We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Avoid this hotel if you want a good nights sleep!!!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Grand Hotel Downtown
Ranked #126 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 2 June 2013

Me n my partner were very excited about this hotel especially as it has got such good reviews. I have to admit, the hotel looks good, rooms were clean but there is no insulation whatsoever in between walls and you can hear every word from the rooms next door.

The first night we went to be around 2am after a party in Amsterdam hoping to sleep in and be well rested for the next day. At about 7am, there were noises outside the door, of people banging doors and we could hear every single word from the girls staying in the room right next to us.. chatting, giggling... If that wasn't enough, as the hotel is only a floor, the housekeeping trolley noises, vacuum cleaner sounds.. Everything could be heard. We finally decided to wake up and get out as we were already up and decided to ask for a room change. Upon going to the receptionist we were told that the hotels full so rooms can't be changed however they will ensure that they out a sign outside the corridor where our room was for people to be quiet. When we returned at night, there was no sign!! As we hadn't slept well the previous night, we were tired and decided to come back a bit early n go to sleep hoping for no noise but surprise surprise, yet again we were woken up at 7:15 by the excited girls next door, housekkeping and people banging doors and this time despite having a Do not Disturb sign on our door, the housekeeping attendant decided to walk in. #NOT HAPPY

Overall, I feel that our trip was ruined because we were really tired as we hadn't slept in and didn't have much energy to go out the next day or party late at night, the sole reason of coming to Amsterdam. So if you like your sleep n a good rest, my suggestion would be stay far away... It's defy not worth €150 each night if we can't even have a decent sleep :(

Room Tip: If you have to go here, ask for a room at the end of the corridor to avoid noises.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank zchops
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (1,275)
There are newer reviews for Grand Hotel Downtown
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

936 - 942 of 1,275 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2013

Very nice hotel, i would come back there. Excellent breakfast and very great staff.The rooms were nice and then buffet breakfast had good variety. There is really nothing to complain about, we highly recommend this wonderful place! I recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Like_to_eat_eat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 May 2013

We stayed in nearby Amersfoort for a few days and then moved to this hotel. The hotel is less than a year old and everything is modern and brand new. The rooms are modern with great decor, clearn and well furnished. The beds were new and very comfortable.

The staff are a group of young professionals led by Hasen who gave us a warm welcome to his hotel which he is very proud of. The hotel is within walking distance of the downtown core but it is much better if you get a day pass for the tram and metro services. The main tram stops are located a short block away and lead to the Central station downtown - you can also stop along the line to get off in the heart of the city where all the sites are located. If you are adventurous, the walk is about half an hour to get to the downtown core. The hotel is also surrounded by restaurants that are open throughout the day. They are mostly local places that serve lots of tasty meals for a good price. If you are arriving (like we did) after moving your luggage around, there is even a restaurant with great sandwices and salads right next to the hotel.

Room Tip: Try to add breakfast into your booking reservation if you can for a good price. Breakfast at your ho...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank tipintnet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 May 2013

This was one of the best deals we ever had in our travels in Europe. It is not right downtown but very close and the transportation in Amsterdam by bus, tram and train is so good that it was just a short walk to catch a tram anywhere into the center and other parts of the city. The hotel was clean, offered breakfast, had great beds and is very, very new. We had a great stay with good free wifi, tea/coffee in the room, mini fridge, best beds ever, fantastic bathroom and helpful staff. Hasen the manager and his staff greeted us like long lost friends and they were really the best staff we have ever seen in a hotel. This is the place to stay in Amsterdam for the quality and great price. We loved our stay.Note: accidently clicked on the pool question....there is no pool but trip advisor does not allow to correct once you have selected.

Room Tip: Make sure to tip when you get service like the quality these people provide. Times are hard in Europ...
  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank mike8067
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2013

We stayed at this hotel for three nights and were very surprise from the service. The staff was very helpful and did everything in their power to make our stay more plasent 24/7. The room was clean and butiful and it's has a safe and a minibar. The only problem is that's the hotel is not near the center but the tram transport system is so easy and quick that it didn't effect us, we perches a 72hr pass free ticket for the tram and highly recommend that if you take a hotel outside from the center (you can perches the ticket at the central station only).

Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Itay S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Had a little difficulty finding the hotel, as sign in only on window. Standing out side the hotel for 10mins before someone pointed us in the right direction.

The ladies at the reception were wonderful!! So helpful and friendly- got us checked in and showed us our bearings on the map, showed us how to work the door key and generally where just fab throughout our stay.

The room was super clean! Never have I seen such a spotless hotel and the room was so cool. People have said the rooms were a little small- but I think they were just the right size- you spend most the day out looking at the city anyway. Loved the heatet bathroom floor tho!
After checkout they let us store our bags for the day while we saw the last things we had to see before we left.

Such a pleasant stay and perfect location, can easily walk from hotel to museums or Main Street. Catch tram number 1 or 12 if you like! 5 stars! Can't wait to stay again! :D

  • Stayed: May 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Chantsc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 May 2013

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com
1  Thank HPUR
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Amsterdam hotels
Vondelpark
Hotel Vondel
Hotel Vondel
#137 of 371 in Amsterdam
1,452 reviews
Vondelpark
Amadi Park Hotel
Amadi Park Hotel
#179 of 371 in Amsterdam
333 reviews
Vondelpark
Hotel Espresso
Hotel Espresso
#128 of 371 in Amsterdam
894 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Vondelpark
Hotel Roemer
Hotel Roemer
#82 of 371 in Amsterdam
763 reviews
Hotel De Hallen
#30 of 371 in Amsterdam
868 reviews
Vondelpark
Conscious Hotel Vondelpark
Conscious Hotel Vondelpark
#83 of 371 in Amsterdam
1,259 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Grand Hotel Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Grand Hotel Downtown

Address: Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 10A, 1054 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Vondelpark
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #126 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £83 - £292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a modern and stylish 4-star hotel with the best of Amsterdam within reach? The Grand Hotel Downtown meets all your expectations and welcomes you. The hotel is situated in the trendy Oud-West area, only a 10 minute walk from the Leidseplein (Leidse Square). Centrally located between the lively hart of the city, the lovely Vondelpark and the cultural richness of the Museumplein, the Grand Hotel Downtown is an excellent base for your stay in the metropole city of Amsterdam. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Prestigia, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA, Agoda, Evoline ltd, Cancelon and 5viajes2012 S.L. so you can book your Grand Hotel Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing