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“Excellent small scale hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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Alp Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #35 of 329 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Yokkaichi, Japan
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26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent small scale hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed here from December 22 through the 26th of 2013. It was a fantastic experience. First off, the staff was uniformly friendly and very helpful. The woman who greeted us even brought one of the suitcases up the stairs, even though I could have easily done it myself (and probably more easily than her!). Every time we came back from wherever, the staff would get us any kind of tea or coffee we wanted. There was a ton of fruit free for the taking all day on the front counter.

A number of other guests groused about the steps. They ARE steep, there's no getting around that. However, they are not impossible - ever for smaller people like I and my wife. Plus, it's a mark of being a REAL traditional Amsterdam house. I found them quite interesting. No problems at all.

The breakfast was really stunning too. LOTS of things to choose from. A massive spread of cheese, bread and meats were out there every morning. There was also cereal, yogurt, and fruit. If you take advantage of the breakfast, you can probably skip a meal later!

The bed also felt softer than I usually like... at first. Nevertheless, I slept very soundly and woke with not only no back pain, but the back pain I had come with disappeared. (Back pain after sleeping is something I often have. Not here!)

Finally, I'm not sure what all of the other complaints are about the trams. They are out there. You can hear them if you're looking for it, but it was nothing that would wake me up. Maybe this was just us. I grew up in suburban Detroit where nighttime gunfire is fairly common and I live in Japan now where people are packed in pretty tight most places. If you have problem with (mild) noise, Alp Hotel gives you some free earplugs. We didn't need them at all.

I'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Very friendly & helpful staff. Spotlessly clean everywhere. Excellent location. Nice garden view from my balcony at the back. This is the way it should be done. I wish them every success, they deserve it.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We recently stayed at The Alp for 4 nights. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone requiring a boutique hotel close to the City centre. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was by far the best continental breakfast we have ever had in Europe. The hotel was approximately 15 minutes walk to the Dam and there is a tram stop directly outside the hotel. We booked a small room with an ensuite and that's exactly what it was, very small but the room was serviced daily and was extremely clean. We complained that the window would not close on our first night and the window was immediately fixed. Try this hotel, you will be very pleasantly surprised. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Great atmosphere and rooms were descent. The location was very close to the center, 10 min. walk. The breakfast was excellent and the hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. When they cleaned our room the were leaving two apples, two chocolates and 2 small bottles of water.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Located 10 minutes from the main railway station, the hotel is easily reached by tram 13 which stops outstanding. A small, stylish hotel with the warmest of welcomes and lots of nice touches including a drink on arrival and free tea coffee and fresh fruit for guests throughout the day. The rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed. The breakfast selection is exceptional.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

Small hotel, small rooms but adequate, large balcony over looking the rear courtyard, reception staff were excellent, friendly and helpful.
Breakfast was very good, all fresh and tasty, also there was a good choice.
It's easy to get to, tram 13 stops right outside, it only took 45 minutes from Schiphol to being checked in, we were allowed to check in 3 hours early which was helpful.
But loses 2 stars from us, I particularly booked a room that provided a kettle and coffee making facilities, there was not a kettle or any hot drink facilities.
Overall I would recommend.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

A typical tall Amsterdam house with steep staircase. All rooms well equipped, tea, coffee making facilities, very clean en-suite and room. Good breakfast, decent bread and good choice, plenty of fresh fruit available. Staff very helpful and friendly, always greeted us warmly and asked if we would like a drink on returning from our sight seeing. Tram outside door. Buy a 7.50 euro 24 hour ticket from reception and travel all around the city. Handy for the Rijksmuseum, main grachten, Anne Frank house etc. Would happily stay here again.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alp Hotel Amsterdam

Property: Alp Hotel Amsterdam
Address: De Clercqstraat 52, 1052 NH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 329 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Alp Hotel Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small-scale hotel offers elegant, practical accommodation right in the city center, near the lively shopping and entertainment areas. Have your breakfast in the cozy common room and use the free Wi-Fi to stay in touch with the home front. Weather permitting, you can sit out in the garden and sip a drink. Step outside the main entrance to catch a typical Amsterdam tram right in front of the hotel towards all the tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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