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Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plantage Middenlaan 48, Amsterdam NL-1018 DH, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #200 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Recently had a 4 night stay. It was a bargain for 30 per person per night and exactly what we needed. The staff were all lovely and spoke great English as most people did in Amsterdam.
The rooms were pretty big compared to what previous reviews on trip advisor said. More than enough space. The bed were really comfortable and the rooms nicely decorated.
About a 20 minute max. walk from the hotel to the centre and in a lovely area much quieter than the centre.
Lovely restaurants near by that weren't expensive.
Tram stop practically right outside the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, October 7, 2013
Dear PipM215,

thank you for your kind words overhere.
Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Kind regards,
Hans
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

First the bad stuff, rooms are small, and the breakfast is not great.

However, staff are helpful, the bed is comfy, its clean and there is free wifi.

I would not want to stay here for a long time however for a one or two night stay it is fine. There is a tram right outside for getting in and out the city, and if you decide to walk it its only 15 mins.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, October 7, 2013
Dear Mike H,

thank you for your feed back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were welcomed by a really nice receptionist who was very well acquainted with the city. However, the other staff members did not know as much, which caused us to waste some time; nothing crucial though. Other than that, the place was well equipped, the beds were comfortable, breakfast pretty complete. It is well located; it is possible to walk downtown from there, but only if you like walking. Nice area, too.

Room Tip: I'd recommend you ask for a room on the upper floors where noisy teens cannot bother you :) Than...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, October 7, 2013
Dear pupi_lover,

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

My girlfriend and I recently had a 3 night stay.
All of the staff we very polite and polite.
The room was very nice and was more than big enough. The en suite bathroom was small, but had everything you need and the shower was nice.
It is easy to tram (trams approximately every 10 minutes) to Central Station or Dam square, however we found the 15 minute walk very nice.
The Hotel is also very near the zoo and the Verzetsmuseum (Dutch Resistance Museum) - which I would highly recommend.
I can't comment on the breakfast as we didn't have it any of our mornings - it is €15 per person.
I can't comment on the value of the hotel as my partner paid for it :-).

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Dear Harry,

thank you for your kind words overhere.
We are looking forward to seeing you again in our hotel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Ok the bathrooms are small but are clean with effecient shower. Comfortable bed and ample tea and coffee making facility - what more do you want ? Very friendly and helpfull staff. A short walk or even shorter tram ride into the center of town. A good range of excellent resaurants and bars within a two minute walk from the hotel. Booked through Last Minute and FlyBEand got a superb rate. Overall cannot fault the hotel or service. Will happily return another time.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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, September 19, 2013
Dear IDB31,

thank you for your review here.
I am glad to read you enjoyed your stay with us.

Kind regards,
Hans
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel. Booked it via last minute.com and got a fantastic deal, after reading some of the reviews i was a bit sceptical about what the hotel would be like. STAFF:We were greeted by very freindly staff the whole way throughout our stay.
ROOM: Our room was very big, double bed and sofa and enough room for clothes etc (although i think we may have had a slightly bigger than average room by luck!). The showers were brilliant and had tea/coffee facilities as well as a fridge which was great as we were making our own lunch etc to save some money! The double bed was 2 singles pushed together but wasnt a problem at all!
LOCATION: Personally i dont believe it is necesary to get a tram card although this was the advice by many. The walk to dam square is a 15 minute slow walk, and the whole walk is past interesting shops, resteraunts, museums, coffee shops so i feel you miss out on seeing alot of amsterdam by getting the tram, as it really is a lovely little walk (even in the pouring rain as we experienced it!) We used the tram just twice when we had to get to central station with all our bags.

Cant comment on the breakfast as we didnt eat as it was 15 euros each.

One place i would really recommend doing (i personally enjoyed it even more than Anne franks house and van gogh museum) was the resistance museum, right opposite the zoo and only a 3 min walk from hotel. 8 euros per person and absolutely fantastic. Would also massively recommend the free walking tours which meet at dam square at 11am, an amazing 3 hour tour (cant imagine its any less good than a paid tour which can test 25 euros).

We also did Van Gogh Museum and Anne frank which were both fantastic.

Would defiantly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We had room 316 (end of the corridor) which was massive
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hanskomen, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, September 16, 2013
Dear Sambradshaw2,

thank you very much for our kind words and your nice review.
It is good to read that you have enjoyed your stay.

Kind regards,
Hans
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed here for 4 night in August, overall had an enjoyable stay. Size of the rooms were fine, mostly clean although desk and fan a bit dusty - I think more attention needs to be paid on the cleaning front. Couldn't believe how small the bathroom was!! It felt like a cabin bathroom, literally only room to shower etc. Bathroom was clean although had a slight odour (I am guessing from the drains) which wasn't very pleasant - this needs to be addressed.
On the up side we got an actual double bed rather than two singles pushed together as requested! Did not have breakfast so can not comment.

A good price for the number of days we stayed and we didn't have any particular problems so overall was a good stay. I am far more interested in exploring the city rather than being in a hotel anyway. This was our second stay in Amsterdam and already can't wait to return!! Would definitely recommend visiting. Tram stop conveniently outside the hotel, great location right near zoo and 5-10 minutes from the centre. A few nice cafe's and bars near the hotel, although supermarket a bit further.

Travelled as a couple.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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, September 9, 2013
Dear Lauren B,

thank you very much for taken the effort to write your review about our hotel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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Address: Plantage Middenlaan 48, Amsterdam NL-1018 DH, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #200 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern hotel in a 100-year old building in city center - Walk to Waterloo Square, Rembrandt Square and Artis Zoo. Certified with the Silver Green Key. ... more   less 
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