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"Great Location, Charming Neighborhood"
This is a boutique hotel in the charming neighborhood of de Pijn. There are cool shops, bars, and restaurants all within a couple of blocks of the hotel. I could have stayed longer in Amsterdam just to explore the neighborhood. The fries in a cone taste better when you’re not eating them on Dam square with every other tourist. :) Plus it’s at the intersection of two useful (for tourists) tram lines – both of which go to most of the main attractions. I found my room on the fourth floor to be as large as a boutique hotel in North America. It had a charming dormer looking out over the street. The windows are original so there was some street noise but nothing more than you should expect visiting a city. The elevator only goes to the third floor so if cant’ use stairs, request floors 1-3. I noticed an earlier review complaining of the lack of amenities -- the hotel is doesn't have refrigerators in the rooms or other hotel chain features -- but I didn't find it lacking in any way. I also found it to be a good balance of price and value. Breakfast was an ample European breakfast (emphasis on breads, cold cuts and cheeses, muesli and yoghurt) and the people working there were really friendly. They sell public transportation passes at the hotel so when you check in buy yourself a pass for the length of your stay and ride the tram everywhere you want to go!
"Short break to Amsterdam - will be back"
Stayed for 3 nights, had a room on the top floor, fairly small but clean. Adequate for our trip. Shower was good and plenty of towels. Our first day was really hot, the window was open but no breeze. No AC and no fan. It was most uncomfortable and I ended up sleeping on the floor as the coolest place. It was cooler the next 2 days and so no issue. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice. Location great as we walked everywhere. Wifi very good. Staff helpful and friendly. Our friends mentioned a kettle and tea / coffee would be nice, they were provided with these. The safe is handy. Our first trip was lovely and we will visit again however would probably go a little closer to the centre.
"Overpriced for the quality received"
This was my second time staying at Hotel V Frederiksplein, each time has been for 5 nights. The first time I stayed was six years ago in 2011, and I was decently satisfied with my experience considering I paid a much lower price than the rates I paid on my most recent trip. I would have thought they would have done some updating in the last six years in order to justify the outrageous rates being charged. I paid $1311.76 USD in total for my stay, so about $262 per night. We stayed in a "large" double room. The "large" room is barely large enough for one person, let alone two. There is about one meter between the bed and the walls. Their basement "Souterrain" rooms or Standard double rooms would be way too small for the average person. And yes, I am aware that small hotel rooms are the norm in Amsterdam - but you can get much better value for this pricing. The only reason I didn't book somewhere else is because I waited too long to book and Hotel V was the only remaining hotel with availability for my dates - so that is my fault. I wish I would have just done Airbnb. There's almost no amenities at this hotel which are very standard at other hotels. There is no coffee/tea in room, no refrigerator or microwave, no room service, and the worst part - NO AIR CONDITIONING. It was 80 degrees outside during my stay, and very uncomfortable. The staff clearly knows this is an issue, because they have their own air conditioning unit in the lobby blasting ice cold air behind the front desk - so clearly this hotel cares about the comfort of their staff but not the comfort of their guests. I read in the reviews that some guests had asked for fans and received one, so I did ask - and received a tiny little fan about one foot tall which barely helped at all. I can't understand why I even had to ask... clearly it's too hot outside. Another thing in serious need of updating is their key system. The hotel room doors open with an old school metal turn-key, nothing digital. You have to return the key to the front desk each time you leave the hotel, and retrieve the key from the front desk each time you return. This was super annoying, especially when other guests were checking in at the front desk and we had to wait behind them in line and suffer through their long check-in process just to receive our room keys. Not great when you're exhausted from a long day out and you just want to relax. The location of this hotel is perfect, I would definitely choose something in this area again - just not this hotel. It is about one mile out from the city center, which is great for me because I don't like to be in the middle of all of the craziness and noise. Yet it is very easy to get around, as there is a tram stop right outside. There is a bank across the street with an ATM. It is very close to the Albert Cuyp street market and a few other attractions. There's a pancake restaurant very near by called De Carrousel Pannenkoeken that is decently priced and delicious. I would have given this hotel 3 stars, if it weren't for the final straw which happened this morning. My boyfriend wasn't feeling well and needed to stay in bed, so I decided to go down to the lobby to get some breakfast and bring it back to our room. On a side note, the breakfast here is decent but nothing special. Breads, pastries, cold cuts, and cheeses. Nothing hot or cooked. So I started loading up a plate of food and the attendant behind the bar was giving me strange looks. She asked me for my room number, and then asked if I was eating downstairs. I told her no, that I was bringing the food back to my room. She then said that I was not allowed to bring the food back to my room and it must be eaten in the lobby. Ummm... excuse me' I am a full grown adult, and I am 100% capable of deciding where to consume my food. I was not in the mood to argue so I just smiled, said "Fine", and handed her my full plate of food which would now go to waste. She smiled back and said, "Ok thank you!" Well, at least that was a "pleasant" exchange. Sad to see all of that food go in the trash because of their arbitrary policies. I will not be returning. PROS -Location -Clean -Wifi connection was good CONS -No air conditioning -No amenities -Rooms are small -Overpriced -Arbitrary policies -Room key system
"First time to Amsterdam, wonderful place"
Hotelv. A very clean hotel, the staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was continental with varied choice. The beds were very comfortable and the room was warm with sash windows that opened, however it was classed as a large twin but it definitely wasn't the beds were close together and close to the wall, only a small hanging space with 5 coat hangers. But I would definitely would go back again.
"Lovely visit to Amsterdam "
Stayed here for a long weekend in March. Hotel location is brilliant. Right next to tram line and also within walking distance of the city centre, the walk is beautiful along the canals (takes about 20 mins strolling). The hotel is lovely, staff are all very friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was quite small(standard room) but very clean and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast in the mornings had plenty of choice. Lovely continental spread, fruits yogurts, pastries and good coffee! Overall a lovely stay and would definitely return!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 11:00 AM