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“Lovely small and cosy in quiet area” 5 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 #237 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lovely small and cosy in quiet area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Perfect localation, small cosy hotel with small room and nice decoration. Lovely and helpful staff, nice backyard. Expensive breakfast. We love this hotel land will be back soon. Small bath, but clean and big soft towels and lovely soap. Every room I different decorated and every day there Is new word of the day in the elevator.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was the smallest double room I've seen in my life. Extremely small, especially for two. Very poor rooms, bathroom door would not close properly, no space for luggage...Staff was very friendly and helpful though. Location is great - a bit far from the city center and right next to the park. Too expensive for that kind of room. Wouldn't go back there.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Birthday trip for my husbands 40th and the staff at Filosoof could not do enough. I called them prior to our arrival about a room upgrade and thus they did at a greatly reduced cost. I also asked for some bubbly to be in the room for when we got there, we did however, arrive 3 hours prior to check in time but not a problem! We could book in straight away and they said just let them know when we want the bubbly and they would pop it up. The room was great with a gorgeous wet room (only downside is the stairs but thats traditional Dutch architecture!). The staff were friendly and really helpful. OK, the room could do with a bit of a touch up but it was clean and tidy and its an old building so it will never be 100% perfect. If you want that modern neatness go to a Hilton! Overall great hotel, fantastic location next to Vondlepark and amazing staff. Oh and the beds are to DIE for!!! Just couldn't fit it in my case.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Filosoof is just grubby, dirty and nasty. The room we occupied was minute. It would have been small for a single never mind a twin room.
The walls carpets and paintwork were filthy. There was even the residue of someone's nose on the wall. The bathroom was a joke. It appeared to be a cupboard! The area that you could actually stand in whilst using its facilities was about 18" by 12". The sink in the "bathroom" was so small that it could only hold about a litre of water.
There were three clothes hangers in a kind of slit in the wall and that was the total storage for clothes, so you had to live out of your suitcase. The beds (single) were awful. Uncomfortable, small and rickety. There was one pillow and a dirty cushion per bed.
The windows hadn't seen water for months and the window sill was disgusting. Walls and ceiling were dirty and marked. The carpet was badly stained. In one corner of our room there was around 3ft of cable piled up that was connected via horrible conduits to a hole in the ceiling.
At one stage the corridor roof was leaking outside one of our rooms. The carpet became soaked and remained soaked throughout our stay.
The hotel may be nicely placed in a quiet street and close to the park but there is nothing else to say in its favour. Cannot see how it got 3 stars.
A very unpleasant experience. Avoid at all costs.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

What a lovely little gem of a hotel, right near the park.
Staff we so friendly and really helpful. They gave us maps and advice on where to go and what to see.
Yes it's slightly dated but that just adds to it's charm! If you want to stay in your hotel all day, don't go to a beautiful city and waste time in your room... The beds were comfy and the neighbourhood felt safe.
It is slightly away from the centre but everywhere is walkable (took us 15 minutes to get to old town).
Will definitely be returning on our next trip to Amsterdam!
Centraal station to the hotel: take the no1 tram and get off at Jan Pieter Heijestraat (on Overtoom), walk slightly back in the direction you came from and it's the 2nd street on the right; Anna Van Den Vondelstraat.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

First time in Amsterdam with my friend and had the friendliest welcome from all of the staff! As well as giving us several maps and information on transport and locations of attractions which was great. Nice clean room, brilliant price. Had such a fun time! Definitely be returning.. Also no time limit on when returning to the hotel at silly o'clock!!! Even then the staff would always welcome with a hello. Very highly recommended. Thank you hotel de Filosoof!!! From the two blonde English girls!! X

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Stayed here for one night 1st April quirky hotel nice room and bathroom lovely garden which was nice to sit in on a lovely sunny day booked a double room but got a twin room the major down side was no tea making facilities in room .. We English like our tea in the morning didn't have breakfast here as 15 euros was a bit expensive and they didn't serve full English breakfast also tv in room was very small no decent channels either ... Hotel is in a nice area next to vondelpark lovely walk on a sunny day .. Glad we only payed £59 and not £120 as listed on other sites as I would have been disappointed

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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #237 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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