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“Cheap and great location!” 2 of 5 stars
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Orange Tulip Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damrak 32, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)   |  
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Ranked #328 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Cheap and great location!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

I was glad to find a hotel that could accommodate 5 people. As we approached the hotel door- I felt nervous that this place might have been the wrong choice. The front door had smudges and just simply not very clean. The stairs were all very steep- typical of an older building, but when you have luggages it's horrible! Luckily, there's always a hotel guest that went out of their way to help (European men, of course!). The rooms were not the best, but surprisingly- the beds were comfortable. Overall, the place is good for young people who travels in groups. It's cheap- about $200 can sleep 6. The place is not totally horrible - if you are just there to sleep for a few hours. The location is within distance to a lot of places. Walking distance to the Train Station and the Red Light District. I hope this helps.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Towcester, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

After reading some of the reviews my boyfriend and I were slightly worried about what we should expect, however once we were up in the reception we were welcomed by friendly staff who let us check in early and later happily gave us directions and advice when we asked.
When we walked in the room we found that it was larger than expected and we had been given a triple room, rather than a double, complete with a balcony looking out onto the street and canal which was a lovely view. The room was very clean and bright and wasn't too hot or too cold. The beds were comfortable with clean sheets and no bed bugs which we were worried about after reading some of the recent reviews!
The hotel does not serve breakfast, however the restaurant underneath the hotel is open all day with a 10% discount for hotel guests and a variety of cheap breakfast choices.
Overall, there was nothing we could complain about as the hotel was just right for us and we were welcomed and not treated like the typical loud, young British tourists! As well as this the beds and bathroom were clean, the location was great (very noisy but what can you expect staying in the centre?!) and helpful staff.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I stayed here with one other person before, quite simply we had a tiny room which is what you expect from Amsterdam, but the bed sheets were dirty and the room and whole building smelled like cats urine, the window into our room didn't lock so we had to baracade it shut to stop the mice and rats comin in, far better places to stay

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

What a pit would never stay there again. Staff were great ,location spot on ,but the place itself is a mess ....you can't pollish a you know what...paid 60 odd quid a night for a twin with a bin and then the city tax on arrival No breakfast and a coffee machine in reception thank goodness the coffee shop 420 was 30 second walk after a smoke of haze I forgot all about the hotel and had a jolly good weekend

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Cheap simple accommodation, rooms damp but bedding was clean and beds were comfy! Very cold only one small radiator wrap up! Staff were really nice has no problem with them! Would not return with the MRS!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Hotel is in a great location if you want the busy / vibrant part of Amsterdam, about a 2 minute walk from Central Station.

As soon as we got to the hotel however, we were told that there was a 30 euro tax to be paid, we had no other option but to pay the money. We finally made it to our room (after walking up some seriously steep stairs), we were greeted to a tiny room with bunk beds, which can only be described as a prison cell. Bedding looked unclean, graffiti on the beds and generally poorly maintained. Bath had no plug, so could only have a shower. A positive was that we got fresh towels every day and the maid cleaned the room (to a certain extent) daily. I had no issue with noise from the street, as we were at the back of the hotel - instead we had poor views and smells coming from the alley behind. Next time I visit Amsterdam I would not go back to the hotel.

On our last day we visited the restaurant downstairs and the food was quite good and quite reasonable (compared to other places nearby).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Damrak 32, 1012 LK Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Dam Square
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Ranked #328 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Orange Tulip Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Orange Tulip downtown hotel Amsterdam is a small sixteen room hotel located on Amsterdam's main street, the Damrak. The hotel has single, twin, triple, four and five person rooms. The location is ideal – a three minute walk from Amsterdam central station between the station and the Dam square. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
De Oranje Tulp Amsterdam

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