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“Pictures on the website a bit deceptive..” 2 of 5 stars
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Floris France Hotel Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oudezijds Kolk 11, Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #289 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Pictures on the website a bit deceptive..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

First let's start with the positives... great location, 5 mins walk from the train station and walking distance to all the main sights etc., the wifi is free, the staff are very friendly and breakfast in the pub next door is included in the price. The downsides are that the pictures on the website are deceptive as most of the rooms have no outside window, the furniture is very dated, the double room we had was two single beds pushed together and the mattress of one bed was needing replaced, also the bathroom smelled of urine and are a bit dirty. The "free" breakfast is very mediocre and the pub staff were a bit grumpy. Overall, if you're not fussed about where you're sleeping and want to be near the centre of town, it isn't too bad but we won't be back.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Earls Colne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stayed at the France hotel January 2013 and it was the cheapest hotel and we was expecting a lot worse that what we got!
The Location was outstanding, it was no more that an 5 minute walk to the centre and to the red light district. I don't think you could get any better
The outside of the hotel does look very tired and could do with painting but you are not going to be looking at the outside for very long so don't be to critical and just get on with it. the inside was very tidy and clean and modern which was a good start and then the receptionist was very kind and spoke very good English. Our room was very basic and didn't have much to it but we didn't care because we were only sleeping in it. was have no bed bugs and no stained sheets, nothing! the bed was very comfy and i had a great night sleep each night we were there. our bathroom was also very clean but a bit tired but it had a great shower and everything worked fine, as did the TV and lights. i could of done with a kettle so we could of had a tea and coffee in the morning but that's the only fault i had with it.
You can not be to critical with this hotel because it is a basic hotel and you are only sleeping their! and for a young person like myself you don't need anymore than what you get. a TV with English channels and the shortest walk to everything.

I am now going back to Amsterdam in 2 weeks for 3 nights and 4 days and i am staying in the France Hotel because it is worthy of going back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you want to like stayin in Floris France Hotel, make sure you book a rook with the windows. Otherwise you will hate it. My first night was in room woth out windows, and I hated it there. But when I've swiched rooms, another night was nice and confortable.
Hotel is clean but old and tired, it need general renovation.
Breakfast was served in pub next door, simple but very nice.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

First, the positives: Good location, just 5 minutes walk to Amsterdam Central Station and the trams. Close to the red-light district, the backpackers area and about 15 minutes walk to the main medevial attractions and glitzy departmental stores in the city. Just walk a bit further and you'll hit the shopping streets. Breakfast in the Irish pub next door was delicious and plentiful.
Now, for the negatives: Room felt very cabin-like, with only one small frosted window (I hear some rooms have no windows). Room floors were greasy for some reason and while bathroom wasn't dirty, it wasn't sparkling either. Reception area and lobby could do with some tidying up, the carpets always looked filthy and there was a certain mess to the place. Only 1 tiny and slow elevator serving about 5 floors.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

My stay at the Floris France started with the discovery that my room 107 had no window, upon entering the room it smelt of urine and it was almost impossible to get rid of the smell without ventilation.

During my three day stay at the hotel I started to notice bites appearing on my legs and arms, on the final day of the trip I noticed a small reddish bug on the bed and caught it in a cup. After looking it up on the internet, I confirmed that it was a bed bug complete with a full blood meal.

Even the best deal on this hotel won't save you the expense in dry cleaning and pest control that will be required to save your house also being infested! Don't stay here.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
2 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This hotel is in a great location,being near central train station,and the breakfast at Irish pub next door was fine,however every thing else about hotel was below standard. The elevator was extremely slow going up and down to room,the room did have a window which looked out onto rooftop next door, and closing bracket on window was broken, the shower doors were very hard to open and close, the shower it self was dirty with mold, there was a grate missing on air handling system up high on wall, there was a plastic container and some small pieces of paper up on the top of the closet and there was a hinge broken on the one doors of the closet.Very noisy in hallway at night.Air quality was very poor in room.This was an over priced hotel room and would not recommend to any one.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

After checking through some of the comments posted about this hotel, the actual Floris France came as a surprise.

It has it's weaknesses - many of the rooms don't have access to outside windows (which I imagine is normal for the tightly packed canal front standard buildings in this city), the furniture was fairly basic etc. but it is so convenient for the city, central station, the red light district that the negatives barely mattered.

The hotel is well presented from the outside with a nicely styled lobby - the front desk was staffed at all times and the reception was friendly (in that slightly direct Dutch way - a combo of German efficiency tempered with their famed liberal attitude and healthy command of sarcasm).

The bathroom was clean and fairly up to date. The wardrobe had hangers. The beds were fine - I slept ok (in the few hours I spent in the room between dashing hither and thither between sites and hedonistic experiences!) Our room was just off the lobby, but the walls were substantial enough for the noise not to disturb us and it isn't a huge hotel so there isn't that much traffic.

The breakfast (part of the deal, served at Molly's bar next door) was the typical Dutch spread of eggs, bacon, cold meats with cereals and fruit. Plenty for all, as much as you wanted plus coffee and juice.

I wouldn't recommend it for honeymoons - or any trip when staying around the hotel for a prolonged amount of time is a possibility. It functions as a well presented, basic, convenient base for Amsterdam, especially for larger groups wanting to explore the more colourful side of the city.

Andrew

Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: Oudezijds Kolk 11, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #289 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Floris France Hotel Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
France Hotel is located on a quiet canal street and yet only 200 meters from Amsterdam Central Station. The hotel has an adjoining restaurant and Irish pub. The rooms have air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the restaurant and pub. When weather is nice, guests can sit on the small, waterside terrace. During the day, guests can get snacks and drinks from the vending machines in the lobby. The internet computer can be used against a small fee. From France Hotel, you can take a 10-minute walk to Dam Square and go shopping in the Kalverstraat. The Red Light District is a 5-minute walk away. Trams 5, 16 and 24 at the station offer direct access to the Museum Square. ... more   less 
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