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“Ideal hotel with lovely staff” 5 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 #35 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
London
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28 hotel reviews
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“Ideal hotel with lovely staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were in room 304, which was steep climb up the stairs, but gave a good view down the canals. The room was large with a big bathroom including bath. It was very clean and and warm and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfasts are well worth the money, and you can get any variety of pancakes and the breakfast room is very pleasnat, especially if you get a window seat. It is ideally placed for the museums (the Rijksmusuem takes all day). There are lots and lots of places to eat nearby. The walk down into the centre is pleasant and it is easy to get a trm back if you don't fancy the walk back again. I would definitely stay here when I come again. The only improvement it could make would be some double beds instead of twins.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Paris, France
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

A week before we stay 4 nights in this charming hotel and we specially enjoy the friendly hospitality of the team : it seems that we were guests and not customers. The room was perfect ( room 103) with a superb view on the canal.
We certainely return in this hotel at our next stay in Amsterdam.

Nelly et Bernard from Paris

Room Tip: Ask the rooms with a view on the canal, 1st stage if you have some difficulties with the stares.
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  • Stayed November 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

small room, but comfortable. bed was comfortable; room was clean and well heated (went in mid-november); and our room facing the back courtyard was quiet. staff were friendly, and hotel cats were cute. not right in the center of the city, but central areas tend to be noisier and more crowded. location was convenient as pretty much all of central amsterdam is within walking distance. would go back.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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118 hotel reviews
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100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights. I had a single room (Room 101), very small but good enough for just sleeping. My parents had room 102 which was very large. Our rooms viewed the garden so it was very quiet. Breakfast is very good. Pancakes cheese/bacon excellent! Within 15 min walk you are in the city center/central station. Around the hotel ,you have plenty of restaurants and entertainment. This hotel is very nice, very friendly staff. Bathrooms are small and you can take a shower without cleaning the whole bathroom! I will surely come back there during my next stay in Amsterdam.

Just outside the hotel, you can take one of canal boat (with boat company 'Lovers'). Walking distance to Heineken museum/casino. Not far from Van Gogh Museum.

Dont leave the city without buying cheese/sausage in Elandsgracht. Ecological meat shop called Siem van der Gragt and Cheese shop called Tromp are both excellent. They both do vaccum packaging if you need to take it for a longer trip!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chesterfield, NJ
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39 hotel reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I had a terrific experience. The room was small but the window over looking the canal was hugh. Bed was comfortable, room was clean and for the price the inconvenience of the room size was completely acceptable. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. The additional charge for the cook to order breakfast in their very comfortable front room was well worth it. I adored the 5 minute walk to the museum district, being around the corner from a major shopping, entertainment and restaurant area and a few steps from outstanding canal views in Amsterdam. I could not be more positive about this hotel

Room Tip: Room 104 was small but for a single traveler or couple for a few nights would be just fine and the v...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Vancouver
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Had two overnights at the Boutique View hotel this fall in different rooms. Both great and very clean, with very nice views of the canals. Ania and Natalie were super helpful and friendly at the desk and made great breakfasts, to boot. The hotel was well located, within walking distance of most major sights and two minutes from local transportation. It was especially handy to the airport express bus (4 euros instead of 40 for a taxi). When I came back for my second overnight, it was like coming home and seeing old friends. I would not hesitate to book with them again when I return to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Higher rooms have better views. 203 is fantastic.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Durham, New Hampshire
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This hotel has a terrific staff, location, view, and coffee. Our large room onto the back of the second floor was quiet. (A canal view room was unavailable.) The decor was fine, with a comfortable bed, plus TV, and a small, clean bathroom.
The stairs, however, are extremely steep and narrow. Carrying a suitcase required staff assistance. For the elderly or those with knee problems, etc it would be impossible. If this sounds off-putting, we recommend a room on the first floor. Otherwise, a very acceptable place.
Thank- you.

Room Tip: Beware if stairs (see above).
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 345 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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