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Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

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Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

Hi Everyone,

I am just wondering if anyone has come across or stayed in the Grand Hotel Downtown, Amsterdam

http://www.booking.com/hotel/nl/grand-downtown.en-gb.html?sid=0a1df462ca95191d3b92186229aa932b;dcid=4;checkin=2012-10-25;checkout=2012-10-28;srfid=72d1b36c42dbf5d1b9cbe86646b0f047X47

I have looked on Tripadvisor and there is nothing up about it. It looks fairly new so I would love to know what people thought about it? I'm going to Amsterdam at the end of October for 3 days and want somewhere special for my boyfrinds birthday.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Sarah

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1. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g188590-d618996…

I am going to assume that this is the hotel you are looking into?

A very well reviewed 5 star.

Many of our members have stayed there and liked it.

Although many of them were staying there on a very discounted PL stay.

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2. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

When you read the reviews and you see comments such as-----not a 5 star.

This is an Amsterdam thing. Not specific to any single hotel.

The buildings tend to be very old, the rooms tend to be smaller than what some would expect.

But this hotel is one of the better rated ones in town.

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3. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

John, you have go thtis one coplmetely wrong, sorry.

By the look of the place on the map this is a brand new hotel not the Amrath or the Sofitel. I know this building which was just finished a few months ago but was not aware they were putting a hotel in it.

I can't even find a website for it so no wonder there are no reviews. I think it's a mix of hotel and office space. There was a big hole there for a few years but they must have found the money to complete it.

Anyway the location is pretty good, close to the Leidseplein and Vondelpark also less than 10 mins walk.

Other than that I can't find anything about it

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4. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

MrJohn, the link she provided is of the Grand Hotel Downtown

1e Constantijn Huygensstraat

Read the reviews on bookings.com. Just open two weeks, Workmen drilling and cabling through the hotel, no wifi, no tv, no breakfast, no ice lol

Expensive four star. No idea if they're ready now.

Edited: 9:35 am, September 19, 2012
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5. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

Ron good call.

I could not load their link to see the location.

So another new hotel in town?

It seems like we are seeing a small flurry of those in the past year or two

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6. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

LOL Henkie, I didn't check the Booking.com reviews. Seems that they should ne even be open yet. Might be nice once finished though.

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7. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

Ron I think BL is just one of those overly picky people.

Workman, drilling, no TV, no ice, no wi Fi, no breakfast, picky picky picky.

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8. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

So OP assuming this unfinished hotel is not what you want?

What is your budget?

Is money an issue? Are you looking for a certain location? Pretty much a 4 or 5 star?

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9. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

I never even thought to read the booking.com reviews - i'm completly turned off it now by the reviews so thanks everyone for your replies!

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10. Re: Does anyone know anything about Grand Hotel Downtown?

Hi all,any more reports on this hotel please..?

I have found a decent price for the penthouse suite.