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Hotel The Exchange
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #96 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Sydney, Australia
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“2 star room was small but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

We stayed in a 2 star room. It was as expected - very small and basic room (not much room around the bed), small but clean bathroom with decent fittings, small TV, and heating. Beware for summer stays that there is no air-conditioning. We faced into the centre of the buildings on the block (i.e. not onto a street), meaning there was not street noise. However, there was plenty of noise from people climbing the stairs and when talking the the hallway. Great location being only a few minutes walk from Centraal Station (direct train to airport). The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

A few steps from Central Station, the Dam, shopping streets and restaurants. Friendly helpfull staff. Recently renovated (or opened). Clean. Comfy bed. I don't know for all the rooms, but ours was very quiet since the window was facing the "back alley", wich is good since Damrak street is pretty busy and can be quite loud. A great experience. I would definitly go back!

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I loved The Exchange! Very friendly front desk service made for easy check in. The hotel was less expensive than many others in the immediate area. It's an easy walk from the Central Station. The room was charming with simple, but lovely decor. The cafe next door (which is owned by the hotel or vice versa), also had delicious food and desserts.

Two things to note. My room faced Damrak and the street noise was not completely filtered out by the window. I can sleep through anything, but if you are a light sleeper or don't plan to stay out late, perhaps request a room not facing Damrak. Also, the floors are concrete, which is great in summer, but might be a little chilly in winter.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

This hotel is very small like most of the hotels on Damrak. We even missed it first time around as the entrance is hidden between little street cafes. Reception personnel was very helpful, polite and spoke perfect English (as pretty much anyone in Amsterdam). The room was small but very cute. Big bed occupies pretty much whole room with some space left for luggage but it is very comfy and we slept very well all 3 nights we stayed in the hotel. Would recommend it to couples as the hotel seems to be quite romantic but the rooms might be little small for families with children.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

lovely room (sweet Dreams room) shame no tea/ coffee facilities. Very comfy bed clean and hotel staff friendly. would stay here again

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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This was the second time we stayed and both times it has been 100%. The hotel has quick polite service and the decor is lovely and fresh Thank you very much again

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

if you want a small design hotels, head to sebastian hotel, this one claim to have a nice design but it is not so great, on other hand, internet never worked in the room the entire time we were there, they only take credit cards (which is not a problem) but strange. same with the coffee shop downstairs, only credit cards. the rooms are super small with terrible view and the toilet must be the smallest in the world,. and on the top of that it is not cheap.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Damrak 50, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #96 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel The Exchange 3*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel The Exchange is a hotel with a special love of fashion. The result: a hotel where architecture meets fashion. Hotel The Exchange has 62 rooms, ranging from 1 to 5 stars. Each room has been designed and dressed by graduates and alumni of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). The rooms are as diverse and inspiring as the neighbourhood the hotel lies in. ... more   less 
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