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“Lovely Short Stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Hotel Downtown

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Grand Hotel Downtown
Ranked #124 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Telford
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely Short Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 2 nights for short break away. The room was clean, comfortable and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location is good, only a short walk away from the square where there was plenty of pubs, shops and restaurants as well as a tram stop. Information on local attractions is available in the hotel to which is useful. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others :)

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank superstar182
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 29, 2014
Thank you for your review and recommendation. This is really appreciated. We would love to welcome you back to the hotel in the future.
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Vienna, Austria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Stayed in one of the penthouse suites over the Easter break with a great view over Amsterdam city.
The hotel is well kept and the staff friendly and helpful.
The hotel does do breakfast, but I'm not a breakfast person. However, there are quite a few eateries in the area so there won't be a need to go without.
The hotel is conveniently located for trams and the three museums(Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, Stedelijk).
It also has the Vondelpark nearby if you fancy a lazy afternoon communing with nature.
If you don't mind a bit of a walk, central Amsterdam can be reached in 15-20mins by foot; although a tram might be quicker.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Thank shaun2624
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for your review. We really appreciate this. Looking forward to welcome you back to the hotel when you will visit Amsterdam again.
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Wolverhampton
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

Great location just ten minute walk to Leidensplein and short walk to tram stop. Rooms were very modern and comfortable, fantastic shower and comfortable bed. Would recommend this hotel to other travellers.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JMW2109
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for your review and recommendation. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back to the hotel.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Room 129 , you actualy need a gps to get there to your room after a long walk in the hallways ... room size look like 2stars or 3 stars maximum, no windows can be opened behind the bed a very big window has a yard view on the motorcycles and bikes , locked to the fence gives you a feeling that you are detained in your booth, shower also had some problems no need to mention. Do yourself a favour and stay in another hotel

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
I am really sorry to hear that we could not exceed your expectations. I read that you had trouble with finding the room. Room 129 is the last room of this floor. From the lobby it is one way, by following the corridor. We will take this feedback into account and considering directions in the corridors.
The roomsize is a standard size that fits the Dutch regulations for a standard room in a 4 star hotel. If you prefer a bigger room I would like to advise you to book a deluxe room or a penthouse. These rooms are bigger then the standard rooms.
Because this room is situated on the ground floor the window can't be open due to security reasons. But the airconditiong regulates fresh air 24/7. Our penthouses are situated on the sixth floor and have their own private terrace and windows that can be opened.
The hotel is situated in Oud-West were lots of locals live. As you may have noticed, almost everyone in Amsterdam has a bicycle and park their bicycle wherever they like. So there is a possibility that this took away your view and I am really sorry to hear. For they view I would also recommend the pernhouse because they have a view over Amsterdam.
You are more then welcome to contact me personally to share your experience and I will take all your feedback into account.
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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I had read a few reviews on here of the presidential suites being small so was hesitant about it but went with it anyway and thank god we did what an amazing hotel, the presidential suites are amazing and sitting on the balcony during sunset was one of the highlights of the entire trip, great location and easy to get to but I would advise against using taxis as they really do enjoy going miles and miles and miles out of the way of anywhere you want to go. Discovered on second day google maps are amazing for getting around the city on public transport. And the hotel is a five minute walk from Kashmir coffeeshop which I personally think is the best in the city with the booth out on the street and the sun make for heaven!! But definately give the hotel a go!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Great to hear that you enjoyed yout stay and thank you for this review. I forwarded your comment to our entire staff and they were really pleased to hear that it was so amazing. We would love to welcome you back to our hotel when you visit Amsterdam again, so you can enjoy the view again.
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Property: Grand Hotel Downtown
Address: 1e Constantijn Huygenstraat 10A, 1054 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #124 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a modern and stylish 4-star hotel with the best of Amsterdam within reach? The Grand Hotel Downtown meets all your expectations and welcomes you. The hotel is situated in the trendy Oud-West area, only a 10 minute walk from the Leidseplein (Leidse Square). Centrally located between the lively hart of the city, the lovely Vondelpark and the cultural richness of the Museumplein, the Grand Hotel Downtown is an excellent base for your stay in the metropole city of Amsterdam. ... more   less 
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