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“Good location, poor hotel!”
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Hotel Bellington
Ranked #321 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We booked this hotel as a last minute get away and by no means were we expecting 5 star luxury but cleanliness would have been a start. To list the few positives; location was fantastic, easily accessible by trams for all the sights of Amsterdam and the hotel staff were more than friendly. The hotel stair cases were very steep, making it inaccessible for disabled, elderly or even children. The bathroom was very unhygienic, so much so we were glad to have packed flip flops that we could wear in the shower (if you could call it that). The shower head was so full of scum and mold that the water sprayed in every which direction. The toilet was unsecured so every time you sat on it it moved, we were given one toilet roll between 3 of us for 3 days, rationed to say the least!! The beds in the room were full of stains and mold and we were sure that our numerous bites were from bed bugs. Also because of the hotel being situated on a very noisy shopping street the noise on a morning was horrendous, there was also building works going on that we were not notified of before travelling. Breakfast was a minimum. The hotel was not worth the money we paid even with it's convenient location.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 30, 2012

Overall this hotel represented outstanding value for money in a cracking location. Not much can be said about the rooms other than they were clean with no frills. Of note however was the very warm and helpful service recieved from all the staff. They where only too pleased to offer local tourist advice, directions which is a great deal more the most of the hotels we stayed in across Europe. For the price I would definitely return.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Very near of Museumplein, the breakfast is very complet for a hotel of this category. The final price was more cheap that the page web.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

When my husband, 3 young daughters and I arrived in Amsterdam (Summer 2007) to discover that our travel agent had goofed and booked us in a hotel that was no longer in existence (it had been demolished, according to neighbours), the Bellington took us in with absolutely no notice. No, it was not the one bedroom apartment we had booked, but we had a clean room, enough beds, television, a small refrigerator and a private bathroom. Our room was small, simple, no frills, but it served our purpose beautifully. The free breakfast was lovely, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the location was much better than the room we had originally booked out in the suburbs. We loved being within walking distance of Museumplein, Vondelpark, Max Euweplein, trams, restaurants and shops. In the end, we were thrilled that we ended up at the Bellington, instead of the room we had originally booked. We had a wonderful action-packed 10-day adventure in Amsterdam that remains the best family vacation we have ever had.

Room Tip: We found this to be a good, very basic room. If you are looking for something fancy, this might not...
  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Very hospitable family. Michel (manager) was very helpful in giving tips and directions on places to eat, sites to visit, best transportation etc. Complimentary buffet breakfast was also good with enough choices from cereals, breads, cold cuts, eggs, coffee, a wide variety of teas, orange juice and some fruits. The only small drawback is the narrow and steep staircases which elderly and physically challenged people would have difficulty in climbing as the hotel is located in the 2nd floor since the ground floor are high value commercial spaces of boutiques. Very good value for money

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

I just back from Amsterdam, and want to say that hotel perfect for travels that need good bad, clean shower & toilet. Very nice, friendly helpful owners(Family from Japan), very good location and very acceptable price.
One problem, its a stairs, I have a problem with my back and I cant take my luggage up stairs, and if you don't know, I can explain in most hotels in Amsterdam very high stairs I think its approximate 95-100 degrees, and if you girl, and you have heavy luggage (my was 22 kg) it will be a problem. But still I ask owners to help me, and they take my language up stairs to our room. So what can I say, I am 27 y.o, from Israel and hotel is nice. Good Luck:)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Niko4ka
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Address: P.C. Hooftstraat 78-80, 1071CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Ranked #321 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $80 - $299 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Bellington 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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