Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
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After lunch we went into the Dungeon. This was an interesting way to pass an hour and be introduced to the atrocities of Amsterdam in the 1500's. it was a very good tour through the dungeon with a lot of interaction between the younger Germans and the cast of the dungeon. We had a number of people take us through the areas and finish with a roller …
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Nadia Amsterdam
Where to start, Ossam, the manager has always taken care of me from day one. I'm a loyal customer to Nadia as I can't imagine finding comfort and service anywhere else in A-dam like this! He always makes sure Im comfortable and get what I want. Rooms are always clean and beds are very comfortable.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Nadia Amsterdam
Bit small but well worth the money
after spending 2hours or so walking up and down the wrong canal!
(boyfriend's fault!) we found our hotel, whilst climbing the daunting staircase thinking i can not have a drink before i retire for the night else i'll never make it up here, we were greeted by a smiling face appearing at the top! although we had arrived a good hour or so early we were shown into the breakfast room to fill in a couple of forms and to have a welcome drink, we were then able to leave the luggage there whilst we went to explore until we could check in! Throughout the stay the room was always clean, staff were very friendly and helpful and i thoroughly enjoyed my stay, The room itself was pretty small but big enough for two of us to get ready on a morning quite easily. We had a little balcony over the street but could also see a lot of the canal.
Breakfast was nice, always well stocked up and coming round topping up the drinks. If i ever doubted the size of the room i just thought about a few friends who were coming across later in the week and staying elsewhere for more money but didn't look quite as nice!!!! Definately worth the money and i'd recommened it to anyone and i'm already looking at staying there again when i visit with a group of friends for my 21st!
Hmmm...... Sardines anyone ???
Well..... no complaints about the staff, all very freindly. But be warned !! the stairs are a definate NO GO for anyone with leg problems ! If you are chosing one of the cheaper rooms as we did (we paid about £55 a night for a double room) dont expect anything too glamerous. Yes, the rooms are clean enough, but dont take more than 1 luggage bag, or that will end up sleeping in the bed with you(2 seperate singles pushed together, oh.. and they were both different heights !). That aside, if your just looking for a conveniant stop point in the center, without spending more time than necessary in the hotel - then this will be okay for you.
Overrated, Do Not Stay There
After reading the below reviews, we booked a double room w/ private bathroom for 103 euros at the Nadia Hotel. We had to walk 60+ steep narrow steps to the front desk. We arrived at 10am and was told to come back at 1pm for check in. We came back at 1pm, but our room was not ready. We waited in the small breakfast room along with 2 other parties. We waited for 45 mins until our room was ready. The room was TINY and the bathroom was even more TINY. I hated the shower because it was right next to the toilet, so when you shower all the water flows on top of the toilet. It was dirty, I had to put a towel on the floor before I showered. The shower was not separated from the toilet. The blanket cover smelled like weed.
Good value for the money
I spent a few months in this hotel and it proved to be just like my work colleagues told me it would be: "small rooms but very clean and leaving a good souvenir". I often got a double room for the price of a single one whenever single rooms were not available and as I stayed for a longer than usual period I could negociate a discount. I would have liked a richer breakfast but I think it's acceptable given the price. I appreciated its location close to the city center (Dam square), the equipment (TV, fridge) and the attitude of the staff, always ready to help.
Within Staggering Distance..
Lets see. Stayed a week at the Nadia in 2001 & booked it through ... They did pull a quick switch-a-roo the first 2 days and we had to stay in a cheaper, extra-small, alley-view room (at a reduced rate). They then moved us over to the balcony room that we booked. Staff was friendly and efficient. Sadly, never made it out of bed in time for breakfast. Beware of the typical canal staircase.
Three Quick Nights and I guess Three Days Too
Even though I only saw the inside of my Room at Hotel Nadia for short periods of time, I am pretty sure in saying it is the best room they have. At first it was misleading by the proximity to the front desk and stairwell. I thought I would definitely be in for some noise. But not at all.
I think I had one of the only three balcony rooms. Whatever I paid, Euros, Dollars, who knows. It was well worth it. Two chairs posted on the balcony overlooking Raadhuisstrait. It was where I went first thing in the morning, last thing before bed, and in between journeys during the day.
Unfortuneately I can not tell you more about the Hotel because I was only there to change or sleep. But it seemed very nice. The breakfast/eatery area was very cute. And the staff was very helpful and friendly with me at all hours. Even when I showed up a day early.
The only thing I could possibly say negatively would be faxing me reservation request to Holland from the States. But, I will probably do it again.
Definitely a great place to stay. If you get thrown off by any maps of Amsterdam and think Hotel Nadia is a little out of the way; then you have not looked at all there is to do in all directions. A fun five minute walk here, a fun five minute walk there.
Superb stay at Nadia Hotel
My wife and I stayed at the Nadia Hotel in June for 4 nights, I do not
think we could have chosen a better location, we were right next to the
canal, all kinds of public transport at your finger tips, we were 10 to
15 minutes walk from all the attractions and entertainment.
The owner ran it in a very friendly manner, nothing was too much trouble for him, the cleanliness, hygeine, safety, it was all first class, all of the staff there too were excellent, they were more than helpfull, they were friendly polite and took time to see that any enquiries we made were answered fully.
I would reccommend this hotel to anyone especially families,couples,single travellers.
I requested a room overlooking the canal as it was my wifes birthday whilst staying there, not only did we get a nice view of the canal she got a surprise bouquet of flowers from the owner on her birthday, it would be hard to beat this hotel.
Hotel Nadia-great staff and location
My husband and I stayed at Hotel Nadia for 5 days this spring and it was my first trip to Amsterdam. I am glad I chose this hotel because of its central location!! Near the Centraal Station and most of the attractions in the city. It is near everything and yet you are not where evrybody is ( I mean Dam Square, the busy streets like Kalverstraat, Ledestraat, etc is literally teeming with people!!!)- so it is quiet and it is also by a canal. Near all the shopping areas, too!! The staff-- they were very helpful, courteous and help you in every way to make you feel at home. The steep stairway was not a problem at all because as soon as you get there somebody will carry your luggage for you. Also, no boisterous groups to keep you awake. I would definitely recommend this place - very reasonably priced, too.
Ahh Nadia Hotel, occupied by my travel partner & myself 2/4/03 - 9/4/03. Fantastic location with 5 min proximity to all major tourist attractions. The staff were wonderful & very informative, attended to all matters requested. Rooms quaint and serviced daily (really clean!!), which is comforting when abroad. Definate value for money, afterall it is Amsterdam. Highly recommended to all.
My husband, children and I stayed for 5 nights at Nadia Hotel while in Amsterdam. The hotel added to the whole experience of the city. The staff were always friendly and will to help in whatever way they could, from tourist information to local shopping and restaraunts. The room was always clean to the level of a 5 star hotel no matter how messy my children made it. The staff also organised a baby sitter one night so my husband and I could be alone and in peace for a change.The location of the hotel is excellent with everything in walking distance. We have stayed in 5 star hotels throughout Europe but never have we enjoyed our stay as much as we did at the Nadia Hotel. The room was small but fully equipped with everything you needed when you are away from home. Our family will return time and time again to the the Nadia Hotel.