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“Not bad, but wouldn´t return” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Roemer
Ranked #61 of 361 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not bad, but wouldn´t return”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

Normal rates are about 150 to 200 EUR, we paid 85 EUR incl. breakfast. A good rate for a hotel in the center of Amsterdam. However the room was extremly small, it bearly had enough space for the bed, so our 3 suitcase did not fit and we had to put them in the Bathroom. Nevertheless the rooms were clean.
Staff were not very friendly and did not offer to help us with the luggage.
Location of the hotelis very good, near Leidscheplein, vondelpark and the big museums.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

Beware- this is not a boutique hotel, its a mess. Although the front desk staff are very helpful - this is the only redeeming factor for this hotel. I came in after 24 hrs travel only to be told that the room I had booked and paid for was not available (booked, and paid!). SImply I refused to budge- they said they would move me to another hotel, but I asked to see the manager- no manager available, the duty manager not available either. Basically because I refused, I got my room. The room was spacious, but the floors were dirty, only large pillows, the carpets hadn't been cleaned for as long as they were in, the TV's only partially worked, when I moved the chair in the room, paper underneath, also behind the curtains. Zero qlty control.. the word shmeg comes to mind. At breakfast at 7am it was busy- but no-one was there to sort out coffee, and the spread was adequate but not good enough. At 270Euros, a night I expected more. .. read the other reviews on this hotel, and you will see that the pushing over to their other hotels is a regular feature of their warm embrace. Absolute rubbish.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

Stayed here while attending a conference. Great location and very pleasing aesthetic and amenities made the hotel a terrific home base.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AbuRKJ
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London, UK
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403 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

Amsterdam is definitely a city of cycles. Having almost been mown down twice by the aforesaid two-wheelers on a very wet day at the tail-end of summer, we arrived at the compact five-storey Hotel Roemer. In fact, we were two hours early, so we left our bags with the friendly lady at reception and went in search of a leisurely lunch. Returning after 15:00, we were pleased to discover that we'd been upgraded to a junior suite; not so good was the fact that the inclusive breakfast had disappeared from the booking, although this was quickly rectified.

The suite (room #14) was a reasonable size, with a king size bed, a two-persons en suite bathroom (i.e., double sink, double shower and jacuzzi bath), two comfortable leather armchairs, a table and chairs, and a separate dressing area with ample hanging space. This particular suite is on the lower ground floor, with doors onto a terrace with a table and chairs, and stairs up to the garden. If the weather had lived up to the expectations of late August, the extra outside space would have been perfect. Two minor drawbacks of the suite are the low ceiling and the lack of view that one would get (or would have got) with the executive rooms on the upper floors.

Other perks include free decanters of gin, vodka and whisky and three flatscreen TVs dotted around the place, including in the bathroom. The room was quiet apart from first thing in the morning when there's plenty of foot traffic from upstairs. Wifi is available in the rooms and works well, but there's an extra charge of six euros for 24 hrs of access.

Hotel Roemer's inclusive rate also includes soft drinks, spirits and wine in the comfortable lounge, with bottles open for consumption from 17:00 until bedtime. The 'bites' served afternoon and evening rarely appeared. The interior design of the lounge is commendably up to date, with excellent art work on the walls, chill-out music, and an intriguing, arachnoid ceiling light made from multiple anglepoise lamps.

Hotel Roemer has no restaurant as such but there is room service which offers the usual club sandwiches and so on. One restaurant not mentioned in TripAdvisor's 1,147 Amsterdam eateries is 'Joost, eat & drink' in its sister hotel, Hotel Vondel, just around the corner. This scores high with interior design and handsome waiters but the food is only average.

Breakfast is served from 7:00 - 11.00 and includes the usual continental options of fruit juices, fresh fruit, cereals, breads, mini croissants, pastries and jams. Bacon, scrambled eggs and sausages are included but they're on a burner. A la carte is also available. There's only a small number of tables so you may find yourself having to wait.

Checkout is usually 12:00, but is extendable without charge to 13:00, which fitted well with our flight back to Heathrow at 16:30.

Overall, an enjoyable stay and we'd recommend the Hotel Roemer to anyone looking for a gay-friendly, boutique hotel in this thoroughly cosmopolitan and very active city.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank DELondon
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

+ve:
- The location of the hotel is almost perfect being at walking distance from Leidseplein and Rambrandtplein.
- Very friendly staff...very helpful.. always smiling.
- The bathroom was amazing! very modern with a Jacuzzi and a shower..and a cool decorative chicken!!

-ve:
- The housekeeping service is not so good.
- The elevator is very slow it's faster to go up the stairs!
- Breakfast is not rich so it might be better to have breakfast at a nearby restaurant.

Overall, it was a good experience.. would definitely go back!

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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South Wales
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19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2011

Originally we were booked into the sister hotel - The Vondel, but were surprisingly told at check in that we were upgraded to the Roemer, which was a minute around the corner.

We were in room 17, which overlooked a small decking area. It was plush with a jacuzzi bath, tv in the bathroom, a nespresso machine and very very comfy pillows!

The location is great for exploring the museum district, it's near enough to Leidsplein, yet far enough away not to hear any noise. We walked everywhere, didn't use transport at all, apart from to and from Central Station at the start and end. Everything is within easy reach.

The staff were friendly and most accommodating.

Overall, I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone!!

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank srdavies84
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Layton, Utah
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525 reviews
183 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

In my previous visit to Amsterdam, my hotel was quite noisy. I thought I'd try the Roemer's location based on other reviews. The hotel and room were VERY quiet; quite a contrast from the active nightlife just a few streets away!

We arrived from the airport when it was raining, and we were surprised that we were permitted to check into our room early at no extra charge.

The hotel is within walking distance of the park, museums, and the main tourist thoroughfare. Our room was small, but this is what I had experienced previously in Amsterdam. The room was very clean and had good climate control.

The breakfast was good and the indoor sitting area was nice. We drank quite a bit of free coffee. The front desk staff was helpful with maps and directions.

The 12 EU for Internet access is a crime so we didn't pay. Unfortunately, the "free" computer in the lobby is a laptop with no printer. So if you want to print out your airline boarding pass, there is no way to do it. The hotel is in dire need of modernization in this area. I would have given an "excellent" hotel rating if it were not for the Internet access / printing issues.

If you are looking for a quiet location and guaranteed good sleep in bustling Amsterdam, this hotel would be highly recommended for you.

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Roemer
Address: Roemer Visscherstraat 8-10, 1054 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#39 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#44 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#53 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#94 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Roemer 4*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Roemer has 37 rooms, all of them equipped with air-conditioning, flat screen and a espresso machine. Build in English and American adaptors assure a comfortable working environment for every guest. All rooms are individually designed with high standard design furniture combined with own designs. ... more   less 
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