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“Great location, cost, staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Iron Horse
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Overtoom 33, 1054 HB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #118 of 326 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Staten Island, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great location, cost, staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Hotel Iron Horse is a converted, old police station. In fact, you can still recognize the stable outside of the building, where the police horses were kept; once upon a time.

I have been traveling from New York to Amsterdam every year, for about 8 years now. I have stayed a number of times at the Sheraton outside of Schiphol, but kept finding myself having to take a 50 euro taxi ride from business meetings and dinners in Leidseplein.

Three years ago I thought that I would give the Iron Horse a try.

I couldn't of been more delighted with my choice. The rooms are small, but comfortable. The staff is pleasent and helpful. The food, crowds and entertainment of Leidseplein are just a few meters away, yet I never hear any of it from my hotel room.

Transportation via a number of different tram lines are readily available and the most affordable way to travel through Amsterdam. Many attractions are within walking distance of the hotel as well.

I strongly recommend this hotel. I stay for business, but would gladly stay for a vacation as well.

Room Tip: No lift available in the hotel. The stairs are also very steep
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Unfortunately I only got to stay here one night, however it was a great place to stay and centrally located in Liedseplein. Everything was in walking distance, which made it easy to navigate. Hotel Iron Horse was once a police station and has now become a hotel. The rooms are clean and simple, and the bathroom (which personally is the most important part of a room) was extremely clean and modern. The hotel seems to be very small, but it end of being a maze to find your room, and when you might have had one too many.... not so easy to find ones room. The standard room (which I stayed in) is very small- not a lot of room for two people. And I did notice that noise leaks in, not very sound proof. It wasn't that bad, but just a helpful note. I would stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Philadelphia, PA USA
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A bare-bones establishment with small, modern rooms, convenient to Liedseplein and Museumplein and only one tram ride from Central Station. Some noise leaks in from adjacent rooms, but nothing too disruptive. Decent water pressure and the shower isn't too complicated to operate. Good restaurants in the area. And the staff aims to please. Warning: no elevator, and you have to go downstairs to the breakfast room (7.5 Euros/day for a basic continental breakfast).

Room Tip: Rooms in the back require that you traverse an open-air courtyard, but they're also isolated fro...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I stayed for 3 nights in this hotel and loved it! We got to the hotel at 1.30pm and was able to check in early. We had a lovely room on the ground floor (108) with 2 single beds and en suite bathroom with a shower. It was a reasonably spacious room with a safe to put our valuables in and the beds were so comfortable we didn't want to get out of bed! There is a hot drinks machine in reception that is available 24 hours a day and it's free! Best hot chocolate in dam! This hotel is really good value for the price we paid and is in a good location. If you walk just round the corner it's a quite lively area with bars, restaurants, shops and coffee shops but you can't hear anything in the hotel. The number 1 tram goes right past the hotel but we walked it on our first day and was only about a 20 minute walk to the centre of dam. Also, just round the corner we hired a pedalo and had fun taking a trip down the canal! The staff at the hotel were all nice and friendly! Honestly couldn't complain about anything at the iron horse and would defiantly recommend!!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Guwahati, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Moderately priced , it is well located near a tram line which makes commuting very easy . You can walk to Leidesplein , Van Gogh Museum ,Rijkts museum and Vondel Park . Breakfast is provided on payment of 7.5Euros. There are a lot of eateries nearby and a “super Markt” where you can buy everthing you need for your meals. The room is not very large but the bathroom is spacious. The staff is friendly . There is no lift but we were given a ground floor which made it suitable for us. I particularly liked the theme of the hotel which was “Horses” . The hotel is on a busy street but if you get a room in the second bilding you are not disturbed at all . I must mention that the taxi driver who was called in by the receptionist played some lovely Bollywood songs the moment he came to know that we were from India . He was a very friendly Dutchman !!!

Room Tip: Take a room at the back
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 2 nights. The location is great, and easy to get to (no.1 tram from centraal station) and close to everything whilst far enough away from the Red Light District. The ladies at reception were very helpful, we booked the Heineken experience tickets at the desk and also hired bikes from there too! (well worth 12 euros as you can see so much of the city in one day!)
Our room overlooked the street which was great, our shower was huge and the beds were so comfortable! The only thing I would point out is the fact that our beds were 2 singles put together. We decided not to have breakfast at the hotel and ate out every morning instead, there are plenty of places to eat nearby. Highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: We booked via Expedia and they give you the option to choose a room which is not in the basement!
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the Iron Horse and would thoroughly recommend it. The reception staff were friendly and helpful Our room was very reasonably priced but the hotel exceeded our expectations. Our double room was small but quite adequate for our needs and it was spotlessly clean and contained a small wardrobe, a desk and chair and comfortable beds. The bathroom was also very clean, the shower worked well and the hairdryer was a good one. There was also good lighting and numerous plug sockets which were helpful. The hotel is on a busy street but our room was at the back of the property and was very quiet at night. We had breakfast on both days and it was reasonably priced for a perfectly adequate self-service continental breakfast. We were in Amsterdam mainly to visit the museums/art galleries and this hotel is very well placed for the museum quarter and is also close to the Leidseplein where there are many places to eat. We would definitely stay there again if we visit Amsterdam in the future.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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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 #118 of 326 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Iron Horse 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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