I just spent 4 days in Amsterdam with three nights stay at The Golden Bear! What a great place to stay at! The receptionists at the hotel were very nice and very helpful. My room was located at the very top of the hotel (3rd floor) and it was also at the back of the hotel so I heard no noise coming from the street. The room was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. The bed was excellent, clean sheets, clean towels (every day if desire), and clean floors. (I mentioned this matters because another reviewer gave the hotel negatives on this aspects). The shared restroom and showers were on the second floor but there was never a problem trying to use them. I had perfect accommodations.
One of my favorite parts was the free breakfast because they served enough food to fill you up while visiting the city. In fact, I didn't had to have lunch at all, just a snack in the middle of the afternoon, which will keep me until dinner time.
When it comes to location, I found TGB to be in a perfect zone of the city. It is right in the center of all the hustle and bustle yet in a quiet street at the same time. Getting to the hotel is rather easy (one short Tram ride) and getting to some of the most interesting locations is even better (walking distance to the great Leidseplein), as well as to other places like Bloemenmark, the theatre district and it is surrounded by some of the most popular gay establishment, many on the same street.
When coming back to Amsterdam, I will definitely stay at THE GOLDEN BEAR HOTEL once again!!! And I highly recommend the hotel to everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is housed in two 18th century buildings, this is one of the best shopping areas with an abundance of boutiques known as the '9 straatjes', which consists of nine streets that are situated between the canals Prinsengracht and Singel. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel is located next to ‘Leidsestraat’, one of the most popular shopping streets of Amsterdam, near to all Amsterdam’s highlights such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Albert Cuyp Market, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. The Kerkstraat is a quiet street, so you will be in the city centre of Amsterdam but still have a good night sleep. The hotel offers many services and facilities such as free wireless internet throughout the building, tickets to various museums and activities, a continental breakfast and free city maps. Our reception is open between 8:00- 24:00, and we will be happy to help you if you will need any additional services, facilities or information. The location is perfect to explore the city and our staff will make sure your stay in Amsterdam is one to remember. ... more less
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