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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we crawled in to our expensive and small room at 3am we were greeted with the dark as none of the lights were working. I did inform the staff the following day. I was thanked for the information but no offer of any compensation. Save your money and stay in a hostel or be a bit more discerning and... More 

Thank Adam_H1979
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel was very central close to places like The Bulldog and close to great shops. The hotel was very clean and the staff were very friendly! Only bad thing is the narrow stairs but it's Amsterdam so you just have to bear with it! Also our room was facing the street so we could hear the trams travelling past and... More 

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Cambridge UK
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

First the good things; the staff at the hotel were very helpful and polite. They always were trying to please and would go the extra mile. The breakfast was the typical continental breakfast and was included in our booking. The location was quite good with trams nearby. Now the bad; most of the reviews are accurate in their assessment of... More 

1 Thank WayneCambridgeUK

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was our second time staying here, again for 2 nights, and we were able to get the same room as on our first stay. It was a deluxe double ensuite on the top floor. The bed is comfy, love the big fully opening window and there is a great shower. It is in a perfect location, if you know... More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Booked this hotel last minute and unfortunately didn’t get a chance to read the bad reviews first. Wish we had! First impression was the scary stairs which are more like a step ladder , very steep especially noticeable when coming down. The room was on second floor which wasn’t very clean had a broken window which wasn’t double glazed so... More 

2 Thank realtruth
Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a budget hotel and you do get what you pay for in this World. That said, there are some very basic things this hotel could do to make the accommodation better. - The paintwork on the walls in our bedroom needed a really good re-paint, there were scuffs, marks and stains all over the white paint. This is... More 

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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived at the hotel, shocked by the scary stairs! Very steep and no one to help with the luggage, if you have a big luggage don't even think of it! Reached the room, thank god it was on the first floor, it is much smaller than the pictures on hotel booking websites. Internet is very very bad, there were spider... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I am familiar with Amsterdam hotels and have visited and stayed in multiple throughout the city. This was the worst hotel I've stayed at in Amsterdam. Let's start with positives. The location is near a lot of nightlife and restaurants. There are dozens of restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores and clubs within a several block radius. Walkable (though far) from... More 

2 Thank Michael M
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 August 2016

first of all this hotel is amazing for a 2 star hotel. We stayed for 5 nights.Tiny staircase, not the most comfortable room but you get what u pay for. Our room was being cleaned every day so it was always clean and fresh. We didn´t book breakfast and didn´t regret it in any way. There´s loads of opportunities to... More 

1 Thank Chris W
Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We stayed in this hotel during June 2016. This hotel does what you expect and is a 5 minute walk from leidesplein with all the pub's and Irish bars plus sports bars. It's just off the main street so is quite quiet, it's also convenient for the tram lines 1,2 and 5. There is loads of shopping nearby if that's... More 

1 Thank Dave R

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The hotel is housed in two 18th century buildings, this is one of the best shopping areas with an abundance of boutiques known as the '9 straatjes', which consists of nine streets that are situated between the canals Prinsengracht and Singel. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel is located next to ‘Leidsestraat’, one of the most popular shopping streets of Amsterdam, near to all Amsterdam’s highlights such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Albert Cuyp Market, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. The Kerkstraat is a quiet street, so you will be in the city centre of Amsterdam but still have a good night sleep. The hotel offers many services and facilities such as free wireless internet throughout the building, tickets to various museums and activities, a continental breakfast and free city maps. Our reception is open between 8:00- 24:00, and we will be happy to help you if you will need any additional services, facilities or information. The location is perfect to explore the city and our staff will make sure your stay in Amsterdam is one to remember. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel The Golden Bear

Address: Kerkstraat 37, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: RM328 - RM954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel The Golden Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles WayneCambridgeUK, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We love staying on the top floor however there is no wifi signal in the room (number 34 was ours).”
 of 5 bubbles RachelMuckley, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest staying at one of many nice hotels in city or maybe request a top floor out the way, if don't mind climbing stairs/ladders.”
 of 5 bubbles realtruth, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just choose another hotel.”
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“Deluxe twinn room”
 of 5 bubbles O3717GQmariam, 13 Dec 2015 | Read review
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