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Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plantage Middenlaan 48, NL-1018 DH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #191 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very nice Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

When we arrived we were greeted with a friendly welcome. All the staff were very polite and helpful. The room and bathroom was a bit small but that was not a problem .The room was clean and tidy, It also had a kettle with tea and coffee supplied. Just what's needed when you arrive. We had a problem with the TV in the room but that was sorted by a very helpful young man.The Zoo is just over the road to the hotel and the Dutch Resistance Museum was opposite the zoo. It was about 20 min walk into the centre also the trams stop a short walk from the hotel (no 9 and 14) that takes you there. Breakfast was very good and plentiful with a good selection of food. Very quiet and peaceful area we felt safe with some very nice restaurants close by. I would recommend this hotel and I would also stop here again should I return to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Maureen H,

thank you for writing your kind words overhere in this review.
Looking forward to seeing you again in our hotel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We got a great deal with this hotel through Last Minute.com. The hotel is lovely, clean and in a really nice area - central with a tram stop just outside, very close to the center of Amsterdam but just outside the noisy busy area. Opposite the Zoo.
Staff were very nice and friendly but despite a number of conversations about having already paid through Last Minute .com they still charged my debit card (which they had for a deposit only) the full amount taking me overdrawn. I had to make several calls to Amsterdam when I returned home. Having said that the staff member was very helpful and did sort it out and refunded my account.
I would stay there again but give a cash deposit to prevent this sort of thing happening again.

Anyone going to Amsterdam for a short city break and wishing to make several short visits to museums, gallaries and travel by tram / bus around the city I would recommend buying an Iamsterdam card - great value.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 19, 2013
Dear Ann E,

thank you for your kind words.
I learned about the mix up with your credit card and I do apologize for this. Mistakes unfortunately do happen but I am glad that it is solved now.
We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
Hans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I was a bit nervous about this hotel after reading some of the reviews but for us it was fantastic. We got a great deal on the price by booking on lastminute.com which ended up being cheaper than a hostel room. The location was actually perfect for us because we hired out bikes for the whole 5 days we were there and we had a good 5-10 minute cycle into the centre each day which was awesome. Our room was a great size. I did see some other rooms as they were being cleaned and they looked very tiny so guess we were lucky. We ate breakfast at a little sandwich bar down the road, about 5 euros each for brekkie which was great. Was very pleased with this hotel! Think the only downside was the usual two singles put together instead of one double!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear sarz323,

thank you for choosing our hotel and writing your review overhere.
We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
Hans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Really satisfied with all aspects this hotel has to offer. You can walk to a lot of sites ( good to lose some weight). Reception ....great. Room...... Small but very adequate and clean - shower a little small but we enjoyed the hot water. Overall , on a budget, this hotel is tops!!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 15, 2013
Dear Stuart Peat,

thank you for your kind review, very good to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Kind regards,
Hans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

After reading other reviews on this hotel, I have to disagree with some of the negative comments such as 'small rooms', 'bad smells' etc. Yes the rooms are small but very ideal for a couple or someone on their own. Everything in the room was clean and we were even provided with a kettle and tea and coffee which was more than we expected. It's a nice hotel and good value for money. There is SO much to see in Amsterdam so I don't recommend staying in the hotel much anyway. Staff were friendly and helpful, there was hardly any noise coming from outside the hotel or other rooms. We didn't eat breakfast at the hotel but went to a coffee shop a few doors down called 'coffee to walk' which has a good selection of breakfast and drinks. We also recommend the zoo right across the road, it's fantastic. Overall, great stay and very enjoyable trip.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear KellyTobias,

thank you for your nice review.
we hope to see you again ino ur hotel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was a terrific place to stay, our room may have been compact, but it was clean, the beds comfortable and well stocked with tea and coffee. The staff were courteous, well presented and well informed. The breakfast was a great selection of Continental hot and cold foods, with a wide selection of coffees , teas and herbals . Even though the Artis Zoo was across the road there was very little noise.
The situation of the hotel was very close the Flea Market and only 5 minutes from Rembrant Square.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Dear Mervyn,

thank you very much for these kind, kind words.
It good to read that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
Hans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This hotel is a bit of a mixture. I've stayed more than once thanks to an employer having a deal there. The rooms seem to all be pretty small, with bathrooms squeezed in. They have showers right up against the toilet, and no bath. There is a hair dryer though, and fixed large bottles of soap.

The beds are okay. The TVs have terrible reception but a fair mix of channels. The bedside lights are flimsy and seem invariably broken. I've had stained bedcovers and carpets each time and once found a hair in the bed.

I'd have expected air conditioning at this price, but there are just central heating radiators and - in some rooms - floor-standing fans.

There are tea and coffee facilities in the room. Breakfast is distinctly average.

The internet didn't work on my device the first time I went, and was in reception only. Recently, it's not only worked, it's both fast, and available in at least some rooms - certainly in the basement. Don't be put off by the basement rooms, by the way - they're fine and so low that the windows actually still manage to offer decent privacy.

The luggage room is free, but rarely locked or monitored properly. Helpfully though, they kindly accelerated cleaning for me once, to help me check in early after an early morning flight arrival.

Laundry is quite pricey, and if they call you a taxi it'll be without any special arrangement or price deal. The tram stop is a block up the road.

It's a great location for the zoo and the botanical gardens. Perhaps just a little too far for very comfortable exploring if you're there for the city centre, but great if you've business on the east side. It's a nice neighbourhood.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Whered,

thank you for your review.
It is true we do not have special deals with taxi driver. To avoid problems we only work with the official Amsterdam Taxi Company; they are registered and work with meters.
We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
Hans
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Address: Plantage Middenlaan 48, NL-1018 DH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the greenest part of the centre of Amsterdam, the Hampshire Hotel Lancaster offers rooms in all sizes, from the individual traveller to families. The rooms have a private bathroom with shower, free wifi, coffee and tea facilities, tv and a safe in the room. In our lobby we offer free wifi and free coffee. ... more   less 
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