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“Good when on business”
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The College Hotel
Ranked #149 of 365 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good when on business”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

This is a great hotel and the service was outstanding. Loved my little sitting room, gave the room a (very) mini suite feel to it. I was in Amsterdam for work however and the hotel and it's amenities were great for that but I wouldn't stay here if you are looking for something a bit more romantic.

Food in the restaurant was outstanding and the drinks in the busy bar were great too.

The only downside was the noise every night from the new tram line being put down between 6pm and 8am! The hotel put a complimentary set of earplugs in the room to deal with this and they were indeed very essential!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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San Carlos, California
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

It appears the College Hotel has become too chic and now does not have to pay attention to details. The location is great. The lobby is very well done. The staff is very polite. The bar has a special upscale feel to it. (We did not eat at the restaurant.) But things changed when we entered our room #202. The carpet was dirty. The area around the sink had not been cleaned. There was a very low power bulb over the sink and mirror making it impossible to use to put on makeup. The drain on the sink was not working. There was hair in the shower. The shower door was broken. The cold water knob in the shower could be turned 360 degrees around. Since we were staying two nights we informed the front desk staff of these issues as we departed for a day of sightseeing. Upon our return the only item repaired was the non-working sink drain. There was no indication or note from the Hotel that the other items would take longer to repair and that they apologize for the disappointment.
It was one thing to have problems, it is far worst not to address them.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank MemoryMaker2012
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I was in Amsterdam for 2 days during my Eurotrip and decided to randomly stay in hotels throughout Europe. I found this College Hotel and it was perfectly located in the center of Amsterdam.
The hotel ambiance was very castle like, medieval looking, but the decor and the amenities were all modern and up to date... I couldn't help but see all the staff that were very young and ambitious and began to understand it was a hotel for college students preparing learn the trade and venture into the big world. Very hospitable and the rooms were clean and just perfect.

Room Tip: Don't forget to rent the scooters (Vespas) from the hotel... good way to get around in Amsterdam...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013

Opulent hotel in the middle of Amsterdam. Wonderfully decorated rooms. Lots of character. One to visit and form your own opinion. Definitely the wow factor when you step into the room. Also very quiet if a good nights sleep is a must for you.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Funky. cool. Funky. cool. Great food, nice bar, amazing building and lovely rooms but bar service slow / breakfast service dreadful (scary female maitre d'). Much better than the Pullitzer. Book your taxi early as service slow.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Our stay at the College Hotel was good. The hotel is absolutely beautiful! Great staff! Location is good, just steps away is a tram stop. Not many places to eat close to the hotel though. The building is quite old and certain areas have an odd smell that may or may not annoy some people. Overall a very good stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank enturin
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2013

On Sunday, October 13, 2013 we visited the College Hotel to have a drink and a nice dinner. The service in the bar was very poor. No attention at all, so we went straight to the restaurant. We had to wait a little, but then we were welcomed by a very friendly young lady who helped us with our coats and showed us to the table. We did understand that students are trained at this hotel and overall the service was pleasant. The hotel and public area's are in need of a lot of maintenance. Many wood parts were chipped, floors dirty, curtains unhooked at the rails, damaged interior parts etc. A real shame as the interior is so beautifull!! The food was of a good standard at very reasonable prices. The music in the restaurant was of a poor quality. If this hotel would be better managed then it would be a great place to stay, to wine and dine etc.. We were very disappointed by the lack of knowledge of the English language by many staff members!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Alfred B
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Property: The College Hotel
Address: Roelof Hartstraat 1, 1071 VE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein , Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 365 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The College Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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