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Sara's Boutique Hotel

Tweede Helmersstraat 6, 1054 CH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Crystal)
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Ranked #309 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I couldn't really fault this hotel, the room as basic but what you'd expect for the price you pay. Steep stairs which seem to be a given for Amsterdam. Wifi is a bit hit and miss but the fact that it's included is great anyway. The hotel staff were great and helped us with directions. There's a lidl up the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I spend two nights here. The room was minimal- a bed, TV, sink, desk and chair but it was clean and comfortable. Pros: Great location- 5 min walk to town and very near ameneties such as bars and restaurants. Price- was one of the cheapest places we could find in Amsterdam. The staff on the whole are great- very friendly... More 

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We´ve stayed for 4 nights. Room was very poor, just bed; bathroom equipment poor as well, no facilities such as hair dryer or bath kit as written while booking, but at the end happy for taking room with our own bathroom althouth it´s quite expensive in Amsterdam even in 2* hotel. Stuff was quite helpfull if you ask twice :)... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our stay here was for four nights during August. This place as I've said in the title was nothing special but did what it was meant to do. Had a shower and bed which really when staying in a place like Amsterdam is all one needs. There is so much to do in this city that's all we required! It... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Good points - Great location within walking distance of all the attractions, trams and night life. The staff were very friendly and helpful and a Lidl supermarket is just around the corner. Also the TV worked fine and some English channels were available. Bad points - First of all you can't check in until 3pm which was a pain as... More 

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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Booked this hotel which included breakfast, arrived to be told that there was no breakfast, got up to our triple bed room to find 4 beds, no wardrobe, a leaking water pipe to the toilet, no shampoo or shower gel in the dispensers, sockets that didn't work and looked unsafe, considering the price we paid it was a rip off.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

First of all the hotel is full of bugs. Every night I have got bitten by small bugs. Now I have red dots all around my body and I keep scratching myself. The room was also full of mosquitos. Every part of the hotel is dirty. People who work here do not care about anything. You cannot get clean towels... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Take My Advice And Do NOT Book This Hotel. Did Not Return My Pre-Authorised Funds From My Credit Card Taken For Deposit At The Hotel, over $250AUD. Its Been 3 Months And They Have Not Returned My Money Nor Any Calls Or Emails. Have reports this to the bank and will report to every hotel review site. CRIMINALS!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

As they said already you get what you pay for so can't really complain.. was expecting a little more but who cares. To much snoring I pearsonally think lol. Although staff was kind enough to keep the bag for me in reception considering that you can't hit the couch until 3 PM !

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Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here while touring Europe for 6 week, it was our first stop. It was great for what we needed, a place to shower and sleep. Our room did not have a bathroom or shower attached. The bathroom on our floor was very very small. The shower was very large. Our room was very small enough for 2 single... More 

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