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“Great location!” 4 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 #151 of 354 Hotels in Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Located just a couple blocks from Leidesplein (where you can get the bus to the airport as well as trams basically anywhere). You really can't beat the location! The staff was incredibly friendly & helpful. It's a bit cramped in the stairways & elevator... but the room was fine. It was comfortable & clean. Amsterdam is a very expensive city so it's not cheap... but I'm not sure you'll do much better. For convenience it's perfect as long as you don't want to be RIGHT in the middle of the action!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Manager at Hotel Vondel, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Aaron M,

Thank you very much for your kind words and thank you for choosing Hotel Vondel! I am proud to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and experienced our staff as very helpful and friendly.
Should travels bring you to Amsterdam once more in the future, we look forward to welcome you back in our hotel.

Best regards,

Suzanne Bubenik – Hotel Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. It is in a great location near Vondel park and the main museums. We walked to all attractions from the hotel. It is also very easily accessible by bus from the airport. The staff were very helpful. Our room overlooked the street and was quite noisy, particularly at 4am on the Thursday night. I asked the next morning if we could be relocated to a room to the rear of the hotel and the staff obliged immediately, moving us to a room with a lovely view over the garden. And they even left us a bottle of wine to apologise for our inconvenience. They could not have been more helpful.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 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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Management_VH, Manager at Hotel Vondel, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear AtticusShmatticus,

Thank you very much for your great review on Tripadvisor. We are pleased to read that you enjoyed the location and our staffs personal service. Although the first room was not as comfortable as hoped we are happy you enjoyed the other room and had a wonderful stay.
We hope to welcome you back in the future in Amsterdam.

Best regards,

Suzanne Bubenik – Hotel Manager
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Yorkshire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had a two night stay at the Vondel last summer. It is 2-3 townhouses converted into a hotel, hence the quirky layout inside, with odd sets of steps and a tiny lift. I thought the public areas were very attractive, boho chic style, with a nice outside courtyard too, though if you're into minimalism it wouldn't be for you. The bedroom was quite compact, and it seemed to be packed with quite a lot of soft furnishings, however it had a cosy feel and we had a great night's sleep in the very big (and comfy) bed.

It's in a great position for a short stay, as although the hotel is on a quiet side-street, you are only a 5 minute walk straight across the main road and canal to the main Leidseplein square, 5 minutes across the main road to the right to the Blue Boat company canal cruise main stop (opposite the Hard Rock Cafe), or a couple of minutes down the road to the Vondel Park and then the Rijksmuseum. We were able to walk everywhere over the weekend without really bothering with the trams - it was about a half hour walk to Anne Frank House and a little less to Dam Square.

Whilst I wouldn't necessarily stay at the Vondel again (purely because I like to try something new when going away) I would definitely look for a hotel in this area if I were visiting - a much nicer location than the 'central' hotels.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Manager at Hotel Vondel, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear London0Ripponden4,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback on this website. We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay and would definitely recommend staying with us or any hotel in the vicinity. Did you know that Hotel Vondel is part of Vondel Hotels, a collection of boutique hotels mainly located in the Museum & Fashion district? I can surely recommend all of them for an intimate getaway in Amsterdam.

Best regards,

Suzanne Bubenik – Hotel Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

On the whole I found my stay here was a positive experience, and I would happily stay here again. The rooms were clean, and everything was in good working order. The biggest plus point was the fact the hotel was close to the Museum district and the beautiful Vondelpark. The main city centre for bars and nightlife was only a few minutes walk away, yet the hotel itself is on a calm residential street. The hotel is just over 10 minutes by taxi from central station, and approximately 30 minutes walk by foot if you are adventurous.

There are a few reasons why I haven't given a "very good" review. None of them are fundamental issues, but each of them combined took a little of the shine away from what as otherwise a good hotel.
- Firstly the walls between the rooms appear to be thin, as we could occasionally here children chatting in the room next door, luckily they were early sleepers and quiet when I wanted to sleep.
- The lifts were incredibly slow.
- The breakfast was an eye watering 19.50 Euros per person.
- The only full height mirror that you could actually look at yourself in was the one in the lift.
- The tissue box which only had two tissues and was emptied on my first night was not refilled on the subsequent two days by house keeping.
- On the second day we returned to our room at 4pm to find that house keeping hadn't yet visited.
- The reception staff were a little cold, and not particularly welcoming. A smile would have been nice.

The rooms are on the smaller side, but compared to other hotels I have stayed in Amsterdam, is was spacious!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Manager at Hotel Vondel, responded to this review, July 22, 2014
Dear Callumx,

Many thanks for choosing our hotel as your preferred place to stay for this visit to Amsterdam; we appreciate the time you took to write this review, since it is with comments like yours we can recognize critical points in our organization.
Although I have learned that your overall experience was fine, I am sorry to read that we did not exceed your expectations. Rest assured that I will personally follow up on the matters described..

Again, Callumx, thank you very much, I hope to be able to welcome you back in the hotel some day.

Warm regards,

Suzanne Bubenik - Hotel Manager
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Belchertown, MA
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

We loved this hotel. It has Old world charm with modern amenities. The staff were exceptional, went out of their way to be helpful, friendly, and the restaurant was very nice. Great location also within easy walking distance to Museumplein, Vondelpark, and leidesplein. We arrived in the morning from an overnight flight and our room was not yet available but they had a nice courtyard with large lounges where we could relax until they were ready. Would recommend it and stay here again.

Stayed June 2014
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Management_VH, Manager at Hotel Vondel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Josaltman,

Thank you very much for your great review! I am proud to learn that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Everybody in our team is motivated to deliver the best possible service and quality and the staff is absolutely our greatest asset. I will definitely pass your great review on to our teams.

Thank you for sharing your positive experience with us and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Warm regards,

Suzanne Bubenik – Hotel Manager
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San Francisco, California
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169 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We did not stay at this hotel, but came for dinner one night in their restaurant JOOST. The room was comfortable and pleasant and was quiet when we arrived, but then became quite noisy as the adjacent lounge filled with people. Their menu is interesting and impressive, with meals featured from many different countries, but the quality of the food was very poor -- tasted like frozen meals that had been microwaved. My vegetable samosas were mostly dough with very little filling, and what there was was tasteless and mushy. My husbands beef dish was mediocre at best. There are many good restaurants close by and I recommend that you try them instead.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Manager at Hotel Vondel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Kurseni,

Thank you for sharing your experiences, your feedback is of the outmost importance for me and for the team of Restaurant JOOST.

My sincere apologies for your experience in our restaurant. We take your feedback very seriously and will definitely review our menu items & dishes. We highly value good quality and service in all our departments.

I do hope that you will give us a second chance to prove we can deliver the service and quality that you may expect from us. Please let me know when you are in Amsterdam again, I will make sure we will prepare a great dinner for you.

Best regards,

Suzanne Bubenik – Hotel Manager
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Canberra, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We enjoyed 3 nights at this hotel. The service was excellent, staff friendly and efficient. The room we had was very small but clean and comfortable. We ate in the dining room each night as the food was superb. My only criticism was that we would have preferred a proper double bed rather than 2 singles pushed together and made up as 2 singles, that was peculiar.
The hotel is in a great location, close to the museums, etc. but was still in a quiet little street.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Management_VH, Manager at Hotel Vondel, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Dear Denise 0,

Many thanks for your recent stay with us and taking some time to share your experiences on this website. I am really pleased to learn that you had an excellent stay and I will make sure to share your comment with the team since it serves as a great motivational tool to all of us.

Hotel Vondel features several different room types, some of them with a twin bed. We understand that a king bed would have been more comfortable for your trip. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a next trip to Amsterdam so we can make sure you will get a room with a king bed.

Best regards,

Suzanne Bubenik – Hotel Manager
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Address: Vondelstraat 26 | City Centre - Rijksmuseum, 1054 GD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#78 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Vondel 4*
Number of rooms: 86
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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