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Hotel Hortus
Ranked #236 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“terrible”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

myself and a male friend stayed here a couple of nights ago for just one night. I had requested a twin room however we were given a double. seeing as it was for one night we could cope with this. we paid for the room then climbed the neverending stairs to the room at the top. There was barely enough room to swing a cat and it was in a bad state of repair. we both felt uneasy about staying here so we left our bags and left for the day.
when we arrived back we decided to sleep in our clothes as we were both convinced these horrible beds would have bed bugs. $50 for this room is really daylight robbery. I strongly advise to never ever stay here at hotel hortus. it really is a disgrace!!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

Basic but Clean, Close to tram, walking distance from supermarket and cafes. Friendly staff, smoking rooms! (weed friendly :D). A good place for a short stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2011

the hotel was clean, and just what we were looking for.
however on getting to the hotel we noticed we had two single beds, instead of the double we asked for. when my boyfriend asked one of the hotel employees, totally deadpan, he answered 'you just push them together and get a single bed'.

other than this slight hiccup everything was lovely. breakfast was simple bread, cereal, coffee etc. they had plenty of information in the reception, and most of the staff were lovely and welcoming.
would come back again, provided we get a double bed!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

Myself and 8 other friends went to Amsterdam for our Stag do and stayed at the Hortus Hotel. We stayed in the room of 12 (6 bunk beds) and we ALL agreed that it was perfect. The owners were extremely friendly and accomodating. It suited our needs perfectly. It is a 10 minute walk to the heart of Amsterdam also ideal for what we wanted. Everything was a described so we were not disappointed. We must apologise if we made too much noise between the hours of 6pm-9pm and appreciate the staffs tolerance! I must say this made our stay very enjoyable.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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oxfordengland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2011

ended up here after hotel i originally booked had double booked our room. And what a bonus for us that was . hotel hortus was brill we stayed for 3 day and enjoyed ever minute staff was so friendly room small but clean and cosy , bath rooms although shared and on landing was also very clean. a great breakfast. every morning and free tea and coffee all day witch saves us loads of money as they varie from 2.5 euro to 4 euro in most coffee shops . would definitly recommened to other travelers and will be back july 2011 myself already booked

Room Tip: 10 mins from central station nice quiet location
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  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Nagoya, Japan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2011

The staff were very nice!
They provide good breakfast; breads, cereals.
Coffee is available until 11 pm.
Stairs were a bit scary and the room was very small, but that's good enough for the price in Amsterdam.
Shared bathroom was clean.
There are computers with good internet connection nearby the receptionist desk.

Unfortunately, my sleep quality on that day wasn't so good because the people staying in the next room were very noisy, screaming and knocking doors around 3AM. I know this is not the hotel's fault, but just be aware that you can easily hear noises from outside your room.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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coventry
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

i went with 9 other people on a 4 day trip i only have one bad point about this hotel and that was the stairs which i fell down twice although your in amsterdam so you get used it. the staff were very helpful and really nice also. its only a 10 min walk to dam square. we got what we paid for and was happy :o) oh and take a pillow with you as you only get one and its really soft so your head just sinks into it

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Hortus
Address: Plantage Parkln. 8, 1018 SR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Plantage & the East , Binnenstad
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#33 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Hortus 1*
Number of rooms: 33
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