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“worst place I've ever been”
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Hotel Old Quarter
Ranked #302 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
piemonte
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“worst place I've ever been”
Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is the worst place I've ever been: on arrival I was given a room in the annex. At the door, on the street there was a lot of waste, including a toilet! the room was on the fourth floor without elevator, the bathroom on the third floor. the staircase was steep. The room was in the attic, no windows; in the room there was no light, but there were mice. the staff was nice to change the bulb. The breakfast was decent, but for 50 euro a night I expect something more

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We chose a room overlooking the canal, and requested a room on the the first floor to avoid walking up and down stairs. It was fine.
The hotel location is within easy walking of the station, not far from The Dam, and on the edge of the Red Light District. The women in our group never felt threatened, and there are plenty of restaurants nearby to choose from.
Nothing spectacular, but OK for a fleeting visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Good location for being in the center of the old town, and staff and pub are fine. The room was the big concern: it was not clean, the bed had burn holes in the worn out mattress, huge gaps in the door allowed billows of smoke and hall noise into the room, the lights barely lit the room and reading at night was impossible. I would not return, especially given the price.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We booked the hotel several months ago and were really exited about our trip, until we read some pretty horrendous reviews in Aug/Sept 2012 which made us a little nervous about our booking.......We didn't need to be nervous. The hotel is an absolute gem of a find, the best we have stayed in for the price. Clean and basic rooms with great views over the canal, excellent authentic Dutch food and a fantastic shower wich we needed to bring us round a few times !!!The best part though, apart from the best central location you could want for were the staff, friendly, funny, courteous and helpfull. Overall a fantastic hotel, will definitely stay there again - thanks guys for an amazing few days

Room Tip: Canal view is a must and be sure to try the food in the restaurant in the evening, excellent and wel...
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Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This hotel is ideally situated and the staff are very friendly and will answer all your questions.
The room was exactly as we expected for the location and price and was clean. Hot water was plentiful.
I will be staying there again

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed in room 41 over the weekend of 21st September... The hotel is pretty easy to find, just round the back of the Grasshopper on Damrak.. Rooms are basic but all you need for Amsterdam. Our room looked out directly over the harbour at the top of Damrak and had big double windoes that opened fully.. It can be a bit noisey, but you have to expect that in a city centre on a weekend evening.. the boats in the morning however are a great wakeup call for breakfast! The breakfast incluided in the room is bacon and eggs... 2 eggs with half a piece of bacon cooked in the middle of them, but you can up it to a full english for 5 euro's... (same price in other restaurants).
There is no tea or coffee in the rooms and you have to buy it from the bar for 2 euro.
I have stayed in Amsterdam many times (10+) and can honestly say when you combine the price and location its unbeatable. I will be booking this hotel for all future stays and will be asking for the same room. I personally found no justification for some of the negative comments I read about the staff before going, everyone seemed pleasant, they can be a little short sometimes but this is the Dutch way, they mean nothing by it!

Best bit... They allow smoking in the room and in the Bar downstairs after they have stopped the food service.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Old Quarter
Address: Warmoestraat 22 | 1012 JD Amsterdam, 1012 JD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #302 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Old Quarter 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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