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Alexander Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Vondelstraat 44-48, 1054 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #112 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Ragusa, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We stayed in one of the garden rooms, a nice size quadruple room with bath. There was wi-fi available. The lobby is atop a flight of stairs, which was not a problem for us since we had 2 small carry on. The Hotel staff speaks English, as do most people in Amsterdam, and were very helpful with tips and suggestions. The Hotel is a short walking distance from the center of town, restaurants and the Rijksmuseum. We choose not to have breakfast at the Hotel (Eu. 10 per person) and found alternative accommodations, which turned out to be equally expensive and not so great.

The garden outside our room was a large green oasis and offered tables and chairs. However groups of young people hang out there drinking beer and smoking funny stuff, but everybody keeps for himself and we never felt threatened.

The Hotel lobby is clean and comfortable, with desktops and printing available to guests. They offer bike rental, which some may find useful to move around town.

We had the impression that anything not attached or locked up can and will be stolen in Amsterdam. We saw bikes with monster locks and chains, probably more expensive than the locked bike itself. The city and the canals are pretty dirty, with trash apparently left by drunk revelers everywhere. Cleaning crews are very efficient, constantly picking up trash and keeping the city as clean as possible.

Overall this is a good hotel, not particularly cheap, but Amsterdam is an expensive city. Location is great, close to everything and in a safe neighborhood. Would recommend to all travelers, including families with children, as us.

Room Tip: Outside our room people congregated in the garden to drink, talk and smoke stuff. If uncomfortable w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Naples, Florida
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We were four so we were assigned one of the rooms located outside in the patio. The beds were nice, clean, in quiet corner. In the morning there were parrots up in the patio trees! (yes, parrots) - the street is quiet and safe and within minutes from one of the main squares Leidensplein.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This was my first trip to Amsterdam and the Alexander was within walking distance to a lot of attractions and places to eat. I arrived at 11a.m. on July 22nd. well before the check in time of 2pm. I was greeted by Jay who told me my room was ready, I was relieved to here this, because of the jet lag from Canada. All I wanted to do was catch a cat nap! The single room was small with a large window that opened partially, a fan, a small desk and chair, an armoire that was tall a very narrow. There were no shelves anywhere, nor a dresser. The washroom was adequate, with hand soap and shower soap in a squeeze bottle, no shampoo. Since I was travelling solo and only stayed 3 nights. I really have no complaints about the hotel. If you are going to the airport, you can take the 197 bus directly to the airport for 4 euros. You can get the bus at the tram stop directly in front of the American Hotel, a very short walk from the Alexander Hotel. The bus runs every 15 min.....

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Pleasant hotel in a quiet street. We had a garden room. As others have said, the rooms are small and the staff are friendly. There is a great pancake restaurant for breakfast nearby or you can eat at the hotel for 10 euros each. The hotel is close to Vondelpark and Leidseplein (restaurants) and museums. We walked or used the trams to around.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is in a great area, within 5 min walk to park and shopping.
Quiet area so perfect with young kids. There is so much walking involved in the city but the hotel is situated in a great area. Plentiful breakfast, very euro-typical. Clean patio area where you can rest and enjoy the weather. Helpful staff!
Would stay again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I've been to the dam a lot and this was easily the best hotel i have stayed in. Room was small but clean, bed was comfy and the shower had good pressure (do you really need anything else in a hotel?). you can rent bikes from the hotel which is handy, location is pretty good however we are not in the Leidesplein scene and the area behind doesn't offer much in the way of quiet local bars. you can get a bus to Leidesplein directly from the airport. Much easier than train and tram and only 4 euros each. Do it. .You won't get better for the price.

Room Tip: we were at the back of the hotel which was nice. the street is very quiet so probably doesn't ma...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

First thing I noticed when I arrived at this hotel was the service of the staff. A very friendly and helpfull asian-looking man asked if this was my first time in Amsterdam and advised me many good places to visit here. I enjoyed my stay over here and the location is quite central. Definitely a place to go back to!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vondelstraat 44-48, 1054 GE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #112 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Alexander Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome at Hotel Alexander, a small family-run hotel in the middle of the center of Amsterdam. The Museum-Square, the Leidse-Square (nightlife) and several shopping-streets are within 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel. The rest of the touristical activities can all be reached by a maximum 30-minute walk.All our comfortable hotel-rooms offer private shower/toilet/television/telephone and we have free WIFI-internet available in our whole hotel.We hope we will have the honour to welcome you in our hotel soon! ... more   less 
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