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Agora Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Singel 462, 1017 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #273 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
“Avoid at weekends”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There is nothing wrong with the hotel - an adequate city centre position at a reasonable cost. Clean and comfortable. BUT there is a club next door that they having been trying to shut down and on Saturday night the noise was ridiculous and went on until 5 a.m. Our friends had a room that was on the adjoining wall and they had to move to another hotel because it was unbearable. Shame because it is well placed.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Glenview
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

My husband and I- in our 70's, stayed on the top floor for 2 nights in October, and the staff were obliging enough to help with our suitcases, on the windy staircase, which is a fixture in all the old houses. Breakfast was decent, and the room was clean, although a trifle shabby. Because Amsterdam is so expensive, we felt lucky to have found suitable accommodation, which was so close to everything and enabled us to either walk anywhere, or use the trams nearby. They also allowed us to leave our luggage on the last day, as we were touring outside of the city, and did not charge a fee. The second night was very noisy, as apparently there is some kind of musical venue next door, so if this is a problem, be aware. All in all, I would stay there again, especially if I can close the windows.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We spent three nights at the hotel having room 28 which is a double and the loft room 36. Room 28 was a decent size with an en-suit that was a good size also. The loft room was ok. It had twin beds at one end and a double at the other with a small bathroom in the middle. Rooms were clean with linen changed every day. The furniture in the rooms was very shabby but serviceable, although in the loft room the sockets were broken, there were several bulbs not working and there was no shower curtain so water went everywhere in the bathroom. We did complain about this and it was put onto the computer but nothing was done!!
The stairs to the rooms are very steep and there are a lot of them, so no good if you have trouble with stairs!!
Breakfast was from 7.30am until 10am, although one morning the lady on duty stopped the teenagers I was with from coming into the dining room at 9.40 because she said breakfast was finished. She did however change her mind when I challenged this and then went on to let other residence in later, but these were families! Breakfast was VERY basic and food was always running out.
The location of the hotel is good, a 5 minute walk from Dam Square, just over the road from the flower market, and 5 minutes from Anne Frank’s house.
Most of the staff were friendly and helpful, when the TV broke in room 28 on the day before we left, the man on duty did all he could to get it going, changing the TV and cables but when he failed to make it worked, he left an apology note which was nice!
All in all not too bad for a few days stay but I would want to stay here any longer!

Room Tip: Room 28 was a great room, no noise from the street!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I were there for our honeymoon. The staff were friendly, accommodating and helpful with directions.
The room size in general was not overly big, but you don't spend all day in your room when on holiday anyway. The bathroom was very neat and tidy, the bed was comfortable and the window let in a very decent amount of light during the day. We enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Fernando, Trinidad
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Hotel has a wonderful location and the prices were good. We had a triple toom which was spacious enough but lacked storage space and the TV was old. The bathroom was refurbished but there were bare wires exposed and there was no plug for the hairdryer provided.
It is hard to improve on the space in such an historic location but the carpets need to be changed. They smell old. The bedsheets fluffed on everything so my black pants became gray
Other than that the staff were nice enough and I really enjoyed Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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pgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The pros of this hotel is its location. It is in the center of the center of town. The cons are that it's old, the carpets are dirty, the sheets are torn, the walls have holes and the bathroom reeks. No elevator. Although we were assured that there is always a staff person at the "desk", 50% of the time we entered or left the hotel there was no one there. Would not stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Brasil
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Excelent location budget- friendly in heart of Amsterdam!!! Easy to go to the central station, and near cafes, restaurantes, nightclubs and main young attractions. Typical Amsterdam house :) Cozy and great room :) the staff is great!!! they received some packages for me while i was not in the hotel and kept for me until i arrived.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Singel 462, 1017 AW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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Ranked #273 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Agora Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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