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Hotel Torenzicht
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 93, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #213 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Amsterdam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed at this hotel in Aug,.... 3 of us in 1 room as we were just there for 2 nights.
The hotel is old as is everything in the red light district but did the trick. The rooms are very small and its really nothing but a room, 1 double 1 single with a shared floor bathroom. a sink in the room. The room view looked right down on 3 red light doors with 3 women (or men ) hard to tell, was kind of fun to watch. There is a bar in the lobby open 24 hrs but after 1 its only open to hotel guests. Asked the bartender for a Long Island Ice tea... He looked at me lost and said you mean beer? lol but they had tequila and rum so we were set. They also have free WIFI. ide stay again as the location was perfect for the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The rooms were dirty,bed linen was well worn,the room smelled and was very basic,breakfast was a joke,over priced,generally rundown,carpets sticky,showers dirty,shared toilet grim,avoid this dumpavoid


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

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Bit of a last minute booking, this was available and looked like a good central location. Didn't take too long to find it on foot from the train station. It is of course very "central" and the roads there are essentially traffic free which is great. Good points: location, I had my own little toilet room which was fine, breakfast pretty good, lots of orange juice. Nice walks to the west. Bed comfortable (though bedding surprisingly warm!) Pillows can be bit "big" in the Dutch way - ask for smaller if you like. Some fairly good places to eat nearby.

Bad points: unfortunately my room on the upper floor had a very strong smell of damp, in fact at first I wondered if someone had been smoking inside it - there was a glass on the window ledge outside filled with cigarette ends - however I believe it was actually a "damp" odour. So I opened the windows in effort to air the room - this didn't help much and of course let in a lot of local street noise outside....so sleep wasn't great. Be aware that as mentioned, the stairs are very steep.

The staff in the bar area downstairs are keen to know when you come back in. All in all, not bad location; but for the nightly price of €60, I think the damp issue MUST be sorted. This has downgraded its overall rating.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

great location but!....

but rooms are small and stuffy

1 staff member was rude (dude with long hair) the others were great

couldn't get tap water at bar even after spending over have a grand on hotel rooms!

no toilet or shower in room. , broken vending machine.

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

LLocation is excellent, roght in the midle of everything - centre, nightlife, red lighf district, close to main station, metro and tram starions, bike rental is just aroun a corner. Shared toilets amd showers are clean, but carpets on corodors and stairwas needs to be cleaned or changed. Room is big enough and clean, we missed night tables - there was no place to put aside watches, jewelery atc.

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

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Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 93, 1012 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
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#30 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
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