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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 #226 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Cheshire, UK
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“Can be good value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

Main building room I stayed in had very comfy bed, sparkling clean bathroom and the quiet location that the whole hotel enjoys near the Vondel park. The high traffic public areas, in particular the narrow stairs and corridors need a lick of paint and new carpets though. I gather from colleagues that the suites in the buildings opposite were very much larger and did not need this attention though.

Friendly staff. Think of breakfast as a good continental rather than full buffet. No restaurant, but 1000s on your doorstep!

Quick freshen up and this place would be excellent. As is it can be good-to-excellent value (bearing in mind Amsterdam is never really cheap) depending on the room you get.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I were here with my boyfriend for four nights, so the good things are that the hotel has a nice location and the staff is really helpful and friendly, however on our first night the security box did not worked out, the next day we had to ask for towels and also somehow the fire alarm woke up us around 7:00 a.m..... The facilittes look old and the floor crunches.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Came for 4 nights for a friends birthday. A triple room for 3 people was plenty size wise. Nice hotel and great location only 15 minutes walk from anywhere. Price of stay was superb. Would recommend anyone having a short stay.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Sandton Hotel de Filosoof offers good quality accommodation at very reasonable prices in a convenient location in the city of Amsterdam - convenient in the sense that while it is well served by city tram No1, which runs past the end of Anna van den Vondelstraat and takes you to the city centre and Centraal Staion, the hotel is alongside the wonderful Vondelpark, a green area for the city and its people. The staff are cheerful and most helpful, and there are philosophical texts in the rooms, including books, as if to underline the name of the hotel. Strangely, though, I saw nothing by Spinoza, surely Amsterdam's greatest thinker. Highly recommended - the hotel and Spinoza.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I experienced problems with my booking (due to my fault) and the receptionist Gulia (I hope I spelled it correctly and apologize if I didn't) was really helpful in helping me re-book as well as find another hotel for the night for which they were fully booked. I really appreciate all the help and the professional manner in which she handled the situation. I would recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were looking for a reasonable hotel near the center of Amsterdam. The Filosoof is located near the Vondelpark and close to the museums. Lot's of excellent restaurants within walking distance. The staff was very good. Especially the Manager , Ivo and Gulja. Gulja even managed to track down a lost credit card!!! We had a room in a house across the street. A bit funky but large with a lovely solarium looking into the garden. Since the hotel is located on a quiet street there was no traffic noise at all. Breakfast was included and more than adequate. The Sandton chain does a great job as we also stayed in the Central Brussels hotel.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I stayed at filosoof for 2 nights and found it comfortable and enjoyable. Check in and check out were smooth and seamless. Hotel staff was nice and helpful. There is a little bar in the lobby. Breakfast was included with the room. A more than adequate affair to start your morning. The room was quite and clean. The bathroom was large and had smooth availability of hot water. In the backyard there is a nice garden to relax. And there is some indoor patio seating if you don't want to sit outside. It is an easy walk to the canals and attractions. Location is central

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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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 #226 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandton Hotel de Filosoof 3*
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