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RHO Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   NES 05-23, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #129 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Melbourne, Australia
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“Very central location!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

First and foremost, this hotel we found to very conveniently located as it's very close to everything. It's also walkable from the main train station, even with luggage. We had a bit of a mishap with checking in but once one of the clerks looked into whole situation it was resolved to my satisfaction. We paid very reasonable rates and also included breakfast (nothing special - I'm pretty sure the eggs were powder eggs but a "free" breakfast is always a bonus). We had a double room and whilst it was simple, for 2 people, the room itself was quite spacious. There is no tea/coffee provided in the room although I believe this can be purchased from the machine on the ground floor near the elevator. The elevator took us to our level, but from there we found that we had to climb additional stairs to get to our room. This wasn't a massive issue for us but if you have a bad back and heavy luggage, I can't imagine anyone being too ecstatic on seeing stairs with no other way to get to your room. Also, probably worth mentioning that the elevator is very slow so we found taking the stairwell to be faster. Just keep in mind that stairs in Amsterdam are typically very narrow and the stairs at this hotel do no deviate from that!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 3 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 July 3, 2014

The Rho Hotel is located in the centre of Amsterdam and is ideally located if you don't mind the noise as Amsterdam people stay up very late It is a very old hotel with no air conditioning. Our room faced a alley and because of no air conditioning we opened up the window which made it very noisy. Breakfast was included but we had an early flight, so they did pack a breakfast packages with sandwiches, apple, drink, chocolate bar so that was considerate of them. The staff were very friendly. It is a 3 star hotel and if you like the area, this would be suitable for you. We personally would choose another one if we came back to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Ask for a not facing the alley if possible.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 July 3, 2014

I stayed in the Rho Hotel for my first trip to Amsterdam, myself and a few other girlfriends booked the Rho Hotel alongside our ferry booking, as the hotel was DFDS recommended.
Our arrival at the hotel was warmly greeted by very friendly staff, and our room was very nice, clean, with comfortable beds and pillows, and a television, fan, fridge all included with plenty of storage space and a spacious bathroom with plenty of towels and soaps.
We hadn't realise just how central the hotel is in Amsterdam, it is right in Dam square, taking us only minutes to walk to main attractions and the lovely canal-side restaurants and cafe's.
The included breakfast was wonderful, plenty of choice for both cooked and continental breakfasts and everything was delicious.
All in all a very very pleasing stay, we will most definitely be returning to the Rho Hotel the next time we visit Amsterdam

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Have enjoyed staying at the Rho Hotel. Certainly it's not a 4 Star hotel as far as facilities go....no tea/coffee maker in room, for a double bed we have two single beds placed next to each other made up as two single beds. While not great it's not the end of the world. Other things make up for it though....free wifi in each room, a great breakfast and friendly staff. The best feature is it's location....adjacent to Dam Square and the central Amsterdam area. Quite a comfortable place in which to stay. You could certainly do a lot worse.

  • Stayed July 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My husband and I have just returned from a short break to Amsterdam and once again We stayed at the RHO. It's right behind Dam Square so it is so convenient for all the shopping, restaurants and attractions. We requested a double room rather than a twin (not always the easiest thing to have) and our room was lovely. It was compact but it was clean, comfortable and ,being at the back of the hotel, it was quiet. I had the best nights sleep I've had in ages.The buffet breakfast is amazing. There is something for everybody. The staff are lovely too. always polite. We will definitely stay here again when we go back to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've stayed at the Rho many times over the last few years, with our last stay from 22nd-27th June. It is a good hotel, and reasonable value for money. The rooms are decently sized, and the buffet breakfast is fairly extensive, but there are not a lot of healthy eating options - the fruit salad, for example, is tinned, and there's a lot of pre-packaged stuff, but there's certainly enough on offer to avoid hunger during the day. They've been gradually upgrading the hotel over the years, and it is now much better than it used to be. The housekeeping/cleaning is not as thorough as it used to be and they're not very good at routinely changing sheets and towels, and replacing toiletries. The rooms are nonetheless clean. The reception staff are very friendly and efficient, and really do fall over themselves to be helpful. Top marks there.
The real plus of the hotel is its location - it is bang in the centre - just off Dam Square, and only about 10 minutes walk from Central Station, and in easy reach of most of the Amsterdam attractions, ranging from the major museums to the humble coffee shops. Despite its central location, noise is generally not a problem. Amsterdam is an easy city to walk around, and the Rho is probably no more than half-an-hour's walk from anywhere you'd want to visit, but there are trams galore if you don't fancy the walk, and bikes are cheap to hire.
This is a good hotel to stay in, and I'd recommend it for a visit to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: Get a corner room at the back of hotel - say 108 (?) or higher floor equivalents, where you get two...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I haven't been to Amsterdam for years and it was my wife's first visit so the Rho was a bit of a gamble.
The location can't be faulted, being in the corner of Dam Square and only 10 minutes walk from Central Station.
The hotel has a very impressive foyer and every member of the reception staff we came into contact with could not be faulted in terms of competence and overall attitude. Breakfasts were buffet style with a good selection from fruit to eggs and bacon.
Our room was at the front of the hotel and was perfectly acceptable, if a little on the small side. It was very clean, though, and that was the main issue for us.
Complaints/criticisms? Only one and that wasn't exactly the hotel's fault. There was building work across the street from our room and the hammering/drilling started at 06.30! They might have warned us!
Otherwise a very positive recommendation for this hotel

Room Tip: Rooms to the front are apparently slightly larger
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: NES 05-23, 1012 KC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#109 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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