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“Clean, modern hotel in good location short walk from city centre” 4 of 5 stars
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Grand Hotel Downtown
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1e Constantijn Huygenstraat 10A, 1054 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #111 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Clean, modern hotel in good location short walk from city centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed in a 'small double' room here for 4 nights. The hotel is well located, within a short walk of some lovely cafes and restaurants. Slightly further away (approx 10 minute walk) is Leidseplein with its bars and shops. The room was quite small, with the double bed being pushed up against the window and having only one bedside table. We had a ground floor room, which looked out onto a footpath and the car park entrance, therefore we felt it necessary to keep the curtains closed so that passers by couldn't look into the room. The room was clean and well equipped, with free wifi (which was fast and reliable) and tea/coffee making facilities.

We didn't try the hotel breakfast since we felt €15 was too much to pay, especially as we were able to buy breakfast from the nearby Vlaamschbroodhuys bakery for around half that price.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you for your review and feedback. We really appreciate this. You booked a small which is also our smallest room. The size, 15m2, is communicated via every channel so all our guests are aware of the size. If you prefer a bigger room and also a room on a higher floor I would like to recommend the penthouses. They also have their own private terrace. However we are happy to hear that you liked the room and facilitities.
The breakfast is €15,50, but if you book up front you can book it for €12,50. Just a tip from our side. We would love to welcome you back when you are going to visit Amsterdam again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The rooms are not spacious, but they have everything you need, except for the bathroom, I didn't find the toiletries I'm used to find in there, like toothbrush, toothpaste,etc.
But, as I said in the title, it is really well located, VERY clean and the rooms are modern.
If I had to go back, I would definitely stay here... Although I would ask for a smile to the staff (don't misunderstand me, they were polite, but I would have appreciated an smile... just saying).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Thank you for writing a review. We really appreciate this as it helps us to keep improving our service. Your feedback about the toiletries is taken very seriously and all our rooms have amenities: shampoo, soap, showergel, showergel and a vanity kit. Our penthouses have extra bodylotion. For thoothpaste and toothbrush you can always call the reception and they will provide you these items. I forwarded the review to entire staff so they are aware of the comment about the smile. We discussed this with our team and we will pay attention to this. It was not on purpose and we find this really import. We are looking forward to welcome you back!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights. The room was stylish and well equipped. The bathroom was especially nice with good quality toiletries and under floor heating. (lovely in the middle of the night!) The large bed was comfortable with plenty of pillows. Free Wi-Fi is also offered.
The staff from reception to room servicing were all friendly and very helpful. There was plenty of information cards that also gave you a discount on lots of things to do. It is only a short walk to catch a tram into the centre, but also a very pleasant walk along the canals that will take you to the same areas. Would stay here again and recommend to any travellers.
The hotel does provide breakfast at an extra cost, but we did not try this, however it did look to have a good choice available.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you very much for you nice comments and recommendation. We are always pleased to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. Don't hesitate to book breakfast next time. If you pre-book it you will receive a discount. If you first want to try it you could also decide upon arrival and experience the breakfast first.
Really looking forward to welcome you back to our hotel.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 2 nights for short break away. The room was clean, comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is good, only a short walk away from the square where there was plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants as well as a tram stop. Information on local attractions is available in the hotel to which is useful. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others :)

Room Tip: Rooms above reception - more privacy and better view
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for your review and recommendation. This is really appreciated. We would love to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Stayed in one of the penthouse suites over the Easter break with a great view over Amsterdam city.
The hotel is well kept and the staff friendly and helpful.
The hotel does do breakfast, but I'm not a breakfast person. However, there are quite a few eateries in the area so there won't be a need to go without.
The hotel is conveniently located for trams and the three museums(Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Stedelijk).
It also has the Vondelpark nearby if you fancy a lazy afternoon communing with nature.
If you don't mind a bit of a walk, central Amsterdam can be reached in 15-20mins by foot; although a tram might be quicker.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate this. Looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel when you will visit Amsterdam again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great location just ten minute walk to Leidensplein and short walk to tram stop. Rooms were very modern and comfortable, fantastic shower and comfortable bed. Would recommend this hotel to other travellers.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for your review and recommendation. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back to the hotel.
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Address: 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat 10A, 1054 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #111 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Downtown 4*
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