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“Short city break with parents” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Vondel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vondelstraat 26 | City Centre - Rijksmuseum, 1054 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #124 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Short city break with parents”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We stayed here to celebrate parents 50th wedding anniversary with a four day visit to Amsterdam. The rooms were on the 5th floor and a card congratulating my parents with a free drink was waiting in the room. Very nice. That showed the message had passed from internet booking to hotel operations and on to housekeeping. So good internal communications. The rooms were modern, clean and with small but very nice shower room. The windows opened fully and there was air conditioning. Which is great if you are a fresh air fiend. There was also a cute little elevator that took the hard work out getting to the room.

Breakfast was extra but consisted of a well stocked hot and cold buffet with attentive staff offering coffee and endless refills. Tea is of the weak European variety while claiming to be English breakfast blend. My tip is to take your favourite bags from home. A very nice touch is the menu on the table that offers pancakes, eggs etc. at no extra cost.

The hotel is very handy for local restaurants and all that goes to make up Leidsplan 10 minutes walk from the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. We also walked to the Anne Frank house but I would recommend a taxi. The message really is that this is a great hotel close to the action.

Room Tip: Top floor is good for roof top views
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Excellent customer service (at reception and in the restaurant/bar) really makes this a welcoming place to stay. Our basement double room was well appointed and the bed very comfortable - but there was some noise from staff unavoidably clanking up and down the metal staircase opposite our window early in the morning. Tram stops are about 5 minutes walk, key museums (Riksmuseum, Van Gogh museum) ten mins. walk. Avoid the overpriced tourist traps of Leidseplien and try the restaurant Panini (about ten mins walk NE of hotel ) and the Cafe Gollum on the Overtoom (runs parallel to Vondelstraat) which serves a huge range of excellent beers and bar food. Also on Overtoom - a good Thai eatery and a supermarket.

Room Tip: avoid the basement rooms if you don't want to be disturbed in the mornings.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed here with my boyfriend after two people had recommended it to us. Excellent location next to the vondel park, shops and trams. The hotel was lovely and the staff were really nice and helpful. I would definitely recommend this hotel and will be coming back soon!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stayed here for 3nights for a little romantic break in amsterdam. I chose the hotel based on reviews from others on trip advisor. The hotel is in a great location, literally round the corner from vondel park, and a two minute walk into the bustling centre. The room was lovely and we especially liked the double shower (saves a lot of time in the morning). We were greeted warmly and given a map and had all the areas explained to us. Yes the rooms are small, but if you have hand luggage/weekend bag you should be fine. It was very well decorated throughout. The room was extremly warm and sleeping with the window open was quite noisy so that made it a little uncomfortable for me, but had i asked im sure they would of turned the radiator off (was so busy i forgot to ask!). The hotel bar was quite expensive and the cocktails arent up to much. And do not rent the vondel scooter as you will find a much cheaper place in Jordaan. Other than that it was perfect and we would definitley stay again!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have been here several time for business and I would recommend this place for quick visit in Amsterdam. Decent rooms, very modern, good breakfast. Restaurant is also ok.
Strategically located nearby the city centre, yet out of the touristic area.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Booked at the last minute, got a great deal. Accommodation in Amsterdam is expensive and you don't always get value for money but this hotel was an exception. Hotel Vondel is modern, super clean, quiet and in a great location! Staff were efficient and happy to help with any queries. Walking distance to Museums with Leidseplein Square just across the canal and trams at the end of the street. Will definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We actually stayed in JL 76, part of the Vondel Hotels. It is Very well situated, one street away from high end shopping and one street to the rijksmuseum. It felt like being at home with a nice relaxed kind of interior, happy staff and a good breakfast. The honesty bar, impressed me the most as it tells me about the general culture of the place, trust and respect. The hotel offers bikes and a scooter to rent. Love Amsterdam and its people.

  • Stayed March 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vondelstraat 26 | City Centre - Rijksmuseum, 1054 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#65 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vondel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vondel is nestled among Amsterdam's lively centre. The hotel offers outstanding accommodations at an excellent location. Distinguished by its extraordinary interiors, the hotel has a very stylish and unique ambiance. The 86 guestrooms have been specifically designed to provide comfort for everyone’s taste. Start your day with an extensive breakfast buffet at JOOST Eat & Drink, or just stay in and enjoy it in your room. The bar extends into a charming garden for guests to relax during the summer months. The hotels exclusive and intimate size doesn't prevent it from possessing an array of facilities oriented towards both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located a stone’s throw away from the Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum right in the museum quarter & fashion district. ... more   less 
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