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Reviewed 21 June 2016

This little place is in a great location , everything you need within walking distance, plus tram is only 2mins away , clean towels everyday plus beds made , tv , fridge and fan in our room , stairs are steep but I guess most are in Amsterdam , we would go back , not ideal for family hols tho...

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Liverpool
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Not a bad location. Very steep stairs to navigate. I wouldn't like to carry large luggage up. We went with 2 other couples. The good point was we had a small floor with 3 attic rooms. Very hot up there. The other 2 rooms had fans. We stayed 2 nights, and we didn't get towels changed, although the other 2...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I had been looking for a reasonably-priced hotel for an overnight stay on my way back to the US and this was one of the few in that category. I called for directions and they were not very helpful (ended up walking around for about 45 minutes with luggage before I broke down & called for a taxi). The room...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

All I have is good words for this hotel!! Stayed for 4 nights with my partner and were more than pleased. Close proximity to everything and also not forgetting the amazing coffee shop located next door. The only issue I would say for older or people with limited ability would be the steep stairs.. They were no problem for us...

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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

When I first walked in the room I thought it was clean, the first night I was there I was so itchy that I could not sleep. Woke up with a couple of bug bites. Not sure if it was mosquitos or some bugs. Also, the reason we chose this hotel was to get away from the red light district...

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March, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a short weekend break. The hotels location was excellent. Plenty of shops, coffee shops, places to eat and attractions in the area. Although the weather wasn't great it was a great place to be and walk around. The hotel was very small and the stairs were the steepest I've ever seen. The rooms were nice and...

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Finland
Reviewed 16 March 2016

the worst was in Glasgow, but that is another story. The room was filthy: - Carpet, Curtains, blankets and linen were dirty and worn. - Floor, walls, ceiling and windows all crying for renovation for decades. Reception was unprofessional and unwelcoming... Shared shower and toilet were decent, but small and in another floor than the room. The only OK was...

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lpool
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

On arriving at the hotel We were greeted with a friendly welcome. I then noticed the stairs leading upto our room which were more like climbing a ladder. Not a hotel I would recommend for people with children or infirm. We were told we had a deluxe room which cost €278 for 2 nights( without breakfast ) . I have...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Thank god I had to come down from my room once in the morning and climb back up once in the evening! So small and dangerous stairs I haven't seen again!! The breakfast was at the entrance in front of the tiny reception-kitchen and you could have only one cold croissant!!! But the worst thing was the dirty towels!! They...

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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Location couldn't be better. Close to just about everything. We saved so much money just walking or cycling. Bicycles also available from hotel. 50e deposit and 15e per day for renting the bikes which is an average price ☺️ Rooms are very basic and bathrooms are shared but both are clean so not a problem for people travelling to explore...

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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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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 

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Address: Kerkstraat 37, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: RM313 - RM924 (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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