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“Perfect Hotel in a perect location” 5 of 5 stars
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The Albus
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Perfect Hotel in a perect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

- friendly welcome
- large room, very well equiped
- Coffee machine and water in the room
- LCD TV with newest technology
- very clean
- directly in the center of Amsterdam
- good value for the price

If will come again !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Albushotel, Owner at The Albus, responded to this review, November 6, 2012
Dear guest,

Just contact us directly if you wish to stay with us again. We'll make sure you will have the most fabulous stay! Thank you for your kind words.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

The Albus prides itself on being an art hotel, and certainly can lay claim to the honor. Located on Vijzelstraat near Herrengracht it is in a great location, with the exterior noise that accompanies a great location. The room was beautiful , with lovely art, and a bathtub/shower that had both a rain shower and a hand piece which could be controlled independently. The bathrobe was fluffy. Because the rooms have no air conditioning (but a nice fan) we had to keep the windows open, which enable us to estimate the blood alcohol level of many of the night-time passers-by. The room was very dark, with a few small lamps and no ceiling lights. The restaurant was very good, and breakfast was fairly expensive (19 euros) but good - they had a water bath in which you could cook your own boiled egg. No spa or exercise room, but a discount ticket for a local spa. The hotel service was great - the people at reception were extraordinarily helpful. We had to check out in the morning, but were not going to Schipol until the evening - they were still very nice to us after we had checked out. The small lobby and bar are a great place to hang out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

Combined within a complete arrangement, we visited The Albus Hotel for the second time this year. We booked for three nights. The Albus Hotel is located right in the middle of Amsterdam on a busy but Top location. Great friendly staff. Very good service and nice clean rooms. Every morning a nice Blissful breakfast which you can order also as roomservice without extra charge.

We will warmly recommend this hotel to new customers. It's a good value for money.
Certainly we will come back at the Albus Hotel.

Thank you very much for your service!

D.E.A. Le Gragt

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I stayed here while in Amsterdam for my stag do.
We were here for 4 nights, while we were staying here the hotel was in the process of a referbishment. This would usually be ok but when the workmen were starting work at 7am every day with drilling and banging, it got annoying as we were woken up everyday with this.
Apart from this the hotel is in a prime location for all attractions and is walking distance from Dam Square.
The staff are friendly and very welcoming. They helped us out a couple of times, especially with the clocks changing so we didnt miss our flight back.
I would stay here again as its a nice hotel and prime location.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Albushotel, Owner at The Albus, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hello precious guest,

Thank you for your nice comments on our friendly staff and the prime location of the hotel!
I am very glad to read that you would like to return to The Albus on your next trip to Amsterdam.

Meanwhile I am sorry to read that you have been bothered by workmen early in the morning. We did have the hotelroom doors being isolated at that time, however the intention of this project was to reduce the noise, not to cause some! Usually we do not let any workman start before 10 AM as we know that you value a nice sleep and I am very sorry if you still have been waken up by construction noises. Hopefully the isolated doors are doing their work now!

I hope to welcome you back soon,

With kind regards,

Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Upon arrival we received a friendly welcome and an offer to take our bags to the room. We were accompanied to our room by a staff member who pointed all the features out in the room and the services offered throughout the hotel. We also received maps and leaflets on the local attractions which helped us get the most of our stay.

Free wifi throughout the hotel was good and the hotel had a very modern and relaxed feel.

The room was very clean and spacious with a very large comfortable bed with adequate lighting throughout. A flat screen tv wall mounted on a feature panel maximise the space in the room. The rain shower was a nice touch in a modern bathroom.

The room was on the warm side but a fan was provided which helped and the windows could be opened fully on the 3rd floor.

The staff were happy to provide a bucket of ice to keep drinks cool and stored our luggage and contacted our next hotel for us.

Overall a fantastic experience and one we would highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Albushotel, Public Relations Manager at The Albus, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
Thank you very much for you kind words. We're happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Marloes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

We went to Amsterdam in January (a bit late with the review) to meet up with a group of friends who were staying in a hotel close by to the Albus. The room was quite small but perfectly formed. It was very cosy, comfortable, warm, quiet and clean. They even had a coffee machine which was great. We stayed for two nights and really had a great time. It was in the perfect position not to close to the centre so not noisy but close enough to walk everywhere. We never selected a breakfast package instead choosing to use the local cafe's just down the road that offered a great selection of breakfasts at half the price. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would certainly stay here next time we are in Amsterdam.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I recently had 2 stays at the Albus, one for 5 nights the other for 1 night. I really enjoyed both stays. The overall atmosphere is like the U.S. W chain. For the longer stay, I arrived mid-morning and the staff did their best to get me into a room early. Every staff member I interacted with was very friendly and helpful. The lobby is small but comfortable and has a pleasant vibe. Both rooms I stayed in (1st floor, streetside) we clean and comfortable. There was street noise at night, particularly on weekends, but we did not find it particularly bothersome. The first room had a heated bathroom floor which was a nice feature. The only complaint about the room is that there was only 1 robe when the reservation was for 2 people (2nd robe was quickly provided on request). The hallways are dark as previous reviews pointed out, but I didn't find the darkness a problem at all--part of the atmosphere. We had breakfast in the hotel several times. There were reasonable choices and the food was ok. There is a bagel shop and a bakery a few blocks away which are less expensive choices for breakfast. Overall, our stay at the Albus was great, and I would definitely stay there again on future trips to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#38 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#39 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#51 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#70 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albus 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Albus is a four star design hotel where you can experience the vibrancy of central Amsterdam from your doorstep and unwind afterwards in our luxurious rooms. The Albus is located in the historical heart of Amsterdam within the famous Canal Belt and next to the most prestigious part of Amsterdam: The Golden Bend. You’ll be 2-10 minutes away from to the 4 main squares: Rembrandsquare, Leidsesquare, Damsquare and Muntsquare. ... more   less 
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Albus Grand Amsterdam
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