Holland coach Marco van Basten said: "It was the second time that Babel overslept on a match day. That should never happen.
The Holland coach admitted Babel might feel deflated by the snub.
He said: "It is very well possible that Babel feels disappointed. It is also not my style to handle these kinds of things this way. But we also expect that players obey rules during a match.
"The first time that he arrived too late, he settled the matter with a joke.
"The second time he joined us too late for the meal and that was a bit too much. He has to appear on time, just like all the others."
Babel, 20, came into the match in the 78th-minute as substitute for Robben but could not prevent the Dutch from losing 1-0 to Romania in a clash between the two group leaders in Group G. Dorin Goian scored the only goal of the game.