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Die Port van Cleve
Ranked #96 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Really nice hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at Die Port van Cleve, especially as it is so central within the city. The room was very nice, with plenty of space and a lovely balcony looking onto the city (we suspect it was the only room with a balcony). Staff were helpful and were great at answering any questions we had. The lift was broken down but when it was fixed it was extraordinarily slow so just use the service lift beside it instead. The food in the restaurant was pricey but nice, though we usually went elsewhere to eat. The whole place was clean and well maintained (despite the main lift being broken down, though that wasn't much of a problem as there was an alternative), and overall we really enjoyed our stay there.

Room Tip: Our room was 601 (top floor) which had a balcony, and was a nice size.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Very small rooms with a view to the other rooms in a backyard - no privacy at all - it is not worth more than 2 stars - it smelled of marihuana when we arrived - too expensive - the only posive thing is the very central location

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Carndonagh, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great location,rooms a bit small but nice,an old feel to them,not your modern type hotel,you must try the steak in the bar/restaurant ,bit pricey but lovely

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Just got back from 3 night stay in this hotel. The hotel has the amenities of a 4star but as far as comfort goes only a 2star. We had room 229 which faced into a courtyard and other bedrooms and this meant that you had to have the curtains drawn on a night or provide a peep show. During the day we had net curtains which stopped people walking along the corridor looking into our room. The room had very little natural daylight. The room was lit by table lamps which were screwed down and couldn't therefore be moved around. The bathroom lighting again was poor - my husband found it difficult to shave and I found it difficult to apply make-up (we both wear glasses). The air conditioning was broken and the window only opened about 5 inches. All of this I could have put up with had the bed been comfortable but alas it wasn't and I had sleepless nights tossing and turning trying to get comfortable and even sleeping on a folded duvet did little to aid comfort and a stuffy and hot room added to the misery. Why do hotels put such hard mattrasses on beds?

On the plus side, our room was quiet, hotel staff helpful and friendly and it was nice to sit in the old bar and have a quiet drink.

Would we stay at this hotel again - No.

Room Tip: Don't have room 229
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Jaspar56
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

Front desk service was fast and polite on all accounts. Room was a bit small and the was a standard size double bed which was on the small size for us. the location & amenities
were first class and we could not fault service other that the bed size

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

This hotel is in a great location in Central Amsterdam. When you go out of the hotel, the tram stop is literally outside the building. The Centraal Station is about a 10 minute walk or a 3 minute tram ride. I would suggest that you buy one of the "I Amsterdam" city card so you'll get a free canal cruise, unlimited tram and bus rides, and it even gives you free stuff or discounts at other shops and restaurants. The concierge is very helpful and honest. When I asked them if they exchange foreign currency, they suggested that we go to the market since they have better rates and doesn't charge fees. The rooms are small though but you're never in there anyway, At least I wasn't and if you are in your room the whole time and you're on vacation, then you've got serious issues! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Had a great time staying here. The location is great. Close enough to the train station and right next to the Dam and the city center. Next door is a shopping center with a store that sells tickets for bus rides and events for a cheaper rate than usuall. The room is nice and clean. A pretty nice place to stay in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Die Port van Cleve
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 176 /180, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#63 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#77 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#80 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Die Port van Cleve 4*
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Die Port van Cleve is a famous Dutch hotel located directly behind the Royal Palace & facing Dam Square. Due its central location, you will find many touristic and cultural sites within walking distance. Hotel Die Port van Cleve has a rich history. Heineken opened its first brewery in this building in 1864. Brasserie ‘De Poort’ is famous for its numbered steaks and Bar-Bodega ‘De Blauwe Parade’ has an unique Delft blue tile fresco dating from 1887. At the beginning of 2012, rooms were soft refurbished and all rooms were redecorated with references to the authentic tile fresco in the bar. ... more   less 
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