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StonedBrittania

The Amsterdam Hotel Review Thread!

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if you've got a few quid, then check out the Grand, it's really something else, all the rooms are different - the door to my standard room opened up to a huge bathroom on the right and a staircase leading up to a funky living area and gigantic bed. i think it's an old palace. you can get a weekend there for around €400 (per room) which together with a couple of cheap flights and the Grand's limo service (€50 each way) would make a wonderful romantic weekend. it's a lot of money but not a lot for feeling like a rock star for the weekend! :soap::wassnnme::soap:lol

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I don´t stay at my friend´s apartment on my last night in Amsterdam to save getting a tram to Central Station to get to the airport. I always get a hotel room in the town centre. There is a hotel ´clearing´booth on the main road from Central to Dam Square, it´s before you get to Teazers from the Station. Go in there and ask which hotels are available.

Last time I stayed at Hotel Citadel. It´s literaly three or four minutes stagger to Central.

Very nice rooms, Sky TV, shower and bath, and breakfast in the morning. I got it for 15E per night.

Well it´s worth a try anyway, just make sure you´ve had 60g of Thai mushrooms before hand like I did.

Oh and go to the cinema. :unsure:

It probably won´t appeal to you, but there´s not an English cinema here in Tenerife so everytime I´m abroad I get wasted and hit the flicks :headpain:

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I haven't stayed there myself (yet), but a friend of a friend is involved with running The Hemp Hotel, which has been fully booked almost since it opened and where hemp products are used wherever possible. According to the website, they're looking for investors to help fund an expansion.

Frederiksplein 15, 1017XK Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Telephone: ++31 20 6254425

Fax: ++31 20 4715242

E-mail: mila@hemp-hotel.com

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stayed the past couple of nights on the Amstel Botel, booked through hotels.nl on the below link:

http://www.hotels.nl/amsterdam/botel/

Hotel is literally 2-3 minutes from central station, on the left as you leve the main entrance.

Paid 156euros for a double room for 2 nights so was pretty cheap at about £26 each per night. Room was small but clean and tidy, the radiator made a right racket and the bathroom was pretty small but nothing you could really complain about for the price. Not the quietest of hotels and expect to find lots of your usual pisshead tourists, was a little bit of trouble one night and the room above had a window put through. Although as with the noisy rad none of this distrubed my sleep :yinyang: wouldnt even of known unless i'd hand't been told the next morning.

Breakfast was also included in the price, full continetal buffet style with an attempt at a english fried breakfast (small sasuages and funny coloured bacon), not really a breakfast person so wasnt really bothered, oj and tea was pretty good so thats all I needed to know.

Overall I def recomend the Botel, nice and central, staff were friendly enough and its clean and tidy, also can't moan at free movies (porn) and breakfast for £26 a night.

Also you can get some great rates though hotels.nl could of stayed in the Nh Barbazon Palace, 5* for £50 each a night, def worth checking out.

SB

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I stayed at the Singel Hotel on The Singel! Very good hotel and about 200 yards from Central Station :wassnnme: Very clean and the rooms are a good size with cable TV. breakfast is continental. It's a 3 star and cost me 40 quid a night. I would recomend BUT be sure NOT to get a room on the ground floor :wassnnme: My room was on the ground floor next to the Lift and where they prepared brecky :ouch: Thank god we had 2 rooms at the hotel :unsure:

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I stayed in the 'Sphinx' hotel for 4 nights last month. It's just around the corner from the Heineken museum and close to the Rijks-museum.....a bit far from the action if all you want to do (like we were) is smoke dope, drink beer and shag a whore or two. (only kidding about the whores lol )

The hotel cost around £25pp per night, which was fair enough. The room was perfectly adequate, clean enough, and the shower and bog were of a decent standard (just as well :yep: )

Breakfast was bit of a let-down though....just bread and jam really, but salami and cheese were available if you so desired ( :blub: )

Tea, coffee and oj were all good though, but a toaster would have made all the difference......I'm a tight-arsed Scotsman who likes to get his moneys worth, and will usually drag myself out of bed to eat food that I don't have to pay for regardless of whether or not I have a pulse when I wake up, so the fact that I declined after 2 attempts tells it's own story!

Coffee-shops in the area included 'Rookies' which is good for night-time....decent sounds, good pool-table, and a good, happy atmosphere all round.......pity about their entry in the 'cannabis cup'....'Delta'......it smoked like shit and I found a seed in a 2 gram bag!

One of the 'Rokerij' shops is in the area too......good selection of weed, including the truly excellent 'Kali Mist' at 9 euros a gram, and 'Super Silver Haze' at the same price. The beer's dear though, and it's a bit too dark for my liking :santa:

A real 'find' though was the 'Easy Times' coffee-shop.......their 'Afghani Hash' at 12 euros for 3 grams and their 'Temple Balls' (can't remember the price, but it was good value) were fantastic......they like to play good reggae and watch soccer on TV......:yep:

So, there ya go!

C&P

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Coffee-shops in the area included 'Rookies' which is good for night-time....decent sounds, good pool-table, and a good, happy atmosphere all round.......pity about their entry in the 'cannabis cup'....'Delta'......it smoked like shit and I found a seed in a 2 gram bag!

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yup found that to, the Delta from Rookies was some of the worst weed i've ever smoked in dam. The dealer recomeded it to lol

sounds like a nice trip C&P :santa:

SB

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i stayed at the Heart of Amsterdam Hotel this summer, it was ok, a bit basic but the staff were friendly enough. was £25 a night each, which was rather a damn lot, but we got ensuite and breakfast, which we were never up early enough to use. its right in the middle of the red light district and next door if Cannabis College. an advantage of the place is damn good security, as the front desk is manned 24hrs and they collar anyone not getting a key for their room from the desk before walking past. they also got a safe in each room (20 euro returnable deposit for each one). so overall, not a bad hotel, but could have been a bit better. oh yeh, the tv had no remote, so it was damn hard makin the effort to change channels at 3am whilst smokin a tulip  :)  ;)

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. ive been to the dam 7 times now .. there,s loads of cheap places around ,, better still an apartment , ,, :wassnnme:;) the king wasnt a bad place ,, too stoned to rememebr much ,, but heck :( wot else am i there 4 ......:).stu8z

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main priority is do they have free porn on the cable tv, dont matter what the rest of the place is like :wassnnme:.

I stopped at the nh amsterdam last time i went to the dam, theres two of them and the one we stopped in is right by museum plein, which is nice , not quite as loud and lairy as in the heart of dam, it was loveley in the summer 2 mins walk from vondel park.

ive stopped at both hiltons in amsterdam , the one in the centre and the one at the airport and the nh was definately a better hotel from all aspects.

we got 3 nights and plane tickets from expedia for £250 per person

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Amsterdam is my last stop on my Interrail trip at the end of this month so I was planning on booking somewhere in advance rather than just finding a place when I get there, anyone recommend a cheap but ok hotel/hostel?

edit: somewhere with net access and its own cafe/bar would be preferable lol

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:no: morning mate,i wouldn,t worry about an advace booking,theres plenty of accomadation in the dam,but i always seem to find a better deal once ive booked in somewere else lol if youve the time there a little hotel/hostel/flats renting place its right near hunters..some good deals in there also theres another place on the main drag 2 mins from central station...near the sex museum! they will also sort you out....and if your on a budget at the end of your trip id suggest the flying pig.....nice cheap and chilled with internet access and bluesbrothers coffee shop across the road who do some lovely blueberry. what ever you decide mate youll enjoy it so much youll deffo go back,have a good one and stay safe! s.e.t :smoke:

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Jolly Charlton Hotel

4. Vijzelstraat 4 1017 HK Amsterdam.

The Jolly Hotel Carlton is ideally located in the centre of Amsterdam, near the famous Floating Flower Market, Munt Tower and main shopping district. The hotel offers 218 bright bedrooms and 9 comfortable meeting rooms, which can fit from 10 to 150 delegates. Inside, you will also find an Italian speciality restaurant- Caruso and the Grand Cafe- Carlton Corner.

A group of us went here in early March we paid 110 euros a room for 3 nights. A deal Mrs Ambling_Madly found on T’internet.

Be sure to ask for a smoking room if you require one. The hotel has 4 & 5 star rooms available. We had booked 4 four star rooms. The foyer was quite plush with huge chandeliers and seating areas, there was also a PC ready for surfin’ the web that you could use and charge to your room should you so desire. There was also a valet and several bell-boys all in uniform and they were very helpful as were the staff on the 24hr front desk.

The hotel had a bar that you could charge to your room and a posh and quite expensive Italian restaurant (Jolly Charlton is an Italian hotel chain) but we didn’t try that out, we had other things to do.

The air-conditioned rooms were a reasonable size, clean with relatively modern decoration, the bathroom was also quite large with a powerful shower and had a hair dryer attached to the wall. The rooms also had a mini-bar, trouser press and an internet access connection. The TV showed 2 English channels one of which was a news channel but the Dutch TV often has programs on in English with Dutch sub-titles and there was the option of pay-per-view film and porn channels.

The rooms here come with a Do not Disturb light that you can switch on from inside the room. Very handy in the mid-morning to stop the maid coming in when the room is full of ice-o-lator fumes. The room was cleaned daily and fresh sweets were left on the bedside tables.

Point to note, don’t use the automatic shoe polishing machines next to the lifts to clean white trainers it fucks them up.

The hotel is close to Rembrandt plein at the bottom of the Rokin and ideally situated to be in the middle of everything it’s a lazy 10 - 15 minute walk to Dam Square and a 20 minute wander to the Van Gogh & Rijksmuseum. . A taxi direct to Schipol airport cost us 30 euros.

The closest coffeeshops are Rokerij III which is literally around the corner, Smokey on Rembrandt plein, and the lovely Dampkring both within a walk of a few minutes.

If you want something central with a touch of luxury we highly recommend The Jolly Charlton. If you go out of the holiday season mid-week, like we did (Tues-Fri), you can pick up some right bargain rates.

Ambling_Madly :)

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NH City Cenre 3* - All you need ! Kadinsky & Dampkring all but 2 min walk away! Rest of the hot spots only 10-15 min walk away. Great location - not too loud! Smoked :blub: in room No Hassles - window open, towel under door, bit of air freshner NO PROBLEMS! Secure & clean - Recommended!!

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Re: my post above.

The hotel actually cost 110 euros per night.

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How do all,

I stay at the piet hein hotel in Vondelpark itrs a 3 star and the rooms are well cushty huge bathroom, double bed nice bar open until whenever.

Well worth the trek imho

:guitar::guitar:

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