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Hotel The Golden Bear

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Free Wifi
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

This is a budget hotel and you do get what you pay for in this World. That said, there are some very basic things this hotel could do to make the accommodation better. - The paintwork on the walls in our bedroom needed a really...More

2  Thank tacohound
Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the hotel, shocked by the scary stairs! Very steep and no one to help with the luggage, if you have a big luggage don't even think of it! Reached the room, thank god it was on the first floor, it is much smaller...More

1  Thank Nathalie A
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I am familiar with Amsterdam hotels and have visited and stayed in multiple throughout the city. This was the worst hotel I've stayed at in Amsterdam. Let's start with positives. The location is near a lot of nightlife and restaurants. There are dozens of restaurants,...More

2  Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 19, 2016

first of all this hotel is amazing for a 2 star hotel. We stayed for 5 nights.Tiny staircase, not the most comfortable room but you get what u pay for. Our room was being cleaned every day so it was always clean and fresh. We...More

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed in this hotel during June 2016. This hotel does what you expect and is a 5 minute walk from leidesplein with all the pub's and Irish bars plus sports bars. It's just off the main street so is quite quiet, it's also convenient...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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$129 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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$129 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Response from jennapantorno | Reviewed this property |
All none smoking, I am a smoker and had to go to the front every time I wanted one.
Kim B
January 29, 2016|
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Response from Fiona P | Reviewed this property |
We spent a few nights at this hotel and never saw any rats. We were on the top floor so not sure if this had anything to do with not seeing any. The only problem we had was the smell of the toilet which constantly smelled of... More
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"Try to avoid the two rooms downstairs. Especially the room directly under the reception."
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"Find another hotel."
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"Try get a room at the back of the building to avoid noise from the coffee shop"
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"Do not take big luggage"
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