Park Hotel Amsterdam

Stadhouderskade 25, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1071 ZD, Netherlands | 4 star resort
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This 4 star resort, located in the Museumplein/Vondelpark area of Amsterdam, is near National Museum (Rijksmuseum), Holland Casino Amsterdam, P.C. Hoofstraat, and De Balie.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Park Hotel Amsterdam

    Avoid this hotel BY ANY MEANS !

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    This hotel is never ever a 4* property, not in a lifetime. If you think a Motel 6 is worth a 4* ranking, go ahead and take the Parkhotel. If not - leave it. Looking at the recently posted winnig bids I assume the probability to get the Parkhotel when bidding for a 4* in AMS City Centre/Museum Quarter is quite high, so don't do it.ProThe location is OK. A short walk to some of the bigger museums, e.g. the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stadelijk Museum. Opposite to the entrance is a Canal Bus stop w/ reasonable prices. The Hard Rock Café as well as the Holland Casino is a stone's throw away. Restaurants and bars too. Going to the city center will take approx. 15 minutes by tram. The hotel is located in the middle of two tram stops, so it is a walk of approx. 500 yards to the next stop.ContraEverything else but the location. I got a room in the older part of the hotel (as already described by others). Got an offer for a "Club Room" upgrade at a "special price" of 35 EUR per night (instead of 45 EUR), which I denied. Was handed the usual breakfast "50% off" coupon, but haven't used it. There is a café around the corner (towards Museumsplein) with a more reasonable priced breakfast selection.The hotel itself looked a bit shabby. Elevators w/o inner doors, stained carpets and so on. The room was not small, it was tiny. Anyone who complains about small hotel rooms in New York should stay at the Parkhotel for a lesson of what is the difference between small and tiny. (Especially those who complain about the Grand Hyatt in Manhattan should do this). The "old" rooms don't have key cards, they have old fashioned keys. I don't care that much but a key card would save some steps to the front desk since the hotel has an side entrance which is closer to the ("old") elevator. The room looks renovated but the furnishing and carpet don't. The bathroom is so small, you have to put the left leg in the bath tub if you want to sit on the W.C. The shower curtain is too oversized, hence taking a shower is very uncomfortable. No minibar, no A/C (but at least a heater). Got a room on the back, very quiet but no view. I would assume that rooms with a view get too much street noise so it was fine with me. The windows opens completely.But the worst thing of all is the noise from your neighbor. You (and he) will hear [u]everything[/u]. It sounds like there is no wall at all. You will even hear him use the toothpick.This room and the amenities are worth nothing but a 2* ranking, period.Btw, the only indication that this is a Le Meridien property was the Le Meridien directory in the room. There is no sign outside (in opposite to the Le Meridien Apollo shows it clearly so I guess they are not proud of the Parkhotel - no wonder).

    Not all together

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    I can't believe they consider this a 4 or 5 star Hotel.It's at best a 2 star hotel.No kidding either.The first room they gave me was so hot due to the hot water radiator pipes that fed out of the wall and into the room it was 83 degrees Farenheit.They had to switch me to a different room and the bed was like a marshmallow.I suffer from Fibromyalgia and I need a firm mattress,you won't find it here.Woke up feeling miserable,neck was stiff.Really cheap beds.The staff was not friendly at all!Would not recommend this place to my worst enemy.

    Disappointed at the Park

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    The Park is rated as a luxury hotel but it is not. First of all, there is an old section and a new section of the hotel. The standard rooms in the old section are very small with cot like beds. The access to the city was nice, but as a business traveler I would recommend the Marriott right around the corner. They have no irons (you have to go to a separate room) and the staff is only moderately friendly. By European standards this is a three star hotel (not 4 or 5 as some sites rated it).

    Great Location! Great Hotel!!

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    My husband & I stayed her for two nights and were quite pleased. The room was a nice size and we had a beautiful balcony overlooking the canal. We found the staff to be pleasant and helpful. In addition, the price was very reasonable. The location could not be beat! I would stay here again!

    Loved this hotel, but be warned...

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    My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Park Hotel, but it is important to note that if you're not willing to spend a little extra for the Club rooms, then it might not be what you're looking for. The standard rooms are quite small and are nothing compared to the Club rooms. If you stayed in a standard room, you really missed what this hotel has to offer. Beautiful city and canal views with your own balcony. Huge bathroom which has all been updated. Air conditioning. I think it was at 4 star status, but like I said, it was the Club room and you will pay more for it.

    Disappointed!

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    Shabby, run-down, noisy, dirty, terrible beds, smoky lobby. We asked for a double bed and got 2 twins and the staff was reluctant to accommodate our request. How did it get a 4 star rating? We thought we were treating ourselves to a nice weekend at a Le Meridian. We were extremely disappointed!

    Not a four star !!!

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    Have just come back from a two night stay at the Park Hotel in Amsterdam. This hotel advertises itself as a four star, but at very best, I would describe it as a struggling three star. The reception area is fine, but the bedrooms are grubby, and in desperate need of renovation. We had a twin room, which had two 2ft 6" beds in, with uncomfortable foam mattresses.... furniture in room is "tired" and well worn, our room was at front of hotel, overlooking a canal, and a very noisy main road. The buffet breakfast was good, and reasonable at 9 euros (special offer, normal price is 18 euros.) Don't go to this hotel if you're looking for something special.. it's run of the mill, and mediocre.

    Shabby & Tired Meridien Park Hotel

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    This is a warning to all of you out there who are used to the high standards of Meridien hotels in Asia and the USA, because you will be very dissapointed with The Park Hotel, Amsterdam. The reviewer who says this is no way a 4 star hotel has hit the nail on the head. Our room was tiny, extremely noisy so we hardly slept due to the fact that we were on the 1st floor right beside a tram-track. I thought it was odd when checking in and i asked the desk clerk cheerily if we had a nice view from our room, and she said a curt 'No'. The rooms are small and very basic, no mini bar, no in-room safe; none of the amenities you would expect from a 4 star hotel. Not even an extractor fan in the bathroom, or air conditioning.The whole place smacks of shabby 80's decor and needs some millions spending on it to bring it up to date and in line with its so-called rating. The location near the Leidesplein is nice, but for quality of accomodation, I would suggest the Barbizon, or the Krasnapolsky instead. Fortunately we got a deal, but if we had to pay the rack-rate for this hotel we would have been alot more dissapointed.

    Not worth four star rating

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    This hotel in no way reflects it's four star rating. The lobby looks fine but the bedrooms are of poor quality, shabby, dirty and some are very noisy (we asked to be moved from our first room as it was facing the street far too noisy to sleep in). The hotel is in need of a major refit. In addition, the bar is infested with mice! On reporting this, we were greeted with a shrug and the response "we're not the only ones with this problem". Granted, it is in a convenient location - however, I would need to be paid to stay there again!

    What a location!

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    Just returned from a 3 night stay at the Park. Location could not have been better. Small but adequate room, very clean, nicely furnished. Wonderful English/Dutch breakfast (beans AND Hagelslag) included in my package, available at additional charge also. Very helpful front desk staff. Cozy bar and lounge always busy but never noisy or disturbing. Didn't eat in restaurant other than breakfast but menu looked very good and reasonably priced.

    Outstanding location for walking everywhere. Could see the Reiksmuseum from my window. Just around corner from Leidseplein. Cab stand across street. Dozens of restaurants of all ethnicities and price ranges in immediate area. Shopping easy/close. Anne Frank 10 minutes away. Van Gogh Museum 5 minute walk. Flower Market 3 canals north. KLM airport shuttle drop off at the front door.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Park Hotel Amsterdam

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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