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“Great location, grotty little room!” 3 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 #75 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Leeds, UK
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“Great location, grotty little room!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We travelled to and from Amsterdam by train, staying for three nights at the beginning of a longer holiday across Europe.

The hotel is just 5 minutes from the station, which was perfect for us.The hotel feels pleasantly 'in the middle' of everything, and we walked everywhere really easily from Sint Nicolaas. The area felt fine to me; we didn't return till late most nights and it never felt like there was anything to worry about in the neighbourhood.

Communal areas and exterior of the hotel were appealing - some really nice attention to detail. Breakfast was good, staff laid-back

However, in common with other reviewers who had the misfortune to stay on the 4th floor, our room really wasn't up to much. It was tiny, stuffy and awkwardly shaped, which didn't bother us too much, but paired with the dubious-looking stains on the walls, un-hoovered carpet, shabby bathroom and budget mattress it really wasn't worth £150 a night or a 'boutique' label. I notice others have commented on the state the rooms are left in after they've been 'made up' for the day - ours looked like it had been rolled on by a labrador!

All in all, we left having had a great time in Amsterdam, but very much looking forward to a cleaner and more comfortable room for the next leg of our holiday. Would not stay here again!

Room Tip: Avoid 4th floor at all costs!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The most comfortable stay at this Hotel, definitely met my expectations and more. Will use this hotel again when i visit Amsterdam next.

The Hotel is a simple 10 min journey from Schipinol Airport and literally 5 mins from the Amsterdam Central Station.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Long weekend stay for a family wedding - stayed in the hotel with my son (twin singles), right in the centre of Amsterdam - but far enough not to be disturbed by any noise at night. Great location to see the sights as well as do a bit of shopping. 5-10 minute walk from Central Station...easy! Rooms very clean and the staff friendly. Attention to detail is what I like to see and this hotel had loads of it, from the stylish art deco designed interior to the cleanliness of the room/bathroom - will definitely stay there again :)

Room Tip: Only downside - no air con, but good ventilation and the room had a couple of chrome fans. But consi...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

I'm picky when it comes to hotels, and I was very happy here. This hotel presents Outstanding location, amenities, cleanliness and value for a family trip. The included daily breakfast is an added bonus. Don't pay more for the better known chains. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The Hotel Sint Nicolaas has a favorable location with it being situated a very short walking distance from Amsterdam Central train station and very near to the main shopping area of Amsterdam. The rooms are both clean and comfortable with a decent selection of TV channels including BBC1 and National Geographic (the dutch version but all the shows still in English). The breakfast was decent with a good continental selection including croissants and fruit with a coffee machine providing decent quality coffee. Overall, for the price paid the hotel offers very good value for money and I would recommend it highly.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

if you have a heavy suitcase to carry around from Central Station, Sint Nicolaas is en excellent choice, just 7min from CS.
Rooms are nicely decorated, spacious. i was on the 2nd floor in room 22. The only problem i had was the noise from the street because i had to open the window as there was no air condition in the room, there was just a small fan.
Breakfast was good.
and FREE WIFI quiet fast.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

A little research online produced this Gem very close to the main Amsterdam railway station which was important as we flew in from Copenhagen and were taking the fast airport to city train service...the Hotel was very clean and had good free wifi which worked well in the room...a MUST for today's traveler..
The breakfast while not elaborate was very well done...they even had a graph in the room suggesting that earlier is better for breakfast..
Staff were friendly and attentive and had good advice....
You can rent bicycles all over the place and it gives you an edge as there is so much to discover.
Amsterdam is a trip in itself....take the Hop on Hop off bus...take their trip into the country...visit the red light district....smell the aroma in the air..!!

Room Tip: We were too busy outside to worry about the room except to sleep.....read other reviews i this is a...
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  • Stayed June 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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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 High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#68 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#70 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#73 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sint Nicolaas 3*
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