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Hotel the Golden Bear

Kerkstraat 37, 1017GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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daisy9700
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

good location near Leidesplein and very friendly staff.a very decent sized room.shared bathroom facilities which is quite normal in "traditional" type hotels in Netherlands.overall price was very good value.my one whinge was that i arrived at noonm,2 hours before checkin and was allowed to check in straight away for an extra 10 euros.the room was available so i dont see... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my travelling companion stayed there last night and had booked a private room for a very cheap price, something like €30 each. We were so happy to be greeted by the friendly young lady at reception who helped us with everything and explained we had been given an even better room. I'm not sure why! We had a... More

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Essex
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a long weekend with friends at the Golden Bear, where I have stayed many times previously, on 31 March 2014. This was done through Booking.com and is the subject of a complaint to them. At no time during the process was I told that The Golden Bear had been bought by the Quentin Group in October 2013 and... More

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Adelaide
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here 2 nights cause it was relatively cheap and look nice and clean from photos. On arrival at 12noon, and check-in was 2pm. We were told our room was ready but we had to pay 10euro extra to get to our rooms. We asked if they could hold luggage, they told us yes, but luggage was just in... More

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Malta
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

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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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 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 June 21, 2014

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 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

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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Address: Kerkstraat 37, 1017GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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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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