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“Newly renovated and a bargain!” 5 of 5 stars
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Clemens Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Raadhuisstraat 39, 1016 DC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #37 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Newly renovated and a bargain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Literally 3 minutes from Dam Square and on a handsome and safe street, this hotel is very easy to find, has been very recently entirely renovated and is modern and spotlessly clean and quiet. I was given a free upgrade - from room with shared bathroom - on my arrival and my well-appointed single room had ample space, an en suite shower/toilet a fridge and a 32" full HD TV. All for £50 a night. Staff were very friendly and helpful, giving me a tourist map and directions with a printout and, when I checked out before breakfast, insisted on giving me a packed breakfast to take away. The service is flawless and the Hotel Clemens Amsterdam is a very pleasant surprise for budget range accommodation. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Pros:

Clean modern rooms, relatively big bathrooms. good showers.
Fab location, we walked everywhere. 2 min to Dam square which is pretty much the central hub. We walked with our bags from central station it took about 10 minutes in a straight-ish line which was super easy. Tip: when you come off the train just ask for dam square and the palace, once there the hotel is a 2 minute walk away.
Nice breakfast area with a simple convenient breakfast (toast, rolls, coffee, cereal)...
Lovely small sweet balcony and empty mini bar meant we brought beers/wine filled the mini fridge and it was fab to have a night cap after a big night out at a little table on our balcony.

Cons

STAIRS FOR F#$%^^&% AFRICA- we were on the third floor and with our luggage it was a bloody killer to get up there. We arn't unfit lazy's but man after travelling for 2 weeks and a flight there it wasnt ideal. I made the boyfriend carry our bag but i imagine a single girl would struggle.
Breakfast: nice breakfast and area BUT it is supposed to go till 10 30 am, this is early after a big night out (we only made it to one breakfast) plus 90% of the food is gone by about 10am.. We got there at 10 am for breakfast and were lucky to get the last croissant and end of the fruit rolls. Considering you are paying for breakfast its a bit of a joke to be honest. Id only pay for breakfast if you are an early riser.
their 'laundry sevice' = all whites went pink, all dresses shrunk. tip- dont do it there.
service was OK, not as friendly and helpful/local as other places we stayed in Europe.
take ear plugs as noisy from road
2 single beds made into a double not ideal, and also 2 single duvets instead of a big duvet made snuggles difficult plus the two single beds kept moving so there was a big gap in between.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Konigsfeld, Germany
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17 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed for one night in a double room with a little balcony, facing the street. The whole place was very recently renovated and is in top condition. Our room was well equiped, especially considering that it is in Europe. We had TV, fridge and A/C! The room is small but that is pretty common in Amsterdam. If you´re travelling with a lot of luggage and / or take up a lot of room yourself you might face some difficulties, but as mentioned that is usual. The rooms are non-smoking and there is no smell of smoke anywhere.
We heard no inside noise, street noise is audible (not too bad) and should be reduced by new windows.
The staff is very courteous, the breakfast selection is not large but serves the purpose. All in all a good stay in a centrally located, well kept hotel. We´ve stayed at other places in the city, we´d come back here.
On a side note: The stairs are very steep, almost like a ladder. As a firefighter I enjoyed climbing them. If you don´t share the passion, ask for help with your luggage, the staff is willing to assist.

Room Tip: 301 faces the street and has a little balcony. We liked it.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We had a wonderful stay in this perfectly placed, well kept hotel. The staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. The room was quite small, but perfectly usable and we had a balcony onto the street. The window and door could do with sealing to cut out road noise, and the twin style double should be strapped in some way to prevent seperation, but neither distracted us from probably returning to this charming residence in the future.

  • Stayed June 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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Melbourne, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

This hotel shares a street close to Dam Square with several other small hotels situated one or two floors above the street-level businesses. The rooms are amazingly tiny. My room included a twin bed, a shallow desk, and a chair that could not fit between the desk and the bed. The only place to put my luggage was on top of the desk. The bathroom was likewise tiny. The closet was about 8 inches deep, so not suitable for hanging clothes or much storage. However, it was very clean and all of the fixtures were in perfect shape, apparently recently remodeled. My room faced an inner courtyard that was very pretty. The staff was very friendly and volunteered to carry my small but heavy suitcase up the steep two stories of stairs from street level to the reception/breakfast area. Breakfast was minimal compared to most hotels, but adequate. Overall, good for a short stay if you have at most one suitcase and a backpack. (Double rooms might be roomier.)

Room Tip: In a single room, you cannot accommodate two suitcases.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Genoa, Italy
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The lady at the counter is very kind and speaks perfect English. The rooms are kind of small, but nice, clean and very comfortable. The price is normal for Amsterdam's costs especially considering that in ten minutes going slowly from the hotel you are in the most important and central square of the city. Fifteen minutes from the red light district and the chinese main streets. Just ten minutes away from Anne Frank's house.
I saw most of the pictures of the hotel in this website are old, so don't judge only based on those ones. They are now better looking, fresh and very clean.
The only main problem are the stairs to get from one floor to the next one. Very tall stairs with not a lot of space for the feet. Not for people with physical inabilities. Still, the hotel people are very kind and if you want some help with your luggage you just have to ask.
Good breakfast, mostly sweet stuff.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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Address: Raadhuisstraat 39, 1016 DC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#39 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#47 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Clemens Hotel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Clemens is a cosy two star hotel with a lovely service in the city centre of Amsterdam. Within walking distance you find the Dam square, the beautiful 'Jordaan area' and the famous '9 streets', Anne Frank house and the Westerchurch. The hotel is located in an amazing monumental building between the canals Herengracht and Keijzersgracht. ... more   less 
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