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“great place and kindly people” 4 of 5 stars
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City Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Utrechtsestraat 2, 1017 VN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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Ranked #131 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
1 review
“great place and kindly people”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My kids and I loved our staying at City-Hotel very much. After an awful trip by tram the guy at the reception cured our hearts by his friendlyness and politness. The room war very clean and had a great view over Rembandtsplain, we loved it the whole night. For that it didn't matter, that the room was noisy because of the streetlife - we sat in the windows watching all the people laughing, dancing, singing, talking, eating, drinking ... nearly the whole night, it was great. In Hamburg you don't find a square like this.
Breakfast was not so very good ... you could fold the breadslides without any consequences ... but the coffee an the hot chocolate were lovely again.
The whole thing for less money - very good for a short trip with kids.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My 1st time in Amsterdam had a great time,will go again. Hotel was nice just could do with a lift to the top floor,as we were on the top floor. The staff and service was very good. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here in a room for 5 with 4 mates. Our room was basic but clean, and we shared a bathroom with another room. Some of the rooms in the hotel are en-suite though. There were 2 toilets on our floor too. This was never a problem, and both were kept very clean. We received fresh towels every day. Breakfast was pretty good; typical European. Selection of cold meat & cheese, yoghurts, fruit, bread, croissants, bacon and egg rolls as wells as fruit juices and coffee. The location is very good, on a lively square with a couple of clubs, many bars and coffee shops. As a result it was a little noisy at night with the windows open, but it was certainly not an issue. The receptionists were pleasant and happy to help with the hotel and visit in general. There is free wifi in the reception area, the password is city2015.

Room Tip: Access to rooms is all up very steep and numerous stairs.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel is located near the city center and in a area where nightlife is great, in 5 minutes you can get to a lot of bars and clubs. The rooms are decent enough, don't expect much of them but they were clean. The staff is quite friendly.
Overall the price is worth it considering the location of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed here with 3 friends, for 3 nights in July.
Our room was clean with fresh towels provided daily. Bathroom was of a wetroom style, but was very generously sized, so we never ran into issues with water getting where it shouldn't. Beds were comfotable and provided a good rest after a long day wandering and equally long night drinking :)

As other reviews have noted, the steps into and out of the hotel as well as between floors can be very steep. This is a common quality of building design in Amsterdam but could prove an issue for older guests or those with young children (buggies etc).

The hotel is in a fantastic location. With restaurants,bars and clubs aplenty within the square. There is also a supermarket close by for supplies. Also, being situated on Rembrantplein you have a tram stop that makes getting around very easy, should you choose not to walk.
Having said that, you should be aware that it can be very loud on the square at night, so if you're looking for quiet, you might want to find something further out. It was no problem for us.

Service was very good, with reception staff generally very courteous. We arrived quite late, but had minimal fuss getting sorted with our room.
They do ask to hold the room keys while you are out which I hadn't experienced before, meaning you have to buzz from outside to be let in. However their desk is manned 24 hours a day, and we had no problems gaining access (despite some rather early morning returns to the room).
There was a room safe which on arrival wasn't working, but was quickly fixed for us without much hassle.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel if you're after the nightlife of Amsterdam, or don't mind the noise.
I would definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good price for a very peaceful hotel. Upgraded us from 3 bed place to a 7 bed place with its own kitchen so that was nice. Clean and comfortable, no complaints. Also they have a french bulldog at reception!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A brilliant place to stay right next to everything youd need. The room was clean and tidy and the beds are very comfortable. Would definatly stay here again, perfect place for good value when away with friends for a few days!

  • Stayed June 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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Additional Information about City Hotel

Address: Utrechtsestraat 2, 1017 VN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — City Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 49
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