Stopped here for work a few nights and I really love the location. Stayed in Amsterdam a few times previously and this is the best area yet. Beethovenstraat is a stylish and classy neighbourhood with some good shops, bars and spots to eat, and this hotel is smack in the centre of it. worth mentioning here that here's a place at the end of the block called Fidelio Cafe that would make a brilliant local in any city with it's atmosphere, good beers and even better food, but sadly the same can't be said for the Beethoven.
If it was a colour it would be beige. Everything looks like it could do with a facelift.
That said, when you break it down into the raw materials of a hotel for a business trip there's nothing much to grumble about. My room was a good size with a decent bed, a great shower, good sized telly and plenty of natural light with views up and down the main road. The road's quite noisy but it didn't bother me overly. Breakfast was fairly poor but there was fresh bread and fresh juice and I've had worse.
It felt like they'd listened to reviewers advice and improved some of the essentials and this certainly made all the difference for my stay, but there's just no escaping the overwhelming blandness waiting around every corner. It's got zero character. You won't want to come back, but the charm of the area and the fact that it doesn't quite manage to upset you might just mean you forget you didn't really rate it and book another stay next year. Clever Beethoven.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hampshire Hotel – Beethoven is a comfortable and convenient three star hotel in the prestigious Beethovenstraat in the popular neighbourhood Oud-Zuid. Hampshire Hotel – Beethoven is centrally located in Amsterdam, near the city centre, the conference centre Amsterdam RAI, the World Trade Center (WTC) and the VU (university). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hampshire Hotel Beethoven
- Hampshire Hotel Amsterdam