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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Victorie Amsterdam
Excellent hotel and staff
Hotel V was wonderful!! We took a group of 14 students from Northeastern University in Boston to Amsterdam for a class trip and we all stayed at Hotel V. The staff and accommodations were fantastic. Everyone at the hotel was so nice to us and very accommodating, especially for such a large group. The hotel was very clean, comfortable, and the breakfast was great. I would highly recommend Hotel V to anyone who is going to Amsterdam.
I had stayed at Hotel V two years ago and had a wonderful time.
This year, I brought a large group to Holland and I needed to book many rooms. Hotel V was the only hotel within our budget that could accommodate us. Granted, they are not as close to the City Centre as I would like. However, in the end, it did not matter at all. Their breakfast is terrific. The entire staff is wonderful. The atmosphere is simple, clean, and contemporary. I would recommend it to anyone especially to large groups who have to be cost conscious.
We had many special requests. All of them were dealt with swiftly, graciously, and professionally.
All people in our group of seventeen thought Hotel V was excellent and stated that they would return again.
the room we had was perfect, with a balcony overlooking a neighborhood garden area. we knew going into it that there was no lift, and the stairs were trecharous as expected! the location is great and the midweek deals made our 5 night stay very reasonable cost-wise. the tram into the city centre is only 1,60E per person, cabs ranged from 10-12E. staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. the breakfast was ok, i would advise going down earlier rather than later during the breakfast window because they don't seem to refill items very quickly (or at all).
all in all, a very good experience...i will stay at hotel v the next time i am in amsterdam!
Hotel V looks very trendy on the web site. The rooms are nice but small, the breakfasts are good. It is quite far out of the city centre. It is a great hotel if you want to stay in a residential area but you need to take the tram into town, it is too far really to walk. I feel that they are charging too much and if you look closely at the interior it is changing rooms done on the cheap.
Cool not cold
Hotel V is a contemporary hotel free of the usual corporate nightmares (hideous carpets, over-the-top floral bedspreads etc). Cool can often mean cold, but the hotel is anything but, with warm friendly staff and a relaxing laid-back atmosphere. It has a fabulous breakfast room, with plenty of choice and a refreshing absence of over-attentive staff. We had a good sized room with a balcony overlooking some private gardens. There is no lift, which could be a problem for some people, but other than that, I would certainly recommend it and intend to go back there.
HotelV - my view
HotelV, Victorieplein 42, Amsterdam.
HotelV is a small, very friendly, very clean, hotel towards the outskirts of the city. There are 4 floors with about 6 (max) rooms per floor, so it does tend to get full very quickly. Continental style breakfast is included in the room rate. Snacks and drinks are available at reception most of the day. Entrance to the hotel is by ringing the bell (24/7).
I have stayed in this hotel many times over the last 5 years and would recommend it to anyone. The only time I don't stay here is when the place is full.
There are 3 tram routes which pass within 200 metres of the hotel, 2 go to the centre of Amsterdam (line 4 and 25 - takes between 15 and 20 minutes depending on traffic) and the third one (12) crosses the city from Amstel to Sloterdijk, going through the Museum District (10-15 minutes depending on traffic).
RAI exhibition centre and metro/train station is 3-4 minutes by tram (4), and Amstel metro/train station is 3-4 minutes by tram (12).
The area around the HotelV has some very good restaurtants, bars, and eatcafes, all at very reasonable prices, and they are all also used by the local people, so the quality is good.
First of all, I never knew that I should be asking whether this hotel would have a lift or not, especially after checking out their website. It looks very professional and very hip. To be honest, I do think that the owner/s try very hard to make it work. However it does not!
The hotel is a converted Dutch apartment of four floors. There are stairs, and no lift. You need to carry your luggage over very(!) steep stairs. If you like to wear heels, this place is not for you...The rooms seem to be clean, but then again, the bathrooms are pretty bad.
The rate includes breakfast, but I would stay away from it.
Overall, I do not want to go on and on about this, but I deeply regret paying such high price for this hotel. It was not worth it at all
Small rooms - big prices
Okay, its a good place and a pleasant house, but a tiny room like a broomkammer for 100.-€, thats a cheek.
Nice neighborhood hotel
Nice, small hotel with helpful staff. A little off the beaten path, but just around the corner from the trams to the city center.
Next time we are in A'dam we will stay there again
Clean, tidy and hip Hotel
Loved the atmosphere: minimal, friendly, clean and newly renovated.
Small green courtyard for breakfast is nice in summer. The hotel area is quiet and green. Minus: very steep stairs (very Dutch!) and no elevator.
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