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“OK for broke 20somethings, barely” 2 of 5 stars
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NH Amsterdam Doelen
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwe Doelenstraat, 26 | City Center, 1012CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly NH Doelen) (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #229 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“OK for broke 20somethings, barely”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

Thin walls, uncomfortable bed, a battered looking room with peeling wallpaper and a rundown carpet, and a tiny closet so shoddy that it couldn't hold my coat on a hanger without the rod falling down.

Stayed 1 night then checked out and found someplace more comfortable.

If you'r young and on a budget and just need a place to crash, this place would be fine, but otherwise, I'd look elsewhere.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I booked a group into this hotel in February. The rooms were clean although you could see chipped tiles and worn paint here and there. They make you pay for the internet and you have to go down to the front desk everyday to buy a new log in code which is annoying. You also have to pay for the breakfast, which is decent, but if it hadn't been included in our group rate I would have thought it was overpriced. The location is within walking distance to most things, but not really right in the middle of anything -- so again my feelings on this are it was fine, not great but not terrible, which seems to be my general sentiment about the NH Doelen after this stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

As many reviewers have pointed out, this hotel could do with some updates, but it is very well kept and clean, and the staff were friendly. The rooms probably have not been updated (or repainted/papered) since the 80's, but as the design/layout is period style, this is ok. The bathroom is also fine, and the rooms comfortable. I can't comment on the food as we didn't eat breakfast there. The location is excellent - right on a canal (ask for a canal view room), and you can walk to anywhere in the centre easily from there.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012

Central location ideal for exploring Amsterdam, decor and rooms are a little dated

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2012 via mobile

If you ate one who likes and value vintage, then this hotel will make a good stay.
Most positive point about this hotel is a great location. Situated just 2 km from central station and in midst of other tourist attractions of Amsterdam.
Do ask for canal side rooms as they offer some splendid view from the balcony.
Hotel is quite old so don't expect contemporary and flashy interiors.
Breakfast by the side of canal view is worth experiencing.
Overall good hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for 6 day on new year´s eve. First, the localization is top notch. Walking distance from all the attractions in the center of the city. Plenty of shops and restaurants on the neighbourhood.
The staff is quite kind and helpful, with kudos to our dear Laura, always with the best restaurant´s tips. Thank you, Laura.
But yeah, the hotel needs renovation. The instalations are quite old, the room from the last century and the elevator takes a really good time to go up and down. A really good time.
Our room on the 5th floor was quite small, with no space to sit besides the bed. But the view was quite nice, overlooking the canals.
Breakfast was OK but the restaurant has a nice view of the canal.
So yes, I recommend if you dont go with great expectations.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

My boyfriend and I stayed for 3 nights over the new year and had had a terrible experience. Firstly the room was small and dated. We were also at the front on the second floor and could hear pasers by conversations on the street so loudly they could have been in the room with us! The mattress was uncomfortable and there is no free wifi. We would not stay here again and would never recommend it.... Choose another hotel!!

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat, 26 | City Center, 1012CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly NH Doelen)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#89 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — NH Amsterdam Doelen 4*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amsterdam’s oldest and most celebrated hotel, the NH Amsterdam Doelen hotel rests on the banks of the Amstel River in the heart of the city’s historic center. Dating back to the 17th century this cultural landmark has played host to everyone from Queen Victoria and Empress Sissi to The Beatles and Rembrandt—whose world famous "Night Watch" was painted on the hotel’s third floor. ... more   less 
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