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“great location, pity about the neon” 4 of 5 stars
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Nova Hotel Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 276, 1012 RS Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Centrum)   |  
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Ranked #151 of 357 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, Canada
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39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great location, pity about the neon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

This hotel was fairly inexpensive, provided 'typical' continental free breakfast (it ain't full english), near Felix Mertis, couple of museums, best beer bar in Amsterdam. Spacious rooms, friendly staff, international clientele. Quiet rooms, but that neon sign in front! (and the trams in the morning....)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I was really surprise with my room. For what I payed for my 3 night stay in Amsterdam, was really worth it. Had a small room (typical), but space excellent for one person and my bathroom was clean with a nice size shower. My towels appeared dirty, with a few holes, but had them replaced easily by asking. My room was facing the train, so until about 7am-1am, the dinging of the train was loud, but honestly I only knew that because my first night I stayed in, but other nights well, liquid sleep, also keeping my window open I could get high. The 7am train was a good alarm though. The breakfast that was served was pretty good and included in my price.
Overall, I would stay at the hotel again (once the price is right) and hopefully will take my partner to this hotel, because of cleanliness and how close it was to resturants and nightlife.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Blue C
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

Stayed for 3 nights in September 2011.
The hotel is in a very good location,comfortable large rooms very clean rooms.
The service at reception was ok, a little unfriendly in saying that we would stay at the Nova again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Rio1323
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Chester, Cheshire
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84 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2011

Hotel is well placed for station, Dam Square and main canal areas. Trams from outside the hotel serve the main areas (and station) if you DO need them. Staff were all very pleasant and helpful - requests for an extra pillow and plug for the bathroom sink were dealt with promptly and with a smile. Yes - it is a warrren as, like many hotels in A/dam, it is spread over several buildings but there is a lft and you soon get the hang of finding your room. Our bedroom (304) and the bathroom were a good size. It was very quiet - with a view of an inner courtyard (and the windows opposite) but that didn't bother us. The room was hot at times so we left the windows open at night. Beds were very comfortable. A fridge (working), TV, safe and hairdryer were provided. Breakfasts were more than adequate with reasonable choices. There was hot food if you want a cooked breakfast but the cold buffet was good - cold meats and cheeses were 'real' and not 'plastic. Breads were varied and fresh.
The nearby supermarket was useful for milk etc. Tip: get Dutch waffles in a pretty bue and white tin as gifts from here - much cheaper than the souvenir shops. Treat yourself to late afternoon coffee and scrumptous cakes and apple tart at the ground floor cafe in De Bijenkorf in Dam Square to keep you going until your evening meal (cost about 6 euro). Nearby restaurants include Humphreys at 312 who do a menu for 23.95 euro with plenty of choice and also do try La Piccola Trattoria at number 346. It is a lovely little Italian resturant run by two brothers and it is a little gem - 2 can eat well for 24 euro - including wine.
Word of warnIng - the ticket machines at the rail stations to and from the airport only seem to take cards. If you are paying cash you need to queue at the ticket office.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Roamingdolly
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Motherwell
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

Just back from three nights at the Nova Hotel. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk from Central station and 5 minutes from Dam Square. The staff are very helpful and we ended up in a great big triple room facing the front of the hotel. Only one complaint was the noise of the trams first thing in the morning but other than that it was a great trip. Good choice for breakfast and it the hotel has the best shower.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank jetsetter0511
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Toronto
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

It is a "do it yourself " hotel hardly worth more than a 1 star rating.
At nearly 400 euro a night in August, I think there are better options. I know that generally European hotel rooms are small, but whoever decided to re furbish the rooms, did not have a clue.
For starters, you have to lug your luggage down 6 stairs to get into the lobby which is usually crowded and very small. Rooms were very basic with "Ikea" style furnishings and so you trip over everything. The bathrooms were brand new, the only plus. If you get a courtyard room, don't look out the window. All you see are crumbling walls and a miserable courtyard.
We asked for an early wake up call which the desk clerk forgot to do as well as order our taxi so it was a mad rush to get up and out of there to the airport.
The breakfast room was in a room without windows, with unimaginative Formica tables and chairs, a totally unappealing place to eat the awful "serve yourself" buffet breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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5 Thank entucasa
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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Great location in the city center from which we visited Amsterdam on foot. Just 10 minutes walk to the central station, where you can take trains/ferryboat /bikes for the surroundings (I loved Enkhuizen!). Small room, but silent. Generous breakfast buffet. Useful computer to print tickets online for museum!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Elisamerla
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Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 276, 1012 RS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
#84 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:3 star — Nova Hotel Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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