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“See you next year” 4 of 5 stars
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Amistad Hotel
2.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   Kerkstraat 42, 1017 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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Ranked #58 of 207 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London
1 review
“See you next year”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2010

I went to Amsterdam for The New years celebrations, whilst looking for a hotel I found The Amistad Hotel which offers free computers in the rooms, which ment that I could really travel light leaving my laptop and work at home. luckily I didnt need to use the computer exept to check the best cruising places in amsterdam and who was online at gaydar. The hotel is in the perfect location for the parties in the center and next to the Leidse square to get a cheap taxi to the ones outside. I love the staff and my styled room and lets not forget the nespresso coffee at the late breakfast and at 5mins to1 they still served me ;-) I havent been to any other gay hotels in Amsterdam so I cant say its the best but compared to other hotels which I have stayed in elsewhere its right up there.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank party_boy_60
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Paris
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2009

A total, complet waste of money for and overrated hotel.

First of all, staff was not this kind and most limited in their servicing maners. They only give you a map with few and ONLY gay tips. If you do not need to be in a gay atmosphere, choose another hotel, where you'll find much much better service and quality-price relation. The breakfast was the POOREST I've ever had in a Hotel in my life.
The tub was not that clean.The door didn't close properly.There were ful ashtreys outside the room.

We've been to amsterdam several times and trust us : there are much better hotels to stay in.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Notcommingback
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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2009

This hotel is clean and comfortable. The staff is friendly gay males except for the female housekeeper. For gay travelers it is in a great location - Kerkstraat is fairly gay and it is not a long walk to the Reguliersdwars area. It's more of a trek to the train station, but I walked it. The price is reasonable for this expensive city. One drawback is that it does not have air conditioning. Now it does not get unbearably hot in Amsterdam but I was there for a week and for a few days it was actually hot and the room was a bit uncomfortable due to the heat. Also, there are no amenities like a fitness center but it does not claim to be a five star hotel.
I would stay there again and recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lewisgm
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missouri
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24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

Sorry for the delay but I stayed for two weeks in 2008 and stayed in the penthouse which was wonderful and worth every cent. The owners, the boys, were great and very helpful during this two week stay. The apartment was just beautiful and met all my expectations. I loved buy my food from local shops and stores and then cooking it. THe gay scene was just terrific. This hotel was in the middle of very things to see in Amsterdam. The bars, tubs, smoking coffeeshops, and other things are within walking distance of the apartment. On the first floor of the penthouse is a wonderful bakery that was just "Dutch" in tastes and character.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank larrymcneely
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brussel
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

We have been to amsterdam many times before and always ended up in staying in the big hotel chains, like eden hotel and golden tullip. This hotel was a first one to us and boy did it was a good one!

It started immedialty from the beginning and it lasted to the very end. From the very friendly and cute front desk guy to the cleaners and the managers. Nothing was too much to be asked. Breakfast is served till late so perfect for the late night birds. The Hotel is clean and the rooms are good. We stayed in the lovely double ensuite room wich had is very cute own shower and toilet.

The hotel is located perfectly to all the major attractions of amsterdam and in the middle of a lot of gay action, discover it yourself!
I definatly coming back and want to thank joost, mike and dennis for their hospitality.

The guy from brussel.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank skaterboy29
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London
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

best stay ever. great location, clean and surprising interior. Had a computer in my room and fro free internet, where do you find this?? Friendly staff. recommend this hotel to everyone especially first time travelers to amsterdam.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank fernandoamor
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Palo Alto, CA
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2009

The Amistad was home for us for 9 nights, and we enjoyed staying there immensely. The staff (Danny, Mike, Elioje) are all terrific. We met very interesting and fun fellow travelers at the communal, welcoming breakfast each day (which is served until 1 p.m.). The rooms were not huge but totally adequate. Each one came with its own PC and flat-screen TV! The hotel is located many gay venues (bars, nightclub, restaurants) and is quiet at night. We will definitely go back when in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank eddiereyn
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Additional Information about Amistad Hotel

Address: Kerkstraat 42, 1017 GM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 207 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2 star — Amistad Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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