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The Alfred Hotel
Ranked #220 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

I stayed with my friend in this hotel for two nights. It was located near the museum square. Tram was at a walking distance, by which one can reach city centre easily. Hotel staff was cooperative but hidden a fact from us which spoiled the stay.
At the time of checkout when we were packing our luggage, spotted that our chocolates were bitten by mouse. It was very disgusting, hotel admitted this thing and also payed for the spoiled chocolate, but mood was already spoiled. If it would have been documents in place of chocolate it would have been disaster.
Pros:
Nice and clean hotel with good sized rooms.
Tram is next to hotel by which city can be explored.
Hotel staff was cooperative.

Cons:
Breakfast was not included and it was expensive, in city it is available at much lower prices in market.
Mouse can eat the food stuff if luggage is left open in room.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I stayed for one night in a double room in the Memphis hotel. The rooms we re spacious, beds we re very good.
The breakfast the next morning was very poor, pancakes we re in the same au- bain- marie as the bacon and scrambled egs. Choice was not very much.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

My girlfriend and I had booked a 4 day trip to Amsterdam instead of the usual Christmas presents and went at the end of January. We got a good deal and werent expected much from the hotel. But how we were wrong, from the moment we arrived the staff were friendly and helped us with everything. The room was brilliant had everything we needed. I cannot say anything for the bar or restaurant as we didnt use either. We booked through a third party site so it may be dearer directly booking through the hotel. The only thing I will say is people who havent stayed in Amsterdam before, there is a tourist tax we had to pay at the end of our stay, which nobody informed us about, I think it is 5% of the total bill. But double check.

Room Tip: We had room number 406, this was a double corner suite and was fantastic.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank superhans90
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Reviewed January 10, 2014

I visited the hotel in November 2013 and had an excellent experience. Delicious breakfast, clean rooms and well-equipped, friendly staff, convenient location - close to the Vondelpark. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank Udi B
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

After reading reviews on this hotel and looking at its web page , I thought that I should end our European stay in style . What a disappointment ? We arrived at this hotel with the dirty red carpet at its front door .The receptionist who spoke perfect English was cold and not welcoming . We booked for breakfast as well and got no info on times etc. We had to ask about the Wifi . We were placed in 2 corner standard rooms which had extremely old and outdated furniture .Being street facing , we endured ambulance sirens every night . The breakfast was nothing special and no refills done . If you were a few minutes late - and teenagers often wake up late - it was obvious that you were not welcome . Location - nothing to shout about - close to the concert hall but you have to walk about 100 meters to catch nearest tram . Area looked safe . If I had not prepaid , I would
definitely have cancelled my booking and stayed longer at the Crowne Plaza . Note there was no toiletries at all and the towels were not even ironed and placed in a heap on our beds . The reception always had a strange smell and I am wondering if it was a rat as mentioned by other Travellers .
Amsterdam is one of the friendliest , warmest cities in the world and it was the Dutch people's warmth that made our stay in this city , a delight . Will definitely return to Amsterdam but not to this hotel .I found a delightful Nepalese restaurant in Leidesplein , very close to the Bulldog and a great South American grill house which served the greatest starter - prawns tucked into tortilla shells with a lovely sauce - and margaritas at 5 euros . Then there is the Turkish restaurant within close proximity to the Nepalese restaurant which served the best lamb chops a 12 euros .

Room Tip: Please ensure that you do no choose a street facing room .
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

While this hotel was a bit further out, it was still an easy walk through Vondel Park to hit the action. In reality, it was nice to stay just outside the crazy. Very clean, "american-sized" hotel rooms. Great staff. And, they allow small dogs. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The location of the hotel is quite central, and with both the number 16 and number 2 Tram stops being very close it is an ideal location to explore the delights that Amsterdam has to offer.

Room was neat and tidy and although our room was on the roadside - there was very little noise. Service was good and the prices in the bar on a par with the rest of Amsterdam.

One warning - Breakfast - we were unsure as to whether this was included in our stay - we decided to give it a go - very little choice and also very expensive for what you get.

Oh and no mice ;)

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Julian C
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Additional Information about 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 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $105 - $271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Memphis Emb Amsterdam

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