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“An excellent hotel in the heart of Amsterdam”

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Hotel De Gerstekorrel
Ranked #205 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 18 August 2011

My friends and I stayed in a triple room for three nights. The room was in the first floor towards the back of the hotel so we couldn't hear any street noise during the night. Furthermore, our room was very spacious. It was really a triple room and not just a double room with an extra bed. We were very positively surprised! The bathroom was also big enough for the three of us. The TV had dozens of channels and the beds were very comfortable.

The staff was extremely friendly and it didn't hurt that most of them could speak Finnish with us. We had an early arrival and a late departure but we could leave our luggage in the luggage room. The staff was also very helpful and readily answered all of our questions (at the hotel and through e-mail already less than an hour after we had made our reservation through ebookers). The reception was open 24/7.

The location was great! We only had to use public transportation to get to the airport. All the museums, shopping streets, sights, parks etc. were within walking distance. The walk to the central railway station only took about 15 minutes.

We didn't try the hotel's own breakfast but there were many grocery stores, cafes and restaurants nearby. The nearest ones were in the same building. You'll never go to bed hungry!

All in all, our stay at the hotel was very pleasant. The only negative side I can think of is the fact that our room didn't have its own hairdryer. If we wanted one, we had to borrow it from the reception.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

Booked this through DFDS seaways city break. One night. Good location, near Dam Square (not "5 minutes" walk, more like 10 from drop off point), but well-located for City Centre activities. Busy street, but room was quiet and clean. Small Shower room, but again, clean and functional. Breakfast continental delivered to room, small but adequate. Friendly reception. No complaints. Sure the room was small-ish, but if you spend most of your time out it doesn't matter. TV could use relocation, though. The flat screen wasn't visible from the bed-angle. Would recommend for City Centre short breaks.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 August 2011

We chose this hotel for it's superb location. Within walking distance to the main train station, shopping area, attraction etc.there are plenty of restaurants just next door and also a very nice bakery nearby for a quick bite.
The room we stayed was in 3rd floor was very small but also very clean.there was no lift and it will be quite a challege if u have large luggage.if u need a luxury hotel, this is not for u.
Despite the room n the narrow, steep staircase, we were greeted warmly at the reception and the whole stay.the staffs were very helpful, friendly people who helped and made our stay in amsterdam a memorable one!

  • Stayed: September 2010
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

Without doubt, if you're looking for a great locale that's easy to find and close to the train station as well as the action of Amsterdam, this is your place. However, if you and your mate want to walk around the room at the same time or if you carry large luggage, consider another place. I have a bigger closet than the room in which I stayed.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

I've stayed in this hotel before and it's ok, this time however I stayed with a friend for 2 nights so we could explore the city and all we wanted was some where reasonably priced to leave our bags,sleep and shower. well thats what we got !

no issues very efficient online check-in the staff where nice and the rooms where not bad. sheets where clean, however we where on the fourth floor and it was a effort climbing the stairs at 4 in the morning !

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 June 2011

We went to Amsterdam for our 1st wedding anniversary and chose the hotel based on location and cost. We couldn't fault the location it is central to the town centre and near the train station - 10/15mins walk. However the pictures on the website of the rooms are very generous. We stayed on the 4th (top) floor, which meant a very steep climb to get to our room - not the best after a long day exploring but having said that, the room was clean if a little small and basic. If you just want a place to rest your head then this hotel fits the bill but it does suffer from being noisy on a weekend as it is right near all the bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2011

If you are looking for a low budget hotel this is your place. the location is central to damstraat so you are in the middle of everything. I am a frequent Amsterdam visitor and although the rooms were small they were clean and wireless worked well. Front desk staff was friendly and welcoming. It is on a busy street so it can be noisy at night but we were on the top floor and heard nothing. Great value.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel De Gerstekorrel

Address: Damstraat 22, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Room Service
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Ranked #205 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £115 - £268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel De Gerstekorrel 2*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for an excellent central location with friendly service and extras like breakfast in bed? Then choose Hotel de Gerstekorrel, where guests return year after year! Our 32 room hotel offers single rooms, 2 persons rooms, triple rooms as well as four persons rooms - come alone, with a friend, the whole family or a group of friends! Hotel de Gerstekorrel is a popular and modern hotel close to the famous Dam Square, shopping streets such as De Kalverstraat, the canals, wonderful restaurants and unforgettable nightlife. Do you come for a concert in Ziggo Dome or Heineken music hall? Or want to see the Music Awards? Interested in football stadium Arena, Ajax? Stay with us and you easily reach all these places by public transportation.The famous Amsterdam museums - newly opened Stedelijk Museum and new Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, Van Gogh and several other museums and art galleries are also close by. ... more   less 
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