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City Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Utrechtsestraat 2, 1017 VN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)   |  
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Ranked #106 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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15 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the City hotel in June 2013 and had a really good stay. The rooms are very spacious and we had a good view. We stayed on the third floor so climbing the stairs was a bit of a challenge but it was definitely worth it. It's common in Amsterdam not to have lifts.

The bathroom was spectacular. Spacious and really comfortable. We had a bad smell in the bathroom but this got fixed really quickly.

The service is also excellent. Breakfast however is very basic but we were satisfied. Wifi is only available in the dining area but if you're lucky you might be able to get it in your room.

We stayed 3 nights in total and were very pleased with our stay. The location is really good and you can basically walk everywhere from the hotel.

Would definitely recommend the hotel. Not sure why they only have a two star rating. Excellent stay!! :)

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Espoo, Finland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

I loved the location, it is literally near everything (directly on Rembrandtplein, next some of the biggest clubs!!)
The room was spacious, considering I travelled with three girls of my age (18) so we all had alot of stuff. Also we had a smoking-friendly room and sometimes we could smell marihuana from the rooms next to us. The biggest drawback was the stairs, very steep and narrow. Our room was on the 4th floor so it really was a workout to get up there!
The reception was very welcoming, but it had two dogs waiting for us. So if you are very allergic remember to take some medication.
Everything else was perfect, really a hotel I can recommend!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Overall the actual appartment was grand, locationwise was good, BAD points! The extremly steep stairs.. A girl wit a big suitcase wouldnt have a hope of making the top! The Ignorant receptionist (Blonde women) was just the start of it, she was no help what so ever, we had got 3 keys and paid 10 euro separetly for deposit, on checkout we had lost 1 key over the course of the weekend, She refused to give any deposit back so the €30 she kept!

HOWEVER! 2 weeks after the trip €90 euro was taking from my account without any notice or any permission! after two days i got an email with the receipt, written in Dutch i couldnt understand wat i was been charged for? It was a new door apparent nd the labour costs.. Thinking back i knew 100% i had locked the door myself be4 we checked out so the door was in perfect condition the 2 keys worked aswel... This is clearly a SCAM so i wudnt recommended people stay if these people are charging for doors that aint broke!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This was the first Hostel I had every stays at and it was a perfect experience! We traveled in a group of 6. The 6 of us had our own apartment – 2 TV’s, a full kitchen, and 2 bathrooms. It was clean. The owners were very nice, gave us maps, and helped us navigate our way to where we wanted to go.

LOCATION – it is right in Rembrandt Square. Lively and safe…other parts of Amsterdam at night felt unsafe, so I was very glad that our hostel was so centrally located, as opposed to other friends who stayed in Marriott’s in sketchier areas.
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Sylvan Lake, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

My BF and I stayed there September 2012 and I highly recommend this hotel! The staff were friendly, the room was amazing and the breakfast was more than adequate! It was within walking distance to so many wonderful sights. ( we only had to get a cab once after getting lost...lol)
Thank you for making our stay in Amsterdam so wonderful! :)

Sincerely,
Carrie

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I booked this hotel for my Daughter and her 3 male friends. They stayed for 2 nights in december. They all had a wonderful time and loved the hotel. They were upgraded to a room with a private bathroom. They loved the location and the reception staff were very friendly. They would all highly recomend this hotel. Also the communication after booking was top notch, including detailed directions on hot to find the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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Address: Utrechtsestraat 2, 1017 VN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #106 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — City Hotel 3*
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