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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed August 2, 2011

The rooms we found extremely clean & tidy along with all the shower / toilet facilities. Traditional Dutch breakfast includd in tghe price which is a great start to to the day. Will reccommend this hotel to others & will definately retuen when next in Amdam.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed August 1, 2011

As the title says, the price is good. The location as well. But there were quite a few minor, and easy-to-fix, things that would have made the experience more enjoyable. For instance, soap in the bathroom/showers, instructions on how to get the WiFi working (which wasn't that good after all), a warmer approach from staff (most of the staff seemed...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed July 30, 2011

Any review of this Hotel must mention the stairs, they are intimidating but not so hard to climb. The staff were all helpful and efficient. The breakfast was relaxed and satisfying. I would suggest walking down the street and renting bicycles from Mikes' bikes. Bicycling from this location was fun and easy to get to anyplace in the city. I...

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Israel
Reviewed July 16, 2011

I stayed at the Golden Bear this past Easter (April 21-25) and feel I had an *almost* super stay. I'll explain soon. To start with, this hotel was the closest to American/Israeli-style hotel rooms in 4 and 5-star hotels that I've been to - it's certainly no hostel. Everything looked good and spotlessly clean. What looked like a cupboard actually...

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Tijuana
Reviewed July 10, 2011

Well what can I say, we didn't know what to expect from this place until we got there and let me tell you, we had a wonderful stay! We highly recommend this place! As a gay couple we enjoyed it so much! (and I bet non gay guests will also enjoy it). We stayed in a double room with private...

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Tijuana
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Well what can I say, we didn't know what to expect from this place until we got there and let me tell you, we had a wonderful stay! We highly recommend this place! As a gay couple we enjoyed it so much! (and I bet non gay guests will also enjoy it). We stayed in a double room with private...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed June 27, 2011

We were well received and paid upon arrival. Wifi code was provided without us asking. Next was the stairs. The pictures and descriptions are totally accurate and the stairs were more extreme than I had imagined, being a first timer to Amsterdam. We made it up and were rewarded with our room: the Superior Twin, with Private shower and shared...

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Goteed1
Reviewed June 14, 2011

I booked my stay here based on the amazing testimonies here on Trip Advisor that just raved about the service and friendliness here. I really wonder if I actually booked the same hotel. It's actually very funny reading the reviews and comparing my experience. It's really just your basic one star hotel. Period. I checked in after a harried day...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed May 13, 2011

Stayed there in March en route to Iceland and I will say this -- you will not find a more amazing location and more gracious hosts anywhere in the City. By all means, give it a try instead of a typical tourist style hotel. I found the stairs and the shared bath/shower to be part of the fun and culture...

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Reviewed May 4, 2011

Golden Bear is one of the friendliest gay-owned hotels that I had the fortune to stay in during my visit to Amsterdam. Easy access, centrally located, and very personable hosts/staff. Reasonably priced rooms, most with shared bath/showers. I will definitely return for another stay and strongly recommend this small hotel for the gay traveler.

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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is housed in two 18th century buildings, this is one of the best shopping areas with an abundance of boutiques known as the '9 straatjes', which consists of nine streets that are situated between the canals Prinsengracht and Singel. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel is located next to ‘Leidsestraat’, one of the most popular shopping streets of Amsterdam, near to all Amsterdam’s highlights such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Albert Cuyp Market, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. The Kerkstraat is a quiet street, so you will be in the city centre of Amsterdam but still have a good night sleep. The hotel offers many services and facilities such as free wireless internet throughout the building, tickets to various museums and activities, a continental breakfast and free city maps. Our reception is open between 8:00- 24:00, and we will be happy to help you if you will need any additional services, facilities or information. The location is perfect to explore the city and our staff will make sure your stay in Amsterdam is one to remember. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel The Golden Bear

Address: Kerkstraat 37, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: $109 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel The Golden Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“choose a room with a private bathroom as there are options without.”
jennapantorno, Feb 26, 2017 | Read review
“Find another hotel”
WayneCambridgeUK, Oct 16, 2016 | Read review
“We love staying on the top floor however there is no wifi signal in the room (number 34 was ours).”
RachelMuckley, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest staying at one of many nice hotels in city or maybe request a top floor out the way, if don't mind climbing stairs/ladders.”
realtruth, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“Just choose another hotel.”
dustylee77, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
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