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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 #193 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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Salford, United Kingdom
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“Great Stay!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights, and were pleasantly surprised. It is only 10 minutes by tram from Central Station, with a tram stop about a minute's walk away. It is approx a 10 minute walk to Rembrandt's House, and near a large supermarket and cafés. Being opposite the zoo is handy so you know where to get off the tram!
The staff were helpful, and the breakfast was good, though the cooked part of it did not always look particularly appetising.
The room had everything you needed - hot drink facilities and a very comfortable bed. It also had a fan incase it was too hot. The bathroom was a little small without a bath (just a shower), but that was not an issue with only staying for a few nights.
There is a communal area on the ground floor, with vending machines, which was always beautifully clean. There was also a left luggage, though this was a little risky as anyone leaving luggage could have gone in your case. However, we used the facility without a problem.
I would definitely stay there again if I returned to Amsterdam.
Tip: there was a delicious Italian around the corner, called La Roma (downt he road with the Chinese on the corner). I would recommend eating here as the food was delicious and very cheap, great portions and friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I booked this hotel through last minute.com secret hotels. After I paid they let me know I was staying as soon as I paid. I stayed here for two nights, we arrived at 12 and told we could access our room at 1, they said we could leave our stuff in their luggage room. Most hotels I stayed at either kept my luggage in their office, or put it in a secure room giving us a tag to get our bags back. This was a room around the corner from reception, that was mostly kept locked, but perhaps not as secure as others. I booked a twin room, there was a decent size, and a comfy bed. The bathroom had all the essentials, it had a shower, I would have enjoyed a bath, but for the price I paid I can't complain. There was a TV in the room which had lots of Danish, British and American channels. There were no issues with notice from other guests or traffic. The hotel is close to the zoo, and is a 2min walk to a tram stop, and tram take about 10min to dam square. And the hotel is close to cafés, a market and a supermarket. The only issue was when we checked out they sprung a €6 tax on us, I don't mind paying but wasn't expecting it. I would recommend if you are staying in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, 5 days ago
Dear Zoe,

thank you for writing your review about your stay in our hotel.
The € 6,- tax is the local tourist tax which every guest in hotels in Amsterdam have to pay. We collect this and pay this to the city of Amsterdam. We do try to inform all our guests at check in and this info is put on the websites we work with. I am sorry that the amount for this city tax was not clear to you.

Kind regards,
Hans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for 4 nights. Good location - about 10 minutes from the train station by tram, and quiet. There were a lot of student backpackers when we were there and breakfast was a challenge (get there early, or go later to avoid the rush). The bathroom was minuscule, but the room was clean and the staff were friendly. All-in-all it was exactly what we needed - cheap, clean and somewhere to lay our heads at night.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Sir, Madam,

thank you very much for writing your review.

Kind regards,
Hans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This location was great for our family. We could walk to the center (in 10m) and do shopping and have a coffee etc...

Additionally the Zoo is opposite the Hotel and so our daughter really enjoyed the trip. Definately our list to return to next time we are in Holland.

Room Tip: top floor was very quite...(400+)
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Green Features: Staff were very helpful and extremely pleasent. They looked after all our needs, excellent!
  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Sir, Madam,

thank you for writing your review overhere.
It is good to read that we will be seeing you again.

Kind regards,
Hans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean rooms ,very quiet location ,staff is very friendly and the breakfast is excellent.This hotel was more than we expected.When on holiday I'm all day out but it's nice to get back to your hotel and find everything as it should be.Highly recommended

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Harold,

Thank you very much for writing your review overhere.
We are looking forward to seeing you again in our htoel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights, mixed feelings about the hotel as previously stated the rooms are small and the bathrooms even smaller about the size of a wardrobe.

Our view out of the window faced a roof with random bits of furniture so not the best view may have been better in the other side of the hotel where there is a park.

Our double bed was 2 singles pushed together and 2 single duvets :(. As previously stated the complimentary products are a bar of soap and a shower cap - although it did state in the welcome book that you could ask at reception for toiletries ( we never did - there's a supermarket 5 min away).

Pro's- the location perfect strolling distance from centre, right next to the zoo and several food places with in pottering distance

The staff are friendly, free wifi was a massive plus and really good signal at that. We found the house keeping good most days we didn't leave the hotel till 12 and always came back to the room made up (although out sheets were not changed for 4 nights).

Free tea and coffee in the lobby was great.

Would have given this hotel a higher rating if we had paid less for the stay.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear Shelly,

thank you for taking the time to write about your stay in our hotel.

Kind regards,
Hans
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only difference between this hotel and a hostel is that you have a bathroom in your room. Rooms are very small. Our room hadn't been cleaned during our stay, not even once. There are better located hotels depending on your itinerary. It says free toiletries in the description but there is only a soap bar; no shampoo, no shower gel. You should bring your own.It wasn't cheap for what you are (not!) getting. When in Amsterdam, I would go elsewhere.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Hansk020, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Sir, Madam,

I am sorry to hear about the inconvenience you have experienced during your stay.
We do clean the rooms every day unless there is a do not disturb sign on the door. In that case we do not enter the room but leave a bag with clean towells in front of the door.
All our rooms are provided with a dispenser in the bathroom which contains shower and shampoo. I am sorry to read that you could not find it.
If you had told us during your stay, we could have shown this to you and solved any problem you had.

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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