Just come back from 3 night stay in Amsterdam. Stayed in Hotel de Roode Leuw. Central location just 10 minutes walk from Centraal train station. Room was basic but all I needed with a bed, desk, fridge and decent sized en suite bathroom. the main downside is the renovation of the restaurant. Building work can disturb your sleep after a night of drinking. Red light district just three streets away.
"Excellent location but in need of an interior update"
The location of the hotell is really good in the middle of the city in walking distance to all the major sights. You call tell that the have not updated the interior for a bit too long but it is ok. The breakfast is average but nice and friendly staff is a good thing. Recommended if you plan to spend most of your time outside of the hotell.
"Central location next to Dam Square"
Just a stones throw from Dam Square, so not necessarily the prettiest part of Amsterdam but certainly central and within easy reach (walkable) to the vast majority of attractions. Restaurant under renovation at time of visit but rooms are very clean and comfortable, although reasonably compact (pretty standard for a major European city). As mentioned, even the internal facing rooms can be a tad noisy, but again, not unusually so for this class of hotel in Europe. Hopefully, you will be allocated a room with considerate neighbours, otherwise, light sleepers may well have a disturbed night's sleep. All in all, a good choice with very helpful staff.
Stayed 3 nights in a superior room. Very clean, warm and surprisingly quiet, given the location. Reception staff helpful and courteous. Room had everything and more. Only slight complaint would the renovations going on to the restaurant and reception. I wasn't pre warned about this when booked through the agent and I feel a discount should have been added because of this.
"Nice surprise in the center of Amsterdam...."
I had a meeting during the weekend in the center of Amsterdam and that´s always an adventure. How to park my car and is the quality of the hotel at least the amount of money worth' After quit disappointing visits at so called 5 star hotels in the Netherlands (see my earlier reviews) last december, I was a little skeptical. However, I was totally surprised when I entered this hotel. First off all you can park your cars easily in the Q Park Bijenkorf, 150 meter near the hotel or use the special carpark nearby (30 euro reduction fee by the reception). Put the name Rokin in your carnavigator, because Amsterdam center is always under construction. Okay, the hotel: the staff is the most friendly staff I encountered this month.... Very willing to help and fully focused on helping customers and believe me that´s not standard in this region..... They really made my stay starting very well. The room was spacious and clear, the beds is good, the bathroom simple. It was winter and freezing, so the crowd outside (tourists eg) are staying, so first floor is not a problem. But I during summer lower floors are having trouble with noise from outside, so keep in mind (but that´s everywhere in the center of Amsterdam....). Breakfast is excellent and the restaurant is a little outdated, but nice (will be renovated soon). So overall, this was an excellent stay in the center, nice priced, good quality of service. Will be back again.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM