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“Unexpected surprise” 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 #122 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
Lincoln, England
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Unexpected surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Booked hotel through online booking after eating some positive comments (and the obligatory poor ones). Hotel easy to get to from Centraal Station on the tram system (1,2 or 5) and it was a pleasant welcome. the hotel is in an old Amsterdam building and therefore full of steep staircases. Our room was found in the middle of one of these staircases which causes my 11 yr old to take very careful steps to and from the room. The room itself was a huge surprise (Rm 28) as it was about 25 yards in length with two distinct bedrooms and a decent bathroom and separate tables and chairs. This would have been ideal for an extended stay in the city but as we were only there for one night it was probably too much space to spread out. Breakfast was typically continental but tasty and filling nonetheless. When we were ready to leave we were able to leave our bags in a room whilst we went to explore. Anne Frank house was only about 10 minutes walk from the hotel. A decent location and decent stay. (One tip for Amsterdam, get the city pass ordered before you leave to visit, you can collect it from the train station, if you are planning to visit plenty of attractions as it saved us a about 70euro as a family and that is not be sniffed at)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Qawra, Malta
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

A small three star hotel with no pretensions that gives more than it promises. A huge room (number 40) with a lovely new bathroom. a lift that takes one up to the 4th floor and a lovely breakfast that gets refilled as soon as anything goes missing. Also very close to everything which meant we never had to use the tram at all.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are great as the lift is efficient
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

I was recommended this hotel by staff at Dial a flight as a standard hotel, no frills but good location, clean and basic. Buffet breakfast comes as standard. It was exactly that. Breakfast was good actually, great eggs..nice selection and was constantly refilled with hot bacon and eggs. The rooms were basic but clean, good size wardrobes and comfy pillows! also we had terrible weather..really bad unexpected snow and the heating was not scrimped on (unlike more prestigous hotels) I was not cold once and I am a moaner if im cold. plus the bathroom was above average (better than the roosevelt in new york city) I will be back!

Room Tip: expect basic accomodation but remember its just a base so you can explore Amsterdam
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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

The location is ideal as it is located near the city centre. Nevertheless, tyoical of hotels in amsterdam, the lifts are small and staircase too steep. Ask for a room at lower levels. The bed was excellent though after a hard day of walking.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Romania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I stayed in this hotel for 3 nights.
The hotel is quiet (except the tram noise all over the day). The beds are confortable, the rooms are clean. The towels were very much used, but well washed (clean).
The breakfast is poor and the same every morning: one sort of ham, one soft of salamy, one sort of cheese. There was also 2 sorts of jam. Butter, joghurt, and 2 types of bread. They also serve boiled eggs, omlette and bacon. No vegetables of any kind. Coffee on a machine and milk. They also serve 2 kind of juices.
The staff is pretty nice, except a tall reception guy with glasses, who has nothing to do with the calling of hotel occupations. He wasn't rude, but arrogant and not customer oriented (when I checked in, I had to wait more than 2 minutes -which is too much- until he finished a private phone conversation).
I would give to this hotel maximum 2 stars (grades). It does not deserve 3, as they claim.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Ireland
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37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We had a spacious room right at the top of the hotel, Room 40.The room was bright and airy, with long windows on either side. Being at the back of the hotel, there was not much of a view (various scruffy rooftops) but it meant that the room was well away from any street noise. The bed was large and very comfortable and the bathroom was first-class.

The buffet breakfast was excellent - scrambled egg and bacon was the cooked option and there was lots of the usual selection of cereals, fruit juices, cheese, cold meats, bread, croissants etc. Breakfast coffee from a machine is usually disappointing, but the machine they have here gives you excellent coffee. They have a similar machine in the lobby.

The hotel is located just behind Dam Square and a 10-minute walk from Centraal Station, Most of the things you are likely to want to see in Amsterdam are within walking distance, but the hotel is also on a busy tramline.

If you have been to Amsterdam before and you would like to do something different, a recommended trip is a visit to the small village of Zaantse Schans. This village is only four stops on the train from Centraal Station, out into the Dutch countryside. There you can get a wonderful view of a number of working windmills along the canal and you can explore a small settlement of traditional Dutch houses, including a cheesemakers, a clogmakers and various small shops and cafes.

Having been in Amsterdam several times before and stayed in different hotels, I would definitely stay in the Nova Hotel next time.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

Large rooms, huge bed, ours was at the front of the hotel with good view. Buffet breakfast was excellent, cereals, cold meats etc, eggs, bacon, fruit, rolls, cakes..enough to satisfy most tastes i guess.

The location is excellent, just a few yards to Dam square and very close to 2 tram stops.. Dam Square and Spui.

The Staff were very friendly and helpful, as were everyone we met in Amsterdam.

Would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 276, 1012 RS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style:
#76 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Nova Hotel Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 61
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