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“Well Placed hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center

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Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tesselschadestraat 23, 1054 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Best Western Leidse Square Hotel) (Vondelpark)   |  
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Ranked #166 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Telford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Well Placed hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We stayed for 5 nights and found that it is extremely well situated;in a quiet street within easy walking distance of museums, canals and restaurants. Our room was small and oddly shaped with no air conditioning (not a problem as the weather was chilly) but there was a fan in the wardrobe. Staff were very helpful and spoke fluent english, breakfast was very good and the bar in the evening was pleasant . We would go back to this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Chris B
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St. George, Utah
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47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed 5 nights here while we were in Amsterdam, given its terrific location near the major museums and restaurants. It is NOT a luxury hotel and it looks a bit seedy. But the location is impossible to beat, the price is fair, and the breakfast is delicious and plentiful. They are very helpful, but you need to ask for air conditioning if you want it, and not all the rooms have it. We were there when it was extremely hot and humid in August, so that saved our lives. Good value but not luxury.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Bondanella
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121 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The single room, on the ground floor is very small: you don't have room for your luggage, you don't have a door for the toilet (but it's open), you don't have any climatization but otherwise internet is very fast. Bed too soft.
The zone around is stunning. It's a pity that singles are treated so bad: we even pay more for person than couples...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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3 Thank Francesca F
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stayed here for a night while we were visiting Amsterdam. The hotel has a great location, right next to the Leidseplein and the Vondelpark. But at night the place was very quiet. Our room was spacious and priced ok, considering its location. The hotel itself has seen better days. It needs a but of updating. In our room, especially the bathroom has had its prime years behind it. The shower was pointed at the wall, and the walls itself were covered in mold. We didn't take breakfast as the near vicinity has many great locations for having breakfast.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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60 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The hotel has a great location for anyone keen to experience Vondel park as well as old Amsterdam which is a short walk away or rent a bike round the corner. A delicious pancake house is also close by.

The hotel can be musty but I think we arrived just after a shampooing. Nice and spacious (when compared with other hotels in the area) and friendly staff.
Breakfast was great with eggs, bacon, cereals, fruit, yoghurt and toast/pastries on offer.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Carl A
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106 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nothing fancy about this place. It's clean, the people at the front desk were nice, and it was in a pretty good location. The price was what you'd expect, but there are no extra frills here. The bed was pretty comfy at least.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Danielle H
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Close to many bars, clubs and restaurants. Close to several tram lines and Vondelpark The room and bathroom was always very neat and clean. The staff were great. There is an elevator and the streets are quiet at night, which you don't always find in Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Onashan P
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Additional Information about Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center

Property: Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center
Address: Tesselschadestraat 23, 1054 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Best Western Leidse Square Hotel)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #166 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Leonardo Hotel Amsterdam City Center 3*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Multistory Hotel housed in 19th-century building within a short walk to Leidseplein, bars, nightclubs & the Municipal Theatre. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Ach Leidse Square Amsterdam
Hotel Ach Leidse Square

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