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Historical Traveler Reviews NH Caransa Amsterdam
Depends On Your Room
Hotels always stick single people in the worst room. And this is what happened to me!
The room was ok - poor wardrobe and furnishsings though with only a few coat hangers. Also, I couldn't open the window and there was no airconditioning so I was baking with no fresh air. It was clean but tatty - maybe because I had a smoking room with burn holes on the bed cover.
The bathroom was miniscule. The smallest hand basin I have ever seen perched next to the loo. And a small walk in shower. The bathroom must have been 5'x5' at most.
Plus I could hear my neighbour - we had a connecting door which I hate.
But the location was fantastic, right on the Rembrandtsplein. And I got a great deal on Expedia. No problem with the billing at all.
Plus the in house movies are great value - 12 euros for all of them for 24 hours. Plus there was a great selection of channels on the tv. And coffee and tea making facilities.
I would definitely go back, but would ask for a non-smoking room without a connecting door.
We Love Amsterdam
Myself and my Husband, visited Amsterdam for the first time together in Sept 2003, and checked into the NH Caransa. Although the room was small it was clean and tidy. We checked out the room service and had no complaint the Asparagus soup was delicious!!
The Reception staff were very helpful, as too the concierge. The location of this hotel was good there was plenty going on in the bars, cafes and Resturants around the Rembrantplein, although it was further than I thought from Dam Square and Centraal Station. I would return to this hotel again if I was wanting to stay in this area but I myself prefer Dam Square and Centraal Station areas.
Good Location but a little noisy
Staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel location was excellent for easy access to a lot of the main tourist sights. On checking in we were offered a quiet room at the back of the hotel or one which would be noisier but nicer. We opted for the latter and got a corner room which was large, bright and spotlessly clean. Two drawbacks - the room was like a sauna (heating was controlled centrally and could only be turned down to a certain level) which resulted in us having to keep all the windows fully open. The open windows meant that we did suffer from a lot of noise at night time but we were on the first floor so the noise may not be so bad if you take a front room on a higher floor.
Our main issue was the heat in the room but for staff and location you couldn't do better.
Mainly good - if a little small
Booked into this hotel for 3 nights on a B&B deal - and although it did have its weaknesses, on the whole an enjoyable stay.
First the good:
- Centrally located: 15 mins walk from the railway station or else the no.4 tram stop is very close to the doors of reception
- Very convenient: lots of places to eat & drink, the better quality seemed to be off the main square Rembrantplein itself but still only a short walk away
- Welcoming staff: very courteous and informed reception
- Lovely bathroom: sparkling clean with nice accessories
- Great breakfast: buffet style with an excellent selection to choose from (can't comment on value for money as this was included in our up-front cost)
- Surprisingly quiet: although should say that we were in a room on the side of the hotel & so might get more street-noise in some of the other rooms
- No getting away from it, that although clean the bedroom was small, on the dark side and furnished in a somewhat old-fashioned style.
Depends what you want from a hotel in terms of whether I'd recommend this - don't go here for a luxurious room with all the trimmings, do go here if you can shop-around for a reasonable deal on price and you want somewhere decent & convenient.
Good value hotel
The hotel was situated in a great location and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. A bit noisy at night as we were wakened both nights by noisy crowds outside. Room could have been a bit warmer.
Just returned from a 2 day break in Amsterdam. Was allocated a very small non-smoking room to begin with which. Poor view of large water tank. Got allocated a different room which happened to be a smoking room which was much larger, brighter with a better view. Breakfast buffet is not worth 12 Euro. Also upon check out had to remonstrate with reception staff who accused me of not paying for breakfast. Make sure you keep all receipts! Hotel has quiet location but is within walking distance of most attractions. Tram stops directly outside front of hotel.
Lovely Hotel - great location
On my 3rd visit to Amsterdam recently stayed in the hotel Caransa, the room was huge and the little extras, towelling robes and a vast array of toiletries made it a little bit special. The bathroom was small but immaculate. The staff were lovely and the location was perfect. I would stay here again without a doubt. If there was a downside it would be the noise from the street below.
Perfect location, Good Service
I stayed at the Caransa for the first week in March, 2004. Friendly staff, medium-sized room, nice bathroom, large variety of satellite channels, located in the trendy Rembrandtplein area and at a good rate.
I visit Amsterdam a couple times a year and found that the Caransa is as nice or better than some of the more expensive hotels near Dam Square. I will stay here on my next trip.
Nice hotel, good location
We just stayed here for 2 nights just before the New Year. We got a great rate at 60 euro. We had a nice, clean room overlooking the Amstel River. Tons of cafes and restaurants literally outside the front door.
It's outside the red-light district, but the plaza it is in has a very active nightlife scene. Easy walking distance to may sites.
Excellent, friendly, suberb value
Just returned from here after a two night stay. Lovely hotel. Very clean and light. Rooms beautifully presented, good facilities and very comfortable. Staff very helpful. Substantial self service breakfast.
Trams to other squares stops outside. Go visit. JC.
TripAdvisor Reviews NH Caransa Amsterdam
Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... with lots of walkers and bike riders making use of the adjacent pathways.
We're just getting started on the trip and it's already hitting our senses like a hammer. All the things there are to do here, and so little time to do them in. But we are planning on visiting a couple of the museums, taking at least one canal boat ride if not more, riding some of the local trains to sightsee the area, and either walk or bike the old part of the city.
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