The Albus

Address: Vijzelstraat 49, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1017 HE, Netherlands | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein area of Amsterdam, is near Bloemenmarkt, De Negen Straatjes, Tuschinski Theater, and The Cat Cabinet (Kattenkabinet).
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      Historical Traveler Reviews The Albus Amsterdam

      Poor Breakfast buffet


      Very clean and staff very helpful. Had a room at the front of the hotel and very noisy at night.

      No shower curtain so bathroom floor soaked every day.

      Extremely poof buffet breakfast.

      Would not recommend hotel

      Not good in summer


      Stayed 2 nights in this hotel. It is in a very good location and is quite nicely decorated with decent sized rooms. The problem is it has no air conditioning in the rooms and Amsterdam can be pretty warm in summer. This means you have to leave the windows open and as mentioned in the other reviews there are lots of mosquitoes. Might go back in winter but never in summer again.

      Horrible experiance


      Stayed in this hotel in May 2004 with my Mum and had a terrible experiance. We woke up in the morning to find our room had been robbed, they took everything, money, phone, passport, perfume, camera, etc etc.....

      They had actually got in while we slept which was absoloutly terrifying. There were 2 'strangers' caught on cctv entering the hotel at 5am.

      Its a shame because the hotel itself was lovely, we got a lovely room and it is in a great position, I work in a Travel Agents and have booked this hotel numerous times for customers but will definately not be ever again.

      I cant understand how a 3star hotel can let 2 strangers wonder in at 5 in the morning when there was a night watchman on?

      I know that this can happen anywhere but I cant help feeling really let down by this hotel.

      I cant unders

      Great Location but beware of Mosquitos!!!!!


      I stayed at the Albus Grand for 4 nights in June 2004. I woke up after the first night covered in mosquito bites and discovered that it must have been a normal issue as the wall was covered in blood where people had been squashing them! Yeuk!! However, I was moved to another room and that was perfectly adequate and fine. I was lucky enough to get a great deal so I found it to be a very good value hotel with a great location and friendly staff. It always amazes me how much hotels can vary on their rates, so shop around!!! I have seen rooms advertised online at twice the rate I paid !

      Very acceptable.


      Nice hotel but not overly nice. As other review stated, a little difficult to find the first time, but well located to everything with nice restaurants and shopping close by. The rooms are standard size and comfortable. Not crazy about the "shower room" - that is, the bathroom does not have a tub or shower stall, rather a drain on the floor in the corner with a shower curtain around the corner (I have never seen this before). This is not an upscale hotel, as it lacks many ammenities such as room service or a real restaurant in the hotel. Nice staff (granted the smoke detector did not go off in my non-smoking room with the window open, and you could smell pot in the hallway from other guests).

      I would defenitely consider staying here again if my Internet-travel-site's search shows this to be one of the better deals.

      The Albus Grand Hotel was fine!


      The reviews below worried me a little but we have just spent one night at the Albus. We found it to be quite central, a short walk from Rembrandt square at the end of the Kalverstraat shopping area. It was a little diificult to find so take the exact address for the cab driver or get off the tram at Rembrandt!We found the staff to be very helpful, our room was very clean and the bed very comfortable.As a party of eight the dining room staff re-arranged the tables and provided refills without prompting.The breakfast could be better, I'd recommend eating when it's busy so that the food is being replenished, that way it's fresher and not too greasy.It's not the best place in town but for UK?75 I thought it represented good value for money in a convenient location. I'd stay there again.

      Unfair criticism


      We have just spent 3 nights on holiday at the Albus Grand and feel that the criticism given by other reviewers is unfounded.

      Our experience was of a clean, well-presented modern hotel with friendly and helpful staff. The room was of a reasonable size for Amsterdam and the breakfast was generous and of a good standard and variety. There is a lift and staff were happy to store our luggage on the final day.

      The location is within an easy walk of many attractions in Amsterdam and near to tram routes for those further afield. We would happily stay there again.

      Albus never again Hotel!


      Terrible hotel, I was mislead by the name. This hotel is definately not as GRAND as they claim to be. Housekeeping staff is very rude and does not clean well. My room on the 6th floor only had one very small window. No ventilation in the room.In my bed I found hair of the prior guest. Never seen such a poor breakfast buffet. Definately not worth the Euro 175,00 I paid!!!Even Euro 25,00 would have been too much!Pascalle

      The Albus Grand Hotel, a very good hotel


      It is always good when hotel management take action on guests who wants to risk other peoples life by sabotage the smoke detector. Very good Hotel with friendly staff and it's very safe.

      Good price, bad service, don't party there


      Great Room, Great Price

      If your going to Amsterdam to enjoy the freedom of the herb, Don't stay here, They threatened to call the police because we set off the smoke detector, and we even had a smoking room, they were rude to us there after. In a very liberal country these people were not very tolerant, they are Russian owned and not very helpful. I would recommend the "Rho Hotel" it is a great place to stay, with much better service and cool people, always go dutch when going to amsterdam

      TripAdvisor Reviews The Albus Amsterdam

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from Amsterdam


      A travel blog entry by heather-jak on Jun 18, 2014

      1 comment, 9 photos

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      A travel blog entry by danielharper on Apr 11, 2014

      1 photo

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      A travel blog entry by hollyingram92 on Aug 06, 2013

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      Playing Tourist

      A travel blog entry by rsilver7 on Jun 19, 2013

      5 photos

      ... Italian last night and Vietnamese for lunch), and then went for a beautiful bike ride. Wow, this was so relaxing and you don't even know you're getting exercise! The roads are flat so the peddling isn't tedious, the sights are gorgeous, and as long as you know the riding etiquette, you're safe and comfortable riding. We look and admire the graffiti and street art, talk about what animals may be in the forest, and add that we are so shocked it is after ...

      D22 - I-AM-STERDAM.

      A travel blog entry by travel_addict on Jun 18, 2013

      1 photo

      ... wanted to sing a song for me as they were in a band. At the end, I accidentally scared them off by filming them before they started singing, well it was not my intension really! I guess they were camera shy too, liked the young guide in Gietthoorn.

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