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“Fantastic hotel...” 5 of 5 stars
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Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, 1072 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #38 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic hotel...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed at Sir Albert Hotel for 2 nights on our recent weekend break to Amsterdam. The hotel's location is excellent: being simple to get to from the airport by public transport and well located in the museum quarter, with all the main Amsterdam attractions being walkable distances.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, marking all the places we wanted to visit on a map for us.

The hotel itself was fantastic. The room we stayed in was clean, modern and very well appointed. There were lots of nice little finishing touches that made it feel very welcoming. The bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept in at a hotel.

We didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on food (we felt the breakfast option was expensive and the evening restaurant menu wasn't to our taste).

We would definitely recommend this hotel and would love to return.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If like me, you don't have a visa credit card. ....do not give this hotel your visa debit card for the booking in deposit. We stayed from the 28th feb to the 3rd March and I am still waiting on the money to be transferred back to my card. ..its now over month and a half since the visit to the sir Albert and even though I was informed at the time of booking in I would receive the deposit back in cash format at time of checkout. Upon checking put I was then informed the money would have to be transferred back to my card which would take 2 weeks. I've phoned this hotel on numerous occasions regarding this money but to no avail. This process is taking longer than I could have ever imagined.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I stayed at this hotel as a weekend city break. Although located outside the inner city, the hotel is very close to all the museum's and in a residential part of the town. I found the hotel very comfortable and the staff very helpful. They had lots of useful ideas about where to eat and what to do. The rooms were very comfortable if a little compact. It was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I have stayed in. It was also great to stay somewhere that has FREE fast internet. It is about a 15-20 minute walk into the city or less than 5 minutes on the trams which run right outside the door. It is also very close to the Albert Cuypstraat Market as well as some nice bakeries. WE didn't try the hotel restaurant but one of the other guests said it was very good. If you want somewhere a bit more up market in Amsterdam then this is so much better than one of the chain hotel's.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Barbara J, Manager at Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear David W,

It was a pleasure for Sir Albert to note how much you enjoyed your stay at his Private Mansion. Customer care is amongst Sir Albert’s highest priority and it is always gratifying to receive such praise.

We definitely recommend the IZAKAYA restaurant for the next time you are in Amsterdam and we hope that you will stay with us again soon.

Warm regards,

Barbara de Jong
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Vicenza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Visited Amsterdam for a quick weekend trip and stayed at the Sir Albert Hotel. What a pleasant surprise at the cordiality provided by the hotel staff. The room was clean and the bed was wonderfully soft. Amenities were of first quality. The bathroom/shower room was a new experience for us, as they were two small separate closets. Nothing wrong but different. No bathtub, again no problem. Service was great and we felt very comfortable for our two day stay.

Room Tip: the room was quiet, decor modern. I think you will be fine with whatever room you are given.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Barbara J, Manager at Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear Robertthetraveler194,

Sir Albert greatly appreciated your kind comments regarding to his Private Mansion and staff.

On behalf of Sir Albert I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review for his Private Mansion and we hope that we may have the pleasure to welcome you again.

Warm regards,

Barbara de Jong
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We had a great stay here. We got a weekend break here via the Mr & Mrs Smith brand. That way we limited our choice to more boutique style hotel. A great choice as it well away from the real heart of tourist land - yet only 10 minutes (tops) on the extremely frequent tram services. It is also 10 minutes walk to the museums. The area felt like being in Amsterdam, not the centre of a tourist trap, with the local market on the doorstep and loads of bars and restaurants in the locality.

If we had a complaint it is, like others, that the rooms are small (the black floors, a glass probably won't help) and we also struggled with the air con/heating. The rooms are well equipped (haven't seen a stocked mini-bar for ages, plus the obligatory over-priced food items, and a special "adult" item, in a tray), with a coffee maker, kettle, iron, safe and TV (awkwardly positioned in the corner). But from the check in (our room was ready at 11am!!) to check out (not until 12.00, lovely on a Sunday morning) we were well looked after.

Last note, the Japanese restaurant was fully booked for the Friday (and only a few places for the Saturday) so if you want to eat in the hotel, book ahead. However, we were glad we didn't because there are plenty of other eateries around.

Room Tip: We had room 339 (four floors so we guess that this applies to all the 39s). Which looked liked it wa...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barbara J, Manager at Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear paul_michele_smith,

Sir Albert was very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam. And he apologize for letting you down on some of your expectations.

You can always let Sir Albert's staff know during your stay if you experience any issues in your room so we solve any issues right away.

On behalf of Sir Albert I want to thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor and we are looking forward to welcome you again soon.

Warm regards,

Barbara de Jong
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London
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Dear God, this was overpriced. Having stayed in small hotel rooms in London & New York this was a genuine shocker. The wall was less than 18 " from the end of the bed. The wash basin was in the bedroom & a separate loo & shower cubicle. Two of us & not enough bathroom accessories - shower gel just enough for one etc.
£215 for the night! On the plus side it's right by the 16/24 tram lines so very easy to get about & 10 mins walk to the Rijksmuseum & Van Gogh Museum.

Good bar but again overpriced restaurant. I'd forget the 'trendy' & go for something more reasonably priced.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Barbara J, Eigenaar at Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear BarristerLondon,

On behalf of Sir Albert I want to thank you for taking the time to write a review on Tripadvisor.

We like to offer our sincere apologies for the disappointment you have expressed. You can always let us know during your stay if you experience any issues in your room or in the hotel so we solve any issues right away.

Warm regards,

Barbara de Jong
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Boise, Idaho
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102 reviews 102 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I loved the Sir Albert. I would go out of my way to stay there again, if I ever got the chance. From the attractive, if slightly masculine, décor (black and chrome and leather) to the spa-like shower; from the fast and free wireless internet to being extremely convenient to public transportation and the major museums, the Sir Albert is really classy. The staff is friendly, professional and really interested in being helpful (for example maintenance came up and reconnected the wheel on my suitcase and the front desk clerk told me the budget way to get to the airport (bus #197 for 5 euro, catch it right outside the Concertgebouw.) Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum as well as Concertgebouw are about 6 blocks away (follow the tram line outside hotel, going to the left. Dam Square and the oldest and largest flea market are to the right on tramline #16 or #24 (2.80 euro) There is a "red light" establishment two doors down on the canal-side street, which is either interesting or easily ignored. It is not intrusive. Do watch out for bicycles on bicycle lanes, which are clearly marked in red color or red brick. Bicycles have absolute right of way and they take it! They may be coming from behind as well as from right or left. Seldom do they ring a bell to warn you. The attached restaurant, Asian fusion, is spendy but there are a number of more informal cafes with lower prices nearby. And the bed is super comfortable and "well dressed".

Room Tip: I loved my first floor (not ground floor) corner room overlooking canal but it probably was not the...
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  • 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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Barbara J, Manager at Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, April 15, 2014
Dear normajBoise_Idaho,

It was a pleasure for Sir Albert to learn how much you enjoyed your stay in Amsterdam. On behalf of Sir Albert I want to thank you for your kind and lovely words regarding to his Private Mansion and staff.

Your review will be very helpful for others that stay at Sir Albert Hotel and Sir Albert hopes that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again.

Warm regards,

Barbara de Jong
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Address: Albert Cuypstraat 2-6, 1072 CT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sir Albert Hotel Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in central Amsterdam, Sir Albert is a luxury boutique hotel embodying the modern aristocratic attitude. That means: living like the upper crust but having an approach that’s distinctly down to earth. In this luxury boutique hotel in Amsterdam you get: the finest design and boutique accommodation within walking distance of Amsterdam’s art-packed Museumplein and the vibrant Leidseplein, plus attentive, friendly and faultless service at all times.Sir Albert lives in De Pijp, the Quartier Latin of Amsterdam. Home to literati, artists, fashion designers, entrepreneurs and the city’s most famous market, the Albert Cuyp. De Pijp is also close to the Royal Concertgebouw, for lovers of classical music. And for lovers of shopping, you’re a leisurely stroll from Van Baerlestraat and the legendary P.C. Hooftstraat.Sample Sir Albert firsthand by staying in one of his 90 guest rooms and suites, all created by international award-winning designers BK Architecture. This makes Sir Albert a unique luxury boutique hotel in Amsterdam. ... more   less 
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