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“Rokin Amsterdam” 3 of 5 stars
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Rokin Hotel
Rokin 73, 1012 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #181 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Bucharest
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19 hotel reviews
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“Rokin Amsterdam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

Excellent location, but not so great value for money

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Flight time from Glasgow around 65 mins
Transfer time from Airport to hotel around 20 minutes by Taxi - cost 50 Euros

Bedroom - Our room was room 36 located on the 3rd floor at the back of the hotel. The room was very small but spotless, it was cleaned every day. The bedding was a little worn but it didn't take away from the comfortable beds - really soft. It had 2 single beds pushed together, unfortunately, at the head of the bed was a BIG wooden "rafter beam" right in between them which we smacked our heads off a few times... not the best! There was a safe (at no extra charge) a small wardrobe and a desk/chair. There was a 22" LCD TV with BBC1 and a music channel but no other English speaking channels. Checkout is between 7 & 11am but they are happy to keep your bags for you and reception will happily book you a taxi if you need one for the airport etc.. You could hear other holiday makers in the rooms above / beside you - but it wasn't enough to put us off the hotel.

Bathroom - Bathroom was small but functional, it was basically a "wet room", unfortunately... this ALSO had the ever present rafter beams inside the showers which (if you are over 5 foot 6) you'd smack your head off too! :-/ , the water pressure was good even at times when there was high usage. There was a hair dryer and 2 bath & 2 hand towels. There was also complimentary shampoo, shower gel, and soap.

There is a lift, it goes from the ground floor to the 3rd floor. So.. if you are on the 4th floor and when going to/from breakfast in the basement, you need to go up and down a flight of steep stairs.

The staff were all really friendly and happy to help with any queries / directions etc. Reception is 24 hours.

Breakfast was really nice - offering bacon and eggs, cheeses and cold meats etc, There was toast, pancakes cereals - basically what you'd expect from a continental hotel.

WIFI - there was access to free WIFI from anywhere in the hotel giving really good coverage. There was also the use of a PC in main reception too if you wanted it at no extra charge.

Location - About 2 minutes walk from Dam square and about 10 from the red light district, about 15 minutes walk from Central station. Walking in the other direction, you are about 10 minutes from Rembrandt square too - The hotel is in a great location, right in the middle of things without being in your face.

There was lots of noise from the digging/drilling outside the hotel early in the morning, where they are building a subway, it wasn't as bad as you'd think to be honest but not likely to be finished till 2015 ish. It wouldn't put me off staying here.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would likely use it again. Amsterdam is a fantastic place to visit and this hotels location makes it ideal.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back - no higher than floor 3!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Excellent location, marvellous breakfast buffet, clean and spacious rooms with comfortable beds and friendly and attentive staff. I was very happy with my stay here and would book again on a future visit.

Room Tip: The rooms in the basement and breakfast room are not served by a lift so if be aware of this if you...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Leeds
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

The hotel is in a great central location however, it is next to a building site which was extremely noisy. The hotel is on a main road, with trams and traffic running late into the night. The walls were very thin and I could hear people walking about and talking in the corridors, late at night. In addition, the room was very warm so did not get much sleep on my recent 3 night stay.
The room was basic, but clean. The continental buffet breakfast was good and the staff were very helpful.

Room Tip: ask for a room at the back.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

I stayed here for five nights on business. The room was small, but clean, and I followed other trip advisor recommendations to book an upper floor at the back of the hotel, which did minimize construction/party noise. The beds were very soft, which was comfortable at first, but a little achy after a full night on them. The full breakfast was really a great value since food in th area is expensive. I used the wireless internet quite a bit and there was only one brief time where I had any problems. Everyone who worked at the hotel was pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011 via mobile

Very nice hotel located near all places of interest but in a quiet area. We stayed 3 nights sheets changed every day. Buffet breakfast very good too . Staff extremely nice and helpful except one guy the first night who took exception to us having a smoke on steps outside ! We would stay here again for sure. What a city! Red light rocks!!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

Great location, very clean, great staff on reception. breakfast v good especially the pancakes. room small basic but very clean and comfy beds everything you need. the only down side was the very early start of the workmen out side but this is not anything anyone could do about this so will not affect my rating

Room Tip: maybe better having a room at the back at the moment
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rokin 73, 1012 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
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