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“Great City Break location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel De Gerstekorrel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damstraat 22, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #198 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great City Break location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The Hotel was in a great location, very close to everything you want to do. It is also very near to the Amsterdam central station which is very convenient. The staff here were extremely friendly to us during our stay, they were very helpful to us also when we had any questions or concerns.

It is easy to miss on the street however because it is small with one door but if you keep your eyes peeled you will see it. The only bad points we had about the hotel was that it didn't have a lift (we were on the top floor, floor 4) the stairs were steep and we found this quite annoying. We also had to pay 20 euro for one of our friends who wanted to come up and see our room, she was not allowed up without paying this charge. While I understand that we cannot have anyone else stay (over night) in our room, we had already been charged a fortune for this room, let alone the trip itself

Overall, I really liked this hotel, great location and amazing staff all so helpful and friendly. I would stay here again and its a great spot for a city break.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Powell River, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A friend and I stayed here for two nights. It was decent, not sure if it was worth the price we paid. The bathroom was very small, it was hard not to get anything wet while having a shower. The beds were decently comfy. I think the location is what made this hotel worth staying at. BEWARE OF THE STAIRS. lol, very steep! The outlets to plug in your devices were in strange places, and some didn't keep the plug in the wall. Our room was clean and tidy. Perfect for younger travellers.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the backside of the hotel. MUCH more quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The hotel is in the centre of everything. A ten minute walk from the train station and situated in Red Light District. Many restaurants, pubs and cafés right on Damstraat, you only need to walk a few metres. We stayed four nights at the annex, 50 metres from the hotel entrance. Steep, narrow stairs to the third floor. The room was very small, but had the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in! On the negative side: the walls were very thin , so you could hear your neighbours, the hallway and the room was reeking with old ciggarette smoke which they tried to cover up by using tons of stinky perfume. Also, the neighbours were smoking weed in their room. The room was facing the back yard so no sound from the outside. When checking out you can pay €2 to leave your luggage in an unguarded room if catching a late flight.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Gerstekorrel, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Gerstekorrel, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Dear Maddepda:
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We are happy to hear that you were pleased with our location. Although we are not officially located in the red light district we are glad to hear that you enjoyed our central location. Thank you for the compliments on our comfortable beds! We hope that if other guests are being a nuisance or too noisy that we are informed of it in reception right away as our reception desk is open 24 hours. This way we can intervene on on other guests behalf. Sometimes it happens that without specific instructions from guests they can be placed in the smoking section of the hotel when they prefer nonsmoking. We always request that if guests have specific needs for their room that they contact us in advance so that we can try to honor those requests. Although the luggage room is not guarded it is locked and the key can only be obtained from the receptionist where we can keep track of who is coming and going. We hope that you will visit with us again and if so, email us directly with your preferences. As a returning guest your requests will be given priority! We hope to see you soon! Best regards, the staff at the Hotel de Gerstekorrel
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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We stayed 3 nights in April and were very satisfied with the location. Easy access everywhere. Small hotel with very friendly staff. No elevators. Bathrooms new and clean. Ja jos olet suomalainen, asiointi on todella helppoa, koska miltei koko henkilökunta on suomalaista.

Room Tip: We stayed at the top floor and it was very quiet with a nice view over the roofs of Amsterdam.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Lakes
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights last week. It's in a great location and was everything we needed - central, clean and tidy, breakfast provided, late check-out and able to store our luggage on our last day. The staff were friendly and helpful and the room and bathroom were spotless. We were at the front of the hotel but, despite it being on a very busy street, it was quiet (we were 3 floors up!) and the beds were really comfy. 2 things to note - no lift and the stairs are quite steep, so don't book if you've mobility issues and 2, its very easy to miss, so look out for it! (Tip: turn left out of the hotel, then 1st left again - there's a restaurant called Van Kerkwijk - you can't book and there's no menu on display but the food is fabulous, the atmosphere lovely and its all very reasonable. You've got to go for a meal - you won't be disappointed!)

Room Tip: Ask which floor you're on - lots of stairs - no lift!!
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Tiny place, blink and you miss it. very basic, clean, awesome location, breakfast terrible, not worth paying for. not exactly cheap but I assume thats down to locaton. great bar just down the street called Louis bar.

Room Tip: we got the group room for the 3 of us. 4 beds and its blooming massive!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Gerstekorrel, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Gerstekorrel, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear Graham D:
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience with us. We are happy to hear that you liked our central location and that you found the rooms clean and large enough for your family visit. I am pleased to inform you that we have made some improvements to our room service breakfast since your stay in 2013. Like most travel related services and accommodations our daily rates are competitive in relation to our location and the season. We hope that you will stay with us again. We ask that you let us know in advance as returning guests’ room preferences are given priority. Best regards, the staff at Hotel de Gerstekorrel
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Additional Information about Hotel De Gerstekorrel

Address: Damstraat 22, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #198 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel De Gerstekorrel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for an excellent central location with friendly service and extras like breakfast in bed? Then choose Hotel de Gerstekorrel, where guests return year after year! Our 32 room hotel offers single rooms, 2 persons rooms, triple rooms as well as four persons rooms - come alone, with a friend, the whole family or a group of friends!Smoking rooms are available in the hotel by advance request. Hotel de Gerstekorrel is a popular and modern hotel close to the famous Dam Square, shopping streets such as De Kalverstraat, the canals, wonderful restaurants and unforgettable nightlife. Do you come for a concert in Ziggo Dome or Heineken music hall? Or want to see the Music Awards? Interested in football stadium Arena, Ajax? Stay with us and you easily reach all these places by public transportation.The famous Amsterdam museums - newly opened Stedelijk Museum and new Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, Van Gogh and several other museums and art galleries are also close by. ... more   less 
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