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“Poet Hotel, Amsterdam” 3 of 5 stars
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Max Brown Hotel Museum Square
Ranked #151 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
“Poet Hotel, Amsterdam”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Poet is ideal if you like being woken on successive nights by the jolly sound of drunken yobs singing and shouting throughout the small hours. If like me, you're a bit more boring and prefer to be asleep at 3 a.m., you should look for a hotel where this sort of behaviour is not tolerated by the management. Apart from that, it was adequate.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Only stay in this hotel if you need to visit the museums (Rijks and Van Gogh) as so close. Lethal steep stairs to pokey reception. No service from reception staff. Tiny rooms and only stay if in a couple or single as no room between twin beds at all ! Dark basement breakfast room serving below average food. Steep step access not suitable for elderly or infirm. Clean yes - smells of bleach everywhere. They charge for wifi use. Very pricey for what should be a low budget hotel !

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Poet is in an excellent location on a smart street around the corner from the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum, and the tram stop for the 2 and 5 which go to some of the city's main attractions. Comfort level is fine but rooms are as small as they can be, in that they have squeezed in as many as possible in the four storey building. Stayed in a twin room and the bed was very narrow. The stairs are also very steep - this is not a hotel for those with mobility problems (there is a lift though).

The staff are helpful and there is a smart bar/reception area. Wi-Fi is only included if you buy a drink, otherwise it's 3 euros a day. TVs in the room have lots of channels including BBC World News and BBC1. Breakfast is served in a compact basement room (reached by very steep stairs), and options are limited: toast, cereal, eggs. No croissants and the coffee is not good. However, overall our stay was fine - we were hardly there during the day and the place was clean and modern with friendly staff.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Purmerend, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The hotel is located in walking distance of Leidseplein, the Rijksmuseum, The Van Gogh Museum and lots of other attractions. And their prices vary according to the day of your stay (Saturday is more expensive than Wednesday) and how far in advance you book. So it is possible to get a very good price.

The staff is friendly.
The rooms are tiny. Really tiny. And noisy, really noisy. I didn't sleep at all. I could not only hear all the other hotel guests, I could actually understand what they were talking about.
The bathroom was also tiny and could have been cleaner (though I know I am a bit difficult on this subject).
The breakfast was very minimal and in a cramped and smelly cellar.

So if you are going to stay at this hotel: bring earplugs and don't pay extra for breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I was looking for romantic sense in this 'poets' hotel, but was surprised by its masculinity characteristic. The wooden hunting voyage style lobby is unique in its way, I cannot help but felt bit scared when seeing a female lion head hanging on the wall. The furnitures and spaces in the room functioned well, the black and white photo and writing also impressive; maybe the dark blanket on bed can be changed as it drops small black-dust-balls on bed. The room I stayed in was on ground floor, right next to the luggage storing area. conversation in lobby and foot steps in the corridor can be heard clearly and louder than they really are. I can't remember how many times I woke by the noisy at night, which makes me feeling tired and nervous during the stay.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank Lulichio
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Santa Barbara, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We booked this place sort of last minute and weren't sure what to think. I'm with a group and this ended up being a dream; and our new home in Amsterdam. Location is wonderful; right near Museumplein, the #5 tram, and the Leidseplein. Gorgeous tree-lined street without too much noise, and Steve (manager) and the boys treated us extremely well. its not a 5***** hotel, but the rooms are clean and have great bedding. Water pressure and heat are solid. Elevator is small but efficient and breakfast is legitimate. Yes, they have hagelschlag too.Wonderful experience..

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ripon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great little hotel next door to the Van Gogh and Rijkesmuseum, tram station approx 100 yards away that takes you into the middle of Amsterdam.

Round the corner is the longest road of designer shops I've ever seen, everyone seems to be there.

Steps into and in the hotel are very steep, but thats quite normal here. The breakfast was very good, cereal, toast, cheese and ham etc.

Rooms very clean and shower was excellent.

We will certainly stop here again when visiting this brilliant and lively city.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #151 of 362 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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