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“Weekend in Amsterdam” 4 of 5 stars
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Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #189 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Weekend in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Our weekend trip to Amsterdam was our second visit to the city and a first for our guests travelling with us. I made the flight bookings several months prior to our trip 6th -8th April 2013. I did find that when booking a hotel many were not able to provide two double rooms within my price range as it must have been busy. Eventually I decided on the Aalborg as the location seemed suitable. On arrival we checked into the small reception and made our way to our rooms via the lift. They were both small doubles ours on the fourth floor front and our guests at the rear on the second floor, as in most of the hotels in the city the rooms are just big enough. The beds were clean and comfortable, with small ensuite facilites which were perfectly suitable for a short stay, there was plenty of hot water for showers . I found our room at the top floor was quiet enough for a good nights sleep, again our fellow travellers enjoyed their sleep at the back of the hotel. If using the stairs be warned they are narrow and steep, but this is a feature on many of the older buildings in the city. The hotel has a small bar on the ground floor (Grolsh on draught ,
excellent!)and a smoking area on a terrace at the rear. The bar area doubles up as the breakfast room.
We decided to pay extra as this was room only and have the continental breakfast ( 7 euro if you book with the hotel online or 9 euro at the hotel). We paid the 9 euros each , however I do think this is slightly overpriced for a continental breakfast , but it was all fresh produce.
On dealing with the staff, they were all friendly and helpful with directions and advice.
The hotel is located opposite a small park and only minutes walk away from the market. Trams are available to the centre outside the hotel, but we walked as the weather was so nice and sunny that weekend. Its only 10 minutes walk from the Heineken experience,(which we went to) and opposite that you can find the canal cruises, which is a must . We all enjoyed the stay and overall thought the hotel was very good, I would stay there again. Our guests enjoyed Amsterdam and they want to go back, however it is an expensive place to eat out and drink .

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

very nice hotel, the staff are very helpful, the location near to the centre and the public transport is easier and naer to the hotel. the only problem is that the food in amsterdam is expensive and the water!!!


  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Chipperfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Hotel in great location. Near market, near a park, two possible trams to the Centre or a walkable distance (maybe half an hour)
. A few places for coffee, lunch etc. nearby. Staff helpful with good English. Rooms nice enough, a bit shabby eg paper peeled, holes in part of wall and balcony tiled floor (but we did have a balcony!). All told, this hotel did the job at a reasonable price - I would put it as better than average but couldn't call it "very good".

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We booked a small double room that was facing the park, its a quiet area so we had a good sleep at night. Receptionist Karl was really helpful and allowed us to checked in early. However, not all staffs appeared friendly. Toilet was tiny, but you get for what you pay. A nice location, with good connections to tram line 3, 12, 4, 25. The canals are within walking distance.

Overall a good experience for a short stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam
Address: Sarphatipark 106, 1073 EC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > De Pijp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #189 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam, a three star hotel with 36 newly renovated rooms, is located in the middle of Amsterdam. Providing accommodation for business and leisure travelers.Welcome to the newly renovated 3-star Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam. The Hotel has 36 rooms; all renovated in the last 2 years, combine a vintage fashion with a modern look. We offer a business center. The reception can provide guests with tickets for museums and city transportation, as well as offer any assistance or recommendations in booking any of the attractions or dining that Amsterdam has to offer. ... more   less 
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