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Review of City Hotel Rembrandt Square

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City Hotel Rembrandt Square
Ranked #175 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Amsterdam
1 review
“great place and kindly people”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

My kids and I loved our staying at City-Hotel very much. After an awful trip by tram the guy at the reception cured our hearts by his friendlyness and politness. The room war very clean and had a great view over Rembandtsplain, we loved it the whole night. For that it didn't matter, that the room was noisy because of the streetlife - we sat in the windows watching all the people laughing, dancing, singing, talking, eating, drinking ... nearly the whole night, it was great. In Hamburg you don't find a square like this.
Breakfast was not so very good ... you could fold the breadslides without any consequences ... but the coffee an the hot chocolate were lovely again.
The whole thing for less money - very good for a short trip with kids.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

My 1st time in Amsterdam had a great time,will go again. Hotel was nice just could do with a lift to the top floor,as we were on the top floor. The staff and service was very good. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here in a room for 5 with 4 mates. Our room was basic but clean, and we shared a bathroom with another room. Some of the rooms in the hotel are en-suite though. There were 2 toilets on our floor too. This was never a problem, and both were kept very clean. We received fresh towels every day. Breakfast was pretty good; typical European. Selection of cold meat & cheese, yoghurts, fruit, bread, croissants, bacon and egg rolls as wells as fruit juices and coffee. The location is very good, on a lively square with a couple of clubs, many bars and coffee shops. As a result it was a little noisy at night with the windows open, but it was certainly not an issue. The receptionists were pleasant and happy to help with the hotel and visit in general. There is free wifi in the reception area, the password is city2015.

Room Tip: Access to rooms is all up very steep and numerous stairs.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel is located near the city center and in a area where nightlife is great, in 5 minutes you can get to a lot of bars and clubs. The rooms are decent enough, don't expect much of them but they were clean. The staff is quite friendly.
Overall the price is worth it considering the location of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stayed here with 3 friends, for 3 nights in July.
Our room was clean with fresh towels provided daily. Bathroom was of a wetroom style, but was very generously sized, so we never ran into issues with water getting where it shouldn't. Beds were comfotable and provided a good rest after a long day wandering and equally long night drinking :)

As other reviews have noted, the steps into and out of the hotel as well as between floors can be very steep. This is a common quality of building design in Amsterdam but could prove an issue for older guests or those with young children (buggies etc).

The hotel is in a fantastic location. With restaurants,bars and clubs aplenty within the square. There is also a supermarket close by for supplies. Also, being situated on Rembrantplein you have a tram stop that makes getting around very easy, should you choose not to walk.
Having said that, you should be aware that it can be very loud on the square at night, so if you're looking for quiet, you might want to find something further out. It was no problem for us.

Service was very good, with reception staff generally very courteous. We arrived quite late, but had minimal fuss getting sorted with our room.
They do ask to hold the room keys while you are out which I hadn't experienced before, meaning you have to buzz from outside to be let in. However their desk is manned 24 hours a day, and we had no problems gaining access (despite some rather early morning returns to the room).
There was a room safe which on arrival wasn't working, but was quickly fixed for us without much hassle.
I would thoroughly recommend this hotel if you're after the nightlife of Amsterdam, or don't mind the noise.
I would definitely use this hotel again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Good price for a very peaceful hotel. Upgraded us from 3 bed place to a 7 bed place with its own kitchen so that was nice. Clean and comfortable, no complaints. Also they have a french bulldog at reception!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Amsterdam
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

A brilliant place to stay right next to everything youd need. The room was clean and tidy and the beds are very comfortable. Would definatly stay here again, perfect place for good value when away with friends for a few days!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: City Hotel Rembrandt Square
Address: Utrechtsestraat 2, 1017 VN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
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Ranked #175 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — City Hotel Rembrandt Square 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The City hotel is a cosy family owned hotel which exists already more than 100 years. The beautiful monumental building of the hotel is located in the heart of Amsterdam city centre, in one of the corners of the famous Rembrandt Square (Rembrandtplein in dutch) where the nice sculptures of the Night Watch are exhibited. The atmosphere is as if you were welcomed by family. The hotel is suitable for group of friends, families and youngsters. Children and babies are very welcome as well. A very generous continental Breakfast can be arranged upon request. The hotel is reachable 24/7, our receptionists are always happy to help and will make sure you will have a pleasant stay. The ambiance is full of an intensive spirit all day long and you can enjoy a wide range of popular bars, cafés, restaurants, nightclubs and shops. At a very short walking distance you can reach the Dam, the Flower Market, Waterloo Plein, or to take a tram to reach the principal museums like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Goch Museum. You can also turn to the close canal tour, at a few minute walk. Organised tours are also available to book at a visitor centre just less than a minute walk from the hotel. You have endless possibilities in a walking distance. The Hotel offers all types of rooms, from single occupancy to 8 persons rooms. Most of the rooms are private rooms with private shower and toilet but you can also choose for a lower price accommodation and share the shower and the toilet with another room. The rooms are very clean, cosy and full of light with an outstanding view. Towels and linen are included in the room price. City Hotel Policies & Conditions: Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards. This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival. Taxes included. Breakfast not included - 10.00 EUR per person per day. General: 24 hour Reception. No curfew. ... more   less 
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