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“Ok quality for large group” 3 of 5 stars
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Iris Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sarphatikade 17, 1017 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #189 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Ok quality for large group”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed here on a stag weekend, the rooms were actually of decent quality. We had 4 single beds, shower room, tv and a sink area. We were on the top floor which is quite a walk with luggage. No lifts in here!

The location was ok, near a tube stop. 10 minute walk to the damrak. No real complaints about the place

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Naples, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

1. My friend and I (both female) reserved a room with two single beds. Upon arrival, we were assigned a room with a single bed, smaller than an American double size bed. We thought there was a mistake and asked to change. We were informed that was just a "request" to have two beds in a two person room. The entire hotel only has one double room that can accommodate two beds, which had already been taken. The staff made no attempt to correct the problem (e.g. move us, offer a second discounted room, comp breakfast, etc).

2. The room was tiny, which having lived in Europe for the last 3 years, we expected. The only piece of decor was a large rat trap clearly visible on the floor. Yuck.

3 CLEANLINESS WAS LACKING!!!!!!!!! Thinking of the mattress, linens and bedding still makes me cringe. All dramatics aside, it was one of the dirtiest beds/bedding I have seen and that is saying a lot as I frequently travel on a budget. The attitude of the staff was cavalier at best. They did try to assist with printing airline boarding passes, but ended up being unsuccessful.

4. The room doors wouldn't shut unless slammed so, being Amsterdam, people came in all hours of the night slamming their doors in order to shut them.

In closing, I would steer clear of this hotel. I believe there are other hotels for the same price or even less expensive where you would get what you pay for/reserve that feature a basic level of hygiene.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Please book next time directly by our website for the direct discount.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed for three nights in room 8. It was a lovely clean room, and whilst small, had a nice comfortable bed, a decent sized bathroom and enough space for a table, two chairs, two hiking backpacks and a little wardrobe space. There was also a small safe and plenty of electrical outlets. The room was very clean, and the water pressure/shower was great. The hotel is not far from town if you go up the right street, maximum ten minute walk to Rembrandt Plein but it is also close to public transport links and some of the other tourist attractions like Heineken experience. Furthermore, the staff were absolutely lovely and very helpful, with no problems about keeping our luggage safe for a while. Overall, we had a lovely stay, and even came back early one day to look out of our window and drink some wine. We had a great time and would happily stay again.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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thank u ver much for this great review

advise book directly at our website and get discount
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cyprusjill
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Apologies for what will probably be a lengthy review but I feel it needs to be. My daughter and I returned from Amsterdam on Sunday after a 4 night stay at the Iris Hotel.
I was concerned before we arrived after reading some of the reviews on here. My daughter and I have stayed in some of the best hotels around in various countries around the world. So what did we find.....

Rooms - small yes but spotless - bathroom completley functional and also spotless why do
people complain about the size of a room/bathroom? You do not come to Amsterdam to sit in your room all day! You need a room to sleep and take a shower.

Stairs - Yes steep narrow stairs but not Mount Everest! Surely if you have mobility problems you check a hotel and its access before booking??

Staff - Amazing, everyone one of them couldnt do enough for you, they are so helpful, polite and chatty really made us feel special.

Garden - Beautiful garden to sit in downstairs

Value for money/location - Amsterdam is one of the more expensive European cities so for value for money and location it was great.

Breakfast - Again fantastic, fresh and lots of choice.

The Iris is all about what your expectation is, if you are looking for a clean hotel that will meet your needs with lovely staff, comfy beds and clean rooms and bathrooms in a great location then you cant go wrong. If you want 5 star go and book yourself in the Krasnapolsky but I bet you want have half as good a time or get the amazing service from the lovely staff! We will definitley be going back

Jill & Holly (UK)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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thank u ver much for this great review
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Tampere, Finland
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32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Staff is extremely friendly and helpful making you feel welcome. Location is relatively good. Overall price-worthy stay at Amsterdam city area.
There is narrow stairs as at all small hotels at Amsterdam.

Room Tip: There is busy street at front side, back side is quieter. No elevator but best rooms are still at to...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My wife and I, both nearly 60, had a wonderful 3 night stay a week or so back. Room small but clean and perfectly acceptable for cost. Staff very friendly and helpful. Close to trams. Would stay again

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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marcelscheepstra, Manager at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
thank u ver much for this great review

advise book directly at our website and get discount
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

After reading previous posts I was terrified of what I might find at this hotel. Needn't have worried. Yes, the room was small but as we were only using it for somewhere to sleep/ clean up it fitted our needs. Staff were helpful and polite, beds were comfortable and there were no noise issues with neighbouring rooms.
If you want a no frills place to stay I would recommend Hotel Iris

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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marcelscheepstra, Eigenaar at Iris Hotel, responded to this review, November 3, 2014
Thank you for your review

Please book next time directly by our website for the direct discount.
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Address: Sarphatikade 17, 1017 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #189 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Iris Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Iris is set in a typical Amsterdam building, just a 15-minute walk from Amsterdam's bustling De Pijp district. Its rooms come with free Wi-Fi. Bike rentals and luggage storage is available and breakfast is served daily. Oosteinde tram stop is a 3-minute walk away, and links to the Rijksmuseum and lively Leidse Square. Dam Square and Amsterdam Central Station are a short ride on tram 16, which stops at the Stadshouderskade, 5 minutes’ walk away. The simply furnished rooms at Hotel Iris come with a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV. ... more   less 
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