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The Alfred Hotel
Ranked #218 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Basic hotel”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

The hotel by itself is ok. Front desk and lobby are fine. The disappointment come from the room. very basic small room, with a small bed, no attempt for any kind of decoration. Bathroom one side, toilet the other. Bathroom had a bath but way too small for any kind of relaxing time and left over of a sticky plastic rug at the bottom. Even the toilet paper was cheap. Room was clean however, window was opening on the road with the tram. Good location for direct access to the center with Tram 16 and Museumplat. Ok if you expect no more than a clean room to sleep in.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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MemphisAms, General Manager at The Alfred Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment and compliments on the staff and cleanliness. I am aware of the bathtubs and have plans to make improvements on this point. I will also address your comment on the decorations.

Kind Regards,

Sander Veldhuijzen
Hotel Manager
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Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here while attending a trade show. Close to the museum area and Vondelpark. Several high quality restaurants in the area and close to a tram that goes into the city center. If you prefer to be closer to the action and nightlife, this is not the place. However, the surrounding area is great to wander around and the rooms are clean and nice. The front desk staff were always helpful. Overall it was an enjoyable stay!

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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MemphisAms, General Manager at The Alfred Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments on your stay in the Memphis Hotel!
We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

Kind regards,

Sander Veldhuijzen
Hotel Manager
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London
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125 reviews
111 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed May 21, 2014

I'm lucky to have stayed in lots of different hotels in Amsterdam , and none of them being free last week, my client booked me into the Memphis.

Arriving very late, after midnight, due to flight delays at Gatwick, I still get a very nice room. Very spacious, good bed, good strong Wi-Fi signal. The hotel looks clean, and a few paint chips in the corridor don't detract from the feel that it's nice and luxurious. Nice check in.

Good night's sleep. Breakfast is chaos. The breakfast area doesn't look big enough to cater for a full hotel, and it's a scramble for tables. Holland is not a country to visit if you like breakfast as a meal.

I'd certainly say at The Memphis again, but think I'd pop across the road to Let Spain Quotidian cafe for breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank claytoncast
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MemphisAms, General Manager at The Alfred Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your comments! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your room, bed and WiFi! I will make the changes to breakfast room so we can cater for more guests in the morning. We will also address the paint in our corridors.
Thanks again for your comment end I look forward to welcoming you in the Memphis again.

Kind regards,

Sander Veldhuijzen
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We really enjoyed our four night stay in this comfortable Hotel. Very helpful staff including re booking visits etc, really good breakfast, well appointed room in a good position on a tram route and just a few minutes walk to the Museums. There are some really good restaurants nearby and we had one good meal in the restaurant at the Hotel (under separate management)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jtsid
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MemphisAms, General Manager at The Alfred Hotel, responded to this review, June 4, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comments.
We are always happy the hear from guests who enjoyed the stay in our hotel!
I look forward to welcoming you again in our hotel.

Kind Regards,

Sander Veldhuijzen
Hotel Manager
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Powell, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our 2 night stay here was part of a Groupon. The location was good - quite neighborhood which felt safe. 10 minute walk to Van Gogh museum and Rijks museum. About 45 minutes walking to the central station.
The hotel says 4 star - maybe 4 out of 8 possible? Tiny room, tiny bed, no AC, loud as hell, and a very cheery woman yelling, "housekeeping" at 9 am and knocking on our door. Plus we heard her yelling and knocking on the other 10 doors on our floor.
The front desk people were very helpful. Breakfast was good except for some super annoying other guests who let their baby scream while they texted and showed each other photos.
Overall, we spent little on the vacation, so it was ok, but I will not be returning there.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Odul A
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2014

The location is good, in a quiet attractive area, with easy access by public transport to the city centre. It does not however, provide a 4 star experience. The bedroom needed refurbishment. The mattresses were well past their sell by date. The staff were unable to provide me with a proper non-allergenic pillow, important as I am asthmatic. The room was too hot and at one point there was a smell of bad drains. The choice at breakfast is easily surpassed by that on offer in many Scottish 3 star establishments. While the room itself was spacious, the bathroom was very cramped and the grout on the tiling was overdue for a good clean.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Liz M
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Cape Cod
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187 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2014

Typical of many European hotels, rooms are a bit small by US standards, but good for the area. You are just steps from the trolley so getting into the center (1/2 mile) is easy. If you want to be right in the middle of the action, this location may not be your choosing, but it is quiet and close to public transportation. There are plenty of smaller shops and restaurants within walking distance. The room was well appointed.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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 #218 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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