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“Nice hotel, great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Taste Hotel Amsterdam

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Royal Taste Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #232 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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188 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2011

Brilliant location for this hotel, in the Red Light District.

Basic room, which was good for the price. Website is slightly misleading as it says the rooms are provided with a shower and a toilet - my room had shared facilities. You need to leave a 20 euro deposit for the remote control for the TV, but I didn't want to watch TV, so didn't bother.

Steps are extremely steep, so bear this in mind if you have trouble with stairs.

Didn't have breakfast here, so can't comment.

But if you are looking for a nice, clean, comfy room for a basic price, look no further!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Medway, Kent
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2011

Stayed here for a weekend with the boys.
It's clean but basic. For the price, the location is brilliant if you want to explore the RLD and surrounding area.
No, its not a luxury hotel but it doesn't pretend to be.
Both rooms we had were nothing like the photos on the website but, like I said, they're clean and are somewhere to shower and put your head down for the night.
The stairs in this hotel are very steep and would not be suitable for the less mobile.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London
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50 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2011

Central, clean & quiet (at least it was two floors up, at the back). Bang in middle of Red Light District and 5 mins walk from station.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Paul B
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2011

rooms were disgusting bar has a shady undercurrent staff were ok didn't have Breakfast here so can't comment on that but i can't imagine it bein all that nice.torenzicht is a better option on the same canal

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jackherer30
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west yorkshire
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27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2011

Easy to find to hotel - right in the heart of the red light district. I was looking forward to the 70's inspired room as seen on there website but unfortunately it didnt meet my expectations. Our room was very basic and had not been decorated for years -and was nothing like the photos. The room overlooked the main street which was noisy until the early hours but wasnt a problem for us as it added to the atmosphere ! We felt that the room was expensive for what we got (£75 with no breakfast) I would recommend that you research well before opting for this hotel.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Germany
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2011

This is a bar with eleven?? hotel rooms upstairs. All four reviews are correct. You check in with a lady behind the bar. She was nice and helpful. Very steep steps. One luggage per person & use the handrail to be safe. Single bed room was tiny by US standards, huge by Tokyo standards. Basic sleep accommodation, Euro type low sitting bed. bare desk, hotel, one lamp, a wind-up clock that needed to be wound, clothes closet. Bathroom vent was loud. High water pressure, very hot water. Comfortably heated, regulated by opening the window. Barred window had ugly view of roofs. Window bars probably a good idea since I might climb out the window to get on the roof. Since I'm in the middle of the RLD, I expected city sounds. Got the expected ones, and none of the unexpected, thank goodness... sirens, woman shouting/fighting in street, church bells ringing, distant car horns, street sounds, etc. Have to leave key with bar each time you leave. Very quiet in dawn/early morning. Street & hotel construction ongoing. Paid 55 euro for Sunday night stay. Would I spend that on this hotel again... possibly. Amsterdam is a great city. But I think I'm ready to stay in other parts of the city.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2008

Stayed here for two nights over the Easter break. Have used the bar on previous visits, I knew the location was very good. The room I had (No.1) was just above the bar with windows looking out to the front over the canal. Very steep stairs to the room (an Amsterdam speciality!), the room didnt have a manual lock on the inside so you need to lock it with the key from the inside for security.
The furnishings were extremely old and the 12 inch portable telly didnt work (although I only tried it out of curiosity!!).. The bathroom was dim and hadn't been updated for many, many years. The bed was ok. (two singles)

I was told that if it got cold, to turn on the rads, these didnt work, eventually (the day I was leaving) it became apparant that a customer had turned off the supply to my room from the BAR!! None too pleased.

All in all the room was if nothing else... clean, one thing I wasnt happy with was the price at 130Euros per night EXCLUDING brekkie.

That was my first experience staying in the RLD, I will return to my norm in future which is the Barbizon Palace or Ramada which you can normally get for just a few more Euros when booked in advance.

One thing to mention if you are going to stay at the Rolay Taste - take some GOOD ear plugs!

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  • Disliked — needs updating
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Exploratoration
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Property: Royal Taste Hotel Amsterdam
Address: Oudezijds Achterburgwal 47, 1012 DB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #232 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 43
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