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“Mediocre” 2 of 5 stars
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Avenue Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 33, 1012 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #197 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Tillicoultry, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

This is a very basic tourist hotel, not a 3 star by any stretch of the imagination. Public areas are fine but the room we were in was dreadful. Airless, cramped and when the door opened it only just cleared the end of the bed. The bathroom wasn't small, it was tiny. Was there for 3 nights and only cleaned once. Day two they just made the bed and literally threw clean towels on the bathroom shelf. Carpets in bedroom had stains all over and hallway carpet from lift was similar. But they were washing down paintwork and it's clear there is an attempt to keep the place clean. Breakfast is plentiful and constantly refilled. But they water down the fruit juice so it's like squash! All a bit bizarre and it definitely aspires to be more than it is. But for a place to rest your head which had a comfy bed, was very central and was quiet, then it was fine. Was reception ever manned? More like the Marie Celeste. And the allegedly free wifi was absolutely dreadful. You get what you pay for!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights at Avenue Hotel and were very happy with the experience.
The location was close to the station and an easy walk pulling cases. On arrival the reception staff were friendly and welcoming. On saying I was rather disappointed with the room as my old weak eyes work better in a bright room I was promptly offered another, always a personal choice but we were not worried about being in a low level room with a window onto a walk way and preferred this. The room was clean and well designed with plugs and mirrors in good positions. Breakfast was self service and nicely presented, the staff were attentive about clearing and cleaning tables so although it could get busy it was never a problem. In the evening the free ice-machine meant we could chill our carried in drinks. There are plenty of pubs and restaurants nearby and walking to tourist attractions was easy. A good, well run hotel that I would use again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Almelo, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Hotel is very close to Dam Square. Room was clean but we were unable to lock balcony window and were on what looked like the ground floor. No run off plug in bathroom so floor gets wet when you have a shower. Breakfast was very good. Major concern for us, we arrived back at hotel about 10pm but we were followed into hotel by two men, no one on reception. The men came towards us while we put card in for the lift we kept looking back at them one of the men spoke with the other and then he took off, while the other man stared at us until the lift door closed. Very scary.
Would not stay

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Great location, close to tourist attractions and public transport- rail and tram, friendly helpful staff, clean rooms, very good breakfast, good WiFi service, close to a variety of different restaurants, would stay again and recommend to friends

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is okay, it's not really worth the price. We were originally put in a room that smelled really bad of cigarettes and the bathroom was very old. We complained and were put in a different room, it smelled cleaned and the bathroom was remodeled. The location of the hotel is great, if you can find a cheap deal on the hotel I would take it, if not, I don't think it's worth it.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

great hotel close to all that is Amsterdam would stay again no hesitation nice room tv hair dryer nice big windows clean loved it so stay here and tour dam and smoke the life out of urself as they say when in rome just do it you want regret it

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

great location your within 5 mins of dam square red light district and Central station. Hotel was clean room was cleaned everyday towels and bedding changed daily. Breakfast was good, scrambled and boiled eggs, bacon,beans, toast. Cereals ham cheese salad fruit tea coffee juices jams and spreads what more can anyone want. Staff friendly and polite. This hotel is non smoking even though you would spot the odd ones having quick smoke outta window. We would definitely stay here again amd looking to book again in January with friends. I read some good and bad reviews about this place and I think some people are just moaners if you want 5 star treatment go to a 5 star hotel I will recommend this hotel to others.
It's a great city with plenty to see there are many coffee shops very near to hotel for those who are wanting to get wrecked and some lovely sight seeing for those who don't enjoy your stay we did.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 33, 1012 RD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Avenue Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 82
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