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“Last days of European holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sint Nicolaas
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Spuistraat 1A, 1012 SP Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #60 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Montreal
1 review
“Last days of European holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

This is a quaint family-style European hotel, walking distance from main train station and walking distance to Dam Square. We stayed 3 nights, before heading home to Canada. We arrived really early in the morning. The manager/front desk personnel was very accommodating. He had our room cleaned immediately. When we asked to change rooms, he didn't hesitate to do so. Breakfasts were quite substantial. Especially enjoyed the capuccinos. Was able to buy tea/coffee/beer any time to bring up to the room. Friendly staff. Would recommend hotel. Hotel has an elevator , thus good for seniors.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Location excellent -only 10 minutes flat walk from Central Station where there is a direct train to Schipol Airport for less than 5 euros each way
Rooms are "European" -not that large but sufficient for a short stay. Rooms clean , bathroom good
Excellent "European " breakfast included in tariff
Staff helpful/friendly
Free internet avaliable
Elevator efficient
Fairly quiet rooms
No swimming pool but who cares in Amsterdam

Room Tip: No swimming pool -but ??
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Just great. Perfect location across from central train station. Close to all the sights. Only gripes would be electric adjustable bed (a surprise!) didn't work & multifunction shower had only one functional head. Mood lighting in room was great & good size room / bathroom.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Geneva, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Great location within walking distance to the train station. The location provides easy access to public transportation. Our room was small but well appointed and obviously had been recently updated. There is a pleasant breakfast buffet in the lobby along with a small bar. The young lady at the front desk was extremely helpful. The only problem was that being on a triangle of two city streets you do get street noise at night. This is pretty tough to avoid in any city hotel so I won't downgrade my rating for that flaw.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

The best thing is that is is within 5 mins walk from Central Station which is where 90% of tourists arrive. Friendly helpful staff. Our 'twin' room was on the 4th (top) floor 0 in the eaves but was big enough and had adequate storage space and a free safe. I say 'twin' because in fact when we arrived it was a double - 2 singles pushed together with a mattress cover over - a pity as we had specified singles and had even emailed to check. At 6pm the only member of staff was the reception who brought us single sheets so we could push the beds apart and make them up as singles ourselves - never mind everything else was good...............except...

The air conditioner not only struggled with the mini heat wave (not to be passed over in Amsterdam) but it leaked condensation throughout the night onto the floor.

The hotel was clean and bright. Telly in room worked but couldn't get BBC - it seems a big pity in many European hotels where many guests are British that the TVs don't get BBC and we have to put up with CNN. Bathroom was fine and hot water pretty instant.

Breakfast was in the lobby and was good - typical north european with rolls, croissants, ham, salami, cheese, cereal, fruit and yoghourt - coffee from machine but was good.

Free internet in lobby and free wifi in hotel.

All in all a good 3 star hotel - I would go back. The location is brilliant - 5 mins from Central Station and 2 mins from tram stop.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

I'd have given this hotel a rating between 3 and 4 if it were possible. On the plus side: it was clean; the staff were friendly and polite; the breakfast was good (typical of Holland with cold meats, cheese, bread/croissants, cereals, yoghurt, fruit and juice/tea/coffee). The location is excellent but with a busy road on one side so not the quietest, but it's the price you pay for a central location. Decor rather dark and a bit unusual but that's not too important in my opinion. On the downside: Our 4th floor room was on the small side; single beds were narrow and had very soft rather basic foam mattresses; air conditioner (essential in warm weather if you want to close the windows to keep traffic noise out) was weak and dripped condensation on to the floor (we had to put a towel under it); bathroom was cramped with nowhere to hang towels to dry. In my experience of Amsterdam nearly all the hotels in the central area are older buildings with fairly small rooms. If you want a more modern hotel with a bigger room and better sound insulation you will probably need to be further out. For me, the convenience is more important so I can put up with those. Having said that, this hotel is a lot better than others I've stayed at in the same area, so with better beds and a properly working air conditioner I would have rated 4 out of 5, and possibly 5 if we'd had a bigger room that other reviewers have said are on other floors. I would stay there again, but try to avoid a fourth floor room.

Room Tip: Avoid 4th floor.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at this hotel 4 days in late April 2012. It was small but in a great location 2 blocks from the Centraal Trail Station and close to many other sites in Amsterdam. The room we had overlooked the streets that led to the train station. A tram ran down the street beside the hotel which made it easy to get around the city. Our room was very clean and quiet, and the staff were all very friendly, helpful and attentive. They serve a small continental breakfast in the lobby which was good. I would definitely recommend this hotel. It is a good value with a great location.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Additional Information about Hotel Sint Nicolaas

Address: Spuistraat 1A, 1012 SP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#51 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#58 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sint Nicolaas 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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