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“Fantastic Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel De Hallen
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bellamyplein 47, 1053 AT Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #29 of 350 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Stevenage, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This hotel is lovely!
The reception staff were extremely helpful from the moment we checked in. Supplying us with maps and information on what we can do, see and the best way to do this. All the staff were really friendly, making sure we had everything we wanted.
The room had everything we need to make our stay comfortable......comfy bed, great shower and even an English plug socket!
You can book museum tickets /tram tickets from reception which is really handy as some of the queues are an hour long! You can walk into the city centre in about 10-15 minutes.
The hotel was impeccably clean, modern and quirky. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Hallen, responded to this review, August 23, 2014
Dear Kirsty R,

Thank you very much for taking the time writing such a positive review.
It is great to read you have enjoyed your time in Amsterdam, and I feel proud that our hotel and its team members have been a part of this. I will definitely share your nice comments with the housekeeping department. Their input is always highly respected by all of us, and it is wonderful you share your appreciation.

Hopefully we will see each other again soon!

Kind regards,

Anneloes van der Werf
Front Office Manager
Hotel De Hallen
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were 2 couples staying in Amsterdam for the first time and what a wonderful weekend it was. This experience was definitely made all the better by the fantastic hotel staff. As this trip was pretty much a last minute idea we really had no idea what we wanted to do whilst there but we wanted to cram in as much as possible. Anneloes was so helpful, she gave us ideas, maps and directions and ensured we didn't waste a minute of our stay. It was my friends birthday while we were there and the staff surprised him with a gift of his choice of 2 free cocktails from the bar which absolutely made his day, a lovely touch! The rooms are lovely and the lack of natural light didn't bother us, we were only there at night so didn't notice it. We never ate in the restaurant but that was only because we were out early and gone all day but the menu looked lovely and were we staying longer we definitely would have had a meal there. The location of the hotel is in a lovely quiet location, this does have its advantages as the bars there are very trendy and not over crowded with tourists and the locals were friendly and made us welcome. We plan to return to Amsterdam again, my only concern is that this lovely new hotel is going to become so popular that we won't be able to get in and I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Hallen, responded to this review, August 20, 2014
Dear Samantha F,

I want to personally thank you for your kind words, and sharing these on TripAdvisor.
It is really nice to read you have enjoyed your time in Amsterdam and that we could be a part of this.
For any future reservations you can always contact me personally by writing an email to anneloes@hoteldehallen.com, so I can make sure we still have a room to your preferences available.
Hope to see you again soon!

Kind regards,

Anneloes van der Werf
Front Office Manager
Hotel De Hallen
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The staff are beyond friendly and helpful. Provide a glass of water for every guest at front desk which was great during a heat wave! More than happy to help you with anything. Facilities were outstanding however the bathroom is split into two sections, the shower is glass and beside a mirror so if you aren't staying with a partner look away!
Downside was there was no window in the room to outside, but air conditioning solved the heat problem.
A little out of the city centre but a tram stop is about a 5minute walk away so very easily accessible. Couldn't recommend staying here anymore. We were young travellers and sometimes you can receive a bad reception but not at all here! Would love to come back.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Hallen, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear Kransin,

Wow! So great to read your recommendation, thank you very much!
The hotel also offers room with more private bathrooms. For any future stays I can help you making the reservation according to your own preferences.

Looking forward welcoming you back soon!

Kind regards,

Anneloes van der Werf
Front Office Manager
Hotel De Hallen
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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Got a good deal booking this hotel last minute. Its 10-15 mins combined tram ride and walk from Dam square, so nicely away from the hustle and bustle, but realy easy to get to Lovely new, clean hotel, great rooms and excellent service, really quiet in an up and coming park of Amsterdam. Felt very safe in the area. We would definately return here. Staff are really friendly and helpful, excellent English. We didnt eat at the hotel, so can't comment on food, but really can't fault hotel in any way.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Hallen, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear Tim H,

It's so great to read you really enjoyed your stay with us.
Maybe on your next visit to Amsterdam you can enjoy our restaurant Remise47 as well?
For any future reservations, you can always contact me personally.

Kind regards,

Anneloes van der Werf
Front Office Manager
Hotel De Hallen
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family stopped here for 3 days , and loved the rooms . The temperature controls were really nice to have , and the staff were really friendly and helpful . Fiona was really kind and welcoming , and helped us navigate the city , we couldn't of asked for more . Definitely recommend this place
Sue :)

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Hallen, responded to this review, August 16, 2014
Dear Sue H,

Thank you for taking the time writing your nice recommendation about our hotel.
Proudly I have complimented Fiona personally she delivered such a satisfying service.

On behalf of the entire team we are looking forward welcoming you back during your next visit to Amsterdam!

Kind regards,

Anneloes van der Werf
Front Office Manager
Hotel De Hallen
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Found booking a hotel a bit of a minefield for a first visit to Amsterdam with my wife, daughter and her friend.
Done a lot of searching and reading reviews and eventually decided on this hotel . So glad we did !
First impressions were great, staff couldn't do enough for you really friendly and helpful.
Lovely new hotel , a little quirky but really well done .
Good location, just outside the centre with a good tram connection . Less than a 5 min walk away through a daily street market which was nice .
We walked into town and back on our first day to get a feel of things.
Pleasant walk of about 25mins each way.
Didn't have breakfast included but decided to add as an extra , costs €19 but reduced to €15 if booked the day before. Admittedly it seemed expensive but looking back we thought it good value. Excellent choice of options, continental, English with options to order. Salmon, poached eggs and pancakes to name a few. Pancakes were really nice and freshly made with a great choice of toppings.
There were pastries, fruit, fresh juices, tea and any sort of coffee!
We found this would see us through to dinner and you could pay that much for less in town.
Rooms were well appointed, comfy beds and pillows, powerful shower, flat screen tv, kettle and coffee machine!
Everything is new so a great time to stay!
The Hotel is part of a larger development so there is building work around but didn't affect us. Nice restaurant next door which has only just opened , has a little park outside and is next to a canal.
We loved everything about it.
Would definitely return and would highly recommend.
You'd have to be extremely hard to please if you didn't enjoy a stay here!

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Stayed August 2014
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Management_VH, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Hallen, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Borgie1968,

Thank you so much for writing such a thorough review with all these positive comments. I will share this to all the team members, as they can all be proud of it.
It has been a blast to have you as our guests.
Looking forward to your next stay!

Kind regards,

Anneloes van der Werf
Front Office Manager
Hotel De Hallen
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Broxbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We have just arrived back in the UK after a four day stay at the Hotel de Hallen, and found it to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The hotel is quite new and the conversion of the old tram shed into a modern boutique hotel has been brilliantly carried out, with clever detail and quality fittings throughout.

The bedrooms are beautiful equipped with excellent showers etc and the beds are large and extremely comfortable.

All of this would make a good hotel, but the friendliness and helpful polite attitude of the staff make it a great hotel.

When we arrived we were greeted by Millanie on the front desk who dealt with everything from booking in to making sure we knew where to go in Amsterdam, in such a pleasant manner it was really refreshing. Nothing was too much trouble, it really made our stay very enjoyable. Staff with this attitude to service and going the extra mile to ensure your stay is the best possible experience are seldom found.

The hotel is in a great location just outside the main centre with a good frequent tram service which only takes minutes to get into the heart of the city.

The food and service in the restaurant both at breakfast and evening meal were very good, with only one very minor criticism that the menu in the evening was a bit limited and would benefit from more frequent changing.

We will definitely be going back and would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly and without reservation.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management_VH, Front Office Manager at Hotel De Hallen, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Dear David I,

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review.
I have shared it with my team and especially complimented Millanie for the service she delivered. Let me assure you I am very proud of all of my team members!

We are looking forward welcoming you back to Hotel De Hallen in the near future!

Kind regards,

Anneloes van der Werf
Front Office Manager
Hotel De Hallen
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Address: Bellamyplein 47, 1053 AT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 350 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel De Hallen 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel De Hallen is situated in one of Amsterdam's finest industrial heritage sites. The blue steel and rusty highlights of the grand building become an inspiration to each and every one of our guests. Imagine spacious surroundings with an abundance of plants, brought to perfection with modern furniture and design and decorated with a selection of contemporary art, handpicked by the owner. The modern facilities and quality of service are outstanding. Dishes from the cuisine are served not only in the bar, restaurant, lobby and pavement cafe, but also in the superb Internet garden. The garden is situated above De Kas, our meeting room in boardroom setup. The fashion and museum districts, Amsterdam's breathtaking canals and the Jordaan district are all within walking distance. We look forward to seeing you soon in Hotel De Hallen. ... more   less 
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