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Hotel des Arts Amsterdam
Ranked #252 of 376 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 4 April 2012

We stayed here while working in Amsterdam,and have no complaints,5 minute walk to Dam Square with plenty to see on the way.If you don't fancy a walk there is a tram stop right outside the door.We stayed in the rear of the hotel which was very quiet.On returning back to the hotel around 10pm,the street was also quiet.I would not hesitate to book this hotel again for work or as a tourist.I am a genuine visitor to this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Ricky W
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

The hotel des Arts is an wonderful hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. It's very close to Kalverstraat street (a commercial street), also The Dam Square, Royal Palace and Flower Market are about 500 m. It offers easy acess to all the main atractions of Amsterdam by a cable car, walk and if you prefer by bike (It's really easy to rent a bike, and you can go to one of the many rent locations in the Kalverstraat street).
The rooms are very welcoming and clean, with a classic and very beautiful decoration, some rooms (mine was one of them) offers a privileged view to the Amstel river. The only bad thing it's that this hotel don't have elevators because it is an old house, so if your room isn't in the first floor, you will have to pick up you lugages and go to your room, In my case, me and my family were doing an eurotrip and our luggages were really big and our room were in the last floor so it was awful!!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank M_Fernanda_L21
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Gorgeous old building from the outside, fantastic central location. We stayed in a quad room, ship-themed, not facing the canal (much quieter), children loved the stairs up to their beds in the room. Even though the rooms display the non-smoking sign, the corridors are smoked in and permeate the smell into the rooms and pillows. Beds comfortable and a good nights sleep. No museum was more than 20 minutes walk away. Breakfast spartian but ok. No lift, only very steep stairs, a pain carrying up suitcases and then down again. Wifi was patchy, but cute dogs welcomed us. Fresh towels everyday, but no tea provided even though there was a kettle and cups.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 19 July 2011

We stayed in the family room offered at Hotel Des Arts with our family of 5. All though the room was small, this was no surprise as it was clearly stated in the Internet advertising. The bedding was very comfortable and the area was quiet. The location was perfect and all the main tourist areas were just a short walk away. Our family especially loved the breakfast which was simple, but fresh and typicaly Dutch.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank famonhols
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

We (two friends) booked this for a 30th birthday party. There were around 15 of us, so our choice was limited, but this had a lot of vacancies.

There are a few bad points - the guy at the counter is pretty rude and, more importantly, is unhelpful provides poor service. We booked a twin, only one of the beds was made up, and he wouldn't fix it himself, saying we had to wait for the maid in the morning. So, sleep was uncomfortable. He also wouldn't let one of our friends in (even though he had ID) until the lead booker arrived. You have to wonder why he works in the service trade, to be honest. Our TV didn't work, but we were only there for two nights, so we didn't bother to ask him to fix it.

There are no real facilities to be honest - kettles in the room but no tea/coffee or milk; cold drinks available but for €2.50, and a 4% surcharge for cards; no internet; forboding TV room.

You could do a lot better, but it's OK in a fix.

Good points? The hotel is in a good area - near the party areas, but on a quiet, but main street itself.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank Jezza_81186338
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Reviewed 30 May 2011

This unique family runned hotel was a great place for our first visit to Amsterdam. The owners are very kind and helpful as the hotel is clean and we felt like at home. The breakfast room is really cute and romantic. It`s true that you hear a lot through the walls but the other guests were very pleasant and it was quiet at night. What do you expect in such a original and historical building? Hope we got a little space when we come again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank katjanoack
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Reviewed 13 March 2011

The hotel looks so nice on the photos, family run hotel in a 17th century building off the Canal; as soon as you puch open the door you get a faint smell of stain tobacco smoke which seems to haunt the whole joint.. You go upstairs after being ordered to pay for your entire trip (they are probably used to travellers leaving immediately they have seen the rooms); Said rooms are cheerless and bare, a good place to commit suicide..As for breakfast which we had read somewhere was very hearty well it all came out of plastic bags , the ham, the cheese and even the horrible industrial bread and bottled 'orange' juice. This is one of the worst hotels I have stayed in and so I left and found something far better and cheaper, The seven bridges (half the price, clean and welcoming)..

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank madamedestael
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Address: Rokin 154-156, 1012 LE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #252 of 376 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £93 - £266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel des Arts Amsterdam 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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