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“A fun weekend (or more) in Amsterdam” 4 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 #45 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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“A fun weekend (or more) in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great little hotel in a lovely quiet residential area. The tram runs literally outside the hotel, but everything seems to be mere minutes away (the museums are all about 15 mins walk from the hotel), and staff showed us how to get to places we wanted to go. I think rooms are in the middle of a refurb so can't comment on the furniture but we had a studio apartment which was lovely (felt very Amsterdam-y), with little balcony, really comfy beds and a flatscreen TV. Room was made up and cleaned every day with fresh towels etc. Staff really friendly and helpful. Recommended for anyone who wants to be a stones throw from the action but can retreat to the quiet if necessary.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Very good hotel,we will come back another time,but then by train.There is no parking nearby,so you have to go to the P+R. The rooms are very clean, just the edges in the room are dirty, but this is in all the Hotels the same.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Andover, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Quite small Hotel, but with excellent staff... however the rooms were quite small though, but did the work... anyway who wants to hang out in his hotel in Amsterdam! The only side mark would be the interior, it was on the border of worn out. However the staff was compensating this greatly! I cannot judge about the restaurant, as I was out every evening and had to rush out in the mornings... but the smell of the bread in the morning was superb, shame had no time to taste it!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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managementHZ, Owner at Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your compliment, we will definately share it with the team.

Regarding the furniture, we are doing the last part of the restyling and re-decoration at this very moment, both in the lobby, the corridors and in the rooms. And I must say we are a little surprised that you experienced our brand new furniture as worn out. We use a lot of furniture (chairs, stools, tables) from HAY, a brand new Danish design furniture company, which we all received only early October 2013.
We hope that next time you taketime for breakfast before you hit the town and enjoy a coffee and an on site freshly baked roll or croissant, it's worth it. But thank you again for your feedback, we appreciate that.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My husband and I arrived by train from Paris to the Central station and easily found our way to Hotel Zandbergen via Tram 2. Opposite the Railway station you can buy a travel smart card at the GVB building for tram, bus etc. I booked this hotel upon other reviews for what appeared to be good value and location and service. We had a very friendly greeting from Tessa - and over the 4 days we had friendly service from all staff. Our room was downstairs (which were steep and narrow) but not a problem for us as I believe this is normal in the area. I don't understand why some people complain if buildings, décor is not like they have at home - that's what travelling experiences are for - to broaden your outlook on another country's way of life!
We had a spacious room with garden outlook, 2 queen beds and a good bathroom with a bath.
Tea, coffee etc was available at reception and sometimes I would grab a mug of hot water for my herbal tea and take it to our room. The upstairs reception is light and airy with breakfast/food tables and also space the other side of this room for using computers, reading etc. I would recommend asking Reception on any outings or sightseeing ideas as they can pre-book for you and this can save time in queues. We hired Hotel Zandbergen bikes for 24 hours and literally rode around all the canals on one day and got up the next morning for a ride around the famous Vondelpark nearby.. we had not ridden for a while and I had no pain Whatsoever!! Diary of Anne Frank, Canal Tour and Van Gough Museum are all worthwhile. Even if you arrive late afternoon, a walk in Vondelpark which is 3 mins away is a good start and a beautiful area in the city. There are bike riders everywhere so take care. We found convenience stores and ATM's just a short walk away. We had a great coffee/hot choc with the best traditional apple pie at Coffee Plaza next to a Canal, I think the address is De Clercqstraat, 27 (1053 Amsterdam). The café setting was relaxing to be indoors or outdoors. Hotel Zandbergen was undergoing some painting and carpeting during our stay and as we left they were going to carpet and paint our room, so it should be even better now! Cant thank this Hotel and staff enough for a wonderful stay which created the feeling we would love to come back again and it was a lovely experience for our first visit :) :)
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  • Stayed September 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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managementHZ, Owner at Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
It was great having you. Thank you for the compliments!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

A great hotel. Perfect for us - just between the Olympic Stadium and the Museum. We were in Amsterdam for the marathon. Great service and a good breakfast. We got a room for 4 people with lots af space and nice backyard.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We were a Family with to adult daughtes. We had rooms on top - penthouse to the back, so very quiet and nice view.Tough there was no escalator it was OK. The staff offered to carry up the luggage, but we managed. We learned on canaltour that many houses in Amsterdam have narrow and steep stairs to save Space - so just Amsterdam The rooms were large, quiet, clean and the furniture in the whole hotel was modern - Danish design. The staff were very polite and helpful. Breakfast wás good. Tram to center two minutes from the hotel. Many restaurants in the area. Parking is quite expensive, but found a place near hotel. Can recomand this hotel.

Room Tip: Room to the back are quite.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Being originally from Amsterdam, I always like to stay right close to where I used to live so that I can visit my favorite places in this beautiful city. For that reason, I have stayed in Hotel Zandbergen on previous visits as well, and I have always liked it. This time, however, things were a little "different". The fact that the place has new owners may have something to do with it. During the earlier trips, personnel would always offer to carry my bags up the narrow stairs, this time I was just given the key at check-in with the a kind "your room is on the 2nd (=3rd) floor, have a good night". As mentioned by others, if you have trouble sleeping in a noisy environment, ask for a room in the back of the house, as, it can be pretty noisy in the street at night (mopeds and cars specifically). All in all still a very nice place to stay. If you have the chance, go to one of the concerts in the Concertgebouw, one of world's greatest concert halls, it is just a short walk from the hotel (not to mention all the great museums)

Room Tip: rooms in the back may be better than those on the street side. Also, the single rooms are really sm...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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managementHZ, Owner at Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Thank you very much for your comment on the help with your luggage. Because yes, we are the owner and yes, we do some things differently. But there are many things we absolutely have not changed and that is putting service before everything else.
Especially as we are aware that the stairs are (typical for Amsterdam) steep, we always offer our guest to help with the luggage upon check-in or check-out. So we apologise that in your case obviously something went not the way it should have been. Hopefully you will stay with us again when you come back to Amsterdam in order for us to show you the restyled hotel with the wellknown personal service.
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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:
#28 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#50 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#57 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel The Neighbour's Magnolia 3*
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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