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Hotel Imperial

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Thorbeckeplein 9, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #147 of 319 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2006
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Guildford, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2006

This little hotel is by far the best in Amsterdam but it definately isn't the worst. Some of the other reviews of this hotel are unneccisarily harsh. Complaints about the owner Peter and his family are understandable as he isnt the most accomodating but make an effort to talk to him and his family and they suddenly turn into the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2006

Some of the reviewers here seem to expect 5 star facilities from a 2 star hotel. The hotel is conveniently situated for central Amsterdam in a fairly bustling area close to Rembrantplein but also the quiet Herengrach canal. I imagine that during peak season it can be noisy if you have a room at the front but my room, at... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2006

We were expecting a warm, homely atmosphere in this so called family run hotel. Instead we found the proprietor miserable and unhelpful. The rooms were clean and pleasant but the steep climb to the top floor not exactly what you want after a night out. Noisy location so the chances of any sleep are minimal. The breaksfast extremely ordinary. Wouldn't... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2006

I stayed at the imperial with my daughter for two nights. I had asked for a twin room only to find we were put in a double room with a camp type bed which we had to make up ourselves. I felt this was cheeky when we had expected both to sleep in proper beds. The hotel is directly opposite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2005

Remember the saying "Houseguests and fish both smell after 3 days"? That is how you'll feel from day one as the unhelpful staff and expat Newyorker owner scruitinize your every step. The rooms are clean and tidy however, albeit noisy which means little rest. And don't dare to set foot too near the breakfast table too soon or spill a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2005

We loved the central location and the availability of fast wireless internet in the room. The area is the absolute center of Amsterdam. Of course you will have some noise from outside at night but you can crawl home from the bars and send some snapshots with the web cam before you go to sleep. We loved it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2003

Terrible breakfast, noisy hotel, indifferent owner. What a disappointment! The family staff avoids providing assistance. The noise from the square goes all night long and the breakfast was sad. Nothing gracious or welcoming about this hotel.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2003

Having read the reviews on this site (certainly relative to other reviews on tripadvisor.com) I was really looking forward to visiting the Imperial. Unfortunately, the experience was not all I'd hoped for so I thought I'd add my tuppence worth. Sure, location is OK - above a pizza restaurant on the Leidseplein - one of several 'hearts' of Amsterdam nightlife.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2003

We stayed at the Hotel Imperial at the end of August 2003 and had a great time. The hotel is located just off the Rembrandtplein in central Amsterdam. All major attractions are within easy walking distance, and the hotel is serviced by the city's excellent tram network.The hotel was extremely clean and the staff are very helpful.The bedrooms were very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2003

I stayed five nights in March 2003. The hotel is very nice. It is very well located in the center of the city. The rooms are clean and breakfast is not to bad. It is a bit expensive for a two star hotel, but if you are going to stay several nights it is better to not take the risk.... More 

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