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“PERFECT LOCATION FOR DAM SQUARE, DISGUSTING HOTEL.” 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 #324 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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“PERFECT LOCATION FOR DAM SQUARE, DISGUSTING HOTEL.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Me and my 3 friends stayed here for a 3 night break.
When we arrived, the lady, who spoke barely any English was adamant we did not have a reservation (even though we had the confirmation email printed off and proof of a deposit paid) she eventually gave us a room, but we had to wait hours so we had to leave our suitcases in an unlocked very public room where anyone could of took them...

The rooms were very cold, damp and dingy... The stairs were very steep and the lift was constantly out of order. The bathroom was also not nice.

However, this is located perfectly for people coming just for the "coffee shops" as it is literally across the road from Dam Square, so that was great for us as...

But that doesn't make up for the poor service and horrible room conditions...

On the way back through customs, my friends suitcase was searched and traces of heroine came up on her toothbrush, (she obviously has not ever taken it) and the customs officer said it was from her leaving her toothbrush on the side in the bathroom of the hotel... Which isn't very promising and was very scary...

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed here with two friends for a four day trip in Amsterdam. Three twin beds with no space between them, filthy pillows and beds. My two friends got bed bug bites, I was lucky I was not bitten. Very expensive for what it is. Will not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 July 22, 2013

I wanted to precise that the cleaning of the room was terrible. The window did not shut (lots of noise). The glasses of the window were so dirty we could not see through it. The flush toilet was broken. The tv on the wall was not fixed and was very dangerous. The sheets of the beds were dirty.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The hotel is close to Amsterdam Centraal Station, the front door of the hotel is really just one door wide, 2 door before Lindbergh Tour n Tickets, you might miss it if you dont look closely. First we have to get upstairs to the receptionist, check in was easy, surely they would ask you to pay for another 'city tax' even though you have paid for city tax when you booked via online. We want no hassle with the receptionist after long flight so we pay around 50 euros for 6 persons. Next, as been stated in many many reviews here, we had to drag our luggage 2 sets of stair upstairs. No difference between emergency exit and serious steep stairs here. Go straight on to the emergency exit after the restroom after you finish check in, it is less steeper and dangerous than the stair right in front of the receptionist. We had one room for 2 and one room for 4 at the third floor. The room for 2 was quite small with 2 single beds, one chair, cupboard, and bathroom. Beds were okay, no bed bugs at all, they never change any of our bed sheets for 4 nights, they didnt make our rooms as well. They only open our window and put new towels everyday. Extra pillow and blanket wereavailable. Bathroom was okay, no strange smell, they provided shampoo-body soap, handsoap, and some paper glass. The water would sprinkle around the bathroom if you dont close the curtain. no mat available so bring one. The heater didnt work. The room for 4 was gloomy, bunk beds with no chair, no cupboard, but bigger bathroom than the room for 2. Sleep quality was okay, no sudden wake up because of door slamming, street noises. The receptionist was nice, people taking shifts with no uniform. they let us left our luggage in the locked luggage room as our rooms were not ready yet. But they didnt care how many, which one is ours or other people's, so they would not know if somebody also take our luggage with theirs.

Room Tip: Room 311 and 312 was okay, I have no idea about other rooms.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Just want to get this out there: NO BEDBUGS were found during our stay! :-) We were all worried because of the bedbug reports. Me and my party shared 2 rooms and all found it fine - no-one was bitten or otherwise attacked by any viscous nasties!

You get what you pay for here, which is a very central location, solid and safe door entry system, 24 hour reception, a bed, a bathroom and not much more.

This was one of the cheapest places to stay in Amsterdam and is right on the Damrak which itself is next to the Grasshopper, Red Light District, Central Station and bloody fantastic smaller, independent bars and eateries (that don't rip you off like most tourist bars and restaurants in Amsterdam) - I can recommend Wok To Walk, Burger Bar and the bars near there.

The rooms were clean enough - which is to say that could have been cleaner.

The bathrooms were stocked with clean towels, soap and shower gel.

I would stay here again if I was on a budget and fancied a trip to Amsterdam.

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

The staff is nice, hotel location is good, very close to the center railway station. HOWEVER It is a terrible experience, never ever want to think again. I am still suffering....

There are many BED BUGS, eat you alive, it is so horrible, never had before. I only stay in the room for 1 night, and take me more than 3 weeks to recover, and leave a lot scar on my skin, hate it so much! The worst part is, those bed bugs stays with you, and I accidentally brought home too, wanna cry.....have to buy a lot of stuffs to kill them, still in fight!!

BE CAREFUL BEFORE YOU CHOOSE.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Stayed here on 15th May 2013 as myself & a group of friends were attending the europa league final. We originally booked this (hotel) for its
central location & ignored all previous reviews to our mistake ! Room was dirty, smelly & you would have needed oxygen to reach it via the narrowest steepest stairs I have ever witnessed.on booking we were promised on suite bathroom & shower what we received was a sink (dirty & cracked) & a shared shower & toilet 2 floors down without doubt the worst hotel I have ever stayed in !!! Stay hear at your peril

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 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 #324 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Orange Tulip Hotel 2*
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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