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“Good Hotel but too much street noise!” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Adelaide
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“Good Hotel but too much street noise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stayed 2 nights a room on the 1st floor. Hotel is in great location but the street noise is so bad that even ear plugs didn't help! Staff were friendly, our room was large and had good beds and good airconditioning. The bathroom was large with a shower over the bath. The breakfast was a good basic continental breakfast. Would recommend a room not on the street frontage. You can walk from the main train station.

Room Tip: go up higher than the first floor and have a back room!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We arrived into Amsterdam with no accommodation - we went online and managed to book this property through Booking.com. The beds were the best/comfiest + cool additional pull-down single bed. The room was a tad bit small but us three ladies managed with ease. The bathroom was quite spacious but the shower was really tiny though. We were very happy with the free wi-fi and continental breakfast (with cold cuts and cheese). We only stayed for 2 nights but it felt like we've been there for a while. The staff were the best, a special thanks goes to Danielle and Hossain for making our stay that much better. Great location amongst all the tourist and shopping action! The taxi from the airport could only drop us a fair bit (but a comfy walk) to the hotel, however, on our departure, BW staff organized a taxi for us that picked us up not more than 10 steps from the hotel.
We wouldn't hesitate to stay at this property on our next visit to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Ganey Tikva Israel
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

The great advantage of this hotel is its central location: located in a small ally just 2 minutes walk from the Royal palace in Dam Square, and 10 minutes walk from the Amsterdam central train station. There are tram lines, small restaurants, coffee shops and bars near by. The hotel is medium sized (3 floors with few tens of rooms), clean, pleasant and smoke free.
We had a back yard room that was very quiet, (unlike the noisy Dam Square hotels).
The room was clean, medium sized, with basic décor. The beds are wide and long (suitable for tall people) and very comfortable, we had an excellent sleep quality.
There is in room complementary tea/coffee, free Wi-Fi, flat TV, extra folding bad, (on the first glance we thought that it is another closet…) and a safe.
Breakfast was included in the price, basic but satisfactory, with free coffee to go and apples (An apple a day keeps the doctor away…).
The stuff was very friendly and helpful.
On the down side:
We did not enjoy the shower: top shower head, not adjustable, poor water pressure, (we were on the 3rd floor) and no hand shower.
There is no car parking in the hotel, and no direct access by car, we had to drag our suitcases for ~150 meters from the point were the taxi dropped us.
Bottom line:
All and all you get a fair value for your money, (Amsterdam hotels are not cheap…) and this hotel is convenient, pleasant and recommended for tourism of Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Take a back yard room, it is very quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We only stayed here 1 night but wish we had stayed longer in Amsterdam. The hotel is less than 15 minutes walk from the main railway station, but only 1 minute from Dam Square (the main square of Amsterdam and surrounded by shops, restaurants, sights). It is also only 10 minutes walk to a main canal and Anne Frank House.
We hope to return to the city and would definately stay here again. The only suggestion I would have for the hotel is to add some hot/cooked items to their cold buffet breakfast which is included in the room rate.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for the quiet side of the hotel if you're a light sleeper as one side of the hote...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Swanley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We booked into this, two rooms at short notice, and were impressed with the rooms and reasonable price for summer and city centre.

Comlaints: The teabags in my room were encased in some sort of armoured foil and I would rather have UHT milk than a powdered creamer.

The continental breakfast was nothing to write home about. It is my custom when travelling to ravage the breakfast buffet and skip lunch - not this time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

It's a pretty basic, no frills hotel near the Dam and easily accessible to the trams and train. No ironing board or fridge, but it was great to walk into our room on the 2nd floor with window open, Sunny, fresh air and nice view of the cathedral. You do hear the chatter of the busy street just below and inhale deeply and life is good:). It was clean, housekeeping singing happily (!) and the most pleasant and helpful staff I have ever come across! Breakfast was just right and like most good free breakfasts, get there early enough for the best selection.

Room Tip: We overlooked the cathedral and front side of the busy street, but loved the whole ambiance. Next d...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We have previously been in 4 different hotels in Amsterdam and this has been by far the best of them all. Great location, very good breakfast with excellent service. Hotel is non-smoking, rooms have flat screen tv´s and they are clean and spacious. Only downside was that there is no refrigerator in the room, also we had some minor problems with the wifi. Would recommend to everybody!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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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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