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Hotel the Golden Bear

Kerkstraat 37, Amsterdam 1017GB, The Netherlands
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Ranked #228 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to stay for a very reasonable price! The staff was really friendly and location is very great! Room was always clean and well maintained. I highly recommend this place while staying in Amsterdam.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only issue i had with the hotel was the very steep steps with no lift, but that's to be expected in Amsterdam. The hotel is very central, with shopping starting 50 metres frin the door. The room was great, they should add hanging racks in the bathroom. There is no cupboard though, but since i was alone, i had... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No longer the Golden Bear. Used to be really great place with friendly staff and nice facilities, but they have new owners a of 2014 who have made it clear that they want nothing to do with gays. I was totally shocked to hear them ell me that. One does not expect that kind of homophobia in Amsterdam.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights in June 2014. Hotel reception staff were very helpful and our room was clean and neat. We had an added bonus, our own bathroom which we hadn't expected. The main benefits of this hotel are the price and the location (which is central to everything). I wouldn't recommend the hotel to anyone who couldn't... More

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Houston, Mississippi
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We checked in and tried to pay with AMEX. They said card refused. I called AMEX and was told no charge was attempted. Manual AMEX charge also didn't go through. VISA had no problem. Figure that??? Got to room and there was poop in toilet, wet towels and hair in bed. Told there were no other rooms available. They tried... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for fri and sat night. On arrival we were met by David, the receptionist who was very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The reception area was lovely and bright and had obviously been updated compared with the other area of the hotel that we stayed. Our room was on the top top floor, up a very steep staircase... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The hotel is a building site with work starting at 7am- dusty and very noisy. Staff were unapologetic about this. Breakfast was meager. In fairness the room itself was good. I Imagine the hotel will be good when finished but for now, not worth the money.

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San Francisco, California
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22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This hotel is just what we needed -- clean, comfortable and centrally located. There was some initial confusion as to our reservation, but after some intense discussion all was cleared up and the staff was friendly and willing to help the entire time. This hotel is seconds from Leidseplein as well as the 1, 2, and 5 tram lines. Very... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I recently stayed at the Golden Bear march 27/31st 2014. This hotel is now part of the Chiltern hotel group.I have stayed at this hotel over the years since it was called the Unique.My comments and markings reflect my experiences at this hotel during my stay.The hotel was in the troughs of major refurbishment which necessitated guests having to go... More

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Lots of confusion upon arrival regarding number of room keys we could have/availability of safety deposit boxes/whether an advertised kettle was available (it wasn't) as hotel was undergoing building works which we had not been informed of (some banging/mess during the day but luckily we were out most of the time). Information from different members of staff quite confused and... More

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Address: Kerkstraat 37, Amsterdam 1017GB, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Our hotel is centrally located in Amsterdam and free WiFi access throughout the hotel. Each room here will provide you with a TV, a desk, ironing facilities and a fan. Breakfast is served in Golden Bear's colourful breakfast room. The nearest supermarket is within 350 metres and there are many restaurants and bars in the direct surroundings of the hotel. Amsterdam's main shopping street Kalverstraat is 500 metres away. ... more   less 
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