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“Exceptionally helpful staff and handy location” 4 of 5 stars
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The Albus
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #74 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Exceptionally helpful staff and handy location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We spent four nights in the Albus. It was at the height of the 'tulip season' and also a Bank Holiday weekend - so Amsterdam was very busy. The thing that I will remember about our stay at the Albus was the helpfulness of the staff. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, all of the staff were helpful, friendly and patient - often sorting things out that were well beyond the call of duty. This is a rare thing in a hotel that has a high turnover of guests. So - full marks for service.

The hotel itself is usefully positioned between the big galleries/museums and the canal/shopping action - so you really don't need to spend any money on taxis or public transport. The road itself is a bit scruffy - but we felt safe and liked the fact we could walk straight out the door into the thick of things.

The Albus has obviously been given the "boutique' treatment at some point - this is beginning to look and feel a bit tired now. That said, our king-bedded room was a useful size and was clean and well equipped. We had a couple of minor issues with the room - but these were quickly sorted out. Although it's probably due for a re-furb in the next couple of years, we thought the general standard was more than acceptable.

Overall, we thought this was a tidy hotel in a good location - and the readiness of the staff to give help and advice added to our enjoyment of a long weekend in Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taco v, Eigenaar at The Albus, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Hello valuable guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post such nice review on this webiste!

I am happy to read all your compliments about our helpful staff, service and about the room.
We sincerely hope to welcome you back in the Albus soon for another long weekend in bubbly Amsterdam!

With kind regards,
Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

The hotel staff were so lovely ,,,we got some delay in check-in but the gave us a free drink and they were very helpful..
The location is perfect close to central and to the attractions

I would come again if i visit Amsterdam

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Taco v, Eigenaar at The Albus, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Dear precious guest,

We would be very happy to have you back!

With kind regards,
Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Stayed at this hotel for business. The rooms are clean and tidy and great facilities, including coffee/tea in the room, ironing service and fast wifi. 5 mins walk from Rembrant's square with all the bars and restaurants. Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast selection is just ok. It was my second stay at this hotel and the first time room was quite noisy but nothing compared to other hotels in the center, this time it was quiet, so you have to ask for a less noisy one. Generally, good experience and will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taco v, Eigenaar at The Albus, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
Hello returning guest!

Thank you for choosing the Albus again as you place to stay in Amsterdam!

I am glad to read that you have enjoyed a quiete room this time and that you plan to come back.

We hope to see you again soon!

With kind regards,
Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Albus is located near Muntplein, which is three tram stations (a few minutes ride) from Amsterdam central station. Nearby is the Bloemenmarkt (flower market), lots of restaurants and bars (of mixed quality), various cinemas (e.g. the famous Tuschinski). Tram 16 and 24 bring you directly to the museums quarter within a few minutes. In short: The location is great when you want to explore Amsterdam.

However, the location has also its disadvantages: Some rooms are quite noisy due to the nearby traffic. The rooms themselves are nicely furnished and tidy. A nice goodie is the coffee maker and a small bottle of water every day on your room.

In my experience, the staff was extraordinary friendly and helpful.

We did not book breakfast as it is way too expensive and a there are a lot of other options around the hotel to get a breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taco v, Owner at The Albus, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear precious guest,

Thank you very much for your compliments about our staff and the rooms and for sharing some valuable tips about our surroundings for other travellers to read. I hope that our staff has also been of any assistance in finding the best ways to discover beautiful Amsterdam!

I understand that the front rooms can be a bit noisy, however this is because we are located in the middle of the city centre and I hope you understand that this is hard to prevent.

I hope to welcome you back with us in the near future for a quiet and blissful stay!

With kind regards,
Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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Taree, Australia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Having just finished seven weeks of living out of a suitcase at different hotels, the Albus was, for us, a fantastic end to a memorable journey. It's the attention to little things that made it a nice stay. They sit down with you on arrival and explain all there is to know about the hotel and sightseeing in Amsterdam. The supply of free real coffee in the foyer and in your room was a nice touch. The central location made it easy to get around. The rooms are a little noisy as the one we were in fronted the main street but they supply ear plugs for those that are effected. We didn't need them. The rooms were spacious, with all you could need except a fridge. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and attentive to our needs. The final icing on the cake was them looking after our luggage on the last day. We had a 7hr wait after check out till our plane left. They stored our luggage and allowed us to use their facilities, including the free coffee, for the day while we did our final sightseeing. Can't recommend the Albus more highly.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, Owner at The Albus, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Dear precious guest,

Thank you for your nice comments about the Albus and recommending our hotel!

I find it fantastic to read that our staff had conributed in ending your journey in a memorable way.
I am sorry that you missed a fridge or minibar, we decided to offer roomservice without any cover fee instead. As a Green Key Gold certified hotel we try to think as much about the environment as possible and saving energy from fridges that are turned on all day, might help a bit.

I hope that Amsterdam will be part one of your future journeys so we can meet again!

With kind regards,
Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Room was small and very noisy. Not at all what we expected judging by the description provided on the hotel website. Will not be staying there again. On the positive side, the staff are excellent. With a quitter and more comfortable room the stay would have been enjoyable.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Taco v, Owner at The Albus, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Hello precious guest,

Thank you for your honest feedback.

I am sorry to read that you did not enjoy the room that you booked as much as you expected. May I just suggest you to inform the reception directly during your next stay? We offer different room types, ranging from 18 up to 32 square meters surface, located in the front, side or back of the hotel. Most of the times it is possible to change to another room during your stay, preferably immedeately after check in.

I appreciate your positive comments on our staff and I will pass your compliments to our team.
Hoping to welcome you again in the Albus!

With kind regards,
Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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Great Neck, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Just returned from 8 nights in Amsterdam, staying at The Albus. First and foremost, the staff was lovely, helpful and really friendly. Our room was very bright and spacious. The location is excellent: walking distance to many sights but not in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city and is easily accessible via public transportation. Don't let the sexy advertising sway you one way or another; it is a perfect place to stay as a family and the unlimited coffee and licorice candies were a plus as well.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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, Owner at The Albus, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Hello valuable guest,

Thank you so much for all your nice comments!

I am glad you have enjoyed the free take-away coffee and our typical Ducth candies in our lobby. I am also happy to read that you recommend the Albus as a family friendly hotel as we do like to welcome our little guests!

We are hoping to see you and your whole family back soon for another long and blissful stay in Amsterdam!

With kind regards,
Lisa Jurgens
Deputy Manager
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Address: Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#45 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#49 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#66 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#94 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albus 4*
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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