Discover Benelux, Issue 40, April 2017

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Discover Benelux  |  South Holland  |  Scheveningen Highlights

Wake up with a stunning sea view TEXT: THESSA LAGEMAN  |  PHOTOS: CARLTON BEACH HOTEL

to TripAdvisor, the hotel is the first of the 24 hotels in Scheveningen, the beach area of The Hague. “Very good hotel on a perfect spot,” one guest wrote, and another: “The ambience in the hotel is so welcoming and the hotel is spotlessly clean.”

At the Carlton Beach Hotel, you can stay just a few steps from the beach. It is located right at the lively boulevard with many colourful beach cafés, shops and the lovely pier. On the other side of the hotel are the dunes, a quiet nature area that you can explore walking or by bike.

Sound of waves and seagulls

This luxury four-star hotel is a fun and friendly place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings. The rooms offer breathtaking views of the North Sea. It is also an inspiring location for training, meetings and conferences. Many guests choose to stay here because of the excellent location, explains Mireille Soemopawiro, the hotel’s happiness manager. “The sea view from your room is quite unique. Our hotel is right on the beach,” she says. It is therefore no surprise that, according

The Carlton Beach Hotel features 183 luxurious hotel rooms. You can choose between a Superior, Superior Dune view, Superior Sea view - for a truly splendid view of the beautiful North Sea - a Deluxe room or a large Family room. The rooms have comfortable furniture and are decorated cosily, with light, natural colours. All the modern comforts are present, such as large, comfortable beds and coffee and teamaking facilities. Mireille Soemopawiro: “You will have a good night’s sleep with the sound of waves and seagulls in the

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background and you wake up completely revived and inspired.” On your balcony, you can watch the serene dawn or the glorious sunset. At the Beach Brasserie, the ambiance is casual and the mood cheerful. The culinary team serves light, healthy and surprising dishes. They serve an extensive breakfast buffet with fresh waffles, fresh coffee and orange juice and a cook who prepares your egg on the spot. The Smuggler’s Bar & Grill is an informal, relaxed restaurant with a splendid view of the Scheveningen coastline. Delicious grilled meat and fish dishes are served here. “We use the best-quality and freshest ingredients from the surroundings,” adds the happiness manager. The Carlton Beachclub right on the beach is open from April until October, she continues. Delicious food is available