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Sara's Boutique Hotel
Ranked #240 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I stayed just for one night but when I go back to Amsterdan I certainly going there. Very good located, suppliyed my need in the ocasion. the staff was very kind lovely people at reception. We have to share the bathroom but its all there at hotel description... I recomend for young people, couples and everyone whos going for Amsterdan to enjoy the trip.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

Ive given this place a poor rating compared to other hotels we have stayed across the world. That said it is in a nice part of Amsterdam within easy walking distance to the main tourist areas, 2 of the 3 staff members we met were very friendly and helpful, the other didn't look like they wanted to be there at all. It was the cheapest of the inner city hotels I found and so I can't really complain about the broken tv, old furnishings and the mold on the bathroom ceiling as it provided 4 semi comfortable beds in a nice location. Oh and the smell of Amsterdams finest wafts up to the rooms from the small street below so if you don't like it then you probably shouldn't be in Amsterdam anyway! :)

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

As expected this is simple accommodation. I am not sure what people are expecting from this hotel as it is obvious that it is a simple bed, wardrobe and hand washing facilities. It has a decent amount of space in the room. The shared toilet is incredibly tiny and takes quite a lot of navigational and contortionist skills to enter (I have never experienced anything like it). The bathroom was clean enough. Yes the steps are very small and very difficult to climb, but you are are at cheap hotel in Amsterdam - what do you expect (just don’t go if you are older or have problems with this). The walls are paper thin so you can hear everything your neighbors are doing. The wifi was patchy and you needed to go down stairs to get "passes" to use it. You also could not operate 2 different devices (eg phone and laptop) on it. It is in a good location, a short walk from many attractions. The day time receptionist is rude beyond belief and at time disdainful - even rolled his eyes upon my arrival when I asked for towels (which were apparently not cleaned yet). The night attendant (I think he is Russian) was pleasant and helpful. If you expect a palatial accommodation with all the trimmings, save yourself the hassle don't stay here and have a cry about it. If you want a bed and not much else, it is adequate. It is very overpriced but so is everywhere in Amsterdam. It was modest accommodation which is fine, but the lack of any extra services really let it down. I would definitely not recommend it, nor would I say do not stay here.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Hotel is really good value for Amsterdam and is in the nicest part of the city - the museums quarter. It's in a quiet street and the single room was basic but comfortable, bathrooms were clean enough, free WIFI. Breakfast was good. Close to the bus to get to the airport, supermarkets and cafes. Staff were pleasant and were able to book me a ticket to the Van Gogh museum so I didn't have to wait in the queue.
The stairs are extremely steep so be careful if you have heavy luggage!

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Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

No strong emotions either way really, which is by no means a bad thing. I was in Amsterdam for 3 days with 3 other people, (average age 23), and the hotel was perfect for us. Cheap and in a good location, if you walk 5-10 minutes left or right at the end of the road you'll end up somewhere interesting, especially at night. By no means luxury, but it was clean, had a decent shower, had comfy beds, and was quiet at night, which is all we were after. We were never stuck for something to do close by and were only out of walking distance once when we got.. a bit lost and had to get a cab. Even that was only €10.

If you're going to be out and about and just need a base then it's perfect, if you're expecting the Ritz and want to hang around a pool all day then you'll be disappointed. I'd call it a decent, well placed, hotel without the bells and whistles you'd get if you spent a bit more.

Room Tip: Two of us booked a triple room to have an en suite, was only a few more euros.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

Hotel was very basic. Showers and toilets clean but quite run down with ceilings quite old and mouldy. Supplied basic breakfast but room very small and cramped. Staff ok, not too friendly but gave information if asked.
The only positive was the location as it is walking distance from some good attractions and nice city centres.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sara's Boutique Hotel

Address: Tweede Helmersstraat 6, 1054 CH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Crystal)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #240 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $123 - $332 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sara's Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sara's Boutique Hotel Situated only 500 metres from the famous Leidseplein, Sara's Boutique Hotel is located in Amsterdam. It offers modern accommodation, housed in a classic canal house. Free WiFi access is available here. Rooms here offer king-size bedding, a 32 inch, flat-screen TV, a desk and a small seating area. The private bathroom comes with a shower and luxurious toiletries. Most of the rooms are also equipped with a balcony. Sara's Boutique Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the bus- and tram stop Raamplein. From here, a direct connection will bring you to the Central Station within 15 minutes. The Museum Quarter can be reached within 10 minutes. Schiphol Airport is 13.6 km away from this property. Oud-West is a great choice for travellers interested in cycling, museums and shopping ... more   less 
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