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The Albus
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #64 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
“Great hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Stayed at the Albus for 3 nights, our check in was fantastic after a long day of traveling and a missing suitcase it was so refreshing to come into the hotel and be welcomed with so much friendliness and happiness.
The hotel is in great location and it fills very hip and upmarket

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • 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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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Based in the centre centre close to loads of bars and restaurants. The decor was funky, although the room was quite small it was very comfortable and quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is great but very expensive and room service could have had more choice.



Room Tip: The room was quite small but the bed was huge.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Taco v, Manager at The Albus, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! I’m glad to read that you’ve experienced a true ‘sense of bliss’ during your stay and in our restaurant. Just contact me directly if you are planning your next trip to Amsterdam so we can make sure you will have the most fabulous stay again!

Kind regards,

Marloes Kunzmann
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel on two occasions, in a triple room (Superb City Room) and a twin room (Splendid City Room). I booked in advance and received an early booking discount. Hotels in Amsterdam are not cheap but this proved to be the best value for money compared to other similar hotels, by a long way. The location is ideal and the rooms are comfortable and stylish.

I would be disappointed if I did not stay at this hotel again on my next visit to Amsterdam. I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Taco v, Manager at The Albus, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Thanks for the review you’ve left on TripAdvisor. We appreciate all kinds of feedback. I am very happy that you enjoy staying with us every time. Just contact me directly at Marloes@albushotel.com when you are planning your stay in Amsterdam next time so we can arrange something special. We hope to see you soon!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I took my boyfriend to the Albus for a surprise birthday trip to Amsterdam mid-August this year. After booking through Expedia, I emailed the Albus directly to enquire whether there were any additional extras I could add on to make the stay special. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who asked whose birthday it was - and told us we had been upgraded to a suite! My boyfriend was over the moon, as was I, as this was much more than I expected. The suite was beautiful, very modern with a huge comfortable bed, rainfall shower, Espresso machine, flat screen TV, the works.

Location of the hotel is great - no more than 5-10 mins walk from Dam square however far enough away that it doesn't feel too 'touristy'. Just behind the hotel is Rembrantsplein which is a lovely plaza with cafes and bars with outside seating, perfect for a drink on the way back. We covered the whole of the city on foot from the Albus which proved to be in an excellent location.
As if the upgrade to a suite wasn't enough, when we arrived back to the room after our first day exploring the city we were greeted with a bottle of champagne on ice along with a note from management wishing my boyfriend a happy birthday - these extra touches made the trip even more special and were unexpected however greatly appreciated.

The staff and service were excellent and the hotel itself was great with good amenities and everything we needed - we didn't want to leave the room! Will definately return.

Room Tip: No air conditioning however two large fans in our room kept us more than cool.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Albushotel, Manager at The Albus, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for taking your time to write a review. Hopefully you enjoyed the entire surprise trip to Amsterdam. I’m am very glad you loved your stay with us and the gesture from our front desk. We always strive to do something extra for our guests. I hope we have the honour to welcome you back in the future!

Marloes Kunzmann
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My wife and I stayed at The Albus for a night on 25 August 2013 on our returning leg from the US just to break the journey before returning to Malaysia. We took the "TripAdvisor" offer of a bedroom at the rear and was not disappointed. The offer also comes with a welcome drink of either beer, wine, or coffee, and access to free Wifi. We also booked the discounted breakfast at the hotel, just for the experience. We came down late at 10am and was told the breakfast closes at 10.30am, and with most of the food not replenished (especially the fruits), we made do with what's left within the half hour. The room we stayed was the Splendid City Twin Room (22-24m²), with a King bed at the rear of the hotel (after reading the reviews of TripAdvisor) to avoid the noise at the front. Our booking includes a free upgrade to Stunning City Suite (subject to availability upon arrival), but we were quite pleased with what we have got although we did not get the upgrade (we assume none was available). Our room is already spacious, quiet, and comes with a small settee area, with two leather settees. The disappointment though, is that there is no air conditioning in the room, but the hotel did provide two tower fans, which was just about sufficient to cool the room with the windows wide open. There is a coffee maker in the room, but we did not get to enjoy. The bathroom has a rain shower, but the water pressure isn't strong enough to thoroughly enjoy the shower. There is also an alternative shower point for those who prefer to hold and wash up with the shower head and for a stronger water pressure. The reception staff has been great and was very helpful in recommending an excellent local restaurant, which we went for our dinner about 15 minutes walk away (can be shorter if we are familiar with the street). The lift in the hotel can be a bit slow, which at times do test our patience for the lift to come. The hotel is centrally located and is a short walking distance to the flower market, City of Amsterdam museum, and the canal boat ride, and many places of interests and eateries. We took the airport shuttle bus which drops us at the front of the hotel for Euro33 (for two persons), but for the return, we took the taxi (upon the recommendation of the reception staff) at Euro40, to avoid the need to walk to another pick up point. The hotel do not offer Iamsterdam card, so if you plan to visit many museums and use alot more of the trams, do buy the card from the airport. If I return to Amsterdam, I will stay at the hotel again, but not during the summer months, unless the room is air conditioned.

Room Tip: Go for the rear rooms which are quiet.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We checked into the hotel on the second leg of our holiday. I booked the hotel based on the reviews on trip advisor and the good web site and app that the hotel has.Our first room was in the basement which would have been fine if it was not one of the hottest days of the year. This was when I discovered that the hotel does not have air conditioning which is something that a "4 star" hotel should have. Our second room that we were moved to was in the front of the hotel which is fine if you don't have a problem with the continual traffic noise. Given the fact that there is no air conditioning we had to sleep with the windows open. This was an impossible and I requested that we were moved yet again. We finally were moved to a back room which was adequate. The bathroom is a wet room so once you have showered, you have to dry the floor otherwise you have a problem when you want to use the toilet. The room has one very small ineffective fan which hardly cooled the room down at night. The hotel has only one very slow lift so we used the stairs most of the time. The breakfasts were good but the wheels fell off on the Saturday when the restaurant was full. They ran out of bacon and we had to wait some time while it was being grilled in the oven. We had to ask for cutlery and plates as they had run out. The restaurant was understaffed. On the plus side, the reception staff were excellent and went out of their way to attend to our every request. They suggested excellent local restaurants and made several reservations for us. Would I stay there again - I don't think so.

Room Tip: Avoid the front rooms
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

When we went over we booked into this hotel, we heard also of neg reviews but when we got ther doubts were removed. I would rate this 4 star in Amsterdam. Its round the corner from rembrant square and club escape and everything is in distance of this place. the rooms are clean and luxururious, we had no problems from beginning to end

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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: 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
#38 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#56 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#67 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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