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“Quaint place with great location” 4 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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League City, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Quaint place with great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Location was great - convenient and in a safe area. Staff was very accommodating allowing me to check in early and even have breakfast that first morning. Room had small refrigerator.

The previous occupant of the room changed the TV menu to be in Russian. They also set a wake up time. The desk clerk was not knowledgable on how to fix either of these issues. So I was awakened both days at 4:30 am. The beds are narrow as are the stairs.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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Wedemark, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed for two nights in this nice little hotel with our two kids (3 and 6 years) in a three-bed room. All in all, a pleasant stay!
Yet, there are some pros and cons (as always). Very positive is the staff: helpful, friendly and especially nice with the kids. We also enjoyed the breakfast - not luxurious, but a nice variety, appealingly presented and we were offered extras (scrambled eggs etc.). I also liked the lobby: comfortable chairs, nice balconies, a self-serving fridge with drinks, tv set etc.
The room was modern, but really small. The same holds true for the bathroom. For four people hard to manage for a longer stay, but for two nights it was okay. And, as said before, very well renovated, quiet. well-lit (windows to the garden-side). Price was reasonable.
We also liked the steep, steep stairs: a long one from the road level up and then one or two more to the floor with the rooms. The kids liked it - kind of a hike in the mountains, but very 'Amsterdam', and when you reach the top, all in all rewarding.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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St. Petersburg, Florida
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our priorities are safety and cleaniness. Not disappointed. Simple elegance through out. It was raining when we arrived off the tram. After a short hike up some very vertical stairs (we actually thought they were fun!) we were greeted by the host making a cup of cappuccino for us while he took our bags to our room. Wow! What a welcome. The room was teeny tiny, but we had all we needed. Breakfast came with the room and was adequate. Location is great! Most of the time we walked to our destinations, it was as easy as taking the tram.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Enfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I have just returned after spending 3 nights at the Hotel Clemens, having booked it after reading previous reviews on here.
It is a wonderful hotel and was everything we had expected and more. I would highly recommend it ( and already have ) to friends who may travel to Amsterdam.
The initial stairs are steep but they carry up your case for you anyway.The hotel was refurbished in March 2012 and everything is clean, fresh and modern. We were made very welcome and given a coffee in tne lovely comfortable lounge area before going to our rooms. I had a single room at the back which was lovely& quiet. I didn't find it particularly small after all, the prices were small compared to many hotels. It was clean comfortable and the shower was to die for - I have never had such a powerful shower.
Breakfast was plentiful and tasty and had everything I would have wanted. It was also a really nice touch that you could have tea or coffee from the machine whenever you wanted.
Everybody we came across was friendly and helpful and would go out of their way to help you.
Lastly I can't forget Michael and Pussy, the gorgeous cats who live in the hotel and are always around for some fuss.
I would highly recommend this hotel and would not hesitate to go back again when I visit Amsterdam.
Just to note, the hotel website doesn't appear to have been updates since the refurbishemnt and they have 14 rooms as opposed to the 9 it states.

Room Tip: The front rooms have quite a bit of noise from the road so if you are a light sleeper it's best...
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

I was made to feel welcome from the moment I arrived. All the staff I met were extremely friendly and helpful. I stayed in a single room at the rear of the hotel and although small was more than adequate and very quiet at night. There were a variety of options available for breakfast including cereal,croissants, breads,boiled eggs, cheese,cold meats and yoghurt. The location was very central, I was able to walk almost everywhere I wanted. There is a bike hire shop a couple of doors down too. There is a lovely lounge area available at all times and I loved that I could make a tea or coffee at any time. Well done to the owners. I really enjoyed my stay. Hope to see you all again one day.

Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The hotel really new.
Really good service
I slept there four nights and enjoyed every minute.
Is close to the center.
No hotel elevator and stairs rise is Dutch but it's not critical.
The team helps you gain the suitcase apartment.
The rooms are small.
Breakfast is fine.
The WIFI is also good reception room.
I think the hotel should get at least three stars and not two but probably because of the stairs and rooms.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We flew into Amsterdam from London and took the train from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station. From there we took the tram to the hotel. Tram 13 or 17 takes you there. Once you get off at your stop which is Westermarkt, start walking back in the direction you came from. You will cross one canal before you get to the property. The hotel has a very steep flight of stairs but the dude at the hotel will take your bags up for you so you do not need to worry about having to negotiate a steep flight of stairs with a 20+ kg suitcase! The person at reception was pleasant and checked us in after we were given some welcome drinks. We had booked a double deluxe room. The room however, is extremely tiny (the bathroom of my house is larger than this hotel room) to the point where we had no space to open our suitcase. We had to be on our feet with the bag on the bed so we could open our suit case to get our things out of it, so in a nutshell if you suffer from claustrophobia, this hotel might not be the right choice for you. This is probably the only negative aspect of the hotel because the staff were pretty good. I probably could have jumped from one end of the room to the other (yes it is that tiny) so if you do book a room here, be prepared to get a tiny room. Breakfast was included in our rate. It wasn't fabulous but it was good. The only cooked things they had were boiled eggs. (no fried eggs, bacon, grilled tomato etc) You will get mostly cheeses, croissants and danishes + tea, coffee, yogurt and cereal but since we weren't paying too much to stay here, I thought the breakfast was decent. Tripadvisor doesn't have a 3.5 star option and this for me would be perfect for this hotel so I have to give it it a 3. Had a rooms been a tad larger however, it would've had a solid 4.

(As a note for travelers flying into Amsterdam as their first destination on a long holiday to Europe, be careful when you purchase a European sim card. We bought a Lebara mobile sim card at the airport which was really cheap while using it in Amsterdam and London but at our next destination in Greece, we lost 45 Euro within a matter of minutes because of the high calling and incoming call charges) We paid 15 Euro for it and got heaps of talk time while we were in Amsterdam and London because they might fall in the same "zone" but it costs 6 euro a minute for incoming and outgoing phone calls in Greece which we didn't know about but found out rather quickly after our credit got over! Most hotels offer wifi and there are wifi hot spots in most restaurants in Europe so I used skype or facebook to message family and friends when i needed to get in touch.

Room Tip: Most rooms here are really tiny so I don't think it really matters which room you pick
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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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 ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#36 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#41 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Clemens Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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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