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“Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #196 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We arrived at check in at 3 pm, having walked from centraal station. The walk was very simple and easy to decipher on a map, it must have taken us 20 minutes to arrive at the hotel, which is not bad at all. The road the hotel is on is nothing special, but just down the road there was a nice little park and several canal walks which we did explore. The staff seemed friendly and helped us with any requests we had during the weekend. We opted for the slightly larger room of 16sqm, which still wasn't massive but was a perfect size for anyone who just wants to use the room to sleep in. It was nicely furnished with all the things you could want such as a TV, hair dryer, and of course, a bible! The bathroom was a bit cramped but it didn't bother us at all. We had two single beds pushed together, but we didn't even notice until we were leaving! We though we just had a very big bed! All in all, the hotel is perfect for people who would like a decent place to stay, but do not want to pay big prices. The hotel was a perfect distance from the attractions and offered us everything we needed.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Joington,

thank you for writing your comments here on Tripadvisor.
We hope to welcome 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I've travelled all around the world and have stayed in mostly four to five star and more up class hotels if im honest. The Hampshire hotel was neither of these things but it's now one of my top ten hotels I've ever been in.

1. The staff is friendly! They're always happy to help.

2. The room (had a double) was pleasant and had everything you need. Hair dryer, safe, kettle... now normally these are things that you won't find in a cheaper hotel, but here they are! The room decor was simple and pleasant and despite it being an old building it was still perfect.

3. Breakfast had variety and wasn't boring at all. Thank you.

4. Location! The tram stop is just less than two minutes away which takes you straight into the city centre. It's so convenient I cannot stress how great it is. Also nice cafés and restos around.

5. The building itself, whilst not really important, is beautiful. Grand stairs at the entrance and a full length mirror on the stairs heading up, old breakfast room and hallways? Such a charm!

6. Free. Wifi. Enough said.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear Raphmike,

thank you for your very kind words.
This is a very nice Christmas present for us.
We hope to see you again!

Kind regards,
Hans
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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

There is nothing special about the Hampshire, but for the price it delivers.

The room was clean and reasonably spacious. The bathroom was tiny, but how much time do you spend in there anyway...? It would be nice for the shower not to leak all over the bathroom floor, but then I suppose that's why you get towels.

The location is pretty handy, it's a pleasant walk into town and the red light district. Our room was on the ground floor and was pleasant and quiet.

We didn't have breakfast at the hotel, but there are two lovely cafes to the left as you leave it, which did great food and coffee for reasonable prices.

Staff were efficient and pretty friendly.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Peter1021,

thank you for taking the time to write your comments over here.

Kind regards,
Hans
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and had no problems. When we first arrived they put is in a twin room with the beds pushed together but moved us straight away when we complained. The only downside was that double beds come with two single duvets as standard...and lumpy pillows! The room was clean, warm and a little 'cozy', but just what you need for a place to sleep and get ready.

The location was great if you're up for a bit of walking (or there is a tram stop about 200 meters from the hotel). You're about a 20 minute walk from Damn Square at a good pace, or a 10 minute tram journey. This hotel is a similar price to other hotels much further away from the centre.

The hotel breakfast was €15 each a day so we didn't eat there. There is a really nice little bakery around the corner that sold pastries, cakes and sandwiches (turn left out of the hotel and first left at the Chinese restaurant), and also a couple of little cafes close by. I would also recommend the AH (Albert Hein) supermarket about a 10 minute walk away along the tram route, just across the road from Mr. Visserplein next to Waterlooplein. Nice croissants and pastries and really cheap for a quick and low cost breakfast/lunch.

The luggage room was a god send, on the first day we arrived at the hotel at 10.00 and they held our luggage until 15.00 at check-in time, and on the day we left we checked out at 11.00 and collected our luggage at 19.00 before our journey home. It doesn't seem the most secure room so I'd advise keeping hold of any valuables, but we had no problems.

The staff were always friendly and happy to offer any advice on attractions/transport.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 6, 2013
Dear Nicolalvy,

thank you for your review over here.

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Hans
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

I asked for a quiet room 3 times before arrival, was ignored and room 1 was horrible. Next to the staff kitchen & right on Main Street! I got no sleep what so ever! The toilet & shower was connected; the smell of ''you know what'' comes up in the shower when you flush the loo! The travel agent refused to refund me or give me compensation - I have since closed my Avios account.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Dear John A,

I am sorry to hear about the inconvenience you experienced during your stay.

Kind regards,
Hans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stayed here for 5 days, room was quite small but it was clean And the staff were very helpful, it wasnt a shabby room it was very modern. The bathroom was tiny but it didnt matter. location was great because its about 20min walk to red light district, or about 10mins to remembrantplein. Its nice to have a hotel outside of the hustle and bustle Which means you get to enjoy the peace outside the city! This hotel has a lovely park next to it which is nice to relax in! Good tram connections to the city, pretty easy to work out. Also i didn't eat the breakfast at the hotel there is a lovely little cafe right next door to the hotel which has wonderful cheaper breakfast! The staff at the hotel even allowed us to order dominoes in!
overall i would definitly stay here again!

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Meow1991,

thank ou for your kind words.
We hope to see you again.

Kind regards,
Hans
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights and it served its purpose rooms were on the small side as was the bathroom and shower area and tbh it needs a bit of an upgrade . However it was only a 15mins walk to Dam Sq so was in a decent location. As has been said wifi was very good and clean linen every day. Would I stay again? No

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Craig G,

thank you for writing your review overhere.

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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:
#9 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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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