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Linden Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lindengracht 251, 1015KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Acacia Hotel) (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #172 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a great hotel. Only a 15 walk from the train station or 10 euros in a taxi. We were greeted by Nina the receptionist who was polite and helpful. She offered advice about where to eat and attractions if we needed it. Very modern hotel and not many rooms which makes it personal.

The elevator was small however we didn't have a problem climbing the stairs. Our room was in the loft, small but clean and modern. We had a safe which was easy to use. The bed was comfy, clean and the sheets were changed almost everyday. We had a hairdryer which was powerful, a TV which was small but we were not worried as we don't go on holiday to sit and watch TV. The carpet was clean.

The bathroom was small but the shower was a good size. Clean towels were available everyday and also complimentary shampoo, conditioner and body wash was available.

The only issue we had was that the room was very warm at night, however it was very strange tropical weather which apparently is very rare. Our room didn't have air con but had a fan so we were happy enough. Ample plugs in the room and we had tea/coffee making facilities. There is also free Wi-Fi and was quick and easy to log into. There was no outside noise therefore we had a peaceful sleep. Bottles water was available from the hotel at a charge. This made it handy at night.

We booked this hotel through booking.com and payed before we left so it was just a matter of checking in and checking out.
The price just fantastic and we would defiantly stay here again.
Not a far walk from where everything is happening. A street away from Anne-Frank House.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chicago
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Linden Hotel in mid-August in Rm. 28 for three nights. We had a great experience and would definitely consider staying here again.

Room 28:
This is a renovated room with cool orange accents throughout and a street view. It had a comfy, full size bed perfect for a couple. We heard that rooms can be tiny in this hotel, but our room was quite comfortable. We had plenty of space for our luggage with space to walk around. Could I do a cartwheel in the room? No. Could I walk around the room without bumping into my husband? Yes, and that's good enough for me!

We really enjoyed our room. It was on the second floor, so the stairs weren't an issue for us. We had read that this hotel has thin walls and noise could be an issue. During our stay we could hear other guests closing their room doors, but didn't have any issues with talking or TV noise from other rooms. Hooray for good neighbors!

Location:
Perfect. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about how awesome the location is!. Located along a beautiful canal, it's very close to restaurants and shopping, but just tucked far away enough to allow for peaceful nighttime walks along the canal. The neighborhood itself is full of vintage shops, cafes, and artsy boutiques. It's very family friendly. I only saw a couple of "coffee shops" in the area. So the coffee shops are there if you are interested in paying a visit, but they are also easily avoidable if "coffee" isn't your thing :)

This hotel is located in the Jordaan neighborhood and is pretty much walking distance to everything in the city.The Ann Frank Huis is about a 10 min. walk from the hotel. Dam Square is a 15 min. walk. Rijk/ Van Gogh museum are a bit further, about 30 min. walk, so we opted to use the city bus for that trip. Centraal Station is about a 15-20 min. walk. With everything so close, we only used the city bus twice and walked everywhere else. Not paying for a hop on/ hop off bus= more beer money!

Staff Service:
We couldn't be more pleased with the front desk staff at Linden hotel. They had great recommendations for site seeing, restaurants, and were very helpful in booking our airport transportation. They were always very friendly and happy to help.

The only odd thing we experienced, and it's really no big deal, is that when our room was cleaned, one day one our bath towels wasn't replaced and on another day, a wet hand towel was left on my suitcase (and neither my husband or I put it there). I don't think it was intentional and I assume that the cleaning staff simply forgot to grab/ replace the towel before they left. Again, no big deal and it certainly didn't affect our stay, but I did find it a bit odd.

Things to consider:
We loved Linden and would absolutely stay here again. However, depending on your interests and needs, there may be a few things to consider.

1. No elevator. This is very common in Amsterdam boutique hotels, so taking the stairs is a must. Our room was on the 2nd floor, so we had no issues. However, if you are on a high floor or have trouble climbing stairs, this may pose an issue for some.

2. No AC. This is also pretty common among small hotels in Amsterdam and didn't pose a problem for us. We visited in August during an unusually cool week. We found that opening the window and using the fan (located in the closet) kept us pretty comfortable at night and in the morning.

3. Wifi is a little spotty. We were located on the 2nd floor of the hotel and had issues with the wifi signal dropping periodically. Luckily, we had data coverage on our phones and hopped onto the 3G network whenever the wifi failed. This wasn't a big deal to us, especially since we were only in our room while sleeping and while getting ready in the morning.

Overall, this hotel is great and absolutely worth checking out. Next time we are in Amsterdam, we will definitely consider staying again!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Centreville
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

It's a smaller hotel, but that's what makes it so perfect. The staff is kind and the environment is calm and very personable. Everything about how we were handled from when we initially entered was great. Not robotic or mechanical standard service, they are willing to work with you and make sure you have a good time in Amsterdam. Will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was a great find. Clean, very comfortable hotel, within walking distance to everything in Amsterdam. Excellent beds and amenities. Friendly, knowledgeable hotel staff. Good restaurants and bars not far away.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This must be one of the most friendliest hotels I've visited ever....All the staff are so so genuine and nice and go that extra mile to advise you especially Eko. Our room was on the small size but it is a town house so no worries. You are in Amsterdam and narrow houses are what you expect. It was a very very clean hotel room...the carpet needs updating but again a minor issue. Washing on a morning was challenging with a ledge hanging over the basin but hey so what...another minor inconvenience. The hotel is in a brilliant location and a 12 € taxi ride got us there from the railway station but you can walk it comfortably.

It is well worth staying here and good value - friendly, great location and lovely bars and restaraunts around. Anne Frank House less than 10 minutes walk away - we've been before so didn't have to join the hour or so queues we saw so book that in advance.

Great market outside but go beyond the clothes and food there is some interesting antique stalls near the church.

Thanks for a lovely stay we'd definitely come back to the Linden.

Room Tip: Try and get a canal view but all the rooms are nice.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Such a welcoming friendly atmosphere at this hotel. The staff are the friendliest and the most helpful of any hotel I have ever stayed at. Eko (?) was always on hand for great advice and tips about Amsterdam and the hotels surroundings. Always greeted with a smile.
The area is very quiet although there is a lot of small bars and cafes.
I read some comments that it took 40 minutes to walk to the centre? Me and my fiancé were both limping (sprained ankle and twisted knee) it took us 15 minutes to walk to Dam Square or Damrak Straat. 5 minutes to Anne House.
The room was small but they made good use of the space. Very clean and comfortable.
Everything was designed and finished to a high standard. WIFI worked great to. Very reasonable price for the location.
This hotel really made our trip special.
Thank you to Linden Hotel. I hope we will be back and will definitely recommend to friends.
I accidently clicked on swimming pool and don't know how to change it but the hotel doesn't have a pool.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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San Francisco, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The hotel is located in a quiet area of Jordaan district. There are restaurants very close by and even a grocery store. Good location for getting around Amsterdam. We walked to the Anne Frank house area (a 3-4 minute walk) and took a tram ride everywhere. The tram tickets cost 2.80 euro each and are good for 1 hour ... Which is great if you need to make a transfer to a different line. However I might add that almost everything in Amsterdam is within walking distance ... no more than 20-25 mins.
The tiny hotel lobby should prepare you for the really really small rooms ... but very comfortable with good amenities. Just no wiggle room especially if you have luggage and we had a bit as we were taking a cruise. Elevator was great to have. Lobby staff were helpful. We took a taxi from airport (39 Euro) and a taxi to the cruise port (13 Euro).

  • Stayed May 2014, 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: Lindengracht 251, 1015KH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Acacia Hotel)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
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Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi )
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Ranked #172 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Linden Hotel 3*
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