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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2011

This "hotel" was utterly foul. The sheets were dirty, as were the towels which had what looked like blood on them. I felt dirty just by being in the room. The staff were incredibly rude and impatient, the breakfast was horrible and left out for hours and hours and the 'free wifi' is actually a cable stretching across reception hanging... More 

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Bromley
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

I CANT DESCRIBE HOW BAD THIS EXPERIENCE WAS, the absolute worst place I have stayed in my entire life, chose this place without reading reviews as our hotel cancelled. The bathroom was absolutly disgusting, toilet has left over in it, the sink plug was tangled with hair, I gagged several times over the sink at the site of it. DO... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

If you want bed bugs and mites as your pets on your bed, then this is your place. Get bitten all over your body, and stay awake to feed them. You will also stay awake the whole night listening to people chatting real loud and the music blaring non stop. The next thing you know, it's already morning and it's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

the rooms were dirty, under the bed there was dust and left over tic tacs from the previous visitors. the floors were alo very dirty. the bed sheets had cigarette burns on them and the towels were also dirty ; one had blood on it, one had black staines and one was ripped. the whole room was crooked, there were... More 

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christchurch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2007

i have just returned from 2 weeks stay at the veteran ,i must say i was a little bit worried after reading some of the reviews,sure the building is a little drab ,and the stairs are a killer but they are all like that in amsterdam ,it is the best value for money in amsterdam,on opening our door we were... More 

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kimesque
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2007

We stayed in this hotel because of the price, and boy did we get more then we bargained for (three nights). The stairs to the rooms are incredibly steep and pratically vertical; so getting our luggage to our third floor room (room #7) was a feat. ONE bathroom for 7 rooms, no ventilation; extremely moldy, smelly and scary. But to... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2007

We booked The Veteran over the phone a month in advance of New Year 2006/7. Leaving it that late we could not be too choosey and were grateful for what we were offered - especially once we saw the hotel's website. However, it took a number of emails to confirm the booking - and on arrival we could see why...the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2007

Considering this was the only hotel in central Amsterdam with availability over New Year's weekend even several months in advance, we were glad to get the booking. Any other time it probably would have been fine especially for the price which was about 146 euros ($194) per night for a room (with private bathroom) that slept 6 (one queen bed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2006

I spent 2 nights at this hotel, the owner aki ye is friendly, the room i had was probably the most ugly of the hotel (in the basement-very ugly decoration with teddy bears paintings, pink walls) but the price is fair, and the location Rembrantplein is very near the center.

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Staying in Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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Additional Information about The Veteran

Address: Herengracht 561, 1017 BW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Price Range: $78 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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