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“Convenient & unpretentious with charming staff” 4 of 5 stars
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RHO Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   NES 05-23, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #122 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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“Convenient & unpretentious with charming staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We chose the Rho Hotel for its location and facilities and weren’t disappointed. We arrived mid-morning, much earlier than the official check-in time, but were greeted warmly and offered the choice of several rooms. The charming receptionist recommended a twin room (#307) - a spacious corner room with no fewer than eight full-length windows which gave onto a narrow flat roof (inaccessible) and which had splendid light-excluding black-out curtains. Despite its proximity to Dam Square, the room was surprisingly quiet. Throughout our four day stay all the staff we encountered were unfailingly smiling, obliging and helpful (and very knowledgeable about the city). The breakfasts were excellent – it was great to find jugs of really hot water for our cups of tea.

In the interests of balance we ought to record a few niggles.
• Only on our last morning, comparing beds, we discovered that one was acceptably firm but the other was too soft and unsupportive. Yes, we should have tried them before we accepted the room, but as it happened we both slept well.
• Had we been staying longer we might have found the lack of storage irksome: there was a small wardrobe but no drawer space, only an open shelf on each of the small bedside units. The lighting was pleasant enough but wholly inadequate for reading in bed. You need to bring a book-light. The bathroom, though perfectly clean and adequate, was idiosyncratically laid out: the loo was set at an angle just inside the door and right up against the basin. Not the most comfortable place to sit!
• We were glad of the safe in the wardrobe, but realised too late that it could be locked permanently shut. We managed to do this on two occasions, but when we reported it someone came at once to reopen it for us. (If you want to know where we went wrong, we think we entered our code too soon - after only one beep, instead of waiting for two.)

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and wouldn’t hesitate to book into the Rho Hotel again.

Room Tip: This is an old building which has been adapted and I understand the sizes of the rooms and their lay...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Located right next to Dam and red light district, about 500m from the Amsterdam central rail station. The location is the best thing in this hotel but also has it's disadvantages. Our room was in the 3rd floor and not on the main street, but anyway the outside noise was very disturbing. Room was quite ok, just a little bit worn out.
For my taste, the breakfast was really good. Something for everybody, and those pan cakes... It takes time to get this extra weight off. Stuff was very polite and helpful.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My brother, husband and I stayed at this hotel in May. The location was the best thing about this hotel- it is very central. We hired bikes and explored the city. The staff at this hotel were excellent- very friendly and always smiling (except for one grumpy breakfast staff!) every time we left or entered the hotel lobby we were greeted and they were very helpful. The rooms were average- the beds were a bit uncomfortable and the pillows were very uncomfortable- very lumpy (like a pillow case filled with about 20 cotton balls!). The breakfast was good. Overall a decent hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

the Rho hotel is in the best location for all attractions in Amsterdam, whether you want to visit the museums or the more spicy area of the city. Great breakfast and very helpful staff. The rooms on the lower floors and looking out to dam square tend to be bigger rooms.

Room Tip: bigger rooms are on the first and second floors.
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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I was there for a day earlier this month on way back from the US to India. This great hotel is just 50 meters from Dam Square. Red light district is a 10 minute walk. Good and courteous service. The breakfast is very elaborate, specially for European standards. Grand Rail Station is a 10 minute walk. You cannot get a better hotel near the Dam Square, Grand Station and Red Light area with an amazing breakfast at this cost. Its complete value for money.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Just returned from Amsterdam with my 6 friends. I would recommend this hotel to anyone. Its very central being in Dam Square for sightseeing. Rooms are very clean and comfortable and there is a great choice at breakfast time. Special mention to the reception staff they are very friendly and look after you anything you need isnt a problem a real home from home. There is a lounge and bar for sitting in and the reception area has great character. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Jerusalem, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We've just returned from Amsterdam and, first thing, I'm writing to recommend the Rho Hotel.

Its service is friendly and efficient. We weren't quite happy with the room that was offered us so the clerk gave us the keys to four other rooms to look at and we choose one of those.

There was an Amusement Park in operation in Dam Square while we were there, with very loud music, but from the hotel we didn't hear a thing.

I started the day with freshly squeezed orange juice offered at breakfast and then moved on to the tasty yoghurt.

The hotel was very clean and in good shape. The beds were wonderful. We would recommend, though, the following changes to make staying there a bit better:
1. Stronger lights in the rooms (now it is difficult to read or pack at night).
2. Shower curtains for the showers
3. Posting the weather forecast (from Internet) in the lobby early each morning.

With best wishes for the continued success of the Rho Hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about RHO Hotel

Address: NES 05-23, 1012 KC Amsterdam, 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:
#90 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#100 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — RHO Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 170
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