Hotel Prins Hendrik
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... pick up wifi/internet to cloud my photos and I don't want to schlep iPad around to use as camera so will have to share some sights till a later date . Anyway back to our sightseeing the canals seem very dirty but but in a strange way beautiful , so many places to buy food one cannot stove here in fact if you walk into a supermarket you can buy so many cheeses, cold meat cannabis (yes no spelling error) in the form of seeds, lollipops, gum, any ...
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We had a very interesting guide for the walking tour. He explained to us that there were ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Prins Hendrik Amsterdam
OK except there is no aircon and you can't open the windows so sweat your arse off!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Prins Hendrik Amsterdam
Great Service, Great Food
We stayed at this Hotel in july 2004.
We were on the road with our motor-bike and it was because of the great service on their terrace that we decided to check in at the hotel.
The rooms are clean and very big (for only a 3 star hotel) We where especially surprised by the gentle man at the reception, we asked for a good price and the possibility to safeley park our motor. (we forgot our bike-lock)
He called for the manager for advice and it turned out that we could lock our bike with the bike of the manager. All in all he spent half an hour just to help us. If you ever go to Amsterdam, go to this friendly Hotel, try the delicious "dutch peasoup" and ask for Mr Sofan if you need any help !!!
Proberbly the best 3 star in Amsterdam.
This Hotel has real Dutch character. It is staffed by locals, who are by and large, very friendly and helpful. As other reviewers have stated one of its biggest plus points, is its very central location. The tram, bus and and train station are all two minutes walk. Also very handy for late night bars , restaurants and the Red Light Area.
There is a nice Restaurant, serving local dishes. A small Brown Bar and an adaquate breakfast room. The breakfast that is included in the room price is buffet style. Hot dish of scrambled eggs and beans. Plenty of cold cuts , cheese and normal breakfast foods.
I've now stayed 10 times in 6 different rooms , including the famous Chet Baker Suite. Next week will be there again, hopfully in my favourite room in the new annex. The room is large and clean with all mod.cons. The bathroom is particually nice with a big bath and and shower attachment.
Frankly having stayed in around 30 hotels in Amsterdam over the years, if there is a better 3 star hotel, I wish someone would tell me where it is !
Good value for money!
Stayed here for 3 nights in July 2004.
Very close to Centraal (train) station.
Hotel room was very spacious and bathroom etc...was clean and tidy..
Only gripe was that there were no tea making facilities!!!!
Breakfast WAS included.However it was a little boring especially being vegetarians!
So we had to indulge in the old Continental style...ie Bread,croissants,etc...
But overall a good choice and reception team were helpful where required.
Not TOO close to the notorious RED LIGHT for all you families!
stayed here on30th july till 1st of august. after having a truly bad experience at the amsterdam city hotel we went to this hotel at eleven at night they found us a room which turned out to be an apartment the hotel is very clean tidy and the hotel security superb the staff could not be more kind and considerate after our bad experience in the first fifteen minutes of our stay in amsterdam
Great place, nice people
I stayed at the Prins Hendrik Hotel for a week in July 2004 and liked it a lot. The location is great, right in the middle of the city, close to all forms of public transport, which makes it easy to travel around to all the interesting places in and around the city. There's a cosy bar in the hotel too, and a fine restaurant. Some of the staff were reserved, but not rude. Others were very cooperative and friendly. The room was more than OK and clean. It's a nice 3 star hotel for a reasonable price. A nice thing is that it is located in a few 16th century canal houses, which gives it character. I think it's not an average hotel, it's more than that. Next time I will definitely stay there again!
Well located and above average
Getting to Amsterdam early in the day and still having to wait around 4/5 hours for check-in time was not funny at all. As soon as I arrived, I called the hotel and told them about the situation. They asked me to give them an hour. After an hour, I checked-in and didn't have to wait for 12 pm. It was a snowy day, so it was great to get out of the train station and into the hotel in some minutes. I had a good room in the second floor with a big bathroom. My room was heated and I stayed there for a week in February. I cannot complain about that. The room was quite big. For the price, I think it was really good since in Amsterdam it is hard to find something nice for less.
Breakfast was ok and you can eat as much as you want. Maybe a bit more of variety would be a good idea.
Well, next time I go Amsterdam, that is where I'll stay.
Not a good choice
The hotel decor reminded me of my college dorm. Terrible mattress, old worn carpet, thin walls, a smoky smelling room (though it was supposedly non-smoking) and a mediocre breakfast. I've stayed in much nicer hotels for less money in Amsterdam.
The rooms we had 101 & 106 were fine. The hotel is nicely located across from the Centraal Station, and about 2 blocks from the Dam Square. It is nice to be across from Centraal for all the trams.
The two rooms were of good size, with high ceilings and very spacious, as Europe goes. 101 is a triple and is really large, 106 a double and large. As for the other floors, i didn't see them.
the breakfast is good and included. I agree with the other reviews, the staff was stand offish but not rude. we came in late nightly and the night staff is friendlier. The heat was off for us too, but we turned in on and it was fine in a few hours, we had to them turn it down.
All in all a good location and hotel for the affordable price. It isn't a luxury place, but not the euro quasi dumps either. I would stay again.
Trying to find an inexpensive hotel in downtown Amsterdam was challenging but I finally decided on this hotel. My husband and I stayed here in Feb. 2004 The only thing I can say good about this place was that the location was great for getting around town (across from Central train station) and the rooms were clean. However, there is a lot of construction going on around the hotel and noise can be a problem. Also, we were assigned a room on the 3rd floor that looked more like a room in our parents basement. Low ceilings and dark walls were only part of the unusual decor. Of course we were hoping to get a room like we saw on their website but unfortunately that wasn┬ t the case. We had lots of luggage and had to struggle getting our luggage down the steps to the door of the room. Also, the radiator didn┬ t kick on the first day we were there. When I complained to the front desk that we were freezing and couldn┬ t get the radiator to turn on, I was told that it wasn┬ t cold enough outside yet to turn on the furnace in the basement. It was 36┬░ that day! Also something we found strange was that the front desk wanted us to turn in our room key every time we left the hotel.
No need to take a tram or taxi to your hotel. This medium sized hotel is right across from Central Station. Upon arrival at Central Station using a commuter train ride of only 20 minutes from the airport, simply step across the canals and into your room. My expansively windowed good size room overlooked Central Station (illuminated at night). The hotel encompasses several small buildings. It is right on the edge of the Red Light District, many music venues, coffee (smoke) shops, bars, restaurants, etc, etc. The staff was reserved, almost to the point of being French, but gave me no hassels even after I kept running in and out throughout the night making the desk clerk get up and open the entry door. Breakfast was average.