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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Ranked #71 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Newtownards, United Kingdom
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“Great Hotel Great Location Great Staff”
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Read some not very good reviews prior to travelling so was unsure what to expect. First thing to mention is the repairs to the exterior of the building. Yes there is scaffolding and it does spoil the appearance of what is a very impressive building but if you're anything like me the Hotel is a place to sleep. Not somewhere I spend hours looking out the window. I would be more concerned if the exterior was in a poor state of repair. The work has to be done at some time.
As for the people who complained about road noise. This is a major city with a tram network. What did you expect?

The American bar and Restaurant is very impressive if somewhat expensive but the service and quality of the food is amazing. If your feeling flush it is definitely worth one visit. Otherwise step out the front doors and there are more than enough restaurants to cover any taste and price.

Our bed was super comfortable.

I had very little dealings with the staff but any I did I found them to be polite and helpful.

Directly opposite the front door of the hotel is a stop for Lovers Canal Cruises. (Not just for lovers) We took the 90 minute cruise which I found to be great fun. If this is your first visit to Amsterdam I would recommend doing this early on so that you get your bearings and idea of how far away all the main attractions are. Walk everywhere.

All things considered I would definitely stay at this Hotel again. I would have rated it five but for the scaffolding.

Room Tip: Overlooking the canal.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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American-Management, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and the time you took to post a review. We appreciate the consideration for the temporarily affected views. However as you mentioned: it is only to make things better and in perfect shape.

We hope you will visit Amsterdam again.

With best regards,
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

First thing to say is that the hotel is covered by scaffolding an boarding at the moment, which means it doesn't look great from the outside but all old buildings need maintenance and renovation so don't get hung up about it - I just look forward to seeing it when it is fully restored. But obviously it is better to get a room overlooking the "inside" (even though the only view is of the rooms opposite) rather than an outside facing room, which is likely to have scaffolding around it. The rooms are pretty good, and in keeping with with a classic old hotel they seem to vary in configuration. Mine was quite big with a nicely decorated carpet, huge bed, separated dressing area and a very big bathroom. Very clean and well appointed. A little dark - could do with more or brighter lights - and the WiFi connection is a bit variable. The reception area is nice but the real jewel in this hotel is the restaurant - classical early 20th century decoration, stained glass, high ceilings, potted plants - the works. It's a pleasure to eat in there - breakfast is a treat. The staff were uniformly pleasant and helpful. And the hotel is just across from some of the best nightlife, bars and eateries in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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American-Management, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and feedback. Indeed we are working hard to reduce the visible parts of our restoration and renovation to a minimum. We hope you will be visiting us again soon to witness all the improvements including the quicker WIFI.

With best regards,
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The prestigious American Hotel has a small bar at the left (like a conservatory) where you can enjoy a drink and watch the people go by. There is also a bar/restaurant on the right but if you are just looking for a drink, a chat and watch the buzz of the city, this is the place to rest yourself in the red cushion seats.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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American-Management, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for visiting our cocktail Bar "Bar Americain". Our bartenders indeed try to provide a cozy, informal atmosphere with their award winning cocktails and skills. Our most senior barman celebrated his 40 year tenure with the hotel this month.

Hope to see you back soon!

Best regards,
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Stayed 15th March 2 days. Clean hotel. Helpful staff. Bar with atmosphere and good service. Didn't eat at hotel as many cafes, restaurants and bars close by. Well positioned for walking, boat trips and bike hire---practice first!! Would return.

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American-Management, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your stay and your posting. Please be informed that you can use our city bikes free of charge to learn to ride and to discover the city.

With best regrads,
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

This hotel is in our view an excellent place to stay in Amsterdam, if you can get a good deal on the room rate. We had a high room at the front overlooking the square and it was spacious and clean. Seperate sitting area and desk were nice as well.

Reception very helpful. Bar service a little slow and quite expensive.

We would stay again

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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American-Management, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and your review. Your constructive comments are taken on board. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

With best regards,
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel in Amsterdam many times and have always found it to be excellent.Alas I have to agree with recent comments made by other guests that it is not a good choice until the renovations of this listed building are complete

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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American-Management, Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and feedback. indeed we are doing our utmost to finsih the necessary refurbishment works to the monumental builidng as soon as possible. we hope to be able to welcome you bvack soon to witness the results.

Best regards,
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Property: Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Address: Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#7 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#49 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#58 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#59 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#84 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American has a rich history. In 1882, the first hotel guests stayed at this unique location on Leidseplein. The current building dates from 1902 and is a wonderful example of Jugenstil. Right at the centre of this national monument is Cafe Americain, the hotspot where (hotel) guests and Amsterdam residents enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more   less 
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