Hotel staff was more then nice and helpful For a "Junior suit" (as booked and paid), the room was too small
I hated to leave. Staff and facilities were outstanding. Room was beautiful and luxurious.
disturbance during stay in room
Beautiful and comfortable hotel , Great helpful staff everything was great
Absolutely first class service. Could not do enough for you. Extremely comfortable bed! -
Great location, helpfull staff, nice interior, cleanliness, convinient bed, complimentary water and sweets every everning, channel and garden view, etc. - everything! To escape any delay connected with checking out the next morning, I was proposed to settle the formalities in the last everning.
While walking in the streets on a cold, windy, snowy, rainy day, the thought of going back to the hotel was pure happyness, as the hotel is so warm and cozy, It starts at the reception, continues in the corridors. Even the pool is warmer than all the pools in other hotels, I used it in the morning before breakfast and before going to bed at night. The extensive opening hours of the pool are a big advantage. The breakfast is the best I travel a lot, stay in nice hotels, none of them compares to this one...best juices, best fresh fruit, best bacon and eggs, best waffles. I loved the hotel tour, especially the wedding chapel and the other room with all the wood sculptures. I also liked the library with the fireplace. Everybody was extremely f I would have preferred a smaller and softer pillow
Cleanliness, wonderful architecture and interior design, polite and proficient and friendly staff Nothing. It was perfect
The excellent staff and our gorgeous apartment to which we were upgraded Would not include breakfast again; though lovely and convenient it was very pricey given the area. Otherwise a perfect stay!
Hotel helps for every question asked and answers all in the perfect way. No dislikes.
The service was great, if I can afford to, Ill stay there again.
The security use of key cards for all access including lifts.Felt safe.
Lovely hotel, perfect location. The showers in room are glass, with limited frosting. So if you are with your couple then great, or close friends, but if you are sharing with someone you are not so comfortable with these rooms maybe a little "revealing" and slightly uncomfortable. Personally I didnt mind,
The staff was very accomodating. The rooms were clean, and even though our room was on the busy street, the windows were sufficient to keep out most of the traffic noise.
This hotel was in a great location and had very friendly staff. The room set up was a little strange. The bathroom was all glass and lacked privacy. The bed was also placed strangely with the foot of the bed against the wall. This was a very clean hotel, and one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in.
I liked the newly renovated Star Rooms. I also liked the location of the hotel. There were many aspects I didn't like: - in room 601 (I stayed there between October 5-October 10, the heating was not working. I asked the reception staff to fix it, and they said the automatic heating system has some problems and there' nothing they can do about it. - I had another reservation for October 11-13. I annouced reception at check-out on Oct 10 that I will be late (around midnight) on October 11. When I arrived on October 11, they gave me a smoking room, which was impossible to breathe in. I asked for a non-smoking room and I've been told that there are no more rooms left, because I arrived very late. I found this offensive, as I announced the hotel two days before that I will be late, not to mention that I also left my luggage in the cloakroom. - after long talks, however, I was given a non-smoking room, with twin beds. It is the worst room I've ever been into, 301, it's like a coffin. Take my advise and don't offer it to other clients ever again. Also, this room was cold, as the heater was barely defrost (after turning it to maximum).
very convenient location, clean, secure no problems
Nothing Thought the hotel was grim - view from window a corrugated iron sheet. Room dark and unwelcoming. Bathroom very small with sink outside the bathroom. Lift was dirty and smelled like a toilet.
Location, design and decor of the rooms I enjoyed everything and can not fault anything
it was close to everything in central amsterdam which is a bonus less walking breakfast could of been of a wider range to suite more traveling people
staff cleanliness, old bathroom, dirty old carpets all over the hotel
The best things in the hotel are the free minibar, the location and the helpful concierge employee mr.Roel Smits. Overall my staying in the hotel did not meet my expectation (I expected more for what I paid).
Beautiful hotel, very new, nice comfort inside, especially the coffee in the room The glass bathroom door is spectecular, but somewhat unusual for me.
Beautiful hotel, great architecture, friendly staff, facilities in room (like nespresso machine, free minibar and great bed), right in the city centre, reasonable prices for food and drinks. Just a small thing: the hotel is a bit of a maze, takes a bit to figure out how to get from your room to the reception, but the staff told me that new signs will be there soon
Good comfortable rooms Hotel still being refurbished, so some things not yet finished in hotel and the room. i.e. no toilet door and shower leaked badly as door seal seemed to be missing. However, the room was comfortable and the bed was simply delightful.
The Staff, The atmosphere, the cleanliness, and the service...
Art Nouveau hotel;you need to like it to enjoy the hotel,which is beautifull than ; large rooms, well equiped (surprising free of charge minibar, including alcool),nice restaurant and buffet breakfast(a little bit expensive) ,beautifull spa with swimingpool.Close to the railwaystation,at the border of the old centrum. Reception not "5 stars" due to small office,waiting time if some other people arriving simulteanously , and to few personnel at the concierge office !
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everything it waas a very nice stay more light in the room. That's my only remark. Please do something about this because it's too dark in the room!!!
it was an amazing hotel ,the room was superb , the hotel is located neer by the sentral station i liked everything
good area and historical building
The location is very good. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, there are many adventures to find that are just a short walk away.
Great Location, nice facilities in the rood, good staff, very nice in general The waitress in the reastarant was once high :) Breakfast is too expensive.
Location is very good. In the heart of the city. Few minutes walk from the dam square. Breakfast is very good and not too expensive. Air condition is not working in the room. Business rooms are in another building across the street. Rooms are small and not too comfortable. Parking costs 55 euros per day The room is expensive comparing to any other such an hotel in Europe. I was expecting much more...
Superb location, friendly and attentive staff, clean and comfortable. A very good value.
situation géographique et le hall This is the list of the main bad points :
People at frontera desk were really helpful, nice bar área rooms are modern and comfortable
Very good location; in the centre, but in a calm street. I liked the canal view from my room. Very good shuttle service to the airport. I needed someone to explain me how to switch on the central switch in order to have all electric appliances (including the lights) to work. It should be either connected to the opening of the door or made more clear. There was something strange with the pipes of the tap in the bathroom.
The business suite was very nice: great bedding, spacious. The staff were helpful. The lobby had electrical and usb outlets. My room was in a construction zone accessible only by stairs!! And construction resumed right outside in the morning. They shouldn't put people there, or should start construction later in the day. I also found it a little odd that there would be no usb jack in a business suite.
Very comfortable I did not get a wakeup call on one day, even though I requested one. Date: July 28,2007
Gorgeous interior in the heart of the old city. Breakfast was incredible and sumptuous. Staff are warm, friendly, and attentive. Location is fantastic. 1. Heating was a major problem. 2. Parking is a nightmare. 3. Shower hot water not as hot as it should be. 4. Complimentary coffee in the lobby area is absent, though one can pay EUR 2-2.50 for a cup. Should be gratis. Once this is attended to, this will be able to achieve deserved greatness.
the sauna The price of the breakfast was a bit too much, the rooms were already expencive enough to include breakfast.
It was downtown.
convenient location, nice accommodations a little noisy during the night since the Red Light District is right behind the hotel
It's very central location, friendly staff and overall hassle free stay. Too short, next time I'll stay longer!
Location, breakfast Not making up the room during the day, therefore not replenishing shampoo, tea, towels etc.
Location Helpful staff My room the heat/ac didn't work.....
location close to Central Station Amsterdam, very close to city Center of Amsterdam ( Dam / shopping streets )
it was central to everything,good view from our room and the noise from the bells wasn't as bad as people said.hotel had alot of character,fun to walk around it on a rainy day.
It is a good locasjon Noice from the chuch bells
The location of the hotel was central to the main tourist areas of Amsterdam. The room was not very updated and located at the very bottom of the hotel. No elevator to go down and had to go down a few sets of stairs.
I must say the location was unbeatable for me. Very close to the Central train station and the bars around. The staff was not much friendly. I woke up afternoon due to jetlagging. The housekeeping had left already to clean up the room and change the towels. They couldn't give me extra towel. Indicating "the towel is limited". The room was so small and the bed was small and not comfortable. I wouldn't stay there again!
the bed! they got ecellent mattresses. the location is great, right in the historical centre of amsterdam ...
The location was excellent & the room was very clean & comfortable . we had a back bedroom & there was a church very close by which had bells chiming hourly- not so good at 7 a.m.
The hotel is within walking distance to most of the major attractions with tram service right outside the hotel. The hotel was extremely quite despite being right on Damrak. The walking directions from the Amsterdam Central Station were not clear enough. I would request adding how to get to Damrak from the Central Station.
Good location. Really central. The hotel staff is helpful as well. The hotel room is a bit small, though the basic necessities is there.
The best thing about this hotel was the location, which was excellent. My only criticism would be the size of the rooms.
Strategic location in the heart of Amsterdam. Friendly and helpful front desk staff. Front rooms overlooking the main street are quite noisy, especially at night. This could be largely overcome by double-glazing the glass in the windows/doors.
It was very convenient to all the museums, entertainment and shopping. Lots of restaurants and eating establishments close by.
the hotel is below fair standarard compare to the money i have paid hence i could not see much to say that it is good (one example I would like to bring here that I reserve smoking room but when I checked in i could not find it avaliable!!!) overall hotel stanadarad is below 4 stars
The location of the hotel was fantastic, it was so quiet I could sleep with my window open at night - a rarity in Amsterdam! The toilet was half under the washbasin as the bathroom is very small.
The location is ideal if you want to be right on Dam square and close to the main shopping area. The bathroom was modern and smart, if not very small. If I had been travelling with a companion however, the glass door would have been a problem. The room was small, and whilst supposedly a non-smoking room, still had the smell of stale smoke. I booked all non-smoking rooms for the group I was travelling with, but some had smoking rooms. The rooms that faced onto the main street were very noisy with the trams directly outside. I didn't think the hotel was good value for money, although speaking to people who had stayed in other hotels for the same price, it sounds like it was the better of a bad bunch! It is easy to get around in Amsterdam so I would recommend looking for a smaller boutique-type hotel that may be slightly further to walk, but gives a much better standard for your money.
It was located at the town centre, the staff were great and helpful, room where clean. The bathroom door was frosted glass, therefore you get no privacy, the walls are bit thin you can hear the rooms next to you.
The location is great, opposite Centraal Railway station and you avoid the added cost and hassle of catching a cab to your hotel. Most tourist spots are within walking distance. Staff was great, they let us check in early and check out late which helped us a great deal. Some of the advertised facilities were not available during our stay but it did not really matter to us.
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I spent two nights at the NH Barbizon and I only have positive things to say. It was a group of 5 friends and we couldnt be happier with our stay. The hotel in itself is beautifully decorated. The location is excellent across from Amsterdam Central and all the trolleys, but the best part of the hotel was the staff. Daniel helped my friends and I not only with our luggage, but with advice on getting around the city, recommendations for restaurants, and sightseeing. Overall great experience, and upon my return to Amsterdam I will definitely stay here and hope to get assistance from Daniel!
Nothing The picture they show of the room is not even close to what I had to stay in. My room was old, smelled horrible, most of the lights did not work, and the shower head was broke. This has to be one of the worst experiences I have ever had in a hotel..
Location was great. The room was clean and comfortable. The noise from the street was absurdly loud at all times of the night. The hotel provides earplugs by your bedside.
Best Staff ever very friendly and welcoming
Great location near train station and city. Good views from the hotel. Room was large and bath was too! Room was dated.
Other than the location, this place really was just so-so. Most Marriott Courtyards are cleaner, more comfortable, and have much better service. For the price, however, it wasn't a bad deal and proximity to both Amsterdam Centraal and many tourist attractions made up for the lack of aesthetic appeal and customer service. Breakfast was not included and would be an addition $30/person. At that price, it should include a packed bong and tickets to the Van Gogh museum. Rooms were terribly outdated and not in a quaint Dutch way, but in an oddly 80's post-apocalyptic manner that made me question why I wasn't staying at a hostel. Our shower didn't even have a door or a curtain. 5 stars!? Are you kidding me? Europe must max out on a 10 star scale.
The hotel staff were very friendly and responsive. We were upgraded to a nice room. The breakfast was fantastic, probably the best we had had in a long time. The location is perfect for any visitor and Amsterdam is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Also to note, people in Amsterdam (including all the hotel staff) were extremely friendly and ready to help. Loved it!
Fairly newly renovated, but rooms shows already wear-and-tear. 24H noise from the party street outside. Serves no breakfast.
Very Central in red light district, easy walk from the train station. Computer available downstairs. WiFi was not free, i think for the price it should be.
Location based right near to red light district area. Which is very nice cuz of the location again.... cars cant go thru the street.
I liked the location it was very close to everything, I would definetly stay here again.
only stayed for 1 night however hotel very clean and staff very friendly. Best thing is the location to the night life
was very modern and clean. staff were polite and rooms were clean. would stay here again. good location.
The location was extremely convenient--just a short walk from the train station. However, this hotel is not ideal for families--it's right in the "green" district and a block away from the Red Light district. If you are comfortable with that (the street it's on is busy and you can small marijuana and loud music abounds, there are a few drunks on the street, etc.) you're only a block away from the Royal Palace. We had to explain a little to our kids what they were seeing and kind of hope that they didn't zone in too much on the window displays in stores on the street. But the room was surprisingly quiet (we had a room for 4), though quite small, had good shower, good television, and the hotel offered free computer use in the basement (though annoyingly not free wifi). Staff was very nice and helpful. Would stay there again, but wouldn't recommend it for families if there are better alternatives in other locations. I wish the hotel offered free wifi. Free breakfast would have been a plus, too.
I liked cleanliness of my room. It was quite cold, as shutting the window properly was hardly possible.
Clean and Position good, staff nice enough. The worst layout of rooms possible, tiny rooms, no door on toilet, smelt of smoke, It would impossible to get out of the Hotel in an emergency.
Close to the train station and within easy reach of all transport The room allocated was in the attic on two levels with the bedroom being accessed by very steep stairs and the bed required crawling into as no room to walk either side.
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The central position. ready for refurbishment, but that is reflected in the price.
Location, location, location Customer service was the worst I didn't even get replacement towels or toilet paper I don't have any other comparison point in the Netherlands but it's the worst hotel I've stayed in Europe
The view from the hotel room and the location. The staff was also extremely helpful. The curtains did not fit the windows nor did they close properly and too much light was in the room when we trying to sleep which was uncomfortable. The pillows were old and very used although the linen was clean. An extra blanket would also have been welcome in the room as it got a bit cold in the morning.
The staff was generally cordial and helpful. I was happy to see the hotel provide Internet service. The room was not ready when I arrived, around noon. The desk was too small and poorly lit. I could not sit at it to write. The bed was too big for the room, leaving too little space to move away from the bed to the door.
The hotel is very convenient to the film festival I was attending Problem with getting proper receipt as is usual from most hotels with details of room and number of nights etc. Also that breakfast now costs extra.
Excellent center location -
The location of the hotel was great, very central and also scenic at a canal, perfect for walking around the city and sightseeing. The quality of breakfast was also very good. I had a single room and it was as small as you can imagine, but anyway I used it only to spend the night.
close to flower market though the radiator was working, it was still cold....
The hotel is well located being close to the station and all the city centre facilities, shops etc. Rate is competitive for a city centre hotal. Rooms are rather tired and need updating, so whilst Ok for an overnighter I wouldn't recommend it if you plan to spend a lot of time in your room.
So close to Central Station. Good breakfast. My reservation said the cost would be 85.60 euros, but they took 90 euros cash.
nice breakfast, large room in the annexe building charged connexion, snow on TV(???)... bad facilities in general
proximity to Central Station; Shower curtain smelled really smokey.
The breakfast is very good and the location of hotel very convenient. The view from my room.
Internet connection is for purchase!!! must be freee, like in many cities in Europe!
Amazing location. Rude check-in staff, loud, dirty
the shower had no water pressure and the water was cold in this freezing weather at night all the heating was switched off
Easy to find from the central station and only around the corner from the highlights/restuarants.
The location and the breakfast included. No air conditioning, TV did not work, room was not super clean, the shower leaked onto the bathroom floor A LOT.
hotel location is excellent and breakfast was good. staff are friendly. I prefer who comes to this hotel without luagage. the building is old and not very comfortable, the cieling is too low. Safe box is 5 Euros per day is silly.
As young group not wanting to disturb other peopl staying in the hotel and wanting a smoking room. The room given was very suitable for us