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“Clean and comfortable. Helpful staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Iron Horse
Ranked #32 of 329 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Clean and comfortable. Helpful staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you can get past the rather naff horse theme, this is a decent hotel for the price. We paid £380 for 3 nights during (UK) half term and at short notice which isn’t bad for Amsterdam and have no complaints.

The staff were helpful and efficient. The rooms are simple, clean, modern and comfortable if a little small and with limited views/daylight but better than many others we have stayed in. It’s in a very convenient location for the usual tourist stuff such as the Rijksmuseum and Leidseplien. Didn’t try breakfast so can’t comment on the food.

Overall a very good experience and would happily stay there again

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kevin A
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Tunis
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We have booked a double room on Iron Horse Hotel (Overtoorm Straat 33, Amsterdam, few minutes walk form the Leidsplein, you cross the bridge, then right after the walkway, then first street left). The Hotel is nice, calm, and few minutes from Museum Square and Leid Square). The front desk staff are friendly and helpful. You can leave you luggage if you need to after check-out.
Avoid room 102, not well ventlillated and a bit hot. One of the inconvenieces is the windows are in the roof. But second night we were offered a triple room (for 2) which was larger and more lit (120). A suitcase is provided, you can have a breakfast for 7 euros, worth it. I think it is nice hotel for a short stay.

Room Tip: Avoid room 102, check if the windows in the roof can be easily closed automatically
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Bundaberg, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

My husband booked this hotel because it stated it was .7 k from Central Station..... It's not you would need a taxi or catch the hop on hop off bus or boat. Overall is a lovely hotel, clean and had what we needed except opening windows. As our air conditioner was broken and blowing hot air only, the room was stifling. They couldn't or wouldn't change our room and could not offer any other alternative we asked for a fan which did help a bit. Honestly it was so hot in there and the weather outside was 15c. This really ruined my time there we stayed one night only.

Room Tip: If air con was working it would be good accommodation. It has trams out the front.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Debbie L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Just came back from a lovely 3night stay at Hotel Iron Horse. Staff were very pleasant, room very clean with towel & bedding change, TV, great shower pressure and soft beds. Their notice reads hotel refurbished (2012) A previous guest I'd met from USA thought room was small, but to me it's similar in size to most city hotels I have stayed: perfectly fitting as a city base, however there is no fridge and our window could not open!
Location: very close to Vondel Park, Rijks Museum and some main bus/tram stops - can get bus 197 from Airport to hotel 35minutes €4. In fact if this is first time travelling to Amsterdam you will find it easy to find/walk to most places Dam Sq, Red Light District, Anne Frank House you cannot really get lost. It's a charming city you will have fun meandering from one destination to another: or via a canal ride you can book tix from most places in Centrum (we paid €12.50).
The hotel has a good mini market and chemist three doors either side and its also around corner from Leidesplein district with many bars and restaurants to choose from, Iron Horse proved easy getting home from the local nightlife. A relaxed city we felt very safe here.

  • Stayed April 2013
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1 Thank Mixh-21
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed here one night only on a business trip and wasn't expecting much because the room was so cheap, but the room was comfortable, with a much larger bathroom than many European hotels. Rooms at the rear facing onto the courtyard are quiet, and the beds are comfortable. There are plenty of options for breakfast in the neighbourhood, including a café right next door. The hotel breakfast is not good value.

Room Tip: Rooms not facing the street are quieter. Like all older Dutch buildings, the stairs are very steep.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank KAlcorn
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Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I booked three days at this hotel, my last stop on a twelve day European trip. My son returned from Afghanistan/ US Army while I was away. There was a serious emergency back home and I had to cut the trip short. Delta/KLM accommodated the change with speed and compassion. Not so this hotel. I used booking.com for the reservation and despite two contacts from them and a personal appeal form me, the management refused to cancel even one night of the reservation! I understand a cancellation policy but how about understanding an Emergency? No Humanity. the desk staff is very rude and by the way, NO Parking anywhere near the place. Do Not Stay Here if you want a warm wonderful travel experience.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Kerry712
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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights and were pleased with the room, which was very clean and modern, though simply furnished. If you are a light sleeper ask for a room that does not face the street. Excellent location. Reception staff were helpful. We arrived quite early in the day and were offered an early check-in, which was very appreciated.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Iron Horse
Address: Overtoom 33, 1054 HB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 329 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Iron Horse 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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