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Sara's Boutique Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tweede Helmersstraat 6, 1054 CH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Crystal) (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #303 of 350 Hotels in Amsterdam
Toronto, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Average, get what you pay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here while touring Europe for 6 week, it was our first stop. It was great for what we needed, a place to shower and sleep. Our room did not have a bathroom or shower attached. The bathroom on our floor was very very small. The shower was very large. Our room was very small enough for 2 single beds pushed together and a small sink and a decent sized window. Our room was clean, the hotel was clean. The people at the front desk were nice and very helpful, the location was good. Very close to vondel park and Heineken brewery. For the price we paid it was exactly what we needed, somewhere comfortable to sleep

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Overall, the hostel was good. Clean linen, towels provided, helpful staff and nice reliable, warm showers. However, there was a lack of common room, and we felt it was slightly overpriced given the location (about 40 minute walk from the train station)

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Priego de Cordoba, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We got there a 10 am and they made us wait until 3 pm to get to our rooms because the were '' cleaning''. Once in the room we found lots of hair in the shower, absolutely revolting. Two days later we found three mice in our room (room 3).So we went to complaint, and the employee found it normal, thank god we could change rooms, but once again they made us wait until 3 pm to get to our new room.The first thing we did is check if there were any mice in that room (luckly there wasn´t). The only good thing about this hotel is that its at good location. But i really do not recomend!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

first, the good things about the hotel: the location is good. you can take tram 1 from central station and then walk 5 blocks to the hotel. you can also walk very easily to all the tourist sites in the center city. there is a lidl grocery store 2 blocks away which is very cheap. there ares some english tv channels including bbc and cnn. breakfast is from 8-10 and was fine: cols cuts and cheese on bread, cold cereal, milk, juice and coffee. the men at reception were always responsive and helpful and pleasant.
the bad: hotel is in disrepair and i never saw maintenance or cleaning staff. the toilet is in a tiny closet- i can't imagine how a tall or big person could possibly fit in the room. and the toilet seat was broken off completely- too bad if you're a woman!! there was no soap in the liquid soap dispensers in the room, toilet or shower room- bring your own soap and shampoo!! there's no wardrobe, no place to put your suitcase, no in-room safe as advertised- only 3 hooks on the wall, no hangars. no chair or desk in the room- just 2 single beds and a sink. my window was broken as was the handcrank. there was hair on the pillows and trash had not been emptied. there's no daily maid service or change of towel. the rug was filthy, wallpaper peeling, dim lights,thin walls.
the rate was good enough.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Do NOT BOOK this hotel. They do not accommodate people according to their booking. I was asked to leave the hotel to find something else. They had 3 people to compete for one room! Scammers!!! Horrible experience for me and three other men. Where we could complain? Never use their web-site to book this hotel!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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cardboardhut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

No problems with this place. Clean and quiet and a good location, and good price. The stairs are quite steep to get up and down, but this is common in Amsterdam. I spent my last night in the dorm which I wouldn't recommend because it's right next to the lobby and breakfast area so noisy in the early morning.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I booked this hotel with a fully refundable deal if cancelled ahead of the time. I cancelled my booking a month prior to the check in. What do I see? Charges on my credit card. More shocking was the amount on my credit card. They charged me the double of the whole stay! No contact to my emails.. I am going to sue them. Do not book this hotel. Pile of scammers.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sara's Boutique Hotel

Address: Tweede Helmersstraat 6, 1054 CH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Crystal)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #303 of 350 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sara's Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sara's Boutique Hotel Situated only 500 metres from the famous Leidseplein, Sara's Boutique Hotel is located in Amsterdam. It offers modern accommodation, housed in a classic canal house. Free WiFi access is available here. Rooms here offer king-size bedding, a 32 inch, flat-screen TV, a desk and a small seating area. The private bathroom comes with a shower and luxurious toiletries. Most of the rooms are also equipped with a balcony. Sara's Boutique Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the bus- and tram stop Raamplein. From here, a direct connection will bring you to the Central Station within 15 minutes. The Museum Quarter can be reached within 10 minutes. Schiphol Airport is 13.6 km away from this property. Oud-West is a great choice for travellers interested in cycling, museums and shopping ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crystal Hotel Amsterdam

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