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““you cannot step into the same river twice”” 1 of 5 stars
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Hooftstraat 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))   |  
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Ranked #240 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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““you cannot step into the same river twice””
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The reservation was for 3 nights, 2 single beds and the room was the Deluxe Quality room. The room number 318 that we were given was Standard, it wasn't clean and there was only 1 bed. The price for 3 nights, € 699 was not equal to the quality for this room and hotel. This experience was not the first bad one, two years ago around this time we were there as well and the heater in the room was out of order. The staff of this hotel was unwilling to help us solve the problem both times. If you want to spend time in the city without a negative experience, we can't recommend this hotel. Two bad experiences are not a coincidence. This hotel is really bad.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Right by the Vondelpark, the Rijksmuseum, nice cafes in nearby Albert Cuyp, Leidsplein, the tram to Centraal Station etc.. fantastic for that. It was clean. BUT... a miniature room.. VERY cold (heard lots of other guests complaining about this too), no kettle in room, very expensive drinks (bottled water four times the normal price). However, the worst thing by far was the smell from the tiny bathroom. A bad drain smell emulated from the pipes, which were also noisy. I'm sure this isn't healthy. It really was evident, and pretty foul. Personally, I wouldn't revisit this hotel, until I was confident they'd resolved this. Yuk.

Room Tip: Most of the beds are twins pushed together with a big gap in between.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a great choice if you are looking for a hotel in a good location and want a solid value. The hotel and room are fairly basic, but good enough if you are going to be spending most of your time sightseeing or in business meetings. Please keep in mind there is no fitness center, but Vondelpark is very close if you would like to get in a run.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Community of Madrid, Spain
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in august 2013 with a girlfriend. We booked online so got a fantastic deal for 4 nights. The room was clean, modern and super comfortable for 2. Take tram 2 or 5 from the centraal station and get off at the hooberstrat station. You will catch a glimpse of the iamsterdam sign in front of you. Walk away so that the sign is directly behind you, take a right at the g straw store. The hotel is at the end of the street on your left. Will definitely stay here again!

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Ramat Hasharon, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed at the hotel last week (june 2013) and were really surprised to see a modern, new , and well organised hotel.

The front desk were very nice and helped us with every inquiry we had.

THE ROOM-
A bit small, but it didn't really matter because we had enough space for every thing we traveled with.. there was a flat screen TV (american shows!!) mini bar..closet.. A double bed which
had a night stand next to each side of it.

BATHROOM-
We had a room with no bath. but the shower was big enough for two people.
the bathroom looked modern and new and even though it was only a glass door that separated
the bathroom from the room, we didn't really care and the glass wasn't really see through.

PROBLEMS-
1. our mattress was sinking heavily (bad springs..) and wasn't comfortable.
when we told the front desk they told us that they were in a middle of replacing all the mattresses. ill take that....
2. we had low pressure in the shower head which was frustrating. the front desk told us that maybe we showered In the peak hour when most people showered but that wasn't the case because we took showers in different times during the day. -make sure you get good water running before taking the room.

LOCATION-
20 minute walk from DAM square.. 5 minutes from van gogh
museum..4 minutes walk from vondel park. excellent location!

Very recommended For couples.

Room Tip: Ask not to be in the basement. Make sure the bed is a real double bed and not two combined.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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189 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is the second time I have stayed here. Incredible deals can be found at this hotel and its location is so wonderful. Close to the Rijkesmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Leidsoplein, Hard Rock Café and many many more!
The rooms are small but typical size for Europe, they are very clean and well appointed. I was acting as tour guide for my Aunt and Uncle and they had a standard double room and I had a single room. Just perfect for us. The breakfast is good with many options, not too much on the hot side but what they have is good.
After getting caught in a huge rain storm and returning to the hotel drenched and freezing we did not want to go out to find something to eat. The choices at the bar are not very good but at least we had that option and therefore could avoid more rain!

  • Stayed May 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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Armitage Staffs
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

The hotel location was perfect, close to bars and restaurants, the bus stop and the canal bus and other boat tours, the hotel itself is a different matter. We were told on arrival that the hotel was full so we had been upgraded for free. We were put in a below ground floor level Twin bed room. The beds were pushed together. The room was freezing. There was no tea or coffee making facility in the room and no ironing facility either. If we wanted tea & coffee making facilities we had to request them in the bar, which we did and were told they had all been given out for the evening and there were not enough for every room. We went out for the evening and when we got back one had been delivered. We had a shower. It was a very unpleasant experience because as soon as you opened the shower door you were frozen by the cold air. The memory foam mattresses on the beds had amnesia and were saggy and uncomfortable so half way through the night we took the mattresses off the bed and slept on th base which seemed to be one of these pull out beds that has a mattress built in. It was a lot more comfortable. One of the mattresses was blood stained. On day 3 we left the credit card type room key in the slot by the door and just took one out with us, we put the do not disturb sign on the door and closed the curtains when we got back in that night the room was actually warm. This hotel is a lot cheaper than some in this area. We overcame the problems we had with the room so knowing the sort of problems we would encounter we would stay here again but I would pay the 25 euro's per night to upgrade to a deluxe room because it would still be cheaper than staying somewhere else.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Hooftstraat 2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
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Ranked #240 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
Number of rooms: 182

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