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Hotel the Golden Bear

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kerkstraat 37, 1017GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2006
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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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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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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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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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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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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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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 

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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2006

I had two major problems with my stay at the Golden Bear last year. Although I had originally checked in (and paid) for 5 nights, I had to return to the US the following day as my partner was hospitalized after a terrible auto accident. The manager of the hotel refused to refund me for any of the subsequent nights.... More 

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

Why is it that every guest who has to return home earlier than expected, expects to get a refund for the number of nights not stayed? Why is it that everybody accepts that airlines do not refund anything when you have to cancel or miss your flight? Exactly for cases like this we advise people travelling to have travel insurance.... 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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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel the Golden Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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