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The Bridge Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Amstel 107 - 111, 1018 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #81 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Clean and convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Stayed here for three nights in May 2011. Great little find. The location was in a very good part of town. It was a few blocks away from the metro. We were able to walk many of the cities main attractions. Lots of nice restaurants nearby. Keep in mind this hotel has no lift so if scaling stairs is a problem, this hotel will not work for you.

The rate included breakfast which consist of hard-boiled eggs, ham, cheese, toast, muffins, fruit, yogurt, cereal, plenty to get your day started. The room is small, but very clean. I travel all over the world on a moderate budget and a clean room is top priority for me. This is a boutique hotel, which is what I prefer to stay in while in Europe, so don't expect 5 star amenities. Expect the charm, the courteous staff and the neighborhood feeling you get at this boutique hotel. For those of you traveling from the States, look for reviews that focus on the cleanliness of the rooms rather than the star rating as their rating system is not quite the same.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay here again on my next visit.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011 via mobile

The hotel was clean & good location etc etc but my stay here was ruined by 2 things.
1. When I booked I got told €248 and had my email confirmation to prove that but when I went to pay it was €260. I know it's not much but the principle is that's how much I was told the rooms were and not sure who stuffed it up but good customer service would suggest you foot the €12 difference.
2. Who puts rooms in receptions? Everytime anyone checked in you could hear it. If I wanted rooms like this I would be in a hostel! We specifically asked to have a room with a balcony on a higher floor. Instead we got none of our requests and the worse possible room in the hotel. Absolutely ridiculous!!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

Having stayed at The Bridge several years ago we returned with out 3 teenage kids. All booked direct on line, the helpful staff suggested The Amstel Light apartment. Amsterdam is not cheap and you are looking at at around 295 euros per night B&B here - but the aprtment was fantastic - great views over the beautiful Amstel a great spacious and modern well equiped apartment (3 TVs and 2 loos) with breakfast thrown in. Great location - even our teens managed to walk some of the time and appeared to enjoy Amsterdam - the free wifi in the hotel probably helped. With a nice friendly bar a few steps away from the hotel mum and dad could even pop for a quick drink in the evening. I will go again without a doubt

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

We stayed in the skylight room, one of the cheapest twin rooms and found it was great.

I stayed with my Mum for a 3 day trip in Amsterdam.

--The Room--

The skylight room is right downstairs in the hotel. It has no windows and it is rather small, but it's perfect. The room is clean, the beds are comfy, everything works, the sheets were crisp and the bathroom was spotless. The room got warm at night but only because we didn't find the pole to open the skylight until our last day! There is obviously not much air so it gets a little stuffy but its fine for the price. The only downside to the room is the skylight has no blind, so either bring something to cover your eyes or expect to be up early!

--The Hotel Facilities--

The hotel breakfast room is on the bottom floor. Its a very large room and had a good atmosphere in the morning. Breakfast runs from 7-10.30 and you get all the normal stuff, coffee and tea, juice, bread, cheese, ham, toast, eggs - just a normal continental breakfast and very well done.

The hotel reception is nice and the staff are helpful. There is free wifi throughout and there is also a computer in the bar area that is free to use.

--The Location--

Right on the Amstel canal the hotel is fairly easy to find. Had the Metro not been down when we were there is would've been very easy! You take the metro from the Centraal Station to Weeserplein and walk round the corner. If this is down you can take the number 9 tram to Waterlooplein which is just north of the hotel (about 4 minutes walk)

We hired bikes and found this the best way to travel around Amsterdam. The whole city was only about 15 minutes from the hotel by bike! It was really easy to navigate along the canals too.

--Overall--

Great hotel, would strongly recommend for anyone who just need a pleasant place to stay whilst exploring the city.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

We stayed at the hotel for two nights. We took the apartment. The place was amazing - great apartment, very cozy, felt like a home away from home. Traveling with two little girls it's important to find a place you can come back to and feel at home - this was the place. Also, as adults it was great staying in a place that is hospitable and feel like is not trying to cut any corners or save money by being cheap.
The only problem is that the apartment is on the fourth floor and there is no elevator so you need to carry your luggage up for floors yourself.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

Conveniently located between Waterlooplein and Weesperplain, the hotel is in a good position for getting to see all the central sights of Amsterdam. This is a traditional hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Note that the walk from the nearest public transport can include crossing up to 3 canal bridges which can be a little tricky with trolley luggage, especially with cyclists coming at you from all directions with no signals given!

Amsterdam is relatively expensive with hotels costing at least 50% more than similar hotels in Brussels say. The room rate of 134 Euros for a room for 2 including breakfast (August 2011) is reasonable for Amsterdam. The only "extras" included is free Wifi and an older traditional TV (not flat screen). The shower was a little feeble and there was no fridge, room safe or free tea/coffee making facilities. However a hairdryer could be borrowed free of charge from the reception where a hotel safe is available if required.

For the 1st time visitor to Amsterdam, the "I amsterdam City Card" is a must (available at the tourist information office opposite the entrance to the Central Station). This tourist card is actually 2 separate cards, one for the public transport and the other for entrance to sights. Whilst 59 Euros for 72 hours sounds expensive, it includes all public transport, a 1-hour canal trip and entrance to a number of museums which could cost between 8-14 euros each. Note that the public transport card must be registered both on entry AND exit from trams, etc. Failure to register on exit will void the card!

Two restaurants of note are the "Tujuh Laret" (Utrechtsestraat 73), for Dutch Indonesian cuisine, and the "Haesje Claes" (Spuistraat 273-275), for traditional Dutch (and other) cuisine. Both offer good value and very good food with friendly staff. The "Tujuh Laret" is rather basic, somewhat "rustic" inside, but the food is worth it. However, on our visit we found the restaurant relatively hot and humid and so less comfortable than we liked. The "Haesje Claes" is a traditional restaurant which is comfortable but very busy. If you haven't booked, then get there before 6.30pm to be reasonably sure of getting a table! We liked the food and service at the "Haesje Claes" so much that we ate there 3 nights running!

In central Amsterdam, watch out for cyclists (both pedal and motorised) coming from all directions including along and across pavements, with no signals and the expectation that you'll get out of their way! Despite this, there's plenty to see and do. Our recommended sights include: Amsterdam Museum, Van Gogh Museum (get there early to avoid long queues), Rembrandt's house, Anne Frank's House/Museum (again, get there early to avoid long queues), Koninklijk Paleis, the Hidden Church (inside a house), Rijksmuseum, de Oude Kerk, etc.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Location is charming,just near the Amstel river on a quiet lane. I really enjoyed the buffet breakfast, and the lovely decorated breakfast room. The included breakfast is definitely a big plus, and the food quality/choice is enjoyable. Staff was helpful and friendly.
On the negative side, I found out the furniture of my room to be really dated and the bathroom really dark. Room was clean and comfortable enough, with a charming little balcony facing the river, but it could be so much better with newer furniture!
Strongly recommend to rent a bike at the hotel. The bikes are locked just in front of the hotel so very easy to step in for a ride, rental price is reasonable. It is charged on your room, so you will avoid to waste time going to nearby rental stores, and also avoid the whole deposit/ID hassle.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Amstel 107 - 111, 1018 EM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#67 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#69 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#81 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bridge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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