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Hotel the Golden Bear

Kerkstraat 37, 1017GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #227 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014
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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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San Francisco, California
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22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

First of all i must start by thanking the guys for lovely warm welcome and their vast knowledge. The location of this Hotel in the centre was perfect. For an Amsterdam City Centre Hotel the rates where very reasonable and our room was spotless. We had a deluxe double which was nicely sized and the added fridge was a bonus.... More

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Gent, Oost-vlaanderen, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We had a new room with our own bathroom (we thought it would be shared so that was nice). It was very modern and clean. The people of the hotel were also very friendly and helpful. The location was perfect. The only minus was that the window could not be opened.

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London, England
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I've stayed at the good old Golden Bear more times than I could possibly count. I have many, many fond memories over the years of this venerable Dutch institution, with its quirky staircases and Old World charm. Sadly, the Golden Bear has been purchased by a chain. The new owners are in the process of "updating" the rooms; the result... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

People were helpful and polite, but there were problems with the room (it was cold, and the sheets were unclean). However, it was changed promptly when I complained and the new room was quite satisfactory..

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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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