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Hotel The Golden Bear

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Kerkstraat 37, 1017GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms are literally so small, I felt kind of trapped as my luggage covered most of the floor. Also, you have to climb a set of extremely dwindley stairs which are impossible to get up with a bag or drunk, or even normally! Great location, but I'd spend my money elsewhere next time.

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Vara, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A perfect stay if all you need is the central location, here it is. Well, the bed was all right and clean, but the bathroom (newly renovated) smelled and the room had not been cleand for a week or so, full of dust. We had to change our towels ourselves and no cleaning was made during our 4 night stay.... More 

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Mokena, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Location near places to shop, eat, and catch the tram. Comfortable bed, great free wifi, and friendly staff. The only drawbacks were the steep winding stairs and street noise, but those are to be expected for the area.

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The hotel is at the city center and you can walk to everywhere easily. It is indeed a 2-3 star hotel but it was renewed last year and I stayed here 3 times in this last year. The renewed rooms are perfectly good and big according to the Amsterdam standart. But please note that there will be no big reception... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I booked because I had stayed there a few years ago... It used to be almost impossible to get a room there as it was so popular. This trip was disappointing. The front-desk staff were nice and helpful. The rooms were tiny - really way too small for 2 of us. There was nowhere even to put any clothes away.... More 

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Cork, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The hotel is in a very nice area and conveniently located. Very secure as you cannot walk freely in and out of even the hotel lobby/reception as you have to either be buzzed in at the front door or use your key card. The wi-fi was excellent quality - not a hitch. Stairs are typically Amsterdam but good grip on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I ended up with the room up the very top of the building... Now I know Amsterdam property is generally tight, but you have to enter through like a cupboard staircase to get up there (which was difficult with only 9kg of luggage to haul up there). The bathroom window didn't lock, the room was very badly lit (hardly any... More 

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New York, NY
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have stayed here many times and it's clean, comfortable and simple: that's about as far as it goes. For Amsterdam, good price for a room. Staff is OK and the rooms are comfortable and clean. Yes, the stairs are quite steep but it's AMS, this is very Dutch, so get over it, gird your loins and lift your bag upstairs!... More 

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Liverpool, England
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I last stayed in The Golden Bear 2 years ago and it was cheap, cheerful and a gay hotel. It has since been swallowed up by the Quentin chain and has been stripped of its former charm. The rooms are less welcoming as is the reception, and it's very noisy and full of backpackers etc. However it still comes up... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I had nothing to do with this booking as it was organised by my best man for my stag night, however I feel compelled to review it for being so poor. Upon arrival the girl behind the counter welcomed us and explained everything that needed to be explained - not once did she crack a smile and was quite uninterested... More 

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