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Hotel Acca/Van Gogh
Ranked #365 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
cardiff
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“flea pit”
Reviewed 24 June 2007

Do not get this one mixed with the Acro which is just up the road where our friends were staying, so we had something to compare with. Certainly not 3 star, I wouldn't give it a 1. Rooms I am sure are let out by the hour. We didn't even get up for breakfast ofter the first morning, not worth the effort.

One of the worst.

  • Liked — Giving back the room key
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank lindyloocardiff
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Scotland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 June 2007

From reading some of the other reviews I was prepared to be staying in an absolute dump but in reality its ok. The bedding was clean, as was the bathroom and the staff were friendly and helpful. Its really close to Leidseplein and Heinken Experience is walking distance too. Dont have champagne taste and beer money, you get what you pay for!

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed June 2007
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1 Thank Aberdeendon
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Helsinki
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2007

One day before our 3-night trip to Amsterdam our travel agent called and explained that hotel Sander which we had booked and paid well in advance was anyway full and that we would be staying at hotel Acca instead. I had read the TripAdvisor reviews before so I knew what to expect. The hotel really was very filthy, and not at all according to any west european standards! The beds were uncomfortable, the toilet/bathroom disgusting, as everything in our room. At least the heating worked. Breakfast was a bad way to start the day, the plates etc were sometimes dirty.. The location was good though. Very nice connections by tram, the neighborhood was both central and quiet. Anyway, PLEASE AVOID THIS HOTEL, it will be a disappointment!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Uncleanliness
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank RandomTraveler7
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liverpool UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2007

from the entrance lobby this place didnt look too bad. seemed like the perfect cheap deal. when we got to check in at 3 oclock (they said 8am would be fine) we unpacked our bags an put our clothes away.
we stupidly left our bags in the room...dont leave anything here. The
next day when one of our group needed to take his medication for epilepsy he realised his bag had gone from the locked room (the doors lock behind you automatically. Within his bag was two important
drugs that he needs to keep him alive and his passport. Staff in the place where not even bothered. We had to travel to a hospital, a chemist and 2 police stations all the biggest distance you can imagine from each other. which was difficult for our wheelchair bound
member of the group. The walls an carpets where full of stains,
the bathroom looked like somethin from 1973. DO NOT EVEN THINK about going here.

The amsterdam police and paramedics where excellent. Amsterdam is an amazing an beautiful place, the hours of hell this caused where outweighed by lots of fun!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — the thief who somehow had a key to our room
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with friends
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3 Thank toasted151
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2007

Most of the reviews are accurate, however this is a budget hotel and you get what you pay for. I went with my wife and 2 children (9 & 12) and stayed in room 316. There were lots of small problems (lights, bathroom), however it was clean and we slept well. The breakfast was basic, but fresh. The staff were very helpful. What you get here is a great location at a budget price. Worst hotel I've ever stayed in, yes, but also the cheapest city centre one.

  • Liked — Location & friendly staff
  • Disliked — Tired hotel..needs a refurb.
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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Thank pmarshal
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cambridge
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2007

My husband and I treated our Son and his partner as a 30th birthday present to this trip of three nights in Amsterdam. This is the worst hotel we have ever stayed in and you can imagine our embarrasment in taking our son and partner into this place. On arrival the staff were rude and hostile. The first day we were there the lift broke down and we were on the fourth floor. The steep stairs and carpet were highly dangerous with the bannisters wobbling and very unsafe, the carpets were threadbare and lifting in places with unmentionable stains everywhere, even up the walls. The rooms were tatty, awful and grubby. The first morning we went for breakfast and it was terrible, the tables were dirty and the cups and teapots etc were badly stained and we were presented with dry bread jam and ham. The dining room walls and carpet were also very dirty with electric wires hanging out of the ceiling, very dangerous. That was the first and last time we went for breakfast. The whole stay was absolutely horrendous and we would strongly advise people not to waste their money and stay in this hell hole, we were so glad to go home.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed April 2006, travelled with family
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5 Thank brindles
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London, UK
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2007

From start to finish this hotel was terrible. Unfortunately a booking error with Asia Rooms left us desperate days before arriving. Having read the reviews, we decided Hotel Acca's proximity to the Van Gogh Museum might be a saving grace for us, and it was one of the few still available.
I wish we'd tried harder. The reception staff were unhelpful and rude. We had booked 2 twin rooms, but were given doubles. Which were totally inappropriate. We were not offerred a discount and only one room was changed. The rooms were really small, unclean and stank. The sink in our bathroom did not connect to the drain, thus when we turned the sink on, it wet the entire bathroom floor. In our friends room, the mould and soap scum deterred them from trying to shower at all. And we have stayed in some questionable hostels in Europe.
The hotel does not provide a secure lock up for your luggage during the day, so you leave it at your own risk. And it is a massive risk, as the room it is kept in is accessible to all guests and out of the view of the hotel staff.
For the price we paid £72 we were ripped off and not happy. Do not go there.

  • Liked — Leaving
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank BeyondDukkha
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Additional Information about Hotel Acca/Van Gogh

Property: Hotel Acca/Van Gogh
Address: Van de Veldestraat 3A, 1071 CW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier)
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Airport Transportation
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Ranked #365 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 45
Also Known As:
Hotel Acca Van Gogh
Acca Van Gogh Hotel
Acca Hotel Amsterdam

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