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“Great old-style hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The College Hotel
Ranked #133 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Oslo, Norway
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great old-style hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

With very high ceiling, spaceous rooms, cosy lounge and friendly young staff (mostly students). Good quality for the price. Lots of great small restaurants, and some of the main museums, nearby. Trams 5 and 24 from the central railway station stop right next to the hotel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

Eating out in Amsterdam? Want a lovely meal in a garden? Go somewhere else...the last time I ate in the lovely garden at The College Hotel, meeting a girlfriend for a lovely lunch, we thought, the service was so bad it took 3 hours. We waited over an hour for food, having ordered salads. No-one came to explain, or apologise, or give us any bread or anything. Ordered a 'Virgin Mary' and got a warmish glass of tomato juice and had to ask for ice, spices, tabasco, etc. Finally after many requests food arrived and my friend got the wrong order entirely! Returned it. Still no apology or explanation. Finally she got her food too, and (again) something was wrong, but she was starving and had to leave so she ate it. The only thing they got right? When we complained about all these things, they only charged for drinks. Yet will never return.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Sarah B
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London
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at this lovely hotel for four nights as a 25th anniversary celebration and we really enjoyed our time there. The hotel is in a beautiful building and is very conveniently located for the main museums, the Concertgebouw and most places. The 'superior' room was a decent size and stylishly furnished, though it was exceptionally dark in the evenings (the lighting was pretty poor, which is my only complaint about the hotel..). The young staff were all extremely friendly and helpful and they made us feel welcome and at home throughout our stay. Amsterdam is a gorgeous city and I hope to return many more times. If I do, I would be delighted to stay at this hotel again. I recommend it very highly indeed.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank easti
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leicestershire
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49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, stylish hotel, great location, jazz in the courtyard on a Sunday afternoon! Loved the bar area, the staff are all students, very friendly. The rooms well designed and comfortable .

  • Stayed July 2013
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights last saturday and we really enjoyed every minute of it.
The rooms where really beautiful and the service from the moment you walk in is great!
Don't forget to visit the bar and the restaurant….there is a great atmosphere there and you feel that the staff is going all the way to make your stay unforgettable.
Next time we visit Amsterdam we are sure to stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne B
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Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights and it was a great stay. The staff was attentive and helpful with many requests. A gentleman named Kuhn was always fantastic and solved some small issues for me initially.

My only complaints are 1) the rooms are really, really dark. They're just not lit well and 2) There are virtually no vegan or vegetarian options at their restaurant.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SpeckSpeck
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Milan, Italy
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131 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed 2 nights in this hotel. The area is beautiful, an elegant quarter 5 minutes off the Rejiksmuseum. The stunning facade is there waiting for you, beautifully lightened at night so the website promise is kept. The inside is weird as what is left of the historical building is nice but the overall restyling is odd. Too dark, style not defined. My room was large, comfortable bed, equipped bathroom (spicy toiletries which I personally dislike). Room was too dark and lights were scattered around the room with no possibility to control Them centrally from the bed. Breakfast hall is dull (lonely planet travel guide set too high expectation..)
and food was not what you expect from a 4 star. I know Amsterdam and I would say you can find better hotels in this range. It is not all about facade!

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The College Hotel

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 #133 of 362 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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