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“Nice and quiet in a good location.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Iron Horse
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Overtoom 33, 1054 HB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #109 of 326 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice and quiet in a good location.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I can't comment on the value as this was paid for me and we didn't eat breakfast in the hotel. Myself and a friend stayed in a twin bedded downstairs room facing onto the courtyard. It was clean, comfortable and quiet - the odd bit of laundry going past but nothing that disturbed us or woke us up. Reasonably spacious room although a couple of drawers would have been useful. Handy safe in the wardrobe. Clean, tea and coffee replaced daily for the kettle in the room. Wifi dropped out a bit at busy times but ok in the mornings. The only downside was that the room was air-conditioned and you couldn't open any of the windows to let any fresh air in. Very helpful reception staff and a nice supermarket 5 minutes down the road. Easy walking distance to the bus from the airport and general facilities, I'd happily stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

A basic, budget hotel, a touchstone to rest after a busy day sightseeing the beautiful city of Amsterdam. A tram stop is located 2 min from the hotel and this is useful if you are planning to go around the city on tram.
Hotel was clean, room is small but if you are not planning on spending your day at the hotel, then that shouldn't be a big problem. The window faces another room's window so can't really open the curtains if you don't like to be seen.
Bathroom was clean and of decent size.
Staff was friendly and helpful, ready to share advices.

on the negative side: soundproofing of the room is not good, I could hear people talking from the room next door. A/C is also loud so if you are a light sleeper take your earplugs.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Kat L
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Izmir, Turkey
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed four nights in Hotel Iron Horse in middle May. Hotel was clean, our room was big enough for two people with a decent shower and on the ground floor. The only problem was our room had no window. They said most of the rooms had no window as well. First we wanted to change the room, then decided not to, because we did not to climb those stairs. Location was very good, you're close to everywhere. With tram number 1, getting to city center takes 8-10 minutes. There were nice restaurants and cafes around, safe neighborhood. Breakfast was good and free coffee machine in the reception. Staff was helpful. All in all, it was a good stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Demeter_Izm
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London, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a budget hotel and the basics are fine - the bed is comfortable, the breakfast OK, the wifi fine, the TV large, the staff polite, the room clean, the location reasonably central. The room is very small, however, the stairs vertiginous and my room had no windows, just an adequate air conditioning system on maximum volume. I felt it was rather like a prison cell run by a very enlightened management determined to ensure adequate treatment of the inmates. For a few days it's OK - does one really need a window? But it's quite an austere experience.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank NickPalmer
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wirral
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went for a three day break to Amsterdam and stayed at the Hotel Iron Horse. Great location and a couple of minutes walk from the square. We had a slight problem on our first night that was sorted by Renske and Anabel on reception. Our room was fine with a lovely shower and the buffet breakfast set us up for the mornings excursions.You must try the hot chocolate in reception, gorgeous after a night out. Would certainly recommend this hotel if you want peace and quiet a short distance from all the action.A good base to see all the sights.

Room Tip: We got room 115 just a short walk from reception. Room 102 is small with only a sky light.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank DottieWirral
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The hotel location is really nice, just some meters from the Leidseplein Square from where you can take buses directly to the airport (line 197) and take the most part of Amsterdam Trams Lines. It’s also possible to access the Amsterdam Central Area walking, enjoying this amazing city.
In a city where the most part of hotels are really expensive, the Iron Horse could be considered a great value hotel and a nice surprise. The room size was good with carpet on floor. You have a renovated bathroom and good internet wi-fi signal.
The bed is very soft and may be a problem for people not adapted with this kind of bed. Need some improvement in the room cleaning, mainly on the carpet under the bed. Probably just some lack of attention of the hotel maid..
Breakfast is not included in the standard rate, but you have two supermarkets very close to the hotel where you can buy your own breakfast and also the famous Dutch stroopwalfles.
Prepare yourself to pay the hotel rates at the checkin moment. To access the hotel suites, there is a gate beside the reception, so it’s not necessary to pass thru the reception desk to access your room.
The staff is very accessible and friendly. Due to this hotel configuration, expect for a little interaction with them during your staying. Probably you'll just meet them during checkin and checkout moments. This is a very good option for independent people.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank dudujeunon
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Vinhedo, SP
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178 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I went to Amsterdam with my fiancée to spend 2014 NYE. When we entered the room, we found some problems and asked the staff to fix it or to move us to another room.
As the problem couldn't be solved quickly, they gave us another room, very cozy and more comfortable.
Very friendly staff.
Very well located hotel, near public transportation and touristic attractions.

Room Tip: Avoid the rooms with access to the backyard.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank MRentel
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Address: Overtoom 33, 1054 HB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #109 of 326 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Iron Horse 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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