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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Kap

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Hotel Kap
Ranked #304 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Atlanta
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very Nice Value Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2007

Very nice, small hotel located near most of the musuems, parks, and areas of interest. The room was ample sized, abeit a bit spartan in decor. Depending on the person at the front desk, the staff was either indifferent or friendly, but still pleasant. The breakfast was nicer than what we had expected. Overall a nice stay.

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Tx
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2007

My husband and I recently spent 3 nights at Hotel Kap. We had a double room (with shower and toilet) that looked over the courtyard in back. While not fancy, our room was very clean and we did not detect any type of strange odors mentioned in some older reviews. The beds were very comfortable and our room was scrupulously cleaned each day with fresh towels provided.

The breakfast was good, and while it wasn't warm enough to dine outside, I did wander out there to pet the neighbor's cat, Freek, who was watching us eat through the window, and it is a pretty courtyard.

The neighborhood is very quiet and residential, with kids out playing in the street. We did lots of walking and felt totally safe, even late at night. Beautiful Reguliersgracht is right around the corner, and there are lots of good restaurants nearby on Utrechtsestraat. We also discovered a couple of pubs we really liked in de Pijp, a few minutes walk south of the hotel near the Heineken Brewery (Cafe Berkhout and Gollem II).

The staff was professional and competent, and while not overly friendly, they were polite and we weren't expecting the hotel staff to be our new best friends anyway. They did a great job of being hotel staff, though :-)!
I felt like our rate was totally fair, and I'd stay there again without hesitation! Go Hotel Kap!! Keep up the good work!

  • Liked — Location and cleanliness
  • Disliked — no phone in the room
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank AliceDee
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Sicily
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2007

very nice hotel, no far from the city attraction ( 15min walking). Room with small bathroom but with big windows over the bed from where my boyfriend and I can see the trees. Very steep stairs.

  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Thank anonimousSicily
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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2006

This is my second trip to Amsterdam, and I'm now thoroughly convinced that all hotel rooms in this city are tiny and very overpriced. First the good part: Hotel Kap is in a nice residential street that is quiet and near the tram stop. The facade of the hotel is classic Amsterdam architechture and it is good to look at. Breakfast is decent, with an assortment of cold-cuts, cheese, eggs, bread, and cereals. Breakfast is included with the room and its served 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM. Now for the criticisms: we booked a double room and it was very small, and we paid a respectable price for it: over US$100 per night. My wife and I could hardly fit in there! There were two single beds whereas we would have preferred a single big bed, but it seems this is typical in many Dutch hotels. The staff at the front desk was not terribly friendly when we asked them some simple questions about museums and so on. I would stay at this hotel again but only if they were to lower the price to reflect the actual value.

  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Born_yesterday
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San Diego, Texas
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2006

Stayed at the hotel Kap over the weekend. I booked for 2 nights. I dropped my bag off in the room at midday to take in the sites of the city which are not too far away.
On returning that evening the room smelt of urine. The room does not have a toilet. The shower in the corner has obviously been well used over the years. The stench was unbearable!! There is noone at reception after hours. The reception is locked. The bed is a little fold away and this was crawling with fleas!! To make my night even worse, if that was possible, a healthy rat ran right along the open window sill, which is at head level.
This night was the worse night possible, I have never felt so dirty in all my life. I stood downstairs ibn the road for an hour and ventured up again.
I decided not to stay the other nighht, but rather to sleep at the airport, and forego another day in Amsterdam.
Hotel Kap, or room 15, that I saw should be condemned! It is not a hotel, but a doss house.

  • Stayed July 2006
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18 Thank room15
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, manager at Hotel Kap, responded to this review, 15 July 2006
Amsterdam is a beautifull city to explore, offering wide variaties of cultural events (especially in this Rembrandt year) and a wide range of sites to visit for all interests.

We at the hotel Kap (a 2 star hotel going for the third star) are, as most locals, sorry that some visitors only recognise Amsterdam as a city of coffeeshops, and thus, have a blurred vision of what they are experiencing.

H.Diender
Hotel Kap
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Toronto
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23 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2006

I stayed here for two nights in early May in a triple room and paid 124 EUR per night. The room had 3 single beds with the third bed being a Murphy bed (folds into the wall). The size of the room was quite generous but the bathroom was tiny and had a slightly unpleasant smell. The furnishings in the room did not feel old at all and was very clean.

The breakfast provided by the hotel was pretty good. In addition to cereal, bread, and egg, there were meat and cheese. The entire breakfast area was also very clean.

Like other reviewers mentioned, the stairs here are very steep so if you have difficulties with mobility, those stairs will be difficult to climb. The hotel is located in a very quiet residential area. The tram is only a 3 minute walk away. It's about a 10 minute walk to Rijksmuseum and about 30 minutes to the city center. The tram can get you to the city center in less than 10 minutes.

  • Stayed May 2006
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3 Thank Xienon
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Philadelphia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2006

Old hotel.Room vas big but furniture is old.If you want to call or somebody call to you,you have to go downstairs.Everything looked like 20 years old,durty carpet.Brakfast was ok.
The second night they even didn't bother to make the beds
It is ok,for the price they charge in Amsterdam,but I'll not recommend it for a long stay.
Not far from center.

  • Stayed March 2005
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4 Thank OVV
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Property: Hotel Kap
Address: den Texstraat 5b, 1017 XW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #304 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Kap 2*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly **hotel, located in a quiet residential street in the centre of Amsterdam, with all major attractions within walking distance. ... more   less 
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