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“Clean, over priced location okay” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Espresso
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Overtoom 57, Amsterdam 1054 , The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #72 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
Scotland
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“Clean, over priced location okay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Location was okay for younger travellers but not travelling with older ones like my mom. It's a bit of a walk with luggage to the train station but convenient for the bus that takes you straight to the airport. Tram is close enough but we ended up walking most of the time.

The hotel is clean, staff aren't the most knowledgeable about tourist attractions. Rooms are quite small and overpriced. Breakfast wasn't included in the room rate. Wifi is prety fast. No toiletries other than all in one shower gel/shampoo. Safe not bolted to anything so not entirely secure. Rooms are quite stuffy and we couldn't open the window. Air con was sufficient to use but wasn't working too well for us. We didn't complain because we were only there for one night.

However, the beds are the most comfortable beds that I've slept in during my travels in the Netherlands which made up for a lot!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hamburg, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Introducing and Concluding:

Nice hotel, clean, sounded-protected walls, great location. Very easily accessed by public transportation (tram number 1 goes to the Central Station). Professional and friendly staff (good English). Free coffee machine in the lobby (all kinds of coffee and hot drinks). Good Wi-Fi signal everywhere. Hotel has three parking lots (35 euro/day).

Nice experience:

I booked one room for three persons. It was standard triple room, 22 sq.m (according to booking.com) with three normal beds. By our arrival, we were given a smaller triple room, with two beds and one mattress connected to the wall. I was really frustrated, since I payed extra money for larger room and finally I was given this small and completely uncomfortable one.

I refused to take this room and after a half an hour of negotiation with the manager, I was offered one extra double room, just in front of that small triple room (so we could connect easily). This was done without any extra charge.

Finally, I really enjoyed my stay in this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for inner rooms, they pointing not to the main street. They are completely noiseless!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Hotel Espresso is a new and what I would consider "hip" hotel. The room was a decent size and pretty modern and luxurious compared to the other European hotels I've stayed. But of course you are paying a little more for it.

The location was great. Right in the City Centre and just a quick walk to Leidensplein and Vondelpark. Shout out to the front desk receptionist, Veronica, for being so welcoming. The free espresso in the lobby was a nice touch as well.

Room Tip: We booked a three person room and the third bed was a murphy bed. We didn't have a lot of space...
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  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The staff at the reception were really not professional. When we checked in we asked whether there is a parking garage or a different place where we could park and we were told that the parking garage was full. We then asked what other place they recommend us we could park (in the booking information it was indicated that there WAS parking) and the receptionist decided to answered the phone. After about 10 minutes of her talking on the phone we were still waiting in front of her thinking that perhaps she is trying to find out where we can park. Since we do not understand Dutch we only later realized that was not the case: she was answering to another customer! We found that really unprofessional to simply forget about us. Another incident that we found surprising was on the morning next when my family if five was sitting at a table in the lounge and having coffee (complimentary in the lobby). We asked one of the reception staff who passed by what time is the check of time and he indicated that we should free up the table which is for the _paying_ breakfast customers. Looking around there were plenty of free tables, so his comment was really not necessary and totally unprofessional.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Athens, Greece
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights this July (2013). Pretty good location - though not right at Leidseplein station, only a couple blocks away. I liked that it was off the beaten path but an easy walk from the tram. Really close to the Van Gogh museum and the park. 15 min tram ride to central station. We liked the hotel too. Very clean. Smallish room but not too bad. Bathroom pretty small too - especially the shower. Free coffee in the lobby was great. Breakfast seemed expensive (9-10 euro) but it was really good and convenient. We didn't do it the first morning but realized we would spend that elsewhere anyway. The staff was friendly and helpful though one woman led us astray about the canal boat rides.

Overall a solid hotel and few if any complaints but not a tremendous deal price wise for location and what you get.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We recently stayed at this hotel and found it perfect for our needs.

It is located a few minutes walk from Leidseplein with its may bars and restaurants. It's also within walking distance of Museumplein where the Concertgebouw and the van Gogh museum are located. Tram no. 1 which runs to Leidseplein and on into the city centre to the central station stops very close by, and other tram lines to other parts of the city are just round the corner.

The hotel is modern and very clean. Though our room was small it was very comfortable and well equipped. There was a large shower room with an impressive shower, a wardrobe, desk, and hairdryer. The room also had a kettle with tea and coffee (though no milk) which is often absent in hotels in continental Europe. The flatscreen television had a number of channels in various languages - including BBC1 and BBC2.

In the foyer free tea and coffee (including milk here) were on offer 24 hours. Free wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.

The staff were all extremely pleasant and helpful, and checking in and out were handled efficiently in a friendly manner. We did not take breakfast as there are many cafes where a coffee and pastry can be bought at a good price in the local vicinity.

There is no bar or restaurant in the hotel, but there is a vending machine with a variety of drinks (including beer) and snacks in the foyer. There are plenty of places to eat and drink locally and the staff are happy to provide recommendations.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Dallas, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

First of all I must be clear, I was a girl traveling on my own, so I needed that extra cosiness or romanticism to feel at ease, well, I didn't get it here, there is definitely nothing romantic or old looking about this hotel, everything is quite modern with a nice elevator, AC that keeps the room at a good temperature, a shiny bathroom with clean towels, hairdrier, bodywash/shampoo and a flat TV with some shows in English. The room was quite small but fine for the purpose, the bed is comfortable but the WIFI signal and speed in my room left a lot to wish for. In general the hotel is clean and the staff is friendly, one can buy breakfast for about 10 Euros extra a day, and if one has a train or airplane later during the day they will very nicely take care of the luggage.

Even though the hotel is not located in the city center, is not far from it, so the location is excellent for a tourist planning on sightseeing!! The tram 1 stop is almost in front of the hotel and that will take you to Dam Square and Central Station. The Leidseplein is walking distance just around the corner, and if your plan is to go to the Museumplein is also excellent just another 10 minutes walk!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Overtoom 57, Amsterdam 1054 , The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
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Ranked #72 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Espresso 3*
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