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“Not What We Thought We Were Getting” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Wiechmann
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prinsengracht 328-332, 1016 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #96 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Not What We Thought We Were Getting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Through no fault of their own, the room was not what we expected. We booked this hotel because of a picture on a booking website instead of the hotel's website. The picture is what we thought the hotel room would look like, instead we got a single room with 4 separate twin beds. Look directly at this hotel's website to see what you are getting!!! Steep stairways amidst hallways that smelled terrible!!! No elevator. When we complained of the mix-up, the manager did not offer an upgrade or adjustment to our bill. Breakfast was in a beautiful room where you could watch the world ride by on their bikes. Food was just so-so. This place is clean, no bed bugs. Heater did not work in my friend's room. The hotel has trouble taking American Credit Cards. They will ask for a 20 euro deposit for your room. Great location!! Canals are right outside and you walk to many places such as the Anne Frank House.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Great little hotel in traditional canal side houses (steep steps but someone carried my bags up and back down) I booked a small single but got given a nice big double. The room was immaculately clean, with a big bath and plenty of hot water. This is a traditional family style hotel with friendly staff. Breakfast perfectly adequate, if unexciting, but lots of it. Pretty breakfast room with canal views. There is a public lounge furnished in traditional style with hot drinks available.
No kettle in room but lots of cafes and bars nearby. Supermarket just 50 metres up the street.

Gorgeous dog in reception to make a fuss of.

Room Tip: Ask if you want a canal view.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I stayed here four years ago (business) and, when I had to plan a trip for a small group (pleasure), felt confident that the hotel would suit everyone's needs. It's perfectly positioned to walk in a leisurely way to all the main attractions and in the morning, looking out of the breakfast room directly on to a bridge over Prinsengracht is a real pleasure. Rooms are very comfortable and though they are not completely up-to-date with the latest wardrobes, everything is spotlessly clean, the beds are comfy, the digital TV has plenty of channels to keep you in touch with home (if you need to do that) and the water is always hot. The staff are courteous and there's always someone at reception to greet you, as well as the old house dog, who is very sweet if a little immobile.
The location is truly excellent. Within a hundred yards are in one of Festina Lente or Het Molenpad, two excellent brown pubs/bars, both with restaurant-quality food. The beer's not bad either! Meanwhile, if you go down any of the roads pointing towards Herengracht then you will stumble into any of a myriad of boutiques, antique shops or small restaurants.

Room Tip: If staying on a Friday night you will experience some minor canalside night noise, but it is tolerab...
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  • Stayed January 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is the perfect location hotel for getting around Amsterdam on foot. Lots of museums and restaurants within easy walking distance (a few blocks to the Anne Frank House and a 20 minute walk to the Van Gogh Museum) make this place ideal. Had a great room overlooking the canal and the hotel staff very accommodating. Steps are steep (it's a canal house hotel), so pack light! Also, the rooms can get warm (no air conditioning) and I visited in April 2011 when they were having unseasonably warm weather. Get a room with lots of windows (in the front) to get a nice breeze; otherwise you'll incubate on the upper floor back rooms. And the hotel has an arrangement with a cab driver to get you to the airport so you don't get ripped off.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

If you are looking for something different than the big hotel chains which are all the same - go for the Wiechman - family type, great lobby - lovely canal view rooms, clean, large - perfect location just on the corner of the 9th street block - great value for money

The breakfast can be a bit better - add some decent coffee and yogurts and it will be perfect

Room Tip: Room 136 is perfect as the strairs are big
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

The hotel is in the perfect location for visiting anywhere in Amsterdam. We could easily walk to all the sights recorded by other reviewers.The decor and furnishings of our bedroom and the public areas and the steep stairs added to the Dutch experience and were really appreciated. We had a double room with canal view on the third floor and we were very comfortable.
The downstairs toilet, lounge, breakfast room and our bed and bathroom were clean and well maintained. There was an ample supply of very hot water even on the top floor. Breakfast was adequate and it was good to watch Amsterdam cycling to work in the mornings. It was pleasant to sit and drink tea with friends and read in the lounge.
All in all the three day stay enhanced our enjoyment of Amsterdam. It was great. All the staff were friendly and helpful and the dog was no problem
I suppose, if you were not fit, you should request a room on a lower floor!

Room Tip: Choose a room with a view and bear in mind the steps are traditional and very steep (48 to third flo...
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  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Wiechmann, Owner at Hotel Wiechmann, responded to this review, November 24, 2011
Thank you for your review and I really wish that there was someway of fitting in a lift.
We have been trying for 2 generations now and it will just not work :-)
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Address: Prinsengracht 328-332, 1016 HX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#106 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Wiechmann 2*
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