I stayed for two nights at this hotel recently and thought it was OK. I've visited Amsterdam five times in the past few years and have stayed at different hotels (3* and 4*) near Centraal Station each time, so my expectations were realistic.
My 'smoking comfort room' at the Hotel Amsterdam was the smallest I've encountered so far, with the bathroom door not fully opening because the bed was in the way. The furniture was dated and the arms easily fell off the desk chair (which could barely fit). I was travelling solo and wasn't really concerned about the size of the room, the dated furniture, or about the opaque bathroom door, but can understand why others have commented. I wouldn't like to be sharing.
The windows of my room opened to a view of a brick wall of the building across the laneway, and whilst uninspiring, I appreciated the central location of the hotel and that not every room can face the front. Fortunately(?), my view was of a portion of the building that did not have any windows, so I did feel a sense of privacy when I had my windows open. The heating in my room was adequate, the double-glazing kept the noise out, I slept well, and the staff were friendly. The room was clean and stocked with all of the usual ameneties, including a mini bar and although a surcharge was payable (15 Euro), I was grateful for the option of a smoking room (a rarity in Amsterdam).
Would I stay here next time I visit? Probably not. I'll try somewhere different, again. But I wouldn't discourage you from staying if you're after a clean, central and convenient room with a bed and amenities. It's OK.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great central location, affordable rates, clean & comfortable rooms and friendly & attentive hospitality. In an amazing location, just off Dam Square and right in the middle of Amsterdam's city center, you'll find Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw. This is where you want to stay if you're coming to Amsterdam. We offer authentic friendliness and true hospitality with rooms that are comfortable, well maintained, and always spotlessly clean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De Roode Leeuw Amsterdam
- Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw