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“Good Choice” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Hotel Downtown
Ranked #124 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good Choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here, the room was nice and the staff were very friendly. Breakfast is a bit steep at €15 per person but it might be amazing, I didn't try it. Not too far from some of the sites such as Vondelpark and the Rijksmuseum.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Thank you for your review. It is great to know you have liked your stay with us. We have a special offer for the breakfast. If you book it upon arrival it costs only €12.50 per person per breakfast instead of €15.50. It is an open buffet with a variety of bread, pastry, cheese, meat, fruit, fish and yoghurts. Looking forward to welcome you back!
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014

This 4 star hotel is fantastic value for money. The staff were incredibly helpful throughout our stay.

The rooms are small but clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated with everything we needed. The size of the room was just fine for us - I'm never sure who goes on holiday and wants to spend all their time in a hotel room!

The tram line stops nearby and there are an abundance of bars and restaurants closeby with the vondelpark and museumsplein not far away.

The other hotels i viewed in this price range did not look very nice at all!

We hope to be back in amsterdam in a few months and will be staying here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you for writing a review and you compliments to the staff. I have forwarded them and they were really happy to hear. If you consider to book a bigger room, I would like to recommend you a penthouse. These rooms are located on the sixth floor and have a private terrace as well. We would love to welcome you back!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed here in 2013 several times for business. This hotel is well located for both leisure and business activities.

The rooms I stayed in (Penthouse rooms) were clean, nicely designed and had enough space. A bonus is the private rooftop terrace with nice views.

Room rates are very reasonable considering the good location (Museumplein, Leidseplein but also Sloterdijk Business Park / Schiphol are easy to reach with public transport).

Staff is friendly and welcoming. Overnight parking rates are reasonable for Amsterdam city center.

Would definitely recommend this hotel and would definitely return.

Room Tip: Would recommend a penthouse room for nice views and more space.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, September 1, 2014
Thank you for your review. It is so nice to here you always have enjoyed your stay with us. We would love to welcome you back when visiting Amsterdam again!
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fabulous small contemporary hotel outside of the noisy centre but within easy walking distance of everything especially the museums and vondel park. The rooms are small but perfectly well equipped and ideal for a short break. The rooms were clean and the staff were polite and quick to help. The hotel has bikes which you can hire although we did not make use of this. The hotel offers breakfast but its quite expensive and there are plenty of places within five - ten min walk which offer a selection of different breakfast options which are much cheaper.

Lovely and quite and although we were on a ground floor we heard nothing and got a good nights sleep.

Perfect hotel to use as a base for exploring.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for writing a review. We are happy to know you have had a great stay with us. We would love to welcome you back anytime soon!
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Holbaek, Denmark
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a hotel that will suit the business traveller that needs 1 overnight stay. The rooms are exceptionally small - in fact so small that there are not even room enough to put a small suitcase on the floor anywhere. You can buy breakfast here, but apart from this there are no other typical hotel facilities.

All "standard" rooms are on the ground floor which renders the windows unusable. Curtains will have to drawn 24/7.

Hotel is newly build and therefore all furniture and decor is in nice condition. Bed was nice.

Parking is a problem. The hotel have just 10 spaces in the underground carpark, and if you didn't book a space before arriving, you are left on your own devices. The hotel cannot suggest any alternatives and street parking is impossible for non Amsterdam residents.

Room Tip: All rooms are small, but rooms no 101, 102 and 103 are smaller than the remaining rooms. RemeMber to...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for taking time to write a review and feedback. We really appreciate this as it helps us to keep on improving our services towards our guests.

All windows in rooms on the ground floor are blinded. We offer bigger rooms as well. We would like to recommend you the penthouses. These rooms are located on the sixth floor and have a private terrace as well.

We are sorry to hear our staff did not suggest any altenatives for the parking. We have discussed this with the entire staff.

Looking forward to welcome you back!
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Marseille, France
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We stayed there for a few days, took a standard room and had a very good stay. Good location - it's not really in the city center but not too far either, you can go by walking or taking the tramway. Really clean and good service.
The only downside was the noise coming from the room next to us (ground floor).
I would recommend it!

Stayed March 2014
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, August 1, 2014
Thank you for writing a review. Good to hear you have had a nice stay with us. We would love to welcome you back when visiting Amsterdam again!
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Hellerup, Denmark
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for two nights. Staff was friendly and all the time helpful. Rooms were really good aswell as the bathrooms and we would definitely come back again. And great with the private parking! Thank you so much!

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Inge M, Manager at Grand Hotel Downtown, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
Thank you for your amazing review! I have forwarded your compliments to the entire staff and they were really happy to hear. We would love to welcome you back!
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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
Hotel Style:
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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