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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12-16 Gravenstraat, 1012 NM Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #113 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Cork, Ireland
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4 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This Hotel is a real gem, it is very clean and great value and best of all only a few yards for Dam Square in the Heart of Amsterdam.Staff were also very friendly and made its a very pleasant stay.Only a 5 to 10 min walk from Central Station which links you to the Airport. Would defo recommend this Hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

The Best Western Dam Square Inn in downtown Amsterdam is nicely located within walking distance to the Main Train Station and with train access to points around the city and close access to canal cruises, shopping streets. The reception staff are always helpful and nearby are a number of good restaurants and pubs. Check out the all-you-can-eat Sushi restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

The hotel was right in the center of city just 5 minutes walking from city rail station connecting Airport and Europe. Tram connections, Canal cruise, shopping street, restaurants, Tour departures too were very close. Staff was very helpful and kind. The room was very small, but our overall stay was pleasant.

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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Bad service, bad attitude, bad quality... :(
I used to love this hotel, but I will never come here again. The cleaning lady broke my laptop, denied it and then the manager blamed me for leaving my laptop on the room's carpet. So I wouldn't go there if you plan to leave valuable belongings in places where the hotel thinks it is ok to break them. Of course, no compensation for my broken laptop was offered. I used to go there a lot and it really saddens me to be treated this way.

Room Tip: DO NOT put anything on the floor (including your suitcase), they are NOT responsible for any damage!
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We arrived in Amsterdam on 2 January so the streets of Amsterdam were filthy! There was litter everywhere! We walked from the Central Station to the hotel (about 2.5kms) not bad and instructions on how to get there worked, but when we arrived in our street we were shocked that that was where we had to walkled down - quite dodgey! Once found the hotel wasn't as bad as the rest of its surroundings. The rooms are quite old fashioned and carpets are dated. There were two single beds pushed together - which I hate (hardly romantic!) and no curtains - it was winter and the sun only rose at 9h30 but still it made the room cold and unfriendly. Towels were the size of my bath mats at home and could hardly wrapped around me. The buffet breakfast was just cereal, youghurt and toast.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We only stayed one night in the hotel during a mini cruise from Hull to Amsterdam so we chose it mainly for the location as we were only staying for 2 days. Being just around the corner from Dam, it was within easy walking distance of just about everything and being a very flat city, you can do LOTS of walking!
The hotel itself was extremely nice and exceptionally clean. The staff were very welcoming and friendly and spoke very good English. The rooms were quite large with a great big comfy bed which made it even better for us being as the tiny single beds on the ferry across were not that great! The rooms had everything in them you could need including a flat screen tv, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe and shower gel and shampoo in the bathroom. The breakfast was nice but didnt have as much choice as other hotels i have stayed in, including other Best Westerns. Overall this was a great choice of hotel and i highly recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Silves, Portugal
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21 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We often use Best Western hotels, this one is not up to the usual standard.
Friendly and helpfull staff made an otherwise poor hotel just acceptable.
Continental buffet breakfast is good with excellent service, but note there is no actual restaurant in the hotel - breakfast only. Very small bar in reception area.
It is in an excellent location right next to the 'new church' (the cathedral at Dam Square) and good for sightseeing, restaurants, catching trams etc.

Our room was rather cramped, the lighting was so dim it was next to impossible to read books, maps etc. The view out of the window was of a damp and mouldy 'light well'. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom (supplied with kettle, coffee etc) was spacious and clean.
Potentially a nice hotel but in need of some rennovation.
We are getting on a bit and had been warned (by email after booking) that the lift was temporarily out of use, the hotel reservations staff had 'guarenteed' us a room on the 1st floor - we did not get it and had to climb many stairs with our baggage - not nice.
Be warned that there is no direct vehicle access to the hotel. Our taxi (50 euros from the airport) dropped us at the end of the road and we had to walk the last 80 meters or so in the rain.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 12-16 Gravenstraat, 1012 NM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #113 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Dam Square Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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