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Hotel the Golden Bear

2.0 of 5 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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Plano
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2006

I could not find Golden Bear until now. First of all thank you to the receptionist for going out of his way to help me get out of the hell hole I was in at the time (see my review on the Aero Hotel). I dont understand some of the negatives I have been reading . Unless the hotel has... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2006

I always have a wonderful stay at the Golden Bear. Most important, the beds are comfy and roomy. The entire staff is great!!! Thanks guys. I imagine you get what you bring into a situation, and The Golden Bear presents many possibilities; all of which for me have been "wonderful". I look forward to planning my next adventure. Frank B... More 

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Atlanta, GA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2006

I stayed at the Golden Bear earlier this year and will highly recommend it to everyone. It is a small hotel in comparison to the others, but becasue of that, it was more personable and just the best time. The staff (who spoke better english than I) was VERY helpful. Okay... I stayed in the top-top room. It was a... More 

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Mid-Hudson Valley, New York
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2006

I have read all the current reviews of this hotel, and am shocked by the negative experiences of some guests; theirs does not match mine at all. I found the hotel in 2001, and have stayed there for two weeks every year in September through 2006. I find the facility perfect for my needs, the staff is always friendly, courteous... More 

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London
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2006

Great little hotel with friendly staff always ready for a laugh. I stay here several times a year, and have never had a serious problem at all. Good location, very clean, and with a good breakfast. I feel at home when I am here.

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New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2006

I enjoyed my 10 day stay in Amsterdam at Hotel The Golden Bear in Nov 2006, and I'm happy to report that my visit was overall very positive. In fact, I'm planning on returning next year for another stay. (When I first booked my room, I was a worried having read the negative reviews on TripAdvisor, so I decided it... More 

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UK
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2006

We agree with Kosporo, Toronto, very surprised at the negative feedback. This is a wonderful place to stay. It is ideally situated for the trams and nightlife, the rooms are clean (and cleaned daily), of a decent size, do not smell, the doors lock, the bathrooms are great, the decor is clearly recently re-done and well planned, the staff are... More 

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Toronto
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2006

Surprised to read the negative reviews of the Golden Bear. I stayed there for four nights and found it to be a great little place. It's well located, the staff are friendly, the breakfast was great (a typical Dutch-style breakfast, served until a decent hour!!), and the room was comfortable. The web-site gives lots of info, and the place was... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2006

Where to begin? The staff is friendly and helpful. The location is good. Beds are ok and bathrooms not bad. I didn't have a problem with noise or mosquitos, but other travellers certainly did. The rooms are smallish and smoke-infested. My friend's room didn't get cleaned one day, which they claimed was because they were too busy. The breakfast is... More 

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Amsterdambear, owner at Hotel the Golden Bear, responded to this review

It is very difficult to get the smoke smell out of the room. Sometimes guests smoek hasj or something else and that makes it even more difficult. As from 2007 on we will start with some smoke-free rooms as more and more guests are asking for it. The friend did not report anything about the theft to the receptionist. He... More 

Vilnius
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2006

Well, this hotel was biggest dissapointment for me during the stay in Amsterdam. Price ant quality level is very bad. I paid 86 Euro for double room wich was small with shoking TERRIBLE SMELL. Smell of cigaretes, toilet, dirty bags... Also it is unpleasant for 86 Euros to have shared toilet with other rooms. Shower room has very bad smell.... More 

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Address: Kerkstraat 37, 1017GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel the Golden Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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