Hotel Amsterdam - De Roode Leeuw

Address: Damrak 93 - 94, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 LP, Netherlands | 4 star hotel
 
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Burgwallen-Nieuwe Zijde area of Amsterdam, is near Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, Royal Palace (Koninklijk Paleis), De Bijenkorf, and New Church (Nieuwe Kerk).
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      Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Amsterdam - De Roode Leeuw

      Definitely not the best in Amsterdam

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      This hotel is acceptable...but not for its price range or its 4-star rating. When we checked in, we were assigned a room the size of a small walk-in closet whose French doors to the balcony could not even be opened (inward-opening only) without moving chairs out of the way. As we were laughing hysterically at the see-through bathroom door and considering calling back down to the front desk to complain, we received a call telling us not to unpack because we were being moved. Apparently since we had booked for 6 nights we were being put in a better room for the same price. Thank God. We were sent to a much nicer corner room in the rear of the hotel that was about 3 times larger than the first. So kudos to the staff for that. However, on the last night of our stay, a guy with 3 suitcases walked into our room at about 1:30am and said he had just been assigned that room by the front desk. Of course, he was able to key-card his way right into the room since there are no privacy locks on the doors. The hotel staff offered no apologies for this flagrant error. The breakfast is quite good, but not enough to make up for the rest of the hotel's vast shortcomings. Trust me and stay in the Swissotel right next door instead...it is a much better hotel with comparable room rates, better accommodations, and a friendlier staff.

      Single rooms tiny! Next to noisy lift!

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      I also stayed at this hotel as it looked wonderful in the brochure. I had a single room which looked more like a wardrobe and was also situated next door to a noisy lift. There are many better value hotels around so why put up with not very friendly staff!

      Location is good though, but last time i was there, there was a lot of building work going on in this street . I would call ahead first and ask them about noise!!!!!

      A good quality hotel

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      Just got back from having 2 nights at this hotel. We had a superior room which was very clean and large, one of the most comfortable hotel beds I have experienced. The prices were reasonable, the restaurant was excellent, and the location is one of the best. The staff couldnt do enough for you whatever tome of day or night. If I had to complain I would say the lighting in the room and bathroom was a bit on the dim side, I dont mean you were stumbling about in the gloom, more that you wouldnt be able to read a book in the bath - and given I dont read in the bath it didnt affect me! Would I go there again, or recommend it to a friend? Yes, without a doubt.

      Hotel Amsterdam de Roode Leewe

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      Stayed in Hotel Amsterdam de Roode Leewe on Damrak in August. Reserved a superior room for 7 nights for 795euro but was given a standard room instead. Front desk was indifferent at best, rude at times. Air conditioning was very weak and I had to sleep on the floor just to be able to sleep. The bathroom was the size of a closet (which it probably was before remodeling). The door to the bathroom was glass (?????). I would strongly recommend against this hotel.

      Somewhat Disappointing

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      After reading the reviews of this hotel, I decided to book it based on it's location, condition, and service.

      True, it's location is great on the bustling Damrak and service was fine -- friendly helpful front desk staff; although our room was not ready at 11:00am,

      they did store our bags and told us to come back in a couple hours.

      I think we must have gotten one of the un-renovated rooms, as it was a bit worn around the edges..... bathroom seemed to have been renovated in the last couple of years, although it needed repair, as the area around the toilet and shower were constantly wet and slightly mildewed.

      Overall size of the room was very small with not even a hip's width of space between the bed and writing desk (you had to scoot through sideways).

      There was no view -- the window faced the neighboring building/brick wall across a 10 foot alley. Connector door to adjacent room was paper thin and voices/TV could be heard. Although we were in a nonsmoking room, you could never quite get away from the faint smell of cigarette smoke. Non-smokers beware: Amsterdam is one of the smokiest cities I have visited in Western Europe !

      For $161/nt without breakfast, I feel I could have done better; overall it was an acceptable place to stay, but would not recommend it to my clients nor stay there again.

      We were really pleased with the hotel.

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      Our room was ready on arrival at the hotel at 10.15a.m. and we were given a good sized, non-smoking corner room on the third floor. The room was bright and airy, spotlessly clean and the bed was really comfortable with beautifully smooth fine sheets. The room had cable TV, coffee making facilities, a desk with interesting books about Amsterdam, 2 easy chairs and a table and a safety box for our passports, money etc, so we had all we needed. The bathroom was large and newly tiled, with complimentary toiletries, hair dryer and nice soft towels. We were just 10 metres down from Dam Square on the Damrak which was a fabulous location, but the room was not noisy as it was well insulated. We ate in the lovely traditional Dutch restaurant one evening and both the food and the service were super. All staff in the hotel were extremely friendly and helpful and we shall certainly stay again when next in Amsterdam.

      A truly amazing stay!

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      We stayed at the Amsterdam Hotel for 4 nights. Let me preface this by saying that we cashed in on a major deal through a US booking agency - stay 3 nights get the 4th free - and ended up staying 4 nights in a deluxe room for less than $400. The room had a king-sized bed, a couch, coffee table, and several chairs. Our 2nd story balconies (there were two) overlooked Damrak and Dam Square. You can't ask for a better view/location than that. The service was above-average in comparison to other hotels I've stayed in Amsterdam (not to be rude, but the Dutch aren't exactly known for their hospitality). We didn't try the restaurant, so I am in no position to comment on that, but the hotel itself is unbeatable. I will DEFINITELY be back!

      Reasonable value - great location

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      Stayed one night in a single bed room. The accomodations were adequate, the room was clean, and the price was fitting for the location. I would stay here again if the price were right for a short stay. However, there are so many other places of the same quality and price range in this area.

      Lovely

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      I stayed at this hotel twice. A lovely hotel with a very friendly staff. The first time I stayed there was in 1998 and when I was there 2 weeks ago I found out that they renovated the whole hotel. I had dinner twice in their wonderfull traditonal restaurant. We had a room on the second floor at the front of the hotel and had no problems at all with noise outside!

      Maybe a 2 star

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      I was unfortunate enough to stay here as a result of a Priceline bid for a 4 star hotel in Amsterdam. [Using the same criteria I'd previously stayed at the Marriott, Renaissance and Radisson.] And if the Hotel Amsterdam has a 4 star rating there is something seriously wrong with the system.The rooms were small and poorly decorated, the location is awfully loud, and the service was barely average. There is a single ironing room on just one floor, which reminded me of staying in a dormitory style youth hostel in my backpacking days.This hotel may very well be the equivalent of many in Amsterdam, but not at euros 110 per night, and it certainly doesn't deserve more than 2 stars.It was so bad that I stopped using Priceline.

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Amsterdam - De Roode Leeuw

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