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“Cozy, amazing location, great staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Willemsparkweg 205, 1071 HB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Zandbergen)   |  
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Ranked #58 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Calgary
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23 hotel reviews
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“Cozy, amazing location, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Really amazing location, steps from the tram stop and a few blocks from the Van Gogh museum. There is no elevator so if you take a lot of luggage like we did, be ready to lug your bags up steep stairs. No fault of the Hotel, it's the type of construction which provides this hotel with its charm. Wireless Internet worked just fine, even though there were three of us using it in our room and breakfast was quite complete, though the coffee had to be made by the staff each time you wanted a cup. Beautiful area to go out for a walk. Just a few steps from the entrance of a major park with postcard like vistas. The staff was amazing, very helpful and courteous.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Positives:
• Very friendly and helpful staff (where we were supposed to park our car was full, when contacting the hotel they were able to send us to another car park )
• Clean room with comfortable beds and pillows.
• In a quiet and pleasant area, but still good access to the city Centre by tram.
(Negatives) :
• The room is very basic and the bathroom could do with a new showerhead and shower curtain pole.
• Steep stairs to access the rooms

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Mount Vernon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

One block from the tram and Vondelpark. Walkable distance to just about everywhere we wanted to go. We stayed four nights. Our second floor room was on the street, which gave us a window on this Old South neighborhood but tended to be noisy (take ear plugs). Staff was extremely helpful and courteous. Breakfast was included and was good.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Our family of four stayed in the penthouse apartment, which is very spacious and has a small balcony. Lots of room for four people, and we enjoyed watching the Olympics on the flat screen TV in the evenings. We ate out but it was very convenient to have the kitchen to make hot drinks. There was plenty of storage for clothes and an iron/board if needed. Bathroom was small but the shower worked perfectly and we had plenty of towels. It was warm but there were two floor fans, which provided enough breeze for the night and we left windows open too, as it was quiet outside. The breakfast was excellent, with boiled eggs, cheese, fruit, croissants and good bread rolls. Sheets and duvet covers were spotless. The staff were wonderful. We had a small problem, which they were quick to address and they couldn't have been nicer. We bought tickets for the Rijksmuseum, the boat tour and the Van Gogh museum at the front desk and bypassed some long lines, so that was a very useful amenity for them to offer guests. We really liked the location, a little out of town on a quiet residential street, just a couple of minutes' walk to the beautiful Vondelpark. We didn't mind walking but there is a tram service very close to the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Gedera, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We are a family of five and we stayed at the penthouse apartment for few days. The apartement is very spacious with large living room and well equiped kitchen. The staff was very kind and helpful and breakfast was fine. Near-by tram station can take you to city center, or alternatively, take a midium distance walk. The only drawback we faced is the need to take five suitcases three floors up and down at arrival and departure. Overall, we warmly recommend the place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

We had an apartment just outside old town Amsterdam. The kitchenette was a plus as we could go to local market to buy lunches. Located next to a nice park. The service was very helpful with planning, using phone, late check out and holding luggage. I would stay here again. It was not inexpensive, but a lot of space for what we paid.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights. Our room was on the 1st floor and the bonus was a lovely patio which was like another sitting area. You can purchase tickets for the many attractions at the front desk. Cash only. The location is fabulous, lovely neighbourhood,beautiful park, tram passes the front of the hotel. Very clean and comfortable. Excellent staff and breakfast. If you get tired of reataurant fare and want something different......go out of the hotel, turn left, left at next street and down a block you will find a great deli. Cold meats, wine etc. Nice to eat and drink on the patio. The staff allowed us to use the kitchen microwave and dishes.
Finishing touch was a "Welcome Home" e-mail from Henk and staff. Nice! We would definitely stay there again.

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  • Stayed July 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 The Neighbour's Magnolia

Address: Willemsparkweg 205, 1071 HB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Zandbergen)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#52 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#62 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The cosy boutique hotel The Neighbour’s Magnolia (formerly Hotel Zandbergen) features 21 restyled modern rooms in soft pastel tones, with large beds, a desk with a brightly coloured HAY chair and a flat-screen TV. Each room has a private bathroom with shower or bath. Some rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking the garden. We can put a private mini fridge on request in your room, as well as tea and coffee making facilities . Many additional features you can just take yourself from the colourful hallways. For our single (female) travelers , we have created a comfortable and above all safe environment. The hotel itself is in located in a typical Amsterdam listed building from the early 1900s in residential Amsterdam Oud-Zuid and is one of the few independent and privately owned hotels in Amsterdam.The homely LivingRoom with reception service is furnished and decorated with a unique combination of vintage and contemporary pieces of HAY furniture. Here guests can enjoy our continental breakfast. Complimentary tea , coffee and mineral water is waiting for you upon arrival. From the Honesty Bar in the casual setting of the LivingRoom guests can enjoy a Nespresso coffee, soft drinks, beer, wines, savoury and sweet snacks. Many excellent restaurants are located just outside the hotel on the Cornelis Schuytstraat or on the Willemsparkweg.Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. Tickets to various attractions in the area you can get at the front desk where you can also rent a bike (and a packed lunch if you like). By the way, dogs are very welcome too.The famous art-packed Museum Quarter is a 10-minute walk away and houses the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. It’s also close to the renown and exclusive shopping area of the P.C. Hooftstraat. The Amsterdam canal area is easily accessible on foot or by public transport. The tranquil Vondelpark and the Leidseplein entertainment area offer an amusing stroll. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Zandbergen Hotel Amsterdam

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