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Hotel Damrak
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damrak 49, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #328 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Loved it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I stayed in hotel Damrak with my boyfriend and we had a wonderful time. Our room was cosy, with big beautiful windows that opened out onto the street. The location was ideal, a 5 minute walk from bars, restaurants, the Red light district and public transport.
Overall a great stay.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

Was dreading our stay here after seeing the reviews - but it seems to have been vastly improved from old ratings.

The general areas of hotel need a good clean but the rooms are decent in themselves and the bedding is okay too. Each room has a safe which is a bonus.

Not bad really - not the Ritz but for Amsterdam it's not an expensive place. Good location too.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

We checked in and walked straight back out again, couldn't even face staying there. The room was dirty, there was a smell of urine and there were stains on the bed sheets and walls. There was rat traps under our beds. Please stay away!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Good Points:
Location

Bad Points:
Incredibly noisy
Dark & Dingy
No Breakfast
Narrow endless stairs, no lift
Unwelcoming
Over priced
Cramped

Did I mention it was noisy? All the rooms and stairs have wooden floors. People were coming and going all night and each time it was like a herd of wildebeest in tap shoes stampeding through the room. Unbelievable!

Room Tip: There's plenty of good quality hotels in Amsterdam. If you want a good night's sleep choose...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I booked a last minute trip to amsterdam with my wife and wanted a cheap clean hotel in a good location.

To be fair its ain a great location, but thats where it ends.

It is a pit that needs to be totally refurbished. We had the room behind reception that actually had the stair case in so as with most places in Amsterdam hotels there are loads of people at all hours of the night coming and going. Complained and they just basically said tough so I checked out and stayed in one about 50 meters down the road which was much better.

The room was tatty, cramped dirty and in disrepair, I think I would rather recommend a bench in one of the squares rather than this place,
stay here at your peril!!!

Room Tip: A park bench in Rembrandt square would be better
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Uknown
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

we stayed there for two nights, what a nightmare, dirty dark place, endless stairs, tight rooms, actually tight everything, we were actually without power for several hours the second day of our stay, so no shower because the water was cold, didn't shave either cuz it was dark. This hotel is a perfect place for rottens and nothing else. STAY AWAY!

Room Tip: if you still going there stay away from room 101, believe me i know
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Katwijk, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

we Arived at this Hotel and were shocked to find out the building was completly renovated and not fit for living, the windows where boarded up and it looked terrible. We had a look around the building for a while, through the windows we could only see woud and building aquipment laying on the floor. We looked for the entrance but no luck. We found accomodation elsewhere, but 3 days later realised we were charged a night by this hotel for the "inconvenience" of us not arriving for check in as we had booked online. They where open apparently but it didn't look that way at all, i defenatly would not have stayed there anyway the state it was in, it's a good location but the rest is just terrible.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Damrak

Address: Damrak 49, 1012 LL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #328 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Damrak 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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