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“Adequate-but basic”
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Thorbecke Hotel
Ranked #365 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 16 July 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

Agree that the staff were unfriendly suspect that they were ashamed of everything around them.
The Thorbecke website is quite misleading and inaccurate. Frankly, I thought it dishonest. The inside photos presented a most misleading impression. There was no mini bar in either of the two rooms we used as is claimed. The TV in one room was so old fashioned and the phone (only one of the two rooms had one) was initially invisible and unusable and was not plugged in. The furniture was tired, scratched and dusty. The beds were soft, thin and uncomfortable, the decor in both rooms was poor and clearly the rooms had not been painted and decorated for years. The rooms clearly hadn't been properly cleaned for ages. The lighting was awful, old fashioned and poor. The second room we used, when we opened the curtains in the morning looked into another bedroom!! Fortunately unoccupied! There was no coffee or milk in either room and we had to ask for both. The bathroom was unclean, there were flies and no bath mats. There certainly wasn't a jacuzzi! The noise from the Club downstairs was very disturbing. Access is appalling with three flights of steep narrow stairs to negotiate for our first room. If you were old, infirm or had heavy luggage you would have had great difficulty. The red carpet outside and on the first flight of stairs are so dirty and disgusting. They certainly need replacing. The breakfast on offer was minimalist in the extreme. Poor quality sliced ham and cheese, bread that could be toasted, butter, preserves, orange juice, coffee and tea. Quite inadequate and unimaginative.
We had to change rooms at about midnight on our first night (fortunately our stay was for just two nights!). My wife went to the bathroom and there was water leaking fron the floor above. The old fashioned light had collected about a litre of the leaking water so it was quite hazardous. We were moved and never received any explanation as to what had occurred.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 143MikeandMeg
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Reviewed 14 June 2013 via mobile

I came to this hotel because we wanted a place near the night life. We expected a noisy and dirty place, but we staid in Room 15, and we heard no high sounds from street. The beds are good, comfortable. The price was high, I paid 320EU for two nights in a weekend, in a twin. But if you are in Amsterdam to enjoy the night and the things to do, and need a central place only to left bags and sleep, its ok.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

This may be the cheapest option in Amsterdam but not worth it. The room I was given had slanted roof (triangular in height) and I must have hit my head to the room at least 5-6 times in a day. The TV does not work. The stairs were very narrow and steep. If you have big luggage, pray that you come out alive from the hotel. The breakfast was lousy. It is right above a dance club which is very noisy, specially the weekends. The mattress was very soft and uncomfortable.
The good thing is that wi fi works well in the lobby, and they store your luggage for free.

Room Tip: Higher floors have slanted roofs, hence avoid it.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 May 2013

If you are a sort of youngster with little perspectives, you will like the thorbecke hotel, go downstairs to the disco and see a lot of silly monkeys jumping around, while the music seems to be for jerks.
As you enter the hotel, you must be glad to get your feet back from the floor, because the whole hotel is like covered in sugar or something like that.
When we entered our room, our noses began to stuck because of the dirt underneath the bed. But the bed wasn't actually a real bed, it were more two kinds of tabpushed together. It was small, ugly and very dirty.
The employees at the reception were not very friendly.
It was really a desperation. The more when you think on the price for this dirt house.
If you just there with your friends to make party all the time and just enjoy the special conditions of Amsterdam - you can book this hotel. Also the location is great, you are completly in the center and the next coffeeshop is just a few steps away.
But if you want to have just a little romantic journey as a couple, this is definetly not your place!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2013

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Reviewed 11 May 2013

Great location!!! Simple room, absolutely ok to stay for few nights. Nice breakfast .
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Thorbecke Hotel

Address: Thorbeckeplein 3, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) , Rembrandtplein
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #365 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £132 - £352 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury Bed & Breakfast with the feel of a boutique hotel - right at the heart of lively Amsterdam. In B&B Thorbecke 1848 you will be able to experience Amsterdam like a true local - comfortably and at your leisure. Two adjacent, characteristic properties at the Thorbeckeplein in Amsterdam accommodate the B&B Thorbecke 1848. ... more   less 
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