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“good choice, better than expected” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kooyk Hotel
Ranked #217 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Kraków
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16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good choice, better than expected”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

+ great location - very close to Leidsplein and Vondelpark, nearby trams to all other parts of Amsterdam
+ very good prices - for a double bed room (booked 3 month in advance) we paid 26 E per night per person! Of course our room did not have balcony but the window faced other room's window)
+ helpful staff
+ clean bathroom and shower, fresh towels every day
+ free wifi (not always working, but generally ok)
- very steep stairs (can be a difficult to climb for people who have problem with walking)
- very claustrophobic toilet and rooms (not many place for other things than bed)
- 1 toiled and 2 shower per 5 rooms
- very loud in the morning so can be problem for people who would like to sleep-in

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

I booked this budget hotel as I wanted 'authentic' at a good price. Nice location on one of the smaller canals. It was what I expected - a bit tired, but clean and comfortable. The room was basic with a small portable tv and a washbasin. The excellent shower and the toilt were just outside in the hallway. The continental breakfast was lovely. I found most of the staff pleasant and helpful. Couldn't get WiFi to work, although I managed to use site of the theatre nearby!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We booked at Kooyk due to the competitive price, location and the fact breakfast was included. It was not an entirely faultless stay, but I am completely happy to overlook those nuances and would certainly stay again instead of playing pot luck and staying somewhere else in Amsterdam!

We booked a canal view room - when we arrived, we were told that on arrival we would have to change rooms after 1 night (3 night stay) - although slightly inconvenient, we were not majorly bothered by this as we had been given a discount to compensate and we were not intending on spending hours upon hours in the hotel - we wanted to see the city! As I say, the location is absolutely spot on (not right in the thick of tourist areas, but not too far away), excellent transport links and we had a lovely view of the canal as requested (in both rooms). Yes, there is some noise from passing pedestrians, cyclists etc. but this is a central city hotel, in a listed building - it is to be expected!

The refurbished rooms were perfectly clean and tidy, there was a fridge, a walk in shower which was fine, small but functional basin, wardrobe, TV with many channels, and clean towels provided. Honestly, for the money paid I fail to see how people can complain. The fact you have your own bathroom (if you pay for it), and breakfast included, the rate paid is very competitive compared to other guesthouses/B&Bs/hotels in the city. Bed was new & comfortable, and we did get a good night's sleep each night. You can occasionally hear other guests using the communal toilet/showers but again - a minor niggle in my eyes.

Breakfast was fine and a good start to the day - yes, the breakfast room was full on a couple of occasions as the hotel was fully occupied, but I guess the best approach here is to come down nice and early! Again - a minor inconvenience but not enough of a problem for me to spout reams and reams of prose on here about! Breakfast consisted of breads (and yummy chocolate spread!), cheese, eggs, meat, fruit salad, tea and coffee and also orange juice. Small bowls/cups to avoid waste but not a problem in my eyes. I think people have ideas of grandure, expecting 5* service at a guesthouse price.

Kooyk ticked all the boxes for me - great location, functional, clean, fine breakfast, great price. If you want to spend all your time in a hotel, pay out for a five star room. If you want affordability and a great base and place to put your head down for the night, stay here.

Room Tip: Go for a refurbished room, worth the extra money
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Perth
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel is rated one star but you could not get a friendlier hotel. The rooms are clean, have en-suite, fridge, and tv. It is within walking distance of Central station and the main attractions.
We have stayed here on a number of occasions and will return next time we visit the Netherlands.

Room Tip: We have stayed in a number of rooms both ground floor and first floor at front and found them to be...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Very good for a weekend getaway if you are there to visit and have fun and don't require much service. The location is amazing, walking distance from almost everything and the breakfast was also very good. We stayed in a family room for 5 and had an en suite bathroom but the toilet was on the corridor.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Poznan, Poland
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64 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

I was reading those awful, nasty comments "stay from hell" and its just ridiculous! Probably all those people would complain about 4* accomodation as well. I work in hotel myself and i know for a fact that people just wants money back and will lie and complain about everything just to get it. Anyway we did love the hotel. We were upgraded, for free, to the rooom with canal view and private shower, the room looked newly renovated. Beds were comfortable and room warm. The owners were lovely, polite and helpfull. The young boy who works there gave us map and pointed all the attractions. Also the lady owner was chatty and nice, deffinitely NOT rude. Toilets were in the hall but they were very clean. Generally hotel was spotless and in a good location. Also internet is free of charge, you just have to ask for the password. They stored our bags and let us use facilities, despite the fact we have already checked out. I would recommend it and stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Kooyk Hotel
Address: Leidsekade 82, 1017 PM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #217 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Kooyk Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family run hotel in the centre of amsterdam.Typical canal house with spacious rooms, some ensuite and most are budget rooms with shared bathroom. The rate includes a dutch continental breakfast.We are located very near the van gogh museum and just walking distance from leidseplein.We have been 30 years established hotel owners.This building is a goverment historical listed building. From june 2013 we have eight new ensuite rooms with lovely new bathrooms, some are smaller than others and the price is adapted to the size of the room. We also offer low rates room only and our clients can buy breakfast if they wish.Our ground floor has been totally renovated as well as all our public bathrooms. We hope you will enjoy your stay at the kooyk hotel. ... more   less 
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