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Kooyk Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leidsekade 82, 1017 PM Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #224 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“This is a great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I booked here before reading the reviews on here and we were frightened as to what "horrors" we would find so I rang for some reassurance. A lovely lady (Mary) answered and reassured me that the reviews were out of date and that it's a lovely hotel. When we arrived a jovial man (Pierre) helped us to our room which was all newly refubed with a beautiful on suite. The rest of the staff were eager to help anyone who needed it. Would definitely recommend this hotel & defo going back.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This hotel is situated right by a canal in the heart of the city. It is a 10 minute walk to the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Concert Gebouw, as well as the largest park in Amsterdam. It is also convenient to many shops, restaurants, the canals and other sights and museums. Also, the tram runs on the main street about 5 minutes away and you can get to Centraal Station and anything in the centre of the city in about 15 minutes. We booked our room online a few days in advance and it went through and was paid for before we arrived. The hotel as a whole was very clean and the room itself was large and clean with a TV, and a nice large bathroom and shower. It had big windows facing the front for a great view of the canal. The bed was comfortable. The staff were friendly and we spent time having an enjoyable chat with the owner and her son as well as the staff. Also we were happy that breakfast was included. Our only concerns would be that, although the food was delicious, it was limited to basically bread or toast with different types of sliced meats and cheese, or peanut butter and jam. We would have liked to have seen a wider variety; say, cereal, oatmeal etc. Also, although we had asked for a double bed as a married couple, we instead got two single beds pushed together which, while comfortable, was not the most ideal for us. All in all, though, a great hotel and we would definitely stay there again when we return to Amsterdam, which we intend to do some day.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Mary and Pierre are lovely people. Its a pretty basic hotel but its very clean, beds are really comfy, people have respect for others here. Its small, cozy, and Mary and pierre's staff are fantastic. Love em all and I'll be returning for many years to come.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Stayed here for 2 days from the 20th-22nd December and was really pleased with it. Our room had a clean, modern en-suite bathroom and the room itself was pleasant. The staff were lovely and very helpful, breakfast was nice and it's just a couple of minutes' walk away to the Leidseplein centre. Next time I come to Amsterdam I'll definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed December 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I suppose depending on where you come from will depend on your expectations which is why i have a few problems with some of these negative reviews about the Kooyk Hotel.
Firstly, chaps and chapesses this hotel is a typical listed building in Amsterdam. Limited Space people, thus more floors hence steep stairs, smaller bathrooms etc.
Secondly, this is not an expensive hotel near the centre of town, just diwn from a theatre in fact. What do you expect for your money?
These 2 points having been said my sister and I took my mother here for a significant birthday in may of this year and while yes it was undergoing major refurbishment none of us had a problem.
The room was clean and the beds comfortable, we had our own key so we could come and go as we pleased, the staff both family and hired were helpful, friendly without being obsequious. They all got on well which showed in their professionalism and pride in their Hotel. The food (continental buffet style) was fresh, tasty and frequently replenished. I should mention; as i cannot function in the morning without it, the coffee was hot, just strong enough and if required also replenished. What more could you ask?
To finish i would not take my mother on a surprise holiday to a rundown, filthy hole no matter how cheap it was as i value my continued existence to much. By the way my mother, sister and i enjoyed ourselves so much we are going back there whether the refurbishments are finished or not.
Mhairi Morison.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Address: Leidsekade 82, 1017 PM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #224 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Kooyk Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family run hotel in the centre of amsterdam.Typical canal house with spacious rooms, some ensuite and most are budget rooms with shared bathroom. The rate includes a dutch continental breakfast.We are located very near the van gogh museum and just walking distance from leidseplein.We have been 30 years established hotel owners.This building is a goverment historical listed building. From june 2013 we have eight new ensuite rooms with lovely new bathrooms, some are smaller than others and the price is adapted to the size of the room. We also offer low rates room only and our clients can buy breakfast if they wish.Our ground floor has been totally renovated as well as all our public bathrooms. We hope you will enjoy your stay at the kooyk hotel. ... more   less 
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