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“Cosy and clean. ” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Hortus
Ranked #236 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Corwen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy and clean. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

A friend and I recently returned from a 2 night stay at Hotel Hortus, we stayed in a private twin room on the ground floor and it was a lot more than I expected. The place was extremely clean and the beds were so comfy. Our room had a sink, tv, wardrobe and an electronic safe.

Communal toilet and shower were very clean. Staff really friendly and helpful. If I were to stay in Amsterdam I would definitely stay again!

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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71 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I spent a night in Amsterdam and stayed at the hotel. Had a tough them finding the place, not very accurate information by google map. But its really easy to locate if you take the Tram No 9 from Amsterdam Central and stop at Artis. The hotel is abt 3 mins walk from there.

Very friendly staff. Our room came with breakfast but since we were leaving early the next day, they allowed us to have breakfast when we arrived. Before we checked in.

They gave us tips on the moving around Amsterdam. The environment is cosy and informal.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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eastbourne
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21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

the hortus is a basic hostel style accomodation, perfect for a few nights.
we had a room for 4, which had 3 bunk beds shower and sink. the rooms where a good size and clean.
location is good and near the tram or a short walk to the attractions.
breakfast was good, but basic, toast, hams, cereals, hot drinks etc.
the staff at hortus made us welcome and felt very comfortable comming and going, with no cerfew!
great place to stay on a budget.

Room Tip: stairs to top floor are very steep.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Most of the time cheap hotels can be unclean, uninviting,dark and dingy, but Hotel Hortus, wasn't like that at all. Comfy beds, good showers, good breakfast, nice helpful staff & close to dam central..

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

Me and my boyfriend stayed at hortus for two nights the end of April for a cheap short break. After finding the place (which we found slightly difficult as no significant sign saying 'hortus hotel') we were checked in immediately and given keys to our room on the 3rd floor. As were 18 and 19 the stairs were no issue for us but there are a lot of them and the second set are almost vertical!! Room was nice, clean, bright and airy- no smell of smoking for pervious guest which was good! We had a shower room attached to our room which was great too! Bed were super comfy and duvets were cosy- no crappy blankets here! The Plantage area is quiet and peaceful so barely any noise from outside can be head however walls are thin in the hotel and other guests can be heard, only disturpt us once and soon after we heard the manager tell them to shut up ad neighbours were complaining. On our first day the manager of the hotel gave us a map and circled hot spots, the squares, places to eat/drink, placed to visit! He was brilliant and made our planning out days a lot easier! When walking into town from the hotel dam square takes about 15 minutes and Rembrandt square only 10. We went to the zoo one morning which to our surprise was two streets was at so took less than 5 minutes! Breakfast at the hotel was simple bread/toast, cereal, boiled eggs, ham, cheese- basically abit British and abit continental for everyone's taste! All in all this hotel is great if you want a decent night sleep after a day and night in the dam with a good breakfast the next morning ready for your next crazy day ahead!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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52 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Firstly, the morning guy in the reception is so rude. I was asking how to operate the heater in the room, but he rudely replies in a difficult to understand English slang that the heater does not work if the temperature does not drop to a certain degree. And he will show u an impatient face if u ask again bcoz u Don understand what he says. And again Upon check out, I put my luggage on the sofa at the reception, again he rudely ask me to move it somewhere else as if I'm in military. He really has an attitude problem. And Don even ask them to help u to print any letters, bcoz they always run out of paper. The stairs to 2nd night 3rd floor is so steep and dangerous if u have to carry huge piece of luggage. Not recommended for elder ppl. On the other hand, the lady in the evening shift is by friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Alex W
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Dartford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

I stayed at Hotel Hortus earlier in March 2014 with 13 other friends from university, having headed to amsterdam for a weekend seeing Fall Out Boy live and also several members of the groups birthdays.

Price - the price is reasonable especially for us as students which being on "student budgets" speaks for itself really

Location - the hostel is outside of the centre of the village, yes amsterdam is a village not a city, as we were informed upon arrival, anyways due to its village status you can imagine the place is rather small, and it does live up to that expectation! so whilst the hostel is outside of the centre it is literally no more than a 15-20 minute walk from amsterdam central station.

Rooms - we stayed in a 6 bed room, a 4 bed room, and two twin rooms for the two couples among us. the two larger rooms had showers of there own, whereas the double rooms had to use communal showers, which were perfectly fine regardless. the beds are pretty comfy, and a towel each is provided. each room has a smoke detector, which if set off we were warned is up to a 200 euro fine, but if you use the windows in your room it should be fine :)

Breakfast - part of the stay included breakfast which mainly consisted of bread for bread or toast, with various toppings provided to use, cooked meats, boiled eggs/fried eggs, and cereal, as well as tea, coffee, juice and water.

Facilities - the hostel also has a pool table, and sofas, and wifi that is free to use. you can also hire bikes to get around amsterdam if you wish.

Owners - the owners are lovely and very helpful, including helping mark places on our map to see and try, they can also help in booking stuff you may with to do whilst in amsterdam.

overall it was a great place to stay and i would highly recommend it. I would definitely stay there again when visiting amsterdam in future.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank adamwhite92
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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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Hotel Style:
#34 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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