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“Good clean stay for the young traveller” 4 of 5 stars
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Max Brown Hotel Museum Square
Ranked #146 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Good clean stay for the young traveller”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Clean comfortable rooms in central Amsterdam. Good hotel for the young traveller that needs a bed, bathroom and breakfast. Rooms are small but comfortable and clean. If you want to party all night and only need a place to crash for the night then Acro is great. There is no lift and stairs are steep, old and unfit avoid.

  • Stayed November 2011
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

OK; the point is you're not going to spend a lot of time in your hotel so on that basis, this is a good value place to explore. The tram is nearby and Leidesplein and museums a short walk. It is scrupolously clean and teh showers are good.
However, the room and bathroom were absolutely tiny so 2 of you getting dressed at the same time just wasn't do-able. Noise insulation is poor so you can hear everyone else moving around and talking.
I would probably go back but more than two nights I would go elsewhere due to the lack of space.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

when we forst starting to do weekends away in amsterdam we stayed here about 3-4 times, its VERY basic, if your expectations are high with regards to accomidation stay away, when i say basic i mean basic, this hotel must have the steapest staircases in the world.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

Arriving at the Hotel Acro is not great. There's a flight of steps upto the entrance of the hotel and no sign of help for lifting heavy suitcases. hotel lobby is pretty dingy as well. HOWEVER, give it a chance and get to the rooms and they are modern, light, white and bright with comfy beds, good showers and free internet. Add to that an excellent continental breakfast that's included in the price and Hotel Acro is a good find for budget travellers. It's located 5 minutes walk from the 2 major museums and its a short hop on the tram to the old centre of Amsterdam and the canals. Staff are friendly and helpful. Only downside is minimal sound proofing and noisy revellers in the corridors until midnight. Would stay there again for the budget .

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

TRIP
This was our first trip to Amsterdam, we travelled as a couple aged 20 and 18 for a 20th Birthday in February 2011. I booked the hotel online through the DFDS site which had a deal on for two nights on the ferry and one in Amsterdam. As there was a budget the Acro Hotel was the first picked from the list for being within budget and having great reviews.

ROOMS
The reviews stated that the rooms were small and basic, which was true, but didn't matter as we were only there for a night. We stayed on the ground floor of the hotel which looked out onto a backyard piled with rubbish - so we kept the curtains drawn. The room was basic and consisted of; a double bed, TV on the wall, mirror and wardrobe. The bathroom was well planned out and practical, about 2-3m long, it had a toilet at one end and shower cubicle at the other separated by a mirror. Power shower when full blast applied definitely wakes you up after a ferry and bus ride!

STAFF
The men on reception were extremely helpful and even let us leave our bags there on the last day free of extended stay charges whilst we explored the city. There was a slight glitch when we went to collect our bags in the form of a power cut, but again the staff proved their excellent customer service by loaning us torches and allowing us to use separate rooms for toiletry purposes.

LOCATION
The location was great; not too far a walk from the main attractions, but far enough out of the main bustle of stag and hen do's. At the end of the road was the Rijksmuseum and 'Amsterdam Sign' which is a great photo opportunity. At the other end of the road was the House of Bols and designer shops including Chanel. On the first night we were a little lost and using a guide map managed to find the city centre (be aware of pick-pocketers), which is just past the Hard Rock Café about 5 minute walk from the hotel. In the centre there are theatres, restaurants, McDonald's (be prepared to pay for the toilet in McDonald's, as with most eateries in Amsterdam), supermarkets and shops like H&M and Pandora as well as tram line connections around Amsterdam. A 10-15 further walk into the city there's Madame Tussads, well worth a visit for visitors of all ages. Alternatively a 15 minute walk from the hotel or 5 minute tram ride from the centre in between the variety of coffee shops is the Red Light District. A part of the Europe that really has to be visited at night – if not squeamish of bikini clad women paraded behind glazing or an individual prone to giggles. We spent some time in one of the pubs in the centre of the Red Light District, with budget prices of 2 – 4 Euro considering the location!

OVERALL
This hotel did the job: 1 night in decent enough a hotel in Amsterdam on a budget. Impressed by the bonuses of; helpful staff, budget price and great location, I'd definitley book the Acro Hotel again for another adventure in Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

I was very positively surprised about Acro Hotel in Amsterdam. Typically small hotels in Amsterdam have narrow and steep staircases to the rooms and not so good bathrooms.
This hotel had a lift, renewed bathrooms, 24/7 reception, a good breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. The location was good and peaceful, just next door to the National Museum. There was even a small pub in the hotel.

Maybe the best small hotel I've stayed in Amsterdam.

Ps. The hotel is going to change the name to Poet something in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Room was SO small - little more than a corridor. Walls paper thin so choose your neighbours well -You hear everything.
Reception and stairs grubby.
Bar was nice but be prepared fo wait as barman also mans reception.
Breakfast room in basement basic but ok food.
Good location awayfrom fhe crowds .
This is a budget hotel - not for those wanting to do anything but sleep there.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: Max Brown Hotel Museum Square
Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 40-46, 1071 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly TRYP by Wyndham Poet Amsterdam)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #146 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Max Brown Hotel Museum Square 3*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Max Brown Museum Square settles down at the Museum Square, known by locals as the central hub of the city. Location is everything in a city like Amsterdam and the Museum Square, located South of the old city, has it al. You are just a block away from the world famous Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Rijksmuseum, escape outdoors to the Vondelpark where you can join locals for a lovely Picnic or go for some high end shopping in the PC Hooftstraat, van Baerlestraart and Beethovenstraat. The Museum Quarter (the neighbourhood around the Museum Square) is, despite all its touristic attractions, largely a residential neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and gorgeous 19th-century architecture. ... more   less 
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