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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A friend and I booked to stay in this hotel for one night on 18th August. We paid extra to stay in the deluxe room. As we arrived we found the stairs were extremely steep. However, this was not the biggest of our problems . Once I checked out the following morning I found my back my arms and neck... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can reach the hotel in few minutes by direct tram, stop is really close. This place is close to everything in the city center. It's a very good choice for a short stay, as rooms are small for an extended one. Staff very helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hotel is very good and there is free wifi. But the staircase is so small that its nearly impossible to reach the 2nd floor (thats where our room was) with the luggage. The room had no fans and no Air condition too. Due to this we kept the windows open so there were lots of mosquitoes... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was in a great place; right in the centre of Amsterdam. The room was decent...loved the grizzly bear wall and decor in our room. The only downside to this hotel was the toilet as it had a very stong smell of urine constantly (however with a bit of deodorant it was fine!!). We were amazed with the steep... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Like all places in Amsterdam, the rooms are small and the stairs are steep so I wasn't surprised by that. With this hotel your are in a good location for bars and restaurants, right next to Leidsplein. We stayed there for 2 nights and found it to be pretty average. It was hot when we were there and there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

What's good: central location, friendly/helpful receptionist, powerful shower, comfortable bed, free wifi. What's not so good: small room with little storage/hanging space and no drawers, limited choice for breakfast, wifi stopped working on final night. We arrived early but were able to leave luggage in reception and go out for a while before checking in. When we checked in we... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Stayed here between 2nd-6th July 2015, first member of staff we came across was lovely and happy to help. We were given room 12 to begin with on the first floor, overall, it was a nice room but a shame that we were given no fan or air conditioning in the heat that we had to sleep in. As a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The location is right on the tram line and near all the major museums. There is no elevator and the stairs are extremely narrow and curving. They would be illegal in the U.S. The room was small and noisy because it faced the street. I also got a number of bites that went away after we checked out of the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Just got back today from this hotel. We paid for the deluxe room...I would of hated to see the non deluxe. Our room was no31 two flights up very steep stairs..which for Amsterdam you expect. Our room really was basic...just a bed and a tele on the wall. Our sheets were clean however we did have a throw over with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Stayd at golden bear for 3 days in delux room comfy bed and pillos nice bathroom and shower cubicale room was small but all u need for sleeping its slap bang in middle of e everyfin hotel clean everyday clean towels ect culdnt fault it for a short break only gripe no tea coffe facilitys in room but u carnt... More 

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