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Hampshire Hotel - Kasteel de Essenburgh ★★★

Zuiderzeestraatweg 199 - 3849 AE - Hierden, Nederland | | +31 (0)341 451 841
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Single Standard Room single bed | 14 sqm | flatscreen television | coffee and tea facilities Check availability

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Imposing 17th Century castle close to Harderwijk

Step back in time in this imposing, 17th Century castle in a beautiful location in Hierden, close to Harderwijk. You’ll find an oasis of calm here in the green heart of the Veluwe. Hampshire Hotel - Kasteel de Essenburgh has forty rooms, including several castle rooms, with views across the rustic, English landscape garden and pond. If you’re lucky you’ll even spot deer from your room. 

Hampshire Hotel - Kasteel de Essenburgh is situated midway between Harderwijk and Apeldoorn. This offers various possibilities for fun trips with the entire family, such as the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk or Palace Het Loo and the Apenheul in Apeldoorn. But you can of course also make fantastic cycle trips and walks in the countryside. Around the hotel you’ll find forests and expansive heathland where you can enjoy a wonderful day out in the fresh air. 

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Beautiful countryside for walking and cycling

You’ll find both beautiful countryside for walking and cycling as well as great cities to visit around Hampshire Hotel - Kasteel de Essenburgh; and fantastic attractions for the children. A few tips: 

Art and culture
Hanseatic town Harderwijk is just 5 kilometres from the hotel and has fun places of interest. To make sure you don’t miss anything, make a guided or unguided tour through the historic city centre. The Harderwijk City Guides Guild organises a number of city walks, such as the churches and monastery route and the delicious culinary route. Apeldoorn is also not too far from the hotel. On the outskirts of this city, you’ll find Palace Het Loo: the more than three-hundred-year-old Royal Palace that’s open to the public. The richly-designed quarters give a beautiful image of three centuries of royal residence by the House of Orange. In addition to the permanent collection, you can see changing exhibitions and visit the baroque gardens and palace park.

You dive into a magical underwater world in the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk. You can meet dolphins, walruses, sea lions, seals and other sea creatures. And the largest dolphin show in Europe is held here. You’ll make the children really happy with a trip to Walibi Holland. That is at least, if they like a bit of action. Because there are fantastic rides here in spectacular roller coasters, such as Speed of Sound. In the Apenheul in Apeldoorn you can watch lots of monkeys roaming free, either from a distance from very close quarters. And also in Apeldoorn there’s the nostalgic Family amusement park ‘Koningin Juliana Toren’ with more than sixty attractions.

Walking and cycling
In the hotel’s immediate vicinity there’s so much countryside for fantastic walking and cycling. We’d also recommend the slightly more distant Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve. In this marshland with reed beds, rough grassland and lakes in South Flevoland you can get acquainted with the Netherlands as it was a thousand years ago.  

Zwaluwhoeve Wellness resort is a stone’s throw from the hotel. You can totally relax here in different saunas, a Turkish steam room, plunge pool, hot whirlpools, heated outdoor pool and relaxation areas.

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  • Bar
  • Parking (free)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Golf course in the area
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Terrace
  • Lift
  • Child-friendly
  • Wheelchair-friendly
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Estates
  • Family Room
  • Restaurant
  • High Tea
  • Luggage storage
  • Bridal suite
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Garden
  • Heating

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Home-made dishes such as the “castle muffin”

Home-made dishes such as the “castle muffin”

Vaulted cellar “De Oude Mheen”
The kitchen in the vaulted cellar’s restaurant uses only fresh and as far as possible, organic, produce. From chocolate “castle muffin” to sorbet, it’s all home-made. The restaurant can seat sixty guests who can enjoy an evening three-course dinner. You can also choose from the seasonal menu. If you are with a large group, you can discuss with the Head Chef about organising something different or composing a special menu. From a walking dinner to a barbecue: everything is possible.
In the breakfast room next to the restaurant you can enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet every morning from 8.00 a.m., including home-made bread, sugar bread, croissants and home-made raspberry jam. The castle’s vaulted cellar also houses the stylish hotel bar. The bar is open every evening and also has an outside patio with views across the country estate.

Home-made dishes such as the “castle muffin”

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60% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 91 reviews
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3 of 5 stars
“Dissapointing rooms, beatiful castle”

Staff was really nice and welcoming, the castle part is amazing. The annex building clearly the rooms are more basic. Wear and tear visible and bathrooms very basic. To explore the area a great place to start but know it is not a place if you expect any luxury. Also found it to be very noisy. Garden and castle are gorgeous...
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 of 5 stars
“Nice basecamp for cycling or hiking”

The hotel is party built in an old castle and located in a large parc. In the vicinity you van find woods and open fields. A perfect location for cycling an hiking. When we arrived at the hotel, we were informed that there would be a wedding party in the evening. Allthough there was a lot of music at the party we did not hear anything in our room. The room was very basic but clean. The breakfast was one of the best I had in years. Maybe it was because i had been running in the beautiful surounding of the hotel early the morning and I was quite hungry. I would like to come back.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 of 5 stars
“Great food in a romantic castle”

We stayed at the castle for one night and booked a package that included a welcome drink and a high tea. We had a small but cute room in the adjacent building to the castle. The room had a nice view of the garden, heating, and a great shower. For dinner we ate at the restaurant in the cellar of the castle where the food was wonderful and the service was very good. The 3 course dinner with a drink was about 40 euros per person and they catered very well for vegetarians. We slept very well, although the walls were thin and we could hear our neighbour snoring and awoke from the bells coming from the church house. Breakfast was great with a selection of fair trade spreads and fresh breads. We spent some time walking in the grounds which was very romantic. there are lots of animals to see. High tea had a great selection of sweet and savoury treats, again very well catered to the vegetarians if needed. Overall this was a wonderful arrangement that I would highly recommend.
 of 5 stars
“Like a fairytale!”

I won a night at this hotel on one of the vacation bidding websites. My boyfriend and I wanted to escape the city and the busy life and relax somewhere for two days. This must have been one of, if not the most romantic trip we ever took. The castle is located in a very quiet area, outside the crowded spaces. The only sounds you could hear were from the ducks and geese from the lake. It is a very old building, but very well maintained. The surrounding property is worth discovering and October is one of the best months to go discover it. We had a simple room with a view on the canal. I could not care less about the simplicity if the room, while the canal took all of my attention. We also had breakfast included in the price. Everything tasted pretty good, besides the omelette which was dried and had absolutely no flavor. I also did not like the breakfast space as it seemed a bit tight for the amount of people eating there. Nevertheless, the view from outside made it all fade away.

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Everything is available for a pleasant business stay

Everything is available for a pleasant business stay

Hampshire Hotel - Kasteel de Essenburgh is the ideal hotel for business guests. This is partly because of the tremendous hospitality and beautiful, calm surroundings with forests and heathland. The hotel is easy to reach by car via the A28 motorway. There are also a number of extra facilities for business guests to make their stay even more enjoyable including free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, free parking, packed lunch service, early breakfast service and a business centre.

Meetings in a castle room
Of course it’s an extremely stylish ambiance in which to organise your business meeting: in a real castle, including imposing driveway and surrounded by a beautiful country estate. The wooded environment offers many possibilities to stretch your legs between meetings and to enjoy the countryside. The hotel has nine authentic castle rooms of varying sizes. This means that for every kind of group, large or small, there is a suitable space. You can reserve all the required audio-visual equipment in advance, including overhead projector, screen, video projector and DVD players. There are also business package deals available to make organising it even easier, with or without an overnight stay.

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Attractive meeting deals from €22,50 p.p.

Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!

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Everything is available for a pleasant business stay

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Get married in a unique location: a castle!

Get married in a unique location: a castle!

Your wedding day should be unforgettable and above all hassle free. This is one of the most important days of your life and also one of the best. That’s why it's very important that all your wishes are taken into account, from the ceremony to the wedding night, so that, together with your family and friends, you can enjoy the day to the full. Hampshire Hotels are happy to help you organise your wedding right down to the last detail.

Official wedding venue : Yes
Maximum number of reception guests : 250
Maximum number of dinner guests : 200
Maximum number of party guests : 250
Outdoor party possibilities : Ja
Bridal suite available : Yes
Number of rooms : 38
Entertainment management service : Yes
Wedding cake service : Yes
Flower-arranging service : Yes

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