Eden Hotel Amsterdam - Hampshire Eden
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We caught an overnight train to Amsterdam from Copenhagen which was 15 hours and luckily had a cabin to sleep in helped. There was a fiasco with our tickets - apparently we had managed to buy a cabin bed without actually having a ticket on the train oops - but we quickly sorted that out and surprisingly felt well rested by the time we arrived. …
... with the canal weaving its way through the city and beautifully kept buildings which ooze history. It was 4pm in the afternoon by the time I found the Anne Frank Huis. The line snaked its way down and around the street. At least a 1 hour wait. I was not in the mood to stand around and was ready to take some snaps around the outside and move on. However, I figured what else am I going to do today and joined ...
... would my day out in Amsterdam be without Bitterballen.
After having a beer I headed back to Mark Raven Grafiek to show him the entry in the LP guide about his studio. Unfortunately he was not there but the lady working today took a copy of the article to show him.
I returned by bus to Tante Trudy for an early dinner before packing my bags ready for my flight to Moscow. After goodbyes to mum and Tante Trudy I made my way to the airport ...
... train from Antwerp, quick tram scuttle ride to our accommodation, then the fun begins!
We meandered around for HOURS, people watching and trying to escape the bikes, (they seem to rule the roads, or should I say pathways). We had thought about hiring a bike, (what were we thinking, broken teeth, or perhaps bones?). Bikes are everywhere, it is bike city. The canals are absolutely stunning, (one could lurk for hours and just breathe and take it ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEden Hotel Amsterdam - Hampshire Eden
Rooms small and internet expensive but so its ok on day one
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eden Hotel Amsterdam - Hampshire Eden
Overrated and Overpriced
The full bed is two twins pushed together and very uncomfortable. Rooms are sparsely furnished and dimly lit -no clock radio or bottled water as indicated in promos. A light with no bulb took two days of my three day stay to get replaced, and another light had a broken tilted shade resting on a bulb which represented a fire hazard. No air conditioning - just a stand up fan which made a lot of noise and a small window that only opened a crack onto the alley which contains Sinners nightclub.
Disposable washcloths which were not replaced on second day of my stay, and I could go on. Very overpriced considering rooms, service and location. Would not stay there again!
Loved the Eden Hotel
Excellent 3* hotel and very reasonably priced. Staff were exceptionally helpful and the rooms were very clean and a good size with en-suite facilities. The breakfast buffet was included in the price with a wide choice of hot and cold food which you could help yourself to. The main shops are just a five minutes walk away (especially clothes shopping!) whilst there are plenty of cafes, pubs, restaurants also close by. It is an ideal location for couples and families. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Amsterdam. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will certainly be going back in the near future.
Ordinary and overpriced
Despite the attractive, canal-facing location, this is a thoroughly ordinary hotel. Rooms are by no means the cheapest and, if you're unlucky, you can be landed with dank, smokey accommodation. If you're fortunate, you'll end up with the standard, uninspiring corporate blandness you'd expect from a chain hotel. In general, not a hotel to seek out, though not one to be entirely avoided.
We spent three nights here in January 2003, and we had a fab time. We did book the hotel months before, and I subsequently sent an e-mail, telling them how much we were looking forward to staying there. When we arrived, they said that they were giving us a free upgrade to an apartment, which we were amazed at, given that the hotel seemed fully booked. It was lovely, right at the front of the hotel, overlooking the river, and with it's own front room, kitchen, bathroom and separate bedroom. The staff were lovely and very helpful, even down to giving me some pain killers when I asked where the nearest chemist was ( I had a terrible hang over that day ). The breakfast was very good, loads of food to stock up with for the day ahead. All in all, I'd thoroughly recommend it, and we had no problem with noise from the nightclub.
Just got back from a trip March 23rd. Stayed 3 nights in Eden Hotel. Had read reviews before we left, and was hopeful not to get a room by "Sinners". Of course, we did. The hotel was nice, and luckily, Sinners was only open on Thurs, Fri. and Sat. Being that we stayed Wed - Sat. We asked to be moved so that we could be rested for our long trip home on Sat. The staff moved us, but you can tell they must get complaints about it quite a bit. Other than "Sinners" letting out at 4:30 am (lots of talking in the tiny alley as patrons were leaving) - I don't have a complaint with the Eden. It was very central, canal cruises available a short walk, sites easily available. We walked everywhere, did not use public transportation. Our rooms were very comfortable, but kind of standard. All streets in Amsterdam are busy and kind of dirty - didn't see where this one was worse than any other. They may all be prettiere when leaves are on the trees.Right across the street from the Amstel river was good, but don't be fooled by descriptions making it sound like the brasserie overlooks it. This hotel is across the street from it, not on it. I didn't feel like I needed to eat there to get a neat view of the river - you can do that other places.Breakfast was very good. Probably the best one provided on our 2 week trip!All in all, a comfortable, centrally located place to be. If sleep is necessary for a good rest before you come home, and you're staying on a Thurs - Sat., - make sure to tell them you don't want to have a room facing Sinners.
For Tour Group types
I stayed there for a few nights in the SMALLEST ROOM EVER! As a single, I suggest that you buy up. The room was about 6 feet x 25 feet. The location was so so, and it was over priced.
If you want to get the flavor of Amsterdam, this is the place to stay. It is located on one of the most famous
I had a great time staying at the Eden hotel. THe rooms were nice and clean and friendly staff in the hotel. Breakfast was OK just not what us Brits are used to. Overall a great hotel to stay in.
Well appointed, but room faced nightclub
This is not a horror story, but a cautionary one. The hotel was clean, had a modern lobby, and the rooms were clean and relatively big. Bathrooms were modern. Located near Amstel River and close to everything except the Jordaan. However, one wing of the hotel is across a narrow steet from the "Sinners" nightclub. We stayed a saturday night, and the music was so loud we could not sleep. Pleading with the management for a room chance only got us a 25% discount. If you are unlucky enought to be on the wrong side of the hotel, don't bother trying to sleep.
Hotel with a great breakfast
This hotel was clean with a lift for guests only operated with our room card.It fronted onto the River Amstel.The street it was on was a bit shabby but the hotel was really good.There is someone on duty in the lobby 24 hours a day.The seating area in the foyer was pleasant as were the bar staff.It is very central to all sights and breakfast was brilliant...a great selection of hams, cheeses, cereals, breads, rolls etc.and all types of tea and coffee.The breakfast room was spacious.There was no view from our bedroom window however ..just back yards...but so what.. unless you particularly want a river view.