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Prinsengracht 1099, 1017 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #59 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Chicago, Illinois
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We really enjoy staying in locations that are not far from the action, but where there are actually locals. So for us, the location of Hotel Orlando was PERFECT. It is located where the Prinsengracht canal meets the Amstel. Our room looked out to the canal and the house boats, but at night, we loved to go sit by the river and watch all the boats go past. The hotel is located in a quiet neighborhood, but it was only a few minutes walk to the trams or trains. Plus, there are bars and restaurants and a grocery store within a block of the hotel. The hotel is old, but well maintained and lovingly cared for. The garden is beautiful—although spiders abound out there. Breakfast is wonderful, especially the fresh oj. On the day we left, we had an early train to catch, so Paul got up early to make us coffee without our asking. Really thoughtful. It’s not the cheapest hotel, but it is worth the price.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Hotel Orlando has modern decorations and feels fresh, like the orange juice at breakfast. The hotel is close to the centre of Amsterdam and reasonably priced. We stayed in the basement room which is spacious. Although the roof is slightly lower than normal it did not bother me at 1.85m.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Essex,England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Visited Amsterdam for the weekend to see the Canal House gardens that open once per year in mid-June (this year 15 to 18). Chose the Orlando because of its location in the 'canal belt' at the River Amstel end.Plenty of restaurants and cafes nearby.Stayed for four nights in Room 115 which is one of two rooms on the ground floor off the entrance hall.Other rooms are up the typical canal house stairs fairly narrow,steep and twisting (hope to load a photo).The room is spacious and clean with a good bathroom with quality fittings all working.Furniture is functional rather than comfortable,hard seated dining chairs and a table,old TV in a huge cabinet with mini bar beneath.Able to keep our water cool in the mini bar fridge.No intrusive noise from the road/canal outside our window.Breakfast is served in a downstairs (easy flight with handrail) room overlooking the garden.Two cereals to choose from plus yoghurts,fresh fruit,bread,rolls and croissants,ham,cheese and preserves.Soft and hard boiled eggs are available upon request.After four breakfasts the limited choice became a bit tedious however the quality is good.The young lady serving breakfast (Rose?) is very knowledgeable about her town and speaks English better than most Brits!
Around the corner walking away from the Amstel is Utrechsestraat which has many restaurants and eateries and this leads to Rembrandt Plein with lots of restaurants,bars and cafes plus tramstops to most areas of Amsterdam.We ate lunch and /or dinner at L'Opera on Rembrandt Plein most days and have reviewed it separately as excellent.We looked inside the Canal House Hotel (as their garden was open) and it is very trendy and clean but over twice the price of Orlando.There are no 'public rooms'at the Orlando and I would class this as a B&B rather than a hotel as its name suggests.To sum up, the Hotel Orlando is clean and well located in a major city and serves a limited breakfast in friendly surroundings so it will be a good place to stay for a first visit to Amsterdam if you have a modest appetite !

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms 114 at the back,115 to the front avoid the stairs.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

I extended a business trip so my husband and I could enjoy the city as our summer vacation. I had a difficult time finding an affordable place in the city as it was Europe in June and the euro continues to be stronger than the dollar (although the exchange rate was the lowest it has been in some time). Based on the recommendation of Lonely Planet, I decided on Hotel Orlando and could not have been happier with my choice! Rose and the owner Paul are beyond charming and we loved feeling like a local by staying in a smaller establishment.The location was great, and after we rented our own bicycles, (from Recycles Bikes at 5 euros a day, another Lonely Planet recommendation) we could be anywhere in the city in no time. We stayed in the larger of the basement rooms (112), and it was very well appointed and in excellent condition. The canal house is 400 years old and we loved that, but it has been restored and renovated. The breakfast is wonderfully european: boiled egg, ham and cheese, breads with butter and preserves, yogurt, cereal, fresh sqeezed orange juice, and coffee. It is all beautifully presented. As someone that travels weekly for my job and is always in chain hotels, it was very refreshing to stay in a place with real warmth and character.

Room Tip: Room #112 has a sofa and is very spacious to spread out a bit.
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

The owners, Paul and Paul (never got their last names) have renovated this classic Dutch canal home. Located right on the Prinsengracht canal in a quiet location but just a couple of blocks from the skinny bridge and Rembrandt Plein. There are about 40 restaurants within 6 blocks ranging from Mexican, to Indonesian, to Thai, to Italian. The hotel has a nice quiet garden when the crowded streets of Amsterdam become too much . Our only suggestion is that management was difficult to find after breakfast, but that could have just been our timing.

Room Tip: Choose 118 with the garden view.
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

When we booked a room here we did not know what to expect. But the hotel was a pleasant surprise and we loved it. A small B&B tucked away in a quiet street on the Prinsengracht with only seven rooms. The rooms are very comfortable, large and airy with all amenities. The breakfast is of excellent quality and you get to meet the owner and staff - very helpful and full of information on how to get around relatively inexpensively and comfortably - and other guests and exchange plans and news with them. You are given the keys to your room and the main entrance. A wonderful place and I recommend it highly. An excellent way to experience staying in a typical Amsterdam canal house.

Room Tip: Get a room on the ground floor if you have a problem climbing the steep stairs so typical of Amsterd...
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  • Stayed May 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

A small B&B style hotel directly on one of the canals. Quiet residential & safe area.

You are given keys to your room's door and house door and can thus came and leave as you like. I chose room 114 on ground floor for EUR 115/night single use as a friend had kindly advised me that the stairs to the upper floors are very steep. Room very spacious, rather stylish & clean. Hope they will exchange the carpet for a wooden floor which would be another nice touch. Widest bathtub I've seen in a hotel so far. Mattress a bit soft for my taste. View of backyard & garden which guests are welcome to use. Old-fashioned TV but who cares when you've got a tablet with you anyway - free wifi works like a charm.

Hotel advised me well in advance that tram 4 station - only 100m away - is closed until end 2012 due to extended construction work in Utrechtsestraat. Closest station currently Frederiksplein at 400m distance where you also find a good supermarket (Albert Heijn chain).

Taxi from railway station EUR 12, 10 min outside peak time.

Ample & decent breakfast. Warm welcome and attentive staff: I had told Rose I needed to leave at 8 a.m. & she offered to be there early and call a cab for me. When I hadn't shown up by then, she thoughtfully knocked on my door just to make sure I hadn't overslept.

Highly recommended, will stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Prinsengracht 1099, 1017 JH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#53 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#64 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Orlando Hotel Amsterdam
Hotel Orlando Amsterdam

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