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The College Hotel

Roelof Hartstraat 1, 1071 VE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Francisco
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2010

I don't often take the time to write reviews, but my experience with this hotel left me puzzled and disappointed. It is lovely aesthetically, beautiful banquet rooms, well appointed restaurant, and the rooms are stylish (though our "double room" was two twin beds pushed together). But the service, ayyyy! If I wanted to go to a place run by 14... More 

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Hamburg
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2009

This hotel certainly looks the business. However, it isn't after we had a few questionable surprises with the staff that it became obvious to us that the "staff" are actually students trying to gain experience at our expense! Something like this could have been charming but we didn't know about it in advance! (I know, the name COULD have tipped... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

Overall, we enjoyed our experience Room was nice, but you can hear the noises from the street quite easily and we were on the top floor. Everyone was very helpful, but the extra costs were high. Wifi was 17 euros, bike rental was 20 euros and breakfast was 15 euros.. So while the room rates were quite good, they make... More 

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2009

After finding College Hotel on the Mr and Mrs Smith website, I had reasonably high expectations. Unfortunately, our experience was pretty average. The location is quite good (it is a 5 minute walk to the Van Gogh museum) and the hotel looks lovely from the outside. The bar also looked good - unfortunately, for the 3 nights that we were... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

As pointed out numerous times before the hotel's service is poor. There are long delays, things seem to be constantly falling to the floor, and the staff's responsiveness leaves something to be desired. At some point you'll either embrace this small manifestations of chaos and disorientation as a part of your experience and love the hotel to pieces, or you... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2009

I had quite a puzzled experience the first time but when I went back to the College Hotel I was amazed by the improvements made. Check in took 5 mins,nice,professionnal and efficient. The rooms are beautiful as always,comfy bed and large bathtub. We had breakfast for the first time and it was lovely, with small freshly made yoghourt and musli,cold... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

The College Hotel was a great place to stay for a two day business trip - and it would also be perfect for a weekend away with your other half. The rooms were large, modern and very comfortable with some quirky features like sloping ceilings and old wooden beams that gave them real character. The inside bar area was cosy... More 

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Orlando, FL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2009

We found The College Hotel to be a lovely place to stay and the entire staff was professional and courteous from beginning to end. The room was spacious and comfortable, beautiful modern decor mixed with the old school charm. The location was close to the museums, but tucked away in a quieter, more residential section of town. I walked the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

Good value for money but the service is very very very poor. The hotel is ran by students and you can feel that everywhere. They forgot to explain how the airco worked, where the closets where, when we asked if they could call us a taxi, the girl behind the desk looked at us as if we came from another... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2009

A former college rebuilt in a luxury hotel in a very professional way. Everything has been re-done, the renovation is fantastic and the building is now a true hotel building. The hotel is staffed by learning students. Expect a beautiful place with the "adventures" that an amateur (in the positive sense) staff can offer. 8:30 wake-up calls rings at 6:00,... More 

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Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Top sites to see in this attractive and affluent part of town include the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, to name but two of the highly acclaimed museums of the aptly named Museum Quarter. And if you need a break from all the fantastic art, there’s the Neoclassical Concertgebouw music hall and Vondelpark, the city’s largest park. Shopaholics and luxury brand connoisseurs will love exploring the high-end shopping destinations of PC Hooftstraat, Van Baerlestraat, Cornelis Schuytstraat, and Jacob Obrechtstraat, where even the shop window displays are of museum quality. In the evenings, when the museums close and the daytrippers head home, the area becomes a quiet oasis of calm with a sophisticated and urbane tone.
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