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“Double Dutch”
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Hotel Washington
Ranked #263 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Double Dutch”
Reviewed 18 February 2013

"Hotel" seems to be an exaggeration for this establishment. "Hostel" would be more accurate. Upon entering the "hotel" the first thing that you see is a washing machine, & the smell of washiing powder is overwhelming!!"Hotel" consists of four townhouses, & our's (Room 20) was three doors down. There are 19 (very steep) stairs to the room, loose handrail, but the room itself was clean. We stayed for three nights & the shower was broken for two days!! Breakfast was good, staff helpful, but "Hotel" is really stretching it........ You would need to be fit to ascend the steps to your room, & definitely sober!

Room Tip: Stay sober if you want to reach your bed in one piece!!. Mind the bannister as well as the stairs
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 February 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night. Staff were very polite and let us go to our room early. Stairs are very steep and if you're on the top floor, they get steeper! No lift! Very peaceful hotel on a quiet street. Tram ride 15 mins to centre! Breakfast was good. They need to upgrade their bedding because a sheet with some kind of blanket is not great. The facilities were clean although the shower didn't work once!!! So be prepared to wash in the sink

  • Stayed February 2013
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Curitiba, PR
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Reviewed 16 January 2013 via mobile

Been there in january 2011. Polite people. Some restritions about checkin/out hour. Beware of the floor you take. we took a room in the top four (perhaps third ou fourth). "It is a good 'climbing'" . Not so nice if you have too many luggages, children and so on. Of course that you can try to take a room in the lowest floor.
Tram stations nearby. Perhaps 2 stops to Heineken brewery and the museums. Few stops from main train station.

  • Stayed February 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2013

When we arrived we were told we had to share a bed - that is despite stating when we booked that we were friends (two women) and we wanted a twin room. The receptionist advised, as they were busy, she'd just told two other (male) visitors who had booked online that they had to do the same...(bet they were as chuffed as we were..!) The room, with small ensuite, was pokey and frankly, dangerous. Up three flights of very steep stairs (normal for Amsterdam), no obvious fire escape/s other than the way we entered and the room's fire alarm appeared to have been removed from the ceiling. The windows were also large, low and opened without safety features. If I'd had my children with me I would have left.

Day 2: They moved us to the main part of the building and a nicer room. Fewer stairs and a small balcony. The breakfast was better than expected. Continental plus boiled eggs, some cake and fruit. For the price it was pretty good.

On top of the mandatory Tourist Tax the hotel tried to charge us another 5% for using a debit card. Again online there was no mention of this (only a credit card charge). Beware of this and be prepared to fight your corner if you think this charge is unfair. I did and it was eventually dropped.

The hotel is in a reasonable location, friendly enough staff, okay rooms (excluding our first night) and breakfast. You get what you pay for I guess....

Top Tip: Eat at the restaurant around the corner. It's a noisy, busy, warm atmosphere and the steak is to die for. It's been in business for 35 years apparently and is packed every night - 7 days a week.

Room Tip: Top Tip: Eat at the restaurant around the corner. It's a noisy, busy, warm atmosphere and the...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

The best thing in this hotel is the nice restaurant just around the corner (excellent steaks). However, as indicated by so many here, there are a lot and very steep stairs and no lift, so be aware with your luggage (as usual in Amsterdam). I have stayed here two times, and last time in a room with no shower/toilet, and have decided to not to stay again -- however in Amsterdam you might run out of options.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Stayed at the Washington for one night on 15th December 2012.

The hotel is in a nice quiet district of Amsterdam and is serviced by the very handy Trams 16 and 24,make sure you purchase a chipcard from the tram station depending on your length of stay.

The room was nice and clean with a nice en-suite,i was on the top floor and had a number of the
steep stairs to climb,this was fine for me,fine for someone who is fit and mobile,will be a problem for someone who is unfit and has health problems,not recomended for the elderly.

Breakfast was great and plenty of of it.

Overall a great stay at a great price.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Washington
Address: Frans Van Mierisstraat 10, 1071 RS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
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Ranked #263 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Washington 2*
Number of rooms: 21
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