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“The Good and the Not So Good” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Freeland Hotel
Ranked #194 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, England
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21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“The Good and the Not So Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Ok, first the good stuff. Excellent location just 100 m from the lively Leidseplein with it's many bars and restaurants. It's also where the 197 bus delivers you direct from the airport. A 40 minute journey for just 4 euros. If you're staying in this part of the city it's a good alternative to the train.
I only made it for breakfast once, but enjoyed the bread with meats and cheese and a boiled egg! All served by a very friendly lady.
The not so good stuff started on arrival when I asked to borrow the advertised iron. I was informed that it was broken, so I just hope that the crumpled look was fashionable this summer in Amsterdam. As mentioned by others, the stairs are steep and in common with many older hotels, there is no lift. I was on the third floor and now have super strong calf muscles. Not good for the elderly or infirm though.
I was in a single room, number 12, which was pervaded by a rather unpleasant aroma for the period of my stay. Had the iron worked, there is nowhere to hang your clothes (no wardrobe), except for a row of 5 pegs located a foot above where your pillow is. Very strange. Although the bed was fine, the main problem was the noise from the bars across the road. Due to the smoking ban the noisy patrons are outside till 3 am every night (the weather was nice). I got kind of used to it after zero sleep the first night, and I guess it's hardly the fault of the hotel, but don't have a street facing room if you have trouble sleeping.
I think I probably suffered from the curse of the single traveller, as a peek into a neighbouring room showed a much more spacious and well appointed arrangement. Unfortunately then, if being alone again, I would probably not choose to stay here again.

Room Tip: Avoid room 12
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Russell E
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
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24 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

This hotel is in a rather old building. We had a room on the top floor, that means climbing 5 to 6 flights of really steep stairs. I wouldn't recommend heavy luggage as there is no elevator. Room comes complete with an old school CRT TV. Staff are friendly and the hotel has a cosy feel.

There seems to be the smell of weed lingering around the air, not sure where it is from as it is supposed to be non-smoking.

The hotel is quite a distance from the train station and near many eating places and bars. Room rate is reasonable compared to the other rates in Amsterdam and comes with a basic breakfast.

Don't feed the cat, because it is overweight.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Don't expect a 5-star American hotel. This is a family-owned hotel. As far as I remember all rooms are non smoking. There is tea on every floor as well. Location is excellent! Hotels in Amsterdam are notoriously expensive, but this one is affordable. I love this city & I will go back eventually & this is where I plan on staying!

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bc21578
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

I had a very small room, smaller than my bathroom at home. Old and ugly furniture and bad smell in the room.

Price was also not that good, especially that they charged 20 euros more than booking.com showed. The guy from the reception didn`t want to charge the correct price.

The only good thing about the hotel is it`s location, but for sure I wont ever go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stefan G
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KONSTANCIN-JEZIORNA
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

The price is really good for the location in the city centre close to bars restaurants etc. it is also very close to the bus stop from where you can get directly to the airport in ca. 40 min. The staff seem really friendly. I had a single room. Very small with tiny bathroom but clean and since you don't need to spend a lot of time in your room while in Amsterdam I think it was fine. Especially for this price. The stairs are indeed extremely steep so if you don't want to climb ask for the room on lower floors. Breakfast is ok but you don't have any choice what you get ( except for coffee or tea).

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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1 Thank tobiaszl
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ISRAEL
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26 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

Arrived 2/20/13 and stayed here for 7 days. Great central location but very quiet . Friendly and helpful stuff. The room was small but with a big window overlooking a garden. Very clean. Breakfast was nice too and in overall great value to it's modest price. I recommend it to anyone who is looking for a nice place to stay during their stay in Amsterdam.

Room Tip: As you well know the stairs in the Holland are very steep so I think the lower the better(:
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BARAK36H
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Property: Freeland Hotel
Address: Marnixstraat 386, 1017 PL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #194 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Freeland Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We - Pascale and Rick- offer you a heartily and open-minded atmosphere in our two star hotel in downtown Amsterdam. Beside our outstanding service and hospitality we offer you many free extras: free coffee, tea, internet and wifi in the room, city maps and discounts. That's why we say: Feel good at Freeland. ... more   less 
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