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“Big sister hotel to Hotel Vondel is very nice”
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Hotel Roemer
Ranked #69 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
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New York City, New York
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“Big sister hotel to Hotel Vondel is very nice”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at both the Roemer and the Vondel Hotel, around the corner. I wrote in another review that the Vondel Hotel has a unique and friendly ambience. The Roemer is much the same but a click more upscale and a bit more expensive. Great breakfasts, a service minded and easy to work with staff, a nice garden area that serves drinks in the afternoon, and a central location close to both the old town and the wonderful Vondel Park. its a safe and charming part of Amsterdam, reminiscent to us of NYC's upper west side, London's south kensington, or Paris's marais.

Room Tip: rooms that face to the garden are very pleasant.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

Stayed at Hotel Roemer on a recent 3-day trip to Amsterdam. We arrived early in the morning from New York so the room wasnt ready when we arrived. Not a problem as this is always the case when traveling to Europe from the US. Nevertheless, the staff took down our mobile number and called us with an hour to tell us our room was ready to check in. Excellent news after a long flight. Lovely rooms and excellent staff made our stay a pleasure. Will be back for sure if we're ever in Amsterdam again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 5, 2013 via mobile

Amsterdam is lovely. People are helpful and kind and genuine. So I was surprised to find a strangely indifference skeleton crew on duty at the hermetically sealed hotel roemer. Don't try to check in early. Impossible.
So just make the best of it. The price is relatively ok tho comparable scanner had nearby. Very near museum row. Nice quiet area. Good bed. It is what it is. Go in the spring and walk in the Vondelspark.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We arrived at the hotel after a traumatic journey in the storms of 28 October 2013. Public transport was virtually non -existent and we had walked for two hours to get there. The instructions we had written down involved using public transport, so that wasn't very useful. This wasn't the fault of the hotel, of course, and we were warmly greeted on our arrival and shown to our room.

We were given a ground floor room. It was very unusual, long and thin, with a small lounge area at one end. There were three televisions in the room, including one in the ensuite bathroom. The bed was large and very comfortable. We needed help to work the coffee maker and I also asked if I could have a desk fan. Both requests were dealt with promptly and efficiently.

The location of the hotel is great, with the restaurants of Leidesplein only a few minutes walk away.

Unfortunately, I was awoken at 6.30am by the noise from the kitchen, I had not realised that our room was next door to the kitchen. My husband did not hear anything, but I am a light sleeper. As we had booked this short break to help me recuperate from an illness, I needed a quiet room to rest. Later that morning I asked if there was any chance of having a quieter room. I was told this would be no problem and to leave our luggage in our room and it would be moved by the time we returned from our walk.

When we returned to the hotel a few hours later, we were given keys to a room on the second floor. It was perfect, quiet, with a balcony and spa bath as well as walk in shower. In addition, there was a bottle of wine and a note from the staff. I was surprised at this as I had made no complaint about the first room at all, just asked if there was any chance of a quieter room. I was so impressed with how this was handled - in fact, the service was impeccable throughout our 5 day stay.

The hotel is friendly, clean, well-situated and staffed by well-trained, friendly and efficient staff. The hotel policies are geared towards the needs of the guests. We have stayed in other hotels in Amsterdam, but will always come back to this one now we have found it.

Room Tip: Room 18 is on the ground floor and close to the kitchen. This can be a bit of a problem first thing...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed in hotel Roemer for 3 nights. Great location, walking distance to most of the main attractions yet tucked away in a quiet street. Rooms were very tastefully decorated as was the common area. Nice little lounge area for a quiet drink. Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Stayed in this hotel on a business trip to Amsterdam.

Converted from two 18th-century mansions, I was pleasantly surprised how intimate it was. The reception area doesn't have a check-in counter that one would normally expect from a hotel. Instead it's a desk with a computer manned by a helpful service staff, like the ones you'd have in your home study. The desk and computer that is, not the staff!

The lounge area has a fireplace, coffee table and sofa; nothing that would look out of place in a typical living room. And the restaurant, with a view of the private garden, has a few tables and chairs next to a bar counter. It feels almost like...home, really.

I stayed in the Small Double Room. Truth be told, the emphasis is on the word, Small. A mere 16-18 m2 of space, it might prove a challenge for bigger Europeans. Especially when you pull out the retractable flat screen TV. So watch your head when navigating around the room, especially in the dark. You have been warned.

Apart from that, everything else was pretty comfortable - clean firm bed, iPod dock at the bedside, Nespresso machine, bar fridge, good Wifi connection, (another) TV in the bathroom, and rain shower. Though the shower stall is rather on the tiny side; quite a squeeze to get through, to be honest.

Location-wise, it can't get any any better. The tram line is just a 2-min walk away. The famous and busy Leidseplein is just across that. Lots of restaurants, pubs, bars, clubs, and cafes there that open till late, so great for after-work dinner and drinks. There's also a handful of canal cruise operators along the canal for those hankering for a bit of sightseeing on a boat.

Speaking of sightseeing, nearby attractions include Vondelpark, Concert Hall, Museumplein with Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Stedelijk museum.

Methinks I will be back. But perhaps the next trip, I'll opt for the bigger room!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel Roemer
Address: Roemer Visscherstraat 8-10, 1054 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#47 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#53 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#94 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Roemer 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Roemer has 37 rooms, all of them equipped with air-conditioning, flat screen and a espresso machine. Build in English and American adaptors assure a comfortable working environment for every guest. All rooms are individually designed with high standard design furniture combined with own designs. ... more   less 
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