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“Perfect location & nice owners!” 4 of 5 stars
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Boutique Hotel View
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leidsekade 77, 1017PM Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #36 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Perfect location & nice owners!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Location was perfect to enjoy downtown Amsterdam in the evening while on business trip, with easy connection by tram to all train stations. And, not having prepared my trip at all, the owners were extremely kind and helpful. I'll come back for sure!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Like we usually do, my wife and booked this hotel after checking various reviews and decided this place seemed like a great place for us to spend four nights.
We did not book breakfast as we figured it would be just as easy to find a nice place to grab a morning bite before hitting the sites, but on the first morning there I awoke to a wonder smell of fresh croissants and then we were hooked. We had breakfast there every morning and tried almost everything they had.
The room we were in was the small double room (It was small), but it was fine as we did manage to spread our stuff out and still have room to move around. The stairs ARE steep, but totally manageable.
The staff was very friendly and the hotel was a five minute walk from the bus stop, it was a great few days we spent in Amsterdam. We would definitely stay here again the next time we visit Amsterdam.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grantham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

A wonderful hotel in a great location. Reasonably easy to find - take a 1, 2 or 5 tram from anywhere in Amsterdam to Leidseplein, the main square, and head directly toward the canal. Leidsekade runs along the canal bank. The building was undergoing renovation work during our stay so we had a room at the back of the building and thus swapped a canal view for a quiet and peaceful location toward the rear. The room was very clean, spacious and well decorated with 2 huge windows letting in the Amsterdam daylight. Thick 'blackout' curtains made sure we didn't wake too early, though.

Shower, toilet and washbasin were located in a small wetroom off the main bedroom. Initially we found this idea a little strange but it actually turned out to be a very good setup. Not sure why, but beds in hotels on the continent always seem more comfortable than English beds and ours proved to be no exception.

Breakfast was something we looked forward to every morning. The dining area was clean, bright and welcoming, with the usual continental fare available, along with fruit juice and coffee. There is no restaurant in the hotel but the staff cook eggs and pancakes to order at one end of the dining room. Either scrambled eggs topped with bacon or else a piping hot pancake with syrup went down a treat. My mouth waters at the memory ...

The hotel is 2 minutes' walk from the Canal Bus stop - you can see it from the front door (handy tip - get a 48 hour Hop on/Hop off ticket - €29.70 - and just cruise around until you get to something you want to visit). 3 minutes' walk sees Leidseplein for eating or catching a tram and 20 minutes' walk gets you to most of the sightseeing areas that will keep you interested for the whole day. The location, coupled with the very friendly and helpful staff, made our trip really enjoyable and one we want to repeat.

I have often thought the hotel star rating system a little strange - it accounts for the building but not the people. This hotel is officially rated 2 star, but here's how I would rate it: Start with 4 stars and take one off for the lack of a lift (Dutch staircases are a bit steep) and another for a lack of on-site restaurant (not a problem considering the number of eating places nearby). Now add one star back for the wonderfully helpful and friendly staff and another for being a big part of our introduction to Holland. Then half a star (optional) for the two very friendly hotel cats!

Boutique Hotel View is one of those hotels that really turn a holiday into an experience. We really didn't want to leave. 110% recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front overlook the canal. Deluxe rooms are large and airy with high ceilings and enorm...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

My husband & I have just returned home from a 4 night break at the Boutique View Hotel. From the airport we travelled by bus - the number 197, at 4 Euros each - so easy (don't bother with Taxis) and the stop is within 5 minutes walk of the hotel. On arrival we were greeted by Anya - very helpful and friendly, making us feel so welcome. We had booked room 304 - a small double with a canal view and balcony. The room is located on the top floor and Anya helped carry our heavy bags. (Beware the steep stairs but you do get used to them)! Now about the room. The view was slightly obscured by the scaffolding placed outside the front of the hotel but this did not spoil anything. The double bed was extremely comfortable, has modern furnishings and a small bathroom with a great shower - hot water in plenty. Breakfast is great value at 10 Euros - a lovely choice of breads, cheeses, cooked meats, cereals and delicious pancakes or tasty eggs & bacon :)
We would like to express our thanks to Anya, Natalie and all at the Boutique View for making our stay so enjoyable. They all work very hard!!! We were made to feel at home and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is in a great location - situated in a quiet street but within a few minutes stroll of the all the local amenities. We would definitely recommend this hotel!!!!

Room Tip: Room 304 Canal View is small but you get a great view we stayed for 4 nights and the room was more t...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013 via mobile

Was Really nice Hotel,friendly staff bar prices quite good this Hotel ideal for city trip Rooms are clean and comfartable specialy thanks for all the Reception staff.i recomend this nice boutique Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Leidsekade 77, 1017PM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Boutique Hotel View 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Boutique Hotel View is a boutique hotel with contemporary styling that is wonderfully nestled within an historic Amsterdam canal house. From the hotel you have a stunning view of the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. The Boutique Hotel View is designed around our guests. It is in the cultural heart of the city, on the Leidsekade. ... more   less 
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