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Hotel Nadia
Ranked #122 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Este, Italy
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“Relax....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2009

Very nice hotel, placed in a wonderfull location, near all main attractions. Breakfast room with a great canal view.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2009

My fiance and I spent seven nights at the Hotel Nadia and were quite pleased with our stay. In an earnest attempt to provide a balanced review to my fellow travelers I will do my best to provide my view of the pros and cons (from an American perspective). When you open the door to the Nadia Hotel prepare yourself to be greeted by perhaps the most astonishing set of stairs you have ever seen or will see. Really, there is not much difference in incline between these stairs and a ladder. The staff is prepared to assist you with your baggage up this monster and is quite expert at doing so. If you have a disability you will most likely want to stay somewhere else. There is really no way around this each time you come in the building (no elevator). The stairs take you up to a tiny lobby where you will be greeted by a gracious member of the staff. He or she will give you your room key, a complimentary beverage, and answer any questions whatsoever about the city that you might have. Every single person manning this desk during our stay was exceptionally kind and went out of his or her way to help us with our trip planning, be it calling the train station for us when we thought we had goofed up our tickets to Belgium, recommending a restaurant, which tram to take to a museum, etc. As a side note you pick up your room key when you enter the building and drop it off again with the front desk when you leave, presumably to minimize lost keys. Making your way from the lobby to your room is also interesting due to the narrow dimensions of the hallways. Only one person/piece of luggage at a time might proceed. When you open the door to your room you will see the tiny theme continues with your Lilliputian accommodations. This is definitely the smallest room I have ever stayed in before. The bathroom is similar in size and setup to the bathroom you find in an RV. The sink is raised about two inches higher than the toilet and shower, which is good because the shower is on a flat plane, even with the toilet. The water seeps out from under the curtain and floods the general area around the toilet while showering. This is partially due to the fact that the shower drain was somewhat clogged but I can't complain because I never mentioned it to the management and on second thought I wish I had so they would have a fair chance to fix the problem. The bed was comfortable and the down comforter quite thick and warm, but there were two holes in the cover. The major minus to the room is the lack of control you have over the temperature- we never saw any way to make the room cooler (or warmer in winter....). Fortunately a fan is provided and we left the balcony door open at night with the fan in front to blow in cool air. You will have to request house keeping if you want them to come every day, otherwise we noticed a frequency of about an average of every other day. None of this is particularly troubling to us as we came to Amsterdam mainly to see the sights and not be in our room. The one incredible plus to our room was the marvelous balcony. A few evenings we were back relatively early and able to take advantage of this wonderful feature. It was made especially wonderful by the fact that there is still light until 11:00 or 11:30 at night in Amsterdam in June. From our balcony we could see a beautiful church tower and one of the canals. Directly across from us was Jennifer's Croissanterie, a lovely place to pop in for a pastry, sandwich, cappuccino, etc. I often did just so to augment my breakfast from the hotel. The breakfast room was charming and offered a wide range of breakfast items, but unfortunately no good sources of protein other than cheese and sweetened yogurts. I would have loved some hard boiled eggs to supplement the bread and croissants. Our location in general was excellent. The Anne Frank house was just out of sight across the street, the post office was two blocks in one direction and an inexpensive Internet cafe one block in another. The Red Light district and Dam Square were about a 10 minute walk away, Central Station just a bit further up the road. A couple trams and buses a short walk from the hotel would take you to Central Station as well, further simplifying your movements around the city. I would stay here again, indeed I dream of returning some day.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2009

We received a warm welcome from the staff there immediately upon arrival at Hotel Nadia. Not only did they carry up our heavy suitcases up a steep flight of stairs to the reception area they also brought it up to our room (another floor up) while we waited at the breakfast room (to be checked in) which was beautifully decorated with nice fresh pretty flowers. They gave us a nice welcome drink too! Talk about great service!

Though we stayed for one night only at Hotel Nadia and booked the cheapest room available, they made that one night special for us by giving us a free upgrade to a room with a lovely canal view. I thought that was very very thoughtful of them! The room was also nicely decorated with antique lamps and red furnishings. It had a fridge which was very helpful for us to keep our beer cool! Fresh flowers with a welcome note was a nice sweet touch.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2009

My girlfriend and I stayed in Hotel Nadia for three nights and loved our stay. From the moment we stepped into the hotel, we could tell that this place was something special. You need to ring the bell to get into the building, but the bellhop was at the door quickly to help us bring our luggage up the steps to the reception. Yes, the steps are steep (and pictures don't do them justice), but we found this to be the norm in all of Amsterdam. The staff was the most hospitable of all the hotels during our trip, offering a welcome drink and flowers in the room. They were always quick to offer us tips and advice on the town's attractions. The resident cats, Hello and Goodbye, are also a treat. They have their own little nook, and greeting them each morning after breakfast was a great way to start off the day.

Don't expect big, modern facilities if you stay here. This is a small, cozy hotel with a lot of charm. The bathroom can be a bit small for larger people, but the average person should find it enough. Do note that besides a curtain the shower is not separate from the rest of the bathroom. Everything in there will get wet. This can be strange to Americans that are used to having spacious, modern facilities but it really isn't as bad as people make it seem and isn't uncommon for Amsterdam's hotels. Just bring some rubber flip flops and remember that you're traveling through Europe to broaden your horizons, not to restrict them.

The location is great as well. The hotel is a block away from the Anne Frank house (highly recommended), a 3 minute walk from a large Albert Heijn supermarket (those sit-down restaurant bills add up!), and 5 minutes away from bustling Dam Square.

In conclusion, if you're looking for a big, modern hotel like you're used to in America, this place is not for you. If you're looking for a clean, cozy place to stay with an unsurpassed staff, you need not look any further. We highly recommend Hotel Nadia!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2009

We (a family with a young child) recently stayed at the Nadia Hotel in Amsterdam. It was a great stay! The hotel is very centrally located; many sightseeing attractions are within walking distance.

Our room was tiny, but very clean, sheets were fresh and everything else in good order. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful with any questions. The breakfast room is quite charming and cozy, and offers a decent selection of breakfast items.

I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2009

The Nadia is well located very close to the centre of Amsterdam and within an easy walk of all the attractions. When we arrived, you ring to get in and are greeted by the steepest set of stairs I have ever seen. Luckily our case was taken for us. Don't let that put you off. The decor is quite old fashioned, but the welcome was very hospitable and while waiting for the room, we had complimentary bottled water and could sit in the breakfast room to have coffee etc.

The room was very small! The bathroom even smaller - the door was exceptionally narrow. But it was clean and in terms of value was good. The breakfast was included and was fine - not much choice but good quality and typically Dutch.

The Nadia was good value and I would probably stay again - if only for price and location.

One word of warning - don't take a cab from the station. It was the biggest rip off ever - 20 Euros for a 5 minute trip - we took the tram back.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2009

I stayed at the Nadia Hotel with my husband for 3 nights in early June. From the Central train station, we took the #5 tram to the Dam stop (you may also take the #1 or #2). From the Dam stop, the hotel is about a 5 minute walk.

The hotel is located on the fringe of the Jordaan neighborhood. It is also only a 2-minute walk from the Anne Frank museum. I liked the location because it was quiet at night and at the same time, it was not too far from the train station and major sights. It is a bit of a hike to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum but the tram makes getting around extremely easy and convenient. Before boarding the tram, buy a strippenkart. It costs about 8 euros and comes with 15. The strip may be shared. A single trip within the city center costs 2 tickets. You can use the same tickets if you transfer to another tram or bus within 60 minutes of validating them.

The hotel is fantastic for budget travelers. Breakfast is included and it is typical of breakfasts on the continent – coffee, tea, juice, bread, cheese, croissants, ham, etc. Our double room included a safe, mini-fridge (no mini-bar), as well as coffee & tea making facilities. But, be warned – the rooms and bathrooms are very small. In addition, the stairs are quite steep so if you have problems with stairs, this is not the place for you. That said, the service is outstanding. When we arrived, we were a little surprised at the steepness (and number) of stairs. But, they took our bags up for us and during check-in, we were given complimentary sodas. The hotel offers complimentary WIFI. Initially, we had a difficult time connecting. We informed the front desk and they spent 15 minutes helping us until we were able to get online. They even called us later to confirm that the internet was still working for us. One morning, I called the front desk at around 8am to ask about laundry service. Within 5 minutes, someone had come up to the room to retrieve my laundry. We went down to breakfast and at around 9:30am, the laundry was returned – washed and dried! It was amazing. Finally, I wanted to buy the Anne Frank museum tickets online but I was unable to print the tickets. I went down to ask about a nearby internet café and the staff offered to print the tickets for me.

Needless to say, I am very pleased with the service received at this hotel and I will definitely stay here the next time I am visiting Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Nadia
Address: Raadhuis Straat 51, 1016 DD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#50 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#59 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#84 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Nadia 2*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nadia is a 2** star hotel with a friendly atmosphere. In historic surroundings, between Queen Palace on Dam Square and Wester Church, at walking distance from all sights, museums and shopping. Facilities: Hotel is a historic canal corner gallery building renovated in Nov 2009. Forty-eight rooms, each one unique and all rather on the small side, compact but well-designed, cozy all with shower, WC, TV, phone,hairdryer,Wireless Internet and own Safe Box. ... more   less 
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