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Hotel Savoy Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ferdinand Bolstraat 194, 1072 LW Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #219 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Sydney, Australia
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“Small but nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Catch the Connexions shuttle from Schiphol (bus stop A7 outside terminal - pay at bus). Savoy has small rooms but quality furnishings. Breakfast is all you can eat and more - but book at front desk or you'll pay not 10 but 15 euros. Half-hour walk to the main tourist area but you can catch #25 tram from outside the hotel for e2.70 to the main station and everything's just a walk from there.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

I think I had the best nights sleep ever in this hotel, the adjustable beds were awesome. The hotel room was nice and clean, staff were all helpful and our stay there was great :)

We stayed in 6 hotels in Amsterdam this trip, this was the 2nd bestist one :)

Room Tip: Our room was at the back of the hotel which meant less road noise... Although the beds are that comf...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Peachtree City, Georgia, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Our travel agent booked this hotel for us. We were not impressed at all. The pictures really do not depict how bad it is. The rooms are very dark. The bathroom is tiny (only room for one person to stand) and the shower water will not stay in the shower, so the floor floods. There is a makeup mirror, but it was mounted 6 feet off the ground...and I am only 5'4". We had 2 rooms, one overlooked a court yard (sort of), the other had a window, but the bottom of the window as 6 feet off the ground, so it made it impossible to look out or open or close the window. There was a small cafeteria-looking dining room for breakfast. The lobby reminded me of one in a small US motel. The sheets were scratchy and we thought we had book a king bed for ourselves, but we had 2 twins and were unable to change it. It is on the Tram line, but the 25 tram was not working the day we were there. It was a 10 - 15 minute walk to get to the nearest working tram. It is not in a great part of the city either. I would not recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

I stayed in this Hotel in early August 2012 with a friend in a Twin Share room. (Room 3) Although the Reception staff were lovely the room was so small we hardly had room for the two of us and our luggage. The bathroom was small but OK although the shower floor looked and smelt mouldy. The big problem I had here was that I chose to sleep in the bed nearest the window and broke out 2 days later in a HORRIBLE bed bug rash. I ended up at a Hospital for medication soon after that. I would suggest that anyone who stays here pulls the bedding apart and checks it before settling in for the night. The bed I slept on had a thick wool underlay - must have been crawling with bugs !!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Very impressive room with the most comfortable adjustable bed. The location is nice (around 30mins walk from Dam Square) so the locale feels a lot less touristy. There's some lovely places to eat/drink nearby and it's handy for the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museum. The only disappointment was the lack of friendliness on arrival. There was zero attempt at any interaction or welcome. This was the case every time I left or returned back to the hotel during my stay. Overall, it's a nice hotel and despite the above, I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This is a pretty average hotel (definitely not 4 star UK standard). Our comments are as follows after a three night stay...

First impressions - The outside looked in need of some attention. The green sunshades looked dirty with moss and needed cleaning. The windows were also very dirty. The lobby area was small but warm and welcoming however it is quite dark and could do with more lighting.
On arrival, although we had paid in full upfront, they asked for card details incase of any extras or damage... I gave them a credit card in case of any charges to give some protection from the bank.

Location - The location was ok but not the best, it is about a 25/30 minute walk into the city centre, ideal if you enjoy walking. You can also catch a tram from outside however we didn't attempt this after getting lost trying to get the train from the airport. The weather was fairly good so we enjoyed walking every day. The local neighbourhood isn't all that great and has a dangerous feel about it after dark. There are many strange characters (mainly men) and homeless people roaming the streets. Unless you are confident about defending yourself we would advise talking a tram or taxi back to the hotel in the evening. Fortunately there is a police station next door to the hotel which offers some sense of security.

Rooms - Our room was at the front of the hotel on the 1st floor looking out on to the main road. Our main observations are that the road outside is noisy and the window didn't do anything to block the noise out - it was just as noisy with the window open as it was when it was closed. The window also lets through quite a breeze. Decent windows with some kind of sound insulation is needed. We would recommend requesting a room which isn't at the front.
The memory foam beds are comfortable and can be adjusted. This was a plus however being woken up at 6am by the street cleaner and trams was very annoying!
The minibar is expensive so we put some of our own drinks in it however the fridge only chilled them to about 10-12 degrees, not cold enough for wine or beer. It was good to have a fridge though as you don't seem to get one in many hotels now.
The lighting in the room is very poor. There are no main lights and only several side lamps and a floor lamp, none of which provide nearly enough light.
The decor was nice and the rooms were well furnished however not always cleaned to the highest standard. There appeared to be mould growing from the shower extractor vent. The shower was nice though and powerful enough, there is also a bath which was a nice after alot of walking.
The cleaner also failed to provide cups and complimentary bathroom products on one day.
There was a safe in the room which was good.

Breakfast - The food was fairly decent but the choice wasn't great.
It's worth noting that there isn't a bar at the hotel however there are several as you walk up the street towards the centre.

Overall I would recommend staying here if you can get a room for no more than 100euros per night. Otherwise it's probably worth paying a little extra and getting a room a bit closer to the centre.

Room Tip: Request a room which is away from the front of the hotel as the main road is quite noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 194, 1072 LW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #219 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Savoy Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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