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Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #84 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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London, United Kingdom
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“Well Placed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Good location, about half an hour walk from the Train Station or a few minutes on the tram. Right on the Leidesplein so plenty of bars and restaurants (and coffee shops). Nice cocktails - but pricey at about 13 euros - and the hotel was clean and tidy. Rooms are fine - nothing fancy - but exactly what you need for a couple of nights in Amsterdam. Recptionists are smart and polite,

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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American-Management, Manager at Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay and your review posting. We hope to see you again soon.

With best regards,
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

No complaints except the universal two -- expensive breakfast and expensive wifi access. Other than that, this is a hotel with great rooms, superior staff, and a wonderful location. There was nothing to really write a negative about.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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American-Management, Manager at Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay and review. The free WIFI capacity is recently increased. we hope that you will notice this on a future visit. With best regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

The staff here are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable . The hotel is in a great location within walking distance of the major museums and there is a tram stop out the front. There is a nice gym and sauna. The hotel is also well priced .

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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American-Management, General Manager at Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and your review posting. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon for another enjoyable visit.

With best regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

we did not stay at the hotel but visited the old café/bar in the hotel after dinner for a drink. it is like another world, a very creative art deco exotic location fusion.

not the new bar I must emphasise: that's ordinary verging on seedy even though it has a greater choice of drinks and serves cocktails. the old café bar was almost empty and took our breath away: the art deco detail, the strange atmosphere created by almost Moorish décor married with stained glass, frilly curtains and ceiling fans made me think I was in a hotel in Cairo or old Constantinople. Bizarre! you sit in elegant armchairs, the staff is friendly and everything is done with style. As we couldn't have a martini as planned, we had white wine and its served in a little modern carafe with a glass.

the older hotel from the 19th century must have been even odder, decorated with a theme of the wild west and native americans. This incarnation was put up in 1909 and is still very original and stylish. I would love to stay here and lounge in this bar a great deal more. if you like being transported to another time, drop in - I expected to see Hercule Poirot sipping a tisane and watching out for the murderer among the well dressed guests.

as well as all this, it was very reasonable, with drinks costing little more than in any other hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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American-Management, General Manager at Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for dropping in and posting a review! Everyday we realise how special the decor of the hotel and the Café Americain is. The cocktail bar is indeed contemporary to also offer an outlet that caters to guests that prefer this. Hopefully on your next visit you will also experience the building as a hotel guest.

With best regards,
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Fabulous hotel, very grand and spectacular! Requested a canal view and they accommodated us perfectly. The rooms were spacious and clean with fresh linen and towels. Staff were very helpful and knowledgable on the city, bars and restaurants. Breakfast was excellent, a good and fresh variety of food, lovely coffee and a glass of prosecco if desired. The hotel is in a superb location of the city. Overall - perfect!

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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American-Management, Manager at Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and your review posting. Good to hear that our hotel contributed to a perfect stay in Amsterdam. We hope to be your residence of choice again on your next visit to the capitol.

With best rgerads,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We stayed for several nights in a reasonable sized room on the first floor overlooking the river. There's was heating, aircon, TV, minibar etc. The minibar has sensors on each item, we moved some things about to accommodated a carton of milk, which triggered a bill when we checked out. However they quickly voided this bill once we explained.
Our stay was 4 nights, and incurred a $38 city tax on checkout, which we have not experienced in hotels elsewhere in the world.
Room was cleaned daily to a good standard, and we had no complaints at all. Concierge very helpful.
There are some renovations going on but we were not disturbed at all.
We would be happy to stay again, and the location is very good for all the attractions.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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American-Management, General Manager at Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay and your review posting.

The tax mentioned is actually city tax (or tourist tax). It is charged by the local authorities. The City of Amsterdam imposes this tax on hotels and changes the percentage to their liking. You will find this municipality tax in many European cities. We hope this explains the amount.

We look forward to welcoming you again. With best regards,
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Location:

The hotel is situated in the ideal location to explore Amsterdam with being a 10 minute walk away from Dam Square and 2 minute walk from Vondelpark. There are trams located outside the hotel as well as black bikes hire to ease your ability to explore the city. Furthermore, outside the hotel is a canal cruise operator.

Rooms:

The rooms are large with all the amenities you would expect as well as being very clean. The rooms have Free Wifi even though the reception state only available in the lobby and bar. The Free Wifi is very slow unless you pay for faster speed which is very expensive considering the speed offered. There is also satellite tv and a safe large enough for laptops. The bathrooms are clean, bright and in very good condition. When booking a double room ensure you get a double bed and not two twins pushed together.

Spa/ Gym:

There is a small gym and sauna on the basement level which is not stated on their website. The gym is only accessible with your room key card.

Bar/ Lounge American:

The bar staff are very friendly and tentative in the bar offering a great vibrant atmosphere with fantastic cocktails. Very popular relaxed bar with the locals to enjoy at night with drinks and loved ones.

Cafe American:

The room of the Cafe American is exquisite with food to match the restaurant decor. The waiters can be a bit of a hit or miss on the type of service you receive. The majority of waiters are very tentative but this is the same anywhere you visit. Booking a table in advance is highly recommended.

Hotel Staff:

The staff are very friendly, efficient and will try to cater to all your needs without any hassle or moans.

Criticism:

The hotel is undergoing renovation and restoration work which is not displayed on their website. The workers started work outside our hotel room window at 0630 hours which after a late night in the bar the night before was not appreciated. The reception only apologised and said the workers are not meant to start work till 0900 hours and will inform technical team.

Conclusion:

In conclusion I would highly recommend this hotel to stay in during your visit to Amsterdam and we will be staying here again in the near future.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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American-Management, General Manager at Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden, responded to this review, June 14, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and your review. We do apologise that the contractor apparently started the works very early. It was not supposed to have started before 09:00 hrs.

We hope to see you back soon. With best regards,
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Address: Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#48 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#62 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#64 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#73 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic Hotel resembling a Venetian palace with sweeping arches & clock tower. Certified with the Golden Green Key. ... more   less 
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