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“Quirky and eclectic with lots of historical charm.” 4 of 5 stars
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Sandton Hotel de Filosoof
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Anna van den Vondelstraat 6, 1054 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #238 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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“Quirky and eclectic with lots of historical charm.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

An interesting hotel in a very good location with decor which makes it uniquely distinctive. The service was good and the cost fair for an inner city location. My only criticism would be that breakfast was not inclusive which I always feel is positive as a pull factor. Also this heating in my room was not on which meant if was a little chilly. It is, however, a hotel which I would return to and it is close to the CBD and museum district. For someone looking for a hotel which is not of the cloned variety and which has artifacts which catch the eye then this is the place!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IlseJonker, General Manager at Sandton Hotel de Filosoof, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
We would like to thank you for your review. We are verry happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again in the near future in Sandton Hotel De Filosoof. Might you be interested in the same room or might you want to experience a different room, you can always make a request and we will do our outmost to fullfill these requests.

With kind regards,

The team of Sandton Hotel De Filosoof
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

If you're looking to experience a traditional Dutch building in a beautiful part of Amsterdam then this hotel is for you. Just off the beautiful Vondelpark (Amsterdam's answer to Hyde Park but no boats) and in a quiet but welcoming neighbour less than 20 minutes walk from the centre of town or an easy tram journey right to the heart of the city (the number 1 tram takes you straight down town and is extremely regular just on the Overtoom street near the hotel). Our room was cleaned everyday and we were lucky enough to have the Sigmund Freud room decorated with famous quotes and a huge cosy bed. The bonus of having a suite meant were in a building across from the main hotel which almost felt like we had an apartment for three days. I really enjoyed the fact we were slightly outside of town as it meant we could experience local restaurants and shops (a wonderful travel book shop is just around the corner from the hotel). I will definitely be returning to this hotel again!

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IlseJonker, Manager at Sandton Hotel de Filosoof, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Dear Alice,

We would like to thank you for your review on tripadvisor. We were verry happy to hear that you had a pleasant stay and that we may welcome you back in the near future. We are looking forward welcoming you again in Sandton Hotel De Filosoof.

With kind regards
the team of Sandton Hotel De Filosoof
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Amsterdam
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Very small rooms, service erratic, kept having to ask for towels!! Quite far out of city centre but good tram links

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This hotel is just slightly above average. I had a great experience here. The staff is excellent, however the girl in the breakfast room should maybe keep her complaints about her health to herself and not share them with guests. We are here to relax, not hear about issues. The receptiona staff extremely warm and friendly. Rooms are wonderful; however, a little fresh paint won't hurt. All in all, a wonderful place and I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Baghdad, Iraq
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

A decent enough small hotel which staff will tell you is city centre based, that is a perhaps a technicality.

Staff friendly, rooms clean, but would not be my choice again, either you are in the centre of a happening city or you are not!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed at the Sandton Hotel de Filosoof 4-7 sep 2012. The hotel staff are really nice and very helpfull,rooms made up every day. Although the hotel is nice and peacefull,with comfy beds and lots of hot water I have to say overall the hotel is tired and could do with a makeover.Would also say what is described as cozy rooms should be desribed as tiny rooms.The bar is very expensive with no atmospher. The tram into town is close by and also a lovely park. However I would not say it was value for money.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed here for a long weekend in the city having saught out somewhere a little different - most chain hotels are just so boring after all.

We arrived early expecting just to be able to leave our bags until the room was ready but were more than happy to hear it already was. We were also pleasently surprised to have been upgraded to a suite in the annex across the road where we encountered those incredibly steep stairs you may have heard about! Wow, what an experience they were! Goodness knows how the staff get things like hoovers and things up and down them.

Our room was pleasant and comfortable, complete with a large portrait of Sigmund Freud (the suite being named after him.) Surprisingly it was devoid of toiletries although a phone call to reception solved that.

The location is lovely - a quiet neighbourhood near the Vondelpark - and we had a good, peaceful nights sleep in a comfy bed. What more could you ask for?

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandton Hotel de Filosoof

Address: Anna van den Vondelstraat 6, 1054 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #238 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandton Hotel de Filosoof 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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