Stayed at the Hampshire - Theatre District hotel in Amsterdam for 3 nights in September and were not pleased. While Amsterdam hotel prices on a whole are steep compared with many other major cities, I was extremely surprised to see that this hotel can be considered 3 stars.
We arrived early and were accommodated with an early check in. Our room, 124, was very small, dirty (carpets and the stools by the bed), and old (cracks in the sink and shower). On top of that, the beds are not comfortable as you can literally feel the wiry mesh of the mattress when you sit or sleep. Maybe it was just our room?
Further, we found the front desk staff were unfriendly, unhelpful and quite honestly.. never at the front desk! The front door to the hotel locks at a certain point (23h?) and you are required to buzz back in to the hotel and wait until a (rude) hotel staff member personally opens the door for you.
I understand that European customer service and hospitality standards are not as high as North America. This shouldn't give any hotel the excuse to run themselves as if they are a hostel. I have personally stayed in hostels nicer, and with larger rooms, than this hotel.
For anybody who books with Priceline, keep in mind the hotel charges an additional 5% city tax upon departure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hampshire Hotel - Theatre District Amsterdam is the ideal place for culture vultures. The hotel is located right in the centre, just behind Leidseplein and close to the city's large theatres: DeLaMar Theater and Stadsschouwburg. Famous music venues Paradiso and Melkweg are also around the corner. Various internationally-renowned museums are just a few minutes walk away, such as Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com, EasyToBook, getaroom.com, Despegar.com and Priceline so you can book your Hampshire Hotel - Theatre District Amsterdam reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre