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“Cool and cheap”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Tamara

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Hotel Tamara
Ranked #351 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Roterdam
1 review
“Cool and cheap”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2010

We enjoyed our staying at Tamara, cheap and clean! Charming owner, playful cat and free coffe and tea! We also got free drinks at irish pub nearby and had a good party there:)

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

Me and my friends stayed here in May 2010. We went to Amsterdam in 2009 and stayed in a really nice hotel which was miles away and cost a fortune for cabs etc. So when we turned up to hotel Tamara we were a bit shocked but for the price and location it is an ok place. 6 of us went (all girls) and none of us had anything awful to say! The "mad" guy at the reception is lovely.....very welcoming and gives you maps and even circles good coffee shops loool.

If your looking for a cheap hotel/hostel place to stay right near to Dam square I would recommend this place......think me and my friends may go back next year!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2010

Hotel Tamara is the pits As you go though the front door the smell of cat p iss will hit you.Then you look up to climb a mountain of stairs to Reception.To be greeted by some mad old guy with a cat. You look around and know this is a mistake even before you get to your room(which could mean more stairs)...after 20 mins of small talk all done by the old man we get our key and head up more stairs to our room.The bunk bed and a single i had the single bed next to the window(needing Air) My friends god help them had the bunk beds. My bed was from the 2nd world war rusty and dipped in the middle ..I was in Hell ..Ive been going to Amsterdam for over 20 years and stayed all over this great city from 5 star to budget ...Hotel Tamara sleep on the street its cleaner

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2009

Tamara is superb for location (200m or so from Dam Square). Given its central location there is some noise from Trams, traffic etc but after a day in the Dam its unlikey to keep an active traveller awake at night...

It is very basic and more of a hostel than a hotel. Rooms are shoddy (dodgy fittings, paint work etc) but clean. Rooms were fairly warm in August and although we didnt ask I would imagine Air Con is not a feature of this hotel.

We had a room for 3 (an Ikea Bunk Bed and a single). Beds were very basic but comfy enough...

Separate Toilet and Shower room is one per floor and shared between about 4-6 rooms but we never had any bother when needing to visit one and they were clean.

Although the corridor did have a tendancy to have a distinctive 'earthy' aroma...

In summary: Go here with friend to rough it on the chaep but not too impress a first date !!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Hotel Tamara
Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 144, 1012 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
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Ranked #351 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 264
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