautiful fortified town. Parking is included in the room rate. Dogs are not allowed at the hotel. There’s 24-hour front desk. Check-in is from 3pm and check-out is till 11am. You can opt for an early check-in and/or a lazy day. The hotel is 100% non-smoking.
There’s no elevator in the hotel. There are stairs leading to the second floor. The second floor has a lot of small sets of stairs leading to different parts with rooms.
The hotel features a restaurant, a bar and a small terrace. The restaurant consists of two rooms. We had dinner here once, sat down for coffee and tea and had breakfast every morning at the restaurant.
The restaurant is à la carte, which means you have a menu to choose from. The restaurant offers seasonal dishes and good wines. On the menu you can find classics such as a farmer’s schnitzel and satay, but also a mushroom pie and vegan meatballs. For lunch there are kroketten with bread, a grilled cheese sandwich and an uitsmijter among more. There’s a separate children’s menu. Lunch is possible from 11am till 5pm and dinner from 5pm till 10pm.
What We Ate
The first evening we had a 3-course dinner at the restaurant. As an entrée Paul had the prosciutto crudo, Yuri had the pomodori soup and I the pulled salmon. The main course was a mushroom pie for Yuri and I and Paul had the farmer’s schnitzel. Dessert was a dame blanche for Yuri, cassis royal for Paul and for me sweets to go with coffee. Everything tasted delicious!
We had a coffee, tea and Fristi on the second day at the restaurant. Since we had coupons for one free drink.
The hotel offers a breakfast buffet, for a €16.50 charge per person per day and kids aged 4 till 11 pay €10.00. There was enough room to sit down almost every day. The second room of the restaurant was closed during the breakfast. You had to reserve a time spot, to make sure not everyone came at the same time.
There’s a selection of different types of bread, buns and croissants. Hot items such as scrambled eggs and pancakes. There’s a yogurt/cereal bar with fresh fruit and a cold cuts section with different slices of cheese and meat. In small packages they had butter, jam and peanut butter. You could scoop hagelslag in cups. There was a coffee/tea and juice bar.
There’s someone at the front desk 24/7. The hotel has one multifunctional conference room.
They have their own parking lot, with 30 parking spaces, at the back of the hotel. You can enter the hotel here and the front desk is located at this entrance. At the front you enter the hotel at the restaurant. Electrical hook-ups for cars are walking distance of the hotel.
Wake-up call, a covered bike storage facility and an electrical hook-up for e-bikes are available.
They offer e-bike rental at the hotel. E-bikes are €25.00 per day per bike.
In the Area
Brielle is a beautiful fortified town and as such on our list of fortresses, forts and fortified towns. The fortifications of the city are well preserved. You can visit two bastions and walk on the walls. Den Briel Historical Museum is opposite of the hotel and tells all about the Eighty Years’ War. You can visit the Catharijne church and climb its tower. The hotel offers a self-guided walk which leads you across the hundreds of monumental buildings in Brielle.
On the island Voorne-Putten there’s plenty of things to do and all in close proximity of Brielle. The Brielle lake is 5 minutes away of Brielle and offers a wide range of water sports. Close to the city is De Stenen Baak, the oldest stone lighthouse in the Netherlands. Rockanje with its beautiful beach is only 10 minutes driving. Hellevoetsluis, another fortified town is a fun visit with its brandweermuseum (fire fighters museum), Lichtschip 12 Noord Hinder (a museum boat) and Historyland. Then there’s the larger city of Spijkenisse.
In Spring you can discover the tulip fields on the island Goeree-Overflakkee by car with the Tulip Route Holland. Brielle is a perfect base to discover the Delta Works. It’s also a perfect base for the 25 things to do in Zeeland list.
The world famous Kinderdijk is just 46 kilometers/29 miles away. Rotterdam with its Euromast, Wereldmuseum, Pinball museum and Diergaarde Blijdorp (zoo) is just 47 minutes minutes away by car. The Maasvlakte Rotterdam is manmade land, which is a large industry area. It’s 18 kilometers/11 miles away. Schiedam is 28 minutes away and has a Stedelijk museum worth your time.
Easter at the Hotel
Our stay at this hotel was over Easter. They had chocolate Easter eggs at the front desk, free to take. They hosted Easter brunches on First and Second Easter Day (the Netherlands has two Easter days, both are national days).
We didn’t have Easter brunch at the hotel, because we already had the breakfast buffet. A brunch is what a lot of Dutch families do at Easter.
That’s All You Need to Know for a Visit to Fletcher Hotel De Zalm
Plenty of fun things to do close to the hotel, so a perfect place to include in a Dutch road trip.
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