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“Acceptable, not great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace

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NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
Ranked #121 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 769 helpful votes
“Acceptable, not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

The hotel is quite worn inside the rooms. Not sure why this qualifies as five star. The furnishings were a bit old. The t.v. isn't even a flat screen, and it's only about a 14" screen. Getting in and out of the bathtub/shower is really dangerous, as it's very high, designed for people well over six feet tall, and it's curved, so you can't even stand straight up in it.

I had one of the very few rooms with a nice view of the train station, but must views look pretty bad. Location is very central to train station, red light district, lots of restaurants nearby. Reasonably quiet.

Staff were all very frirendly. There is free wifi in the lobby. It is priced a lot lower than other so called five star hotels, but it's not five star at all. My room was quite spacious but I doubt I would stay there again until they modernize the rooms.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Beaune, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were very surprised that the hotel was as nice as it was for the price we paid. The location is terrific. It was an easy walk to the major sights. The Hop On Hop Off bus is a 5 minute walk away as were the canal boat tours. We stayed there prior to a cruise. It is a quick taxi ride to the cruise port. The staff was very helpful. Everyone spoke excellent English which is huge for us. The room was very clean as was the bathroom and the bed was comfortable. So, location, cleanliness and comfort makes this a great choice.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

After some trepidation, I booked this hotel on Priceline, hoping the location would make up for any shortcomings that I had read about, and was happily surprised. It is an easy five minute walk from the train station with luggage. Check in was a breeze with a very helpful staff. Lobby is very large and modern. Our room was very comfortable and clean and we had no issues with furniture although it certainly hasn't been remodeled recently. We felt very secure with our room key necessary to use elevator to access our floor,along with a large room safe. The view outside our window was of a small street along a canal. It was somewhat loud into the night but we really enjoyed the view and it didn't bother our sleep. Once outside the hotel we were just a short walk from many restaurants, bars and sights. I recommend this hotel and would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

Not a 5 star hotel, been con by last minute.com said 5 star hotel it is a secret hotel once they revealed it you cannot do anything you cannot get your money back think ,be wise there is more nicer hotel than this nursing home.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

We booked this hotel for a post cruise stay. The hotel is advertised as a 5 star hotel. It is not. Although the lobby area may look appealing, the rooms need a lot of help! The room we had was quite large. The bathroom was also large. However it looks like no updates have been done to the hotel rooms since maybe the 80's. the carpeting, curtains, furniture, mattresses and lighting desperately need a change! The first night was very humid and although the fan/air,conditioning was on, the bedding felt extremely humid/damp. And even though we had a kingside bed, the top duvet was made up of 2 twins! No top bed sheet either! Strange! Friends travelling with us had to change rooms after the first night due to a "bug problem". I just hope they didn't bring any bed bugs home!
We were able to enjoy a pizza and drinks in the lobby however our evening quickly went downhill when we spotted not one, but two mice scattering across the lobby underneath the couches!
Fortunately the hotel is located within walking distance of many bars and restaurants. Will not stay at this hotel again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Julie155019
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Beirut, Lebanon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Stayed for 5 nights while attending a medical conference in Amsterdam. The location was superb 2 minutes walk from the central station and the red zone and the shopping area. Staff were friendly and accommodated me for an early check in (at 10 am). The room was spacious and clean but the view was miserable. The food was acceptable. And that is all!!! The hotel contains nothing else to discuss!! No amenities or other restaurants or facilities! the building is old and needs renovation. A weird bad smell was always bothering when entering the lobby.

Nice hotel and recommended for a short stay. Overpriced. DO NOT expect a 5 star luxury!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Omar M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had a 4 day stay here again on 23rd August, when we checked in we were told our room had changed from our original reservation that was emailed to us. We asked for a explanation and told them we were not happy. The manager then took over our check in and told us he had upgraded our room to the best suite in the hotel . WOW the room was absolutely amazing it was a suite that took half of the top floor of the hotel, 2 balconys over looking the station side of Amsterdam. The suite had 2 toilets a large bathroom very large lounge, a really good music system, 2 TV's, a excellent kitchen with pod coffee machine, kettle, Mini bar. the suite was luxury. We had massive windows and patios that opened to give you a superb sound and view of everthing.The breakfast is excellent quality and service, the choice of drinks food etc is amazing. We had a great break in Amsterdam thanks to the staff of The Barbizon Palace. We shall definately stay here on our next and future visits to Amsterdam. Thank you to all the staff for making us welcome and taking care of us.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace
Address: Prins Hendrikkade 59-72, 1012 AD Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly NH Barbizon Palace)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#76 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#89 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 274
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The five-star NH Collection Amsterdam Barbizon Palace is conveniently located in the heart of old Amsterdam and easily accessible to famous attractions, both on foot or via public transportation. ... more   less 
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