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RHO Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   NES 05-23, Amsterdam 1012 KC, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #99 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Yes! Yes! Yes!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This hotel I can recommend to everyone. The location is in center of the city, close to Red Light District, but it is not directed over there so the noise or any of RLD atmoshpere can disturb staying in this hotel. Very easy to get on foot from Central Station.The staff was extremely helpful. They speak almost in every language, they will give u tips what to visit in Amsterdam, where to go, how to get there. Thanx 4 that! The hotel is very clean, rooms r big enough with comfortable beds, bathroom is quite big, fridge in the room. The coffee/tea maker in room could b helpful. Breakfast was delicious, fresh juice, tea, coffee, cocoa to drink. Warm dishes, fresh bread, cookies....very very tasty. U can also leave ur luggage in this hotel if there is such a need. Bars, pubs, shops and all the Amsterdam tourist attractions around.

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

This hotel was in a good location but we had a few bad experiences. We had to change rooms 3 times. The first room was so small we could hardly move around. We were moved to large room but the wifi reception wasn't terrible. We were then moved to another room and the fridge wasn't working. The staff changed over the fridge for us after we requested this. There was no air conditioning and it was difficult to sleep at night as it was summer. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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

The Rho wasn't our first choice as we were doing a last minute DFDS ferry Tyneside - Amsterdam trip and we got bumped hotel wise at the last moment.

I hadn't even had time to check out the reviews on TA so it was with a bit trepidation that we set off on foot from the coach drop-off point opposite the main railway station.

The Amsterdam ferry is a daily trip leaving 17.00 and arriving at 09.30 then its a coach job into either city. This leaves you with only 5 hours actually in the city if you are doing the overnight return..

We were staying a couple of nights so this meant we had to dump our bags off at the hotel late morning probably before check-in time.

This was no problem whatsoever. The hotel was 8-10 minutes walk with wheelie-cases and the guy on the hotel reception was a joy. Not only were we able to check in but we had a good laugh about traveling by ferry versus flying, got a mini guided tour of the way to our lift and the breakfast room and generally were made to feel a welcomed guest. Sounds nothing but in a city where the majority of your visitors you will probably never see ever again he went the extra mile to make us feel welcome.

This was appreciated at the time but pleasant craic was repeated every morning we crossed with him. A credit to the hotel as he was a star.

Room was great. A basic 3*, £67 / night B&B deal, clean, tidy, spacious enough room with everything you needed, quiet, single duvets on a double bed to prevent arguments, no noise from other guests or from the room upgrade work over the corridor and a really pleasant cleaner.

I am not an expert on breakfasts as I don't like to see other people in the morning especially if they are eating (Mr Grumpy!) but this was a 'holiday' My wife on the other hand is a hotel breakfast specialist. She gave it 5*'s as there was a great range of food, you could sit where you wanted, it was self service but the daily changing breakfast room staff who really were just cleaning and replenishing all the time were happy to chat if you spoke and I saw them help out a few people who were confused about how to 'gan on' in a pleasant unobtrusive sort of way.

Finishing off the stay the same way we started; the ferry coach didn't leave till 16.00 so we needed to store our bags. Again, no problem.

I will remember this hotel the next time I have to stay in A'dam probably more for the guy on reception than anything else but a great place which does exactly what it says on the can.

Room Tip: We were in 490 in the roof overlooking Nes (street) It was quiet (for the centre of a city), light a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Easy access to all locations , very excellent location of the hotel it is very near to central station , C & A, Madame Tussaude museum, but many much noise at the evening form Dam square which is very nearby

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

The most comfortable beds and pillows ever and never had I had pancakes so fluffy and delicious!!! The rooms were cleaned daily and just while you were eating breakfast! Which as I mentioned before... Fantastic!
The highlight of this old antique like building are the beds!!! If you don't have a great nights rest in these babies I don't know what's wrong with you! I dream to have a mattress like the one I had there.
Downfall- tiny and only valid in summer was no air conditioning. But it wasn't really needed when I was there.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We stayed at the RHO hotel for 3 nights in March. The hotel is right on the corner of Dam square and a 5 minute walk from Centraal station. Having read some reviews before I left, I was a bit apprehensive when we discovered our room was facing onto the street but I can honestly say that we never noticed the noise at all. The breakfast in the morning was fine and it kept us going until the afternoon. My only gripe would be that there was no tea or coffee making facilities in the room. There is a hot drinks machine in the foyer and you can get a good selection of drinks for 1 euro. One of the bonuses of this hotel is that you can use the safe in the room for free. The reception staff couldn't have been more helpful and made a real effort to make you feel welcome. This hotel is the perfect place to use as your base as you explore the city. When we return to Amsterdam we will most likely be staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Service: welcoming, professional, very polite, excellent English spoken
Value: considering everything, great value for money
Sleep quality: quiet room overlooking a side street, comfy bed
Cleanliness: no fault found
Location: very handy - just off Dam Square - but comfortably far from the hustle and bustle; 10 minute walk from Centraal Station, altho you have to battle through the crowds on Damrak
Rooms: nothing special but nothing wrong with them - roomy enough, very acceptable decor, fridge (empty); wet room well equipped (inc hairdryer), towels satisfactory & changed daily; some rooms don't have air conditioning
Restaurant: only serves breakfast; a massive spread - everything you could want, laid out well, all very tasty

Room Tip: Ask for air-conditioning if it is essential to your comfort but be prepared to give your credit card...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Rho Hotel Amsterdam
Address: NES 05-23, Amsterdam 1012 KC, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#71 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#99 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — RHO Hotel 3*
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