France Hotel Amsterdam

Address: Oudezyds Kolk 11, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012, Netherlands | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Centre area of Amsterdam, is near Red Light District, Sint Nicolaaskerk, Zeedijk, and Het Wapen van Riga (The Arms of Riga).
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Historical Traveler Reviews France Hotel Amsterdam

Not a gem but friendly staff and perfect location, quiet


You don't expect 3 star Hotel in Amsterdam to be American 3 star. It could not be actually rated. Positives: good location, simple access from Airport, friendly staff, excellent (compared to London's 3 star Hotels) breakfest, clean bathroom, quiet, pretty good and clean linen. Neutrals: small room, no or little furnitured. Pretty good in his price range unless you want to spent 250 - 300 euro a night for double in 5 star hotel (most probably equivalent to American 3 star).

Enjoyed my stay


Hotel France is in a great location, a short walk from Central Station, on a quiet street/canal. Room was small, but not as small as other hotels I have stayed in Amsterdam. The carpet in my room needed to be replaced, but the bathroom was spotless. Breakfast was good and the staff was excellant. I'll stay here again!

Smack shed


this place is meant to be a 3 star hotel, we stayed in the basement room which wasnt even 1 star standard. there were exposed wires and anything that could be broken already was accept a cupbord which we broke ourselves. the toilet broke the first time we used it so did the fold out bed that they supplied when there were not enough beds. the room was meant to be for 10 ppl but only had 4 bunk beds. the floor was stained with something red aswel. didnt matter too much tho still smoked up the breakfast was ***** aswel. DONT GO HERE !



February 7-10 '05.Okay hotel.Good for the RLD and chinese restaurants.Clean(ish) and functional.Good buffet breakfast worth getting up for.

Great times


The France hotel was a great place to stay, handy for all of the town and located on a quiet side street.Try to get a room on the front of the hotel as you could then take advantage of the french doors that open to give you a lovely place to observe the crazy place around you. Also our room benefited from free porn on the telly!!

Location is ideal, but hotel could use some remodeling


This hotel is price reasonably and affordable given it is in a good location, close to tourist areas, restaurant and next to the Central Station. 75 euro - 120 euro on weekdays. Don't expect a 3 star quality like in the US. This is more a 2 star, the bed is terribly soft. You get what you pay for, given Amsterdam is an expensive city. The France hotel could use some remodeling and upgrade their furniture and beds. Management could put some investment into this property and provide the tourist a better customer experience. For better value, you will need to stay a bit far from the DAM area, may near the Sarphatipark, which is a 15 to 20 minute tram ride on tram #25. There are two hotels there ( Hotel AALBORG and Hotel Albert ).

I did not stay at these hotels, but did check it out, and seemed to be cleaner, less run down.

It's ok but.....


Little bit more expensive than i would of liked this year, but still a nice enough place. the staff are polite and friendly. and the location is just right for the centraal station and the main drag towards dam square or the red light district. so if it was a bit cheaper i would say stay there.. if you are on a budget then shop around, if not then its really up to your wallet? Or your legs walking around for a cheaper option!

One to be avoided !!


I was told when booking , that we would be occupying a family room for 6 persons . when we arrived we were herded down into the hot basement and showed our room . The room turned out to be a standard twin room in which 2 extra sets of bunk beds had been added where the cupboards had been . The room was really hot , had no natural light or fresh air and there was no extraction in the toilet or bathroom . Not ideal for 6 of us spending a boozy weekend . Under the beds we found litter and fag ends and during our 3 night stay the room wasn't cleaned once. We have stayed in a number of hotels in amsterdam over the years and we will definately not be returning to the Hotel france!!



I stayed at the Hotel France in Amsterdam and it was a convenient location only 5 minutes from the Central Station and the main tram terminus. I had a single room which they said overlooked the canal and that was true but you couldn't actually see it for a ledge. That wasn't a problem though and didn't bother me too much. The room was plain, clean with a nice shower/toilet, tv, although could have been brighter.

Seemed a little drab. I asked to be woken on morning of departure and the receptionist said it was booked in but this never happened but I made my plane! They did on their own initiative phone a taxi for me which came quickly. The staff looked as if they were only routinely interested but with just a basic unconcerned politeness. I had no problem with access at night. There was a simple breakfast room in the basement and it was okay and adequate (altho' the girl there looked as if she was on a punishment!). It was really a budget style hotel and for my first short stay in the city I got by but the staff could try and look a little more pleasant! Generally average but 3 star? Robert J. Howie (tourist)

A Dump


Please do yourself a huge favour and stay somewhere else. I stayed there recently with a friend in a twin room, which was filthy and the hotel below the standard of any youth hostel i've ever seen (and it's supposed to be 3 star!). It wasn't worth a penny of the 100 euros a night we were charged. The staff were extremely rude, with the attitude of nightclub door men, infact the staff would lock the front doors at night to stop people from doing a runner! I could quite sympathise with anyone who might be inclined to try this given the circumstances! I am sure that this is an infringement of health and safetly laws. Also, the man on the front desk would not let us pay with 2 credit cards, to split the bill. I felt robbed by the whole experience. My friend and i felt compelled to stay out every waking hour so as not to have to return to this filthy, cigarette-stained hell-hole. For the same money or less, you can stay at the Terminus which is much more civillised

TripAdvisor Reviews France Hotel Amsterdam

2.50 of 5 stars Fair

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