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Hotel des Arts Amsterdam
Ranked #258 of 365 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2012

Like everyone has said...Location, location!!! We had the triple room overlooking the canal which was sooo pretty. The tram stop is right outside so its easy to get any where. The rooms are comfortable, clean and the bathrooms are nice. The only problem is the lack of an elevator, which if you have very heavy bags, like I did, is quite a physical challenge to get up to the top floor. The breakfasts were lovely and the staff were friendly. I would suggest this hotel to anyone who wants a good location at a cheaper price!

Room Tip: book the triple rooms as they have the best view and lots of space!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2012

the location is perfect, close to central station and to an area with lots of bars and restaurants. we had a triple room in the 3 floor, there is no elevator and the stairs are quite steep, so consider the fact that u have to carry ur luggage up alone. it was a canal view room, quite spacious with windows on the main street and to the canal. The rooms are clean and towels were changed every day.

the only thing that bothered me was the breakfast, which is quite basic. bread, butter, jam, cheese and ham, coffe or tea. no fruits, vegetables or omlette etc
u can have better breakfast for that money in nice cafes all over the city, so if possible, book without breakfast. Also on Sunday you have to be back before 3 AM, because reception is closed afterwards and you can not get in, since it is a quite small hotel and they keep the front door locked.

Room Tip: triple canal view room is very nice
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Mironaa
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Spent three nights at this hotel in the beginning of May, and would consider to stay here again for a short stay. We had a triple room with canal view, and it was quite noisy at night due to trams and other traffic. Bring earplugs.
The roomhad an OK size, but our other friends staying at the next room (a double room), had a much bigger space and generally a better standard (bathroom and bedroom).
Breakfast included - was also fine.
Staff was generally polite and helpful.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 4, 2012

We stayed here while working in Amsterdam,and have no complaints,5 minute walk to Dam Square with plenty to see on the way.If you don't fancy a walk there is a tram stop right outside the door.We stayed in the rear of the hotel which was very quiet.On returning back to the hotel around 10pm,the street was also quiet.I would not hesitate to book this hotel again for work or as a tourist.I am a genuine visitor to this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2012

The hotel des Arts is an wonderful hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. It's very close to Kalverstraat street (a commercial street), also The Dam Square, Royal Palace and Flower Market are about 500 m. It offers easy acess to all the main atractions of Amsterdam by a cable car, walk and if you prefer by bike (It's really easy to rent a bike, and you can go to one of the many rent locations in the Kalverstraat street).
The rooms are very welcoming and clean, with a classic and very beautiful decoration, some rooms (mine was one of them) offers a privileged view to the Amstel river. The only bad thing it's that this hotel don't have elevators because it is an old house, so if your room isn't in the first floor, you will have to pick up you lugages and go to your room, In my case, me and my family were doing an eurotrip and our luggages were really big and our room were in the last floor so it was awful!!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Gorgeous old building from the outside, fantastic central location. We stayed in a quad room, ship-themed, not facing the canal (much quieter), children loved the stairs up to their beds in the room. Even though the rooms display the non-smoking sign, the corridors are smoked in and permeate the smell into the rooms and pillows. Beds comfortable and a good nights sleep. No museum was more than 20 minutes walk away. Breakfast spartian but ok. No lift, only very steep stairs, a pain carrying up suitcases and then down again. Wifi was patchy, but cute dogs welcomed us. Fresh towels everyday, but no tea provided even though there was a kettle and cups.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel des Arts Amsterdam
Address: Rokin 154-156, 1012 LE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #258 of 365 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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