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Die Port van Cleve
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176 -180, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #111 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“dark rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I stayed for couple of night in this hotel in october, while the reception is lovely and the location is good, the room was very dark with a small window and too simple for the price you pay.
mind you the coffee shop on the corner is nice and cosy, but yet the service is average

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

I stayed in room 111 a single that was rather "tight" with a view across a short roof space to the next block just 6 metre away. I did see inside room 105 the other side of the corridor which was a twin over looking the street and looked much nicer.
The hotel has an older family feel about it for those travellers like me who do not like the large in personable international type hotel chains.
The room was clean, comfortable bed and the hotel communal areas were "cosy"
The breakfast there was adequate.
Centrally positioned it is in a great place to see the city. I took a transfer bus from the airport to the hotel. The bus normally has several stops at other hotels on the way and gives a great tour of the city on route. Cost one way Euro 16.50

Room Tip: 105 a twin overlooking the street
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We are two adults & 3 children travelling together "We Loved this place".. The staff are a true asset here we were greated enthusiastically with wonderful hospitality..nothing was to much trouble,loved the shower & the coziness of the rooms.talk about Location Slap bam in the middle of everything..yet still able to sleep! & the breakfast was very "yummy"..would love to visit again so warm & inviting :))....

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a great spot to stay in Amsterdam - once we arrived in the train station we walked everywhere we needed to go including to this hotel from there. It is right by Dam Square which if you ever get lost anyone would be able to point you to. The wifi is good and no extra charge the breakfast has a great selection. The staff are very very helpful especially the nice gentelman concierge working in main reception, He knew directions to everywhere in the city and gave us discounts voucher for some of the attractions in Amsterdam. Our room was a little on the small side but we spent so little time there this was not an issue. We plan another trip to Amsterdam in the summer with some family and we hope to stay here again

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This is a great hotel conveniently located in the heart of downtown with a metro station right outside. The food was good and there was a nice variety for breakfast in the morning. A nice little pub attached to the hotel made it perfect for finishing off the evening with a cold beer or a warm coffee and Bailey's.

Although our room was small, it was clean, quiet and well furnished. The bed was very comfortable.

The staff were polite, friendly and helpful. They were always willing to call us a taxi or help us out with questions regarding local attractions.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a nice quiet place to call home while checking out the sights of Amsterdam.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I was in Amsterdam for 4 nights and found this hotel to be centrally located close to all aminities and my room was spacious enough for my needs. The room was clean, we'll-maintained and had everything g I needed. Well worth a try when you go to Amsterdam! The staff are all friendly and can assist you with any query. I will stay there again if I have to go that way.

Room Tip: The quiet rooms are on the inside, not facing the street.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

stayed three nights at this very central hotel, the rooms are clean and comfortable, we did have a problem on the first morning with workmen outside our bedroom 428 I think the work in only temporary but they moved us to room 520 which was a very quiet room the move was prompt and the staff very helpful, two nice lieins after that. the soap shampoo etc in the bathroom are in little boxes with the theme of the hotel which I think is based on delft pottery, you know the blue stuff, very quaint. two minutes to dam square and ten minutes to anne frank house a very pleasant walk away and a must visit place.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176 -180, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#62 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#86 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#87 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Die Port van Cleve 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Die Port van Cleve is a famous Dutch hotel located directly behind the Royal Palace & facing Dam Square. Due its central location, you will find many touristic and cultural sites within walking distance. Hotel Die Port van Cleve has a rich history. Heineken opened its first brewery in this building in 1864. Brasserie ‘De Poort’ is famous for its numbered steaks and Bar-Bodega ‘De Blauwe Parade’ has an unique Delft blue tile fresco dating from 1887. At the beginning of 2012, rooms were soft refurbished and all rooms were redecorated with references to the authentic tile fresco in the bar. ... more   less 
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