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Van Gelder Hotel

Damrak 34, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Van Gelder Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We arrived by train at 7AM with nothing booked. Dropped our packs in an open restaurant, drank coffee and took turns cruising for rooms. I found the Van Gelder right next store and they had a room for the next two nights. Perfect. I looked at it, okayed it and left our packs (no charge) until later. When we returned... More 

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30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel over some 30 years. The central location is incredibly convenient: a few minutes walk to most major attractions; very convenient for Central Station and all public transport. Family run for all these years, the place is spotlessly clean. All rooms have private facilities and the costs are extremely reasonable for a city centre hotel.... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Staff are friendly and the rooms have TV, shower. No tea or coffee though. Right in the middle of the town but not in the red light area that's just round the corner. Would say that if you had problems with stairs this hotel is not ideal for you! Would stay again.

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birmingham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a few times now, it's basic but very clean and MUCH better than any similar priced hotels in the area, staff are clean and friendly, location is a 3 minute walk from Centraal Station and close to all the attractions

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Great place to stay if you not to be walking distance to most the attractions Amsterdam is known for. It's right on the Main Street meaning you can walk the canals, check out the red light district, spend the day shopping of crawl you way around the seemingly endless supply of bars and "coffee" shops. Nice clean rooms, pretty spacious... More 

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Selby, England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night last week. The hotel is in a perfect location as already described. All staff we met there were friendly and helpful. Yes the stairs leading up to the rooms were steep and the fresh smell of cannabis coming from other rooms was evident but it all added to the character! Only complaint would be the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

The hotel is small, and only gives you Bed with a continental breakfast. It is spotlessly clean,and you are well guarded, only fault is the steps are a bit steep, and is a little bit basic. It has no fancy trimmings, is central for all the places to visit, and the staff are helpful I have been coming to the... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This hotel was perfectly safe, warm and adequate for what we wanted. Although at times we felt the stairs were a bit steep and that it was like being on a ferry. We asked in reception for an adaptor and hairdryer - got them no problem. And on our last day we were able to leave our luggage there all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

A very good hotel. Best thing that this building was built 1564 which makes you feel that you are staying in a historical place. I tried a room with a private toilet and its very good and very clean too, it has 2 beds and a wardrobe and a desk with a chair and a small tv, even the bathroom... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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84 reviews 84 reviews
30 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

To be fair, this place does have something good: central, covenient location. 5 mins walk to central station, red light district, shopping area. So good food, pub and entertainment is really not a problem. And the price is really cheap for the location at EUR85 a night (excluding brwakfast). But that's it. The rest is rather horrible. I'd say it's... More 

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