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Amsterdam House Hotel
Ranked #239 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Stamford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Houseboat Otto”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

Friendly welcome on arrival at the Amsterdam House Hotel where we had to pick up the keys for the houseboat. It would have been helpful if the proprietor had briefed the taxi driver on how to find the houseboat as we spent ages trying to find it as the taxi costs were going through the roof! On arrival at the houseboat my heart sank. It was very shabby on the outside with overgrown weeds and peeling paint. Inside was also a disappointment. The houseboat stank of stale cigarette smoke and as none of us were smokers it was very unpleasant. Things that didn't work - no light in the bathroom - which was interesting on the first night! no ceiling lights worked at all apart from one in a small hall. Lack of curtains and very stained and dirty curtain in one bedroom which was not nice - see picture. The location was awful - right next to a very noisy road intersection and bridge - see picture. Something that, of course, is not mentioned on the website. The noise was extremely loud and went on way past midnight. I could hear it even with ear plugs in!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2012

Charming hotel overlooking the Amstel River with a lovely breakfast room which can be used for relaxing in the afternoon, and perusing the many books available. Only down side is the street noise on the week end but then we are an older couple who goes to bed early! Staff was very helpful, especially, Will, who always was available when we need assistance and also played great music! We would highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

Stayed here for three nights. The location of the hotel is great, walking distance to everything! 5 minutes to flower market, 20 minutes to Museumsplein, 10 minutes to Kalverstraat.. Also many nice restaurants close to the hotel. But, the hotel is very "worn out". Our room was dusty, the beds was "bumpy", the walls, lamps and chairs were visibly old and not in a good standard. The same goes for the bathroom, where the painting was falling off.. The walls, door and windows are very thin, so it is very noisy, especially during nighttime - because of the central location. When there are people in the hall outside the room talking, it feels like they actually are inside your room. The canal-view is nice though.. The breakfast is also nice and basic. This hotel has a lot of potential! The owners should really upgrade it, at least throw away broken lamps, bumpy mattresses (which for some reason was covered in plastic..) and visibly broken furniture.. The staff is very friendly and helpfull! But, I'm sorry to say that I would not stay here again, until the rooms have been totally refurbished.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Athens
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Try getting a front room with view-worth the extra euros!Much bigger and nicer!Good service and helpful for directions.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bergen
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2012

The location is perfect, and the best thing about the hotel. The staff is also very friendly. Our room was small, and could need some renovation, but for that price our expectations were low so we did't mind.

Would certainly consider staying here next time I'm in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Silje_NO
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

This hotel is within comfortable walking distance from the station and has a canal-side central location. Although the room had a canal-view, that did not make up for a small room with too much furniture. No double glazing and thin walls made it rather noisy and the bed was not very comfortable. We asked for a sink plug on the first day, but none materialised and the fan in the ensuite didn't work so everything got wet and steamy when having a shower. Breakfast was very disappointing, and would have been 10 euros per person extra after the first morning - certainly not worth it when excellent breakfasts were available from restaurants in the locality.
This hotel could be great (after all, it has a great location) but it looks and feels very tired and is definitely in need of some modernisation - when we visit Amsterdam again we will be looking for a different hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

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Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Amsterdam House Hotel
Address: 's Gravelandseveer 4, 1011 KM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #239 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Amsterdam House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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