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“Calm place near the museums”
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The Alfred Hotel
Ranked #220 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Bruxelles
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368 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Calm place near the museums”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Memphis hotel is a calm hotel in a plaisant place near the mueums square (three tram stops before). The quarter is nice with a lot of small restaurants, nice bars and places where to take the breakfast. There are possibilites also to take the breakfast at the hotel.
The romms are big and clean. The staff is efficient and welcome.
A good place for some nights in Amsterdam near the old city but much more calm !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was my daughter and I first trip to amsterdam and found the Memphis hotel a very pleasant experience. The staff in the hotel were very helpful and friendly. Our room on the fifth floor was very clean and the beds were very comfortable.the hotel is about ten minutes away from all the major attractions on the tram which you can get right outside the hotel.All in all a great experience for our first time in Amsterdam and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

This hotel is clean and hotel staff are very helpful,i had to extend my stay and there was no problem to do the extension,location is good near the museums and short tram/bus ride to centrum,i had good value for my money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I have never written a bad review before but I felt like it was very important to warn people about this so called four star hotel. I'm still in shock that it ever got good reviews, especially so recently. This hotel is in an amazing location. That is all. When we arrived it wasnt clear where you could park your car and the staff was of no help initially. the response was, "we dont drive so we really arent sure". After 20+ minutes they found someone to give my husband directions to a parking lot that was far enough away that he had to take a tram back. He was gone to park the car for over an hour! We arrived in our room and it was so dirty that you didn't want to remove your shoes. The paint on the baseboards and trim was peeling off everywhere. The walls had holes and exposed anchors where something had been previously hanging. There were also pencil markings all over the walls where they had obviously measured to hang something but then didn't. The walls were filthy. The room had a layer of dust on everything and when I opened a drawer there was mouse droppings! I asked to be moved to a new room and while it was larger and free of mouse droppings it was still gross.
The next morning we went down for breakfast. Our table was set but again covered with a layer of dust. The food was less than adequate and to be honest you really didn't want to eat because everything was so dirty. The kitchen was right off of where you got your coffee and the door to the kitchen was left wide open. That was enough for us. We elected to eat outside of the hotel after that even though we had prepaid for the breakfast.
The staff was less than helpful. Any questions we asked were answered with ,"no". Not once did they offer to find an answer. We were sorry that we had booked and prepaid for three nights. We have been traveling throughout Europe for two weeks and this was by far our only negative experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

In two separate occasions on the first floor and on the fifth floor we had a mouse visit. It seems a normal occurence in this hotel. If it happens they offer you a breakfast for free. You would expect more cleanliness in a four star hotel

  • Stayed July 2013
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Dallas
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was our first trip to Amsterdam and we found our experience at the Memphis to be very nice! For a European hotel, our room was more than adequate. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The location was great for either walking to major tourist sties and parks, or for catching the tram to the places outside of walking distance. The included breakfast was plentiful and convenient, however if you're looking for variety, you won't find it here.

If you planning a trip to Amsterdam, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, California
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Hotel obviously recently refurbished. Very comfortable beds with double-glazed windows.(on busy street). Within walking distance of the museums and on the tram line. Friendly staff and nice breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Alfred Hotel
Address: Cornelis Schuytstraat 58-60, 1071 JL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Memphis Hotel Museum Square)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #220 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Alfred Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Alfred Hotel is a chic 3-Star hotel and has recently been renovated and transformed to provide trendy, modern and comfortable accommodation for all its guests. Our Hotel is suitable for anyone who is looking for culture, architecture, culinary adventures, and a chance to experience local life in Amsterdam. The Alfred Hotel is ideally located in the South district of Amsterdam. You can start your day with a walk through Vondelpark that will lead you to Museumplein where you can discover the world renowned Rijksmuseum. In the Museumplein you can also discover fine dining at the Rijks Restaurant, masterpieces at the Van Gogh Museum, modern art at the Stedelijk Museum, or one of the many concerts at Het Concertgebouw. A five minute walk from the Museumplein will take you to the picturesque World Heritage Unesco recognized Amsterdam Canals. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Memphis Emb
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