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“Great location - noisy but non-cooling air conditioning.” 3 of 5 stars
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NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly NH Barbizon Palace) (Red Light District (De Wallen))   |  
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Ranked #154 of 357 Hotels in Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great location - noisy but non-cooling air conditioning.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The hotel was okay- beautiful atrium and we enjoyed our stay but it was hot and humid and the air conditioning didn't work it just made a noise - they must know that the air-conditioning doesn't work as it turns up on other reviews! - and I would not go there again just because of that. (At least not in summer!)

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

great location opposite station and with in walking distance to the all seeing sights, wonderful helpful staff , great knowledge and help from concierge, very comfy bed , big choice breakfast ,cant not fault any thing


  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Devon, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

After reading many of the good reviews I had hoped the NH Barbizon would be good but all in our group were disappointed. Based on our experience, I really cannot consider this hotel anywhere near a deluxe, five star hotel.

Good things: 1. As many mentioned, the hotel has a great location-close to everything. Big plus. 2. The lobby is modern and clean. Appears to have been renovated in the last few years maybe. And they have water pitchers located throughout the lobby so you can get a drink. 3. The staff are very friendly and genuinely want to help. (Although we did find the reception staff a bit standoffish and they did not really seem to want to be bothered.). 4. Our package included the buffet breakfast which was very good.

Not so good: 1. Rooms are very, very dated and look like they were decorated with old office furniture, lamps, etc. The chairs in our room also had stains all over them. 2. It was very hot during our visit and the air conditioning in our room did not work correctly. Our room was never really cool. 3. A lot of inconsistencies with servicing our room. Trash cans were not emptied, towels not replaced, dirty glasses were not removed from our room. We also noticed dishes others had placed outside their rooms were left sitting in the hallway all day (seriously - all day long).

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

NH Barbizon Palace is a hotel within walking distance from Centraal Station,Dam Sqare & Tourist Buses Pick-up Point. Many eateries (Budget as well) are also within walking distance.
You can also take Canal Cruise which is close to the Hotel.Very Clean Hotel,Big size rooms.Good & safe for Families.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions over the last 10 years. The last time we went to Amsterdam was in 2008 - and the hotel hasn't been updated since that time. The rooms are sufficient for a mini break, and kept clean and well stocked.

The hotel is directly opposite Centraal Station and in walking distance from the Red light district. This hotel is not cheap, but it is well kept and in a good location. Beware of the noise from the streets of an evening from the bars and "Coffee Shops" nearby. The hotel provides earplugs (We had a street view room)

I would probably try a different location if I returned to Amsterdam

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Pros best location and nearly clean good staff and well decorated lobby
Room are large and bath is clean large LCD on room
Negative some old parts of hotel need refreshment
Hotel does not have pool
Finally I think a value five star hotel (of course it could be better ) and also you have position near central train station

Room Tip: Ask inside room there is absolute quiet
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Nice rooms and great staff. Hotel has good food for the price. Easy walking around the hotel and the staff can tell you great places to check out. Hotel is very clean. I only stay here when I visit. Chech them out for yourself.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Address: Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly NH Barbizon Palace)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#82 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#91 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:5 star — NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 274
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace is conveniently located in the heart of old Amsterdam and easily accessible to famous attractions, both on foot or via public transportation. ... more   less 
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