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Hotel Hermitage Amsterdam
Ranked #264 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
manchester, england
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place to stay, cheap rate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2007

I stayed one night at this hotel, and found it to be pleasant and comfortable. We had a large double room which was bigger than I expected. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, the room was clean and the beds were very comfy. The ensuite bathroom was well decorated, and the toilet/shower were clean and well stocked.

As other comments mention the stairs being steep, yes they were. We only stayed for one night so didn't have that much luggage to carry, but I can undertand how other guests found this awkward!

The breakfast selection was a little limited (bread/toaster/cake/peanut butter/chocolate spread/jam & marmalade/tea,coffee and orange juice) but for the price it was adequate!!!! The dining area was very welcoming and relaxing.

My summary is for 99 euros for the room including the breakfast for 2 people, it was well worth it. If you are just looking for a place to sleep. I strongly recommend this hotel to you.

  • Liked — the price was fantastic and the location was central but quiet!
  • Disliked — breakfast choice was a bit limited but for the price can't complain!!!!
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2007

DON'T GO HERE!! BE WARNED.
I understand that the place is cheap and cheerful, just minus the cheerful.
I have just come back from staying in this hotel, with another lady and three guys. for your own safety don't go here, I was literally pushed out of the hotel by a big huge man, because we checked out half an hour late!

We were meant to be checked out for 10:30 am (which is a little too early for me) we had a phonecall at 10:45 and we said we would be down in 10 mins and apologised for the inconvinience (Seriously we did) it came to 11 and we were just about packed up to leave when we heard a massive bang on the door, this huge guy burst in shouting and swearing telling us to leave now, he threw out my suitcase and as I crept past him he turned around and shoved me out of the door.
To be fair we did stay half an hour then what we were meant to , I didnt honestly see the big deal as check in wasn't until 15:30!! But honestly, did he really have to go that mad?

On top of that my bed was slanted, there was so much banging on the stairs and someone was playing a organ!!

Don't go here, stay sain and enjoy your holiday.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — erm everything else
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2007

We have been 5 days in hotel Fanatasia during the IBC event whit 5 persons of our company.Clean rooms,perfect location,very helpfull and friendly staf,cheap prices and quit midle in the center.For us it was perfect!We will come back every IBC event in sep back to hotel fantasia.Thanks...

  • Liked — Location,clean,price
  • Disliked — no elevator
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2007

I stayed in a twin room on the top floor (pictures attached) - the room was quite small (there was only just enough room to walk between the beds) but comfortable, and there was a big closet to store suitcases. The beds were comfortable, although I found it a little weird having the head of the bed facing the door with no headboard. The location is very quiet - the canal and street the hotel is on is quiet and my room faced the back, which looked over the garden to the houses behind. Unfortunately the walls are paper thin, and so you'll be woken up when your neighbours come in (at almost 2am, and from the sound of it kept tripping over the furniture) plus you'll hear their conversations, radio, and sexual activity. Bring earplugs if you're there on a Saturday night (Sunday night was much quieter).

The breakfast was basic but decent (tea, coffee, oj, toast, waffles (the pre-packaged kind, not the American syrup-drenched kind), gingerbread cake, ham, cheese, and a bowl of fresh fruit.

The staff on the desk were friendly and helpful.

The bathroom was fine - very small but clean.

The maid service doesn't do much (she swapped my used coffee cup for a fresh one and emptied the bins, but didn't tidy the bathroom or make the bed) but I don't care about that stuff anyway when I'm only staying for a few nights.

The location is a quiet residential district but still very close to the centre of town (for the red light district, train station and shopping streets), and an easy walk to the museum district, and a 30 minute walk or 5-10 minutes on the tram for the Jorden district - which I've probably just spelled wrong (for the Anne Frank House)

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled solo
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Thank A-Canadian-in-London
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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2007

It was difficult to find a cheap place with private bathroom in Amsterdam, and the Fantasia was a good answer.
The hostel is in a nice quiet area of the city. Trams run 3 minutes walking, and there you can find a couple of bar and restaurants.
The place is an old house, that means that is very narrow and several flights high, with a very tight stair...so forget to take too much or heavy luggage.
The room was Ok, some of them with view to the canal. All of them have private bathroom, which is a good plus. It looks clean, but an update would be nice.
The breakfast is good, but don't expect hot food. Tea, coffe, bread, ham, cheese, orange juice, etc. The breakfast room is very nice, and the staff is friendly. It would be nice is they begin serving the breakfast little earlier.

  • Liked — Location, private bathrooms
  • Disliked — Stairs
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank daruz
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2007

We stayed in the Fantasia hotel the weekend 23/24 March. We were four girls sharing a room which had 4 single beds. We got a really good welcome from the lady who runs the hotel and lots of information and advice from her. The hotel is perfectly situated for a ten minute stroll into the hub of the City. Breakfast was continental, very good quality and very fresh. The hotel and bedroom was very clean.
It is a basic hotel which you wouldn't go to for a luxurious romantic weekend but it is perfect for using as a base to explore Amsterdam with a group of pals.
I would definetely recommend this to others for that purpose.

Useful to note - we got a cab from the station to the hotel which cost us 20 euros. The cab on the return journey cost us 10. You get ripped off by the cab drivers if you look like a tourist just off the train and don't haggle.

  • Liked — Friendliness and location
  • Disliked — Lack of a full length mirror in room!!!
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Lynne0171
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USA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2007

We had a great time at Hotel Fantasia. Can't compare the new ownership with the old as this was our first time here, but everything seemed nice to us. The staff was very friendly and offered helpful advice on things to see and places to go in the city. The free breakfast was very nice and we would definitely stay here again. There is also a market very close by (Waterlooplein) which was great to browse.

  • Liked — Friendly staff and clean room
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank intelinside5
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Property: Hotel Hermitage Amsterdam
Address: Nieuwe Keizersgracht 16, 1018 DR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Hotel Fantasia)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Plantage & the East , Binnenstad
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Ranked #264 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Hermitage Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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