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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 #197 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Great overall.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for four nights the staff were very helpful, the hotel was very clean and the location was perfect 2 minutes from a tram stop. The rooms were quite small but who is going to be sitting in a room all day in Amsterdam? They were warm and clean and thats all we needed. I hope to return to this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Neilafc1,

thank you for writing your comments about our hotel overhere.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again.

Kind regards,
Hans
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on December 29th for one night. Took a taxi from Centraal but this isn't necessary, it's an easy walk. Good transport links on the 9 and 14 tram from outside the hotel to Centraal. Walking distance to Remembrandt square and lots of coffee shops there.

Room just about big enough to swing a cat in. Tiny bathroom. Beds comfortable and clean. Okay for a one night stay, especially if not spending long in the room.

Staff friendly, allowed us to check in 2 hours early and leave our baggage in the luggage room before this.

Breakfast nice, not a lot of choice but the coffee machine and hot chocolate is delicious!

For people who drink a lot of coffee, there is a free coffee machine in reception and the coffee is actually nice! (or just go to one of the 900 coffee shops...)

Overall a pleasant stay in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear Rosie,

thank you for writing your review overhere.
It is very nice to see that you enjoyed our hotel and the new feature; free coffee for our guests.
It is good to read that this is appreciated.

We hope to see you again in our hotel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful
The hotel is very well located and peaceful
Good value for money
Easy to get to the hotel using public transport
Coffee was free, it helps a lot in the cold an makes you feel welcome

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Frans V,

thank you very much for your kind words overhere.
It is good te read that you have had a comfortable stay in our hotel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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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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Adelaide, Australia
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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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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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Dear Nicolalvy,

thank you for your review over here.

Kind regards,
Hans
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Also Known As:
Eden Lancaster Amsterdam
Hotel Eden Lancaster
Eden Lancaster Hotel Amsterdam
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 #197 of 340 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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