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College Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Roelof Hartstraat 1, 1071 VE Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #163 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Great stay in a wonderful hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights last saturday and we really enjoyed every minute of it.
The rooms where really beautiful and the service from the moment you walk in is great!
Don't forget to visit the bar and the restaurant….there is a great atmosphere there and you feel that the staff is going all the way to make your stay unforgettable.
Next time we visit Amsterdam we are sure to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it was a great stay. The staff was attentive and helpful with many requests. A gentleman named Kuhn was always fantastic and solved some small issues for me initially.

My only complaints are 1) the rooms are really, really dark. They're just not lit well and 2) There are virtually no vegan or vegetarian options at their restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The area is beautiful, an elegant quarter 5 minutes off the Rejiksmuseum. The stunning facade is there waiting for you, beautifully lightened at night so the website promise is kept. The inside is weird as what is left of the historical building is nice but the overall restyling is odd. Too dark, style not defined. My room was large, comfortable bed, equipped bathroom (spicy toiletries which I personally dislike). Room was too dark and lights were scattered around the room with no possibility to control Them centrally from the bed. Breakfast hall is dull (lonely planet travel guide set too high expectation..)
and food was not what you expect from a 4 star. I know Amsterdam and I would say you can find better hotels in this range. It is not all about facade!

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The College Hotel is a beautiful hotel. When you walk in you are taken with the design from both the outside and the inside. That said, the staff is a little inexperienced and therefore the service isn't the best. The rooms are very nice and the deep soaking tubs are really amazing. But the rooms are dark - so if you want to put on any makeup bring extra lighting!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The hotel seems a little out of town but this is actually in a really cool location; very near the main museums, away from the touristy centre and in the young, professional area of town so lots of great cafes, bars and nightlife. Hotel staff are trainees so they are a little less confident than you would expect of staff at a hotel of this standard, but otherwise the service is all quite good.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The building is beautiful and the atmosphere relaxing and calm. The hotel is easy to reach from the airport and the location is good, near to the Museumplein. The staff is excellent - I did not recognize students from the "real" hotel team.

Unfortunately I got extremely ill during my stay in Amsterdam, so I spent most of the days in our room. When we ran out of pain killers and soft drinks (because of NYE every shop/pharmacy was closed), the hotel team gave us some medicine and sparkling water. They also sold us sweets, chips and soft drinks. Since they did not have any candy at the bar, the bartender searched some chocolate from the kitchen. If this is not excellent service then I do not know what is!

We had some of our few dinners in the hotel's bar. I ate hamburger which was really tasty but I would have expected better french fries for 16 euros. Because of the price of the breakfast (appr. 25 euros) we did not have it at the hotel. If you want to save your money and have your breakfast somewhere else, there are some really nice cafes nearby.

Our room was quiet and we did not hear anything from rooms next to us. The room was really romantic and suitable for a couple, but the lights are almost too dim. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. The ceiling was high (about 4 meters), so although our room was small, it was not cramped.

I will definetely come back!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Dave O, Front Office Manager at College Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Traveller,

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to share your thoughts regarding your recent stay at The College Hotel. I am very proud to read that you experienced our hotel as excellent. We do hope you feel better now, and that the illness is gone.

I am happy to see that the efforts we take to train our staff is reflecting to our guests.

Concerning your comment about the hamburger and fries I have forwarded your comment to our Executive Chef. He will see what he can do to improve this.

Feedback is very important to us, as it is with this information that we are able to recognize and improve the critical points in our organization as we aim to serve our guests at the highest possible level.

In closing, I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if we can be of any additional assistance and we look forward to welcome you back at The College Hotel in the future.

Warm regards,

Dave Overeem
Front Office Manager
The College Hotel
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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This is a delightful hotel in a beautiful old brick building, with charming and helpful young staff. We were surprised to see the other reviews here complaining about the service, as we had no complaints at all. Our 2nd floor room could have done with more lighting, and we thought the breakfast at 25 euros was over-priced. Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily recommend it. New Year's Eve dinner was particularly impressive.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Dave O, Manager at College Hotel, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear traveller,

Thank you for taking some of your valuable time to share your thoughts regarding your recent stay at The College Hotel. I am very proud to read that you experienced your stay as delightful.

We are happy to see that our efforts in training our students is resulting in happy guests. I will forward your comments to our entire staff to show them what the result is in their hard work of delivering the highest possible service to our guests.

Feedback is very important to us, as it is with this information that we are able to recognize and improve the critical points in our organization as we aim to serve our guests at the highest possible level.

In closing, I would like to thank you for sharing your thoughts. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if we can be of any additional assistance and we look forward to welcome you back at The College Hotel in the future.

Warm regards,

Dave Overeem
Front Office Manager
The College Hotel
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Address: Roelof Hartstraat 1, 1071 VE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein , Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — College Hotel 4*
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