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“Good location, small, comfortable room” 4 of 5 stars
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Prinsen Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vondelstraat 36-38, 1054 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #223 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Vancouver, Canada
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30 hotel reviews
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Good location, small, comfortable room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We really liked the location of this hotel. It is close to .vondel ark, the trams, and the museum. We arrived by train to Central station, and walked, with our back packs, to the hotel, in about half an hour. The staff at the desk were friendly and efficient. The room was mall, and clean. The bathroom was a wet room, but functional. The lift was good. The breakfast room was adequate, very busy the first morning, better the second. Not a bad variety of foods on offer. We had French doors that opened up to a balcony at the front of the building, which was pleasant. Nice and quiet at night. We found it a little expensive, but the nice neighborhood made it worthwhile.

Room Tip: Nice quiet rooms, even in the front. We were on the first floor, easy to use lift.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 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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England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This hotel was good for a weekend break. The rooms are small but clean. Staff are efficient and fairly pleasant. The breakfast is a continental buffet, nothing amazing but more than adequate. I would stay there again. Not much else to say really - it's a rather average hotel but certainly nothing wrong with it.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Lovely hotel, great staff and ideal location no.s 1,2 and 5 trams from central station
The breakfast was nice. Would certainly use this hotel next time we go to Amsterdam
Would have loved coffee making facilities in the room

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I don't really have anything to add apart from the title. The staff are brilliant, the room was clean but very (very) small, a wet room rather than a bathroom and my room was like a sauna!! There's no kitchen at the hotel so don't expect anything exceptional for breakfast. Great location though.

Don't be put off though, for the right price this hotel is on the money for location and helpful staff.

Room Tip: Single rooms = very small and room 43 is like a sauna, with the radiator off!!!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

The hotel's location and price is the only advantage. While centrally located near Leidseplein, the hotel is not very comfortable to stay at. The rooms are small and could barely fit two suitcases. The bathroom is clean but very (very) small. The breakfast is..well I wouldn't call it a breakfast but a morning snack instead. Moreover, the staff is not very friendly and Wi-Fi access is limited and not working properly.
As a businessman, I expect businesses to encourage customers to return to their business, but I highly doubt this hotel will see any returning visitors.

Room Tip: Choose another hotel, even a hostel would be better
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed at Prinsen Hotel for 3 nights. Although Amsterdam is one of the nicest cities I´ve been to, the hotel was a disappointment.
The first thing we recognized was the uncleaned Window with blood stains in the INSIDE. It looked like it wasn´t cleaned for a year and we found the same on the corner of our wardrobe. So we looked closer and saw huge white stains on the carpet and stains on the chair. The curtain had a long brown mess on it and a hole. In the bathroom we had a bathtub, which would be nice, if you weren´t afraid to shower anyway in this messy place(the water pressure made it hard aswell). There were black interfixes, which lead me to the conclusion that there is mold. At a closer look at the Toilet I saw that the toilet brush was never replaced, or used. It really looked like it was living in there! So you can imagine how clean the toilets must be. On our last day we found dead bugs on our sheets. We researched and are pretty sure these 4 we found were carpet bugs.
After all i complained at the reception. The receptionist looked really astonished and noticed all. If there will change anything? No idea but i will complain at our travel organization.

(Sorry for misspelling english isn´t my native language)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

I visited Amsterdam for the first time in december for a concert at the ziggo dome. This was the most appropriate hotel i could find for me and my partner and when arriving i was really shocked. The hotel was lovely. The staff were extremely friendly and very helpful if we had any questions they would try there best to help us. Our room was very small but perfect for the four days we spent there. And the bathroom was extremely small with a sink next to our bed. It was different but i have no complaints. Room was very clean and we were provided with clean towels everyday. The bed was extremely comfy and fresh! Location was perfect, very quite but just round the corner was the busy square. The tram to catch to the subway was just up the road and easy to find. But trams do stop running past 12 so we did get lost on our way back from the concert, arranging transport home back from the concert would be advice to anyone planning that. Breakfast at the hotel was reasonable. A choice of breads, jams, cheeses, meats, cereal, juices and eggs were also available. Tasty but not much choice. Plenty to do around the hotel, if interested in museums a map is provided by the hotel with the museums on so easy to find! All in all had a great experience and would defiantly stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 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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Address: Vondelstraat 36-38, 1054 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #223 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Prinsen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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