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The Albus
Ranked #60 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Chic city hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at The Albus for three nights whilst in Amsterdam for the weekend. The hotel is really modern, chic and clean. The reception staff are very friendly and offered us hot drinks when we arrived and checked in before seeing us to the room. We stayed in a queen size room, it was small but for a city hotel it was fine. The main thing was it was very clean, and had all the necessities including a pod type coffee machine which was replenished daily as was bottled water.

At reception is a book of recommendations for restaurants, bars etc from the staff themselves. You should definitely take a look at this as we chose where to eat from this book and loved where we ended up each time, it's good to get a locals view.

The staff offered us advice of where to go and were always on hand to help us find locations on the maps they provide. We also purchased our tram tickets from reception, if you plan to travel by tram over the weekend get a 48hr ticket as it works out cheaper then the 24hr ones. We used the trams to get around the entire time, including evenings out as they run to midnight and there is a stop just a bit further up the road than the hotel.

The hotel is very centrally though and you could walk around too, probably 10 min stroll to Dam Square. The hotel is in a nice quieter part of town but still amongst it.

There is a small cafe across the road to the hotel called PKing, on the corner. We had breakfast here everyday for around €14 for two, cheaper than the hotels restaurant which I think was charging over €15 each for breakfast.

Overall great city hotel would definitely recommend and return to if visiting Amsterdam again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Albus hotel was a great find in a happening part of Amsterdam. The staff, (Mariska, Sofia, Verona) were great and EXTREMELY helpful. The rooms were very clean and comfortable...Thanks for your hospitality!!! Vincent Pepe

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

The Albus was a great hotel in a great location with a great staff! It was right in the center of Amsterdam within walking distance to everything. Sophia and Mariska were wonderful! Very nice and very helpful! The next time I return to Amsterdam, I will defintely stay at The Albus!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the hotel from the 17th-20th December and had a fantastic stay. Staff were friendly and very helpful from the moment we entered the hotel; marking the sites, shopping and food areas on a city map for us.

We stayed in a Splendid City Room and was one of the largest rooms we stayed in during our 5 week trip. The bed and pillows were extremely comfortable (this coming from someone who often travels with her own pillow!). We did find the room temperature a little hot and had some difficulty working the heating/air conditioning system in the room; but this was only an issue for 1 of the 3 nights of our stay. We had a front room which was mostly quiet, however morning traffic noises could be heard from about 5.30/6.00. The bathroom was also a great size with a very large shower with fantastic shower head and great hairdryer! The rooms also offered complimentary wi-fi, Nespresso machine and bottles of water which were replaced daily.

The hotel itself was in good condition and was being repainted during our stay. The lift was a good size, but we often found it slow in reaching our room and took the stairs rather than waiting on a few occasions. On one day during our stay the lobby seemed to smell of sewerage and we found the hallway outside our room also had a smell and housekeeping had left the windows in our room open. Luckily the smell did not carry into our rooms.

The location of this hotel was absolutely perfect! It was within walking distance of Dam square, Anne Frank House and Central station. The attractions further away, such as Van Gogh Museum were easily accessed via the Tram with the closest stop about 100m from the hotel.

Would definitely recommend to family and friends in the future!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We loved the location and the staff were extremely helpful. They gave useful advice and were always willing to answer any queries. We had a room on the first floor overlooking the main road, and did struggle to sleep the first night with the traffic noises, but we live in a very rural location at home so this was very different for us. However there were earplugs provided. Loved the coffee available in reception and the complimentary drink at the bar whether you eat there or not. All staff really friendly. Well done!!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Excellent hotel in all ways. Great staff who were very helpful from the first time you step into the hotel. Locations was close to everything and with walking distance to Dam Square. Rooms were modern and clean. A great stay! Would thoroughly recommend stay at The Albus.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I could not have been better treated,the staff were always approachable and enthusiastic,everything was catered for.Any questions I may have had,any enquiries about travel and transport were immediately answered.Food was excellent,restaurant was very modern.I really enjoyed my stay and I will definitely return at some point.

Room Tip: The room was ideal for a solo traveller,i loved it.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Property: The Albus
Address: Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#32 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#43 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#52 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#65 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Albus 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Albus is a four star design hotel where you can experience the vibrancy of central Amsterdam from your doorstep and unwind afterwards in our luxurious rooms. The Albus is located in the historical heart of Amsterdam within the famous Canal Belt and next to the most prestigious part of Amsterdam: The Golden Bend. You’ll be 2-10 minutes away from to the 4 main squares: Rembrandsquare, Leidsesquare, Damsquare and Muntsquare. ... more   less 
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Albus Grand Amsterdam
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