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The location was the best thing. The rooms were small, inefficient handling of processes and nothing that made me feel it to be a "grand 5* hotel". They should take a lesson from Germans in Efficiency... or another grand hotel in their neighborhood.
Location Scruffy corridors and dark bedrooms
Check in/ out not very efficient
We have stayed at this hotel twice now and it is in an excellent central location. The hotel reception is beautiful and the rooms are also in keeping with this. Our recent room was very clean, comfortable big bed and with all the amenities that you would expect. Prior to this we have stayed in one of the suites which are excellent but of course pricey. The general rooms are a good price - not the cheapest but you do get what you pay for. We didnt book the breakfast as this made the room price too expensive.
Top Location, Friendly Staff Rooms, even booked early and got a cheap price, do not match at all a 5 star hotel. The room rate compensated a bit for it, but definitely disappointed by a hotel which has such a famous name.
המלון עובר שיפוץ בלובי שלא ידענו בעת ההזמנה, אני חושב שזה פרט חשוב לדעת בעת ההזמנה, זה לא היה קריטי אבל רלוונטי. 25-5-2015
Very relaxed friendly atmosphere
The location Furnishing of the rooms
Calmness Had to pay EUR 100 for 4 days of broadband connection. Should be free inside the hotel.
NH is the ground zero for Amsterdam
Nothing exceptional springs to mind Badly stocked mini bar. No 24 hour restaurant/coffee shop
It a good hotel. One of the best in town. Good location, good room and view.
The bedroom was very comfortable The first room I had was very noisy because the double glazing window was broken - they moved me to another room but I felt the first room should not have been available
Location Room was not refurbished
great idea was the late checkout on the Sunday Staff very helpful and nice welcome on arrival- rooms were very clean and housekeeping staff did excellent job
Nice rooms with large comfy beds. Great location just across from Central Station and the drop off point for the bus to and from the ferry. Staff were friendly and attentive and the price for the room was very reasonable. All in all a great hotel!
Location is strategic, opposite train sation and nearby many attractions -
the room booked was'nt the same room that was shown on the pictures
I had stayed at the Barbizon before and found that it was still up to the same high standards as previously experienced.
Location is excellent. I have stayed in numerous hotels in Amsterdam and the Barbizon is probably the best. NO
Location and facilities. It was a beautiful hotel. We loved our room. It was great!
It was so easy. Without exception all the staff were as helpful and friendly as could be. Service was first rate. Between them the bars/restaurants and Room service provided a good variety of meals and experience, no chance to get bored there. I found the level of lighting a bit low/dull, particularly in the bedroom. I guess it is fine if you only sleep there, but not if you spend time in your room.
Excellent all round! Will definitely stay here on future trips to Amsterdam. No iron or bathrobes!
Lovely comfortable room, nice decor, loved the dimming lamps. We had to queue to check in, and after our long journey to get there, we were tired and wanted to go up to our room as quick as possible.
Good colours, style of reception and breakfastroon was pleasant, fireplace at receiption were really nice. No fitness room at the hotel. Wholefloor carpet is not same style than other things. Corridors ugly.
Location Being overcharged/ They cached my deposit and failed to return it! (50 Euros)
The staff are excellent I do Think Ther price is high
location, nice hotel
Great staff knowledgeable about area and willing to answer questions and provide direction. Rooms are clean.
The location and the quality, cleaness of the hotel
WiFi did not work in my room (signal too weak) but worked well in lobby
The attitude and helpfulness of staff was very good. Cleanliness and presentation was good The location suited us very well The breakfast room was too much of a crush and could have been laid out better. The afternoon coffee and evening bar facilities were given low priority.
Excellent location, 3 minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal
Hotel staffs were professional and polite. Free Wifi is a bonus! It will be nice if breakfast is included.
Perfect spot from which to explore downtown Amsterdam!
It was a very comfortable hotel in a great location. It was very easy to reach from the station/airport as well as being able to walk to many places of interest. The trams were nearby as were the canal trips. It was great value for money and I highly recommend it.
The location was very convenient and accessible and the staff was very accommodating. Our room was not ready when we arrived nor was it ready when they told us to return. The management responded with an upgrade at a reasonable rate and free drinks at the bar. The rest of the staff was also great. We enjoyed a bottle of wine in our room & the bartender opened our bottle without corkage fees, gave us crystal glasses to drink out of & even gave us some snacks to enjoy, all on the house! Overall a very great experience; we would consider staying there again! The front desk and housekeeping seemed understaffed. There always seemed to be a very long line to check in/out & ask questions. Rooms were not ready when promised although it ended up working in our favor as we received an upgrade & free drinks at the bar.
location facilities/pool/sauna great staff Airco or ventilation was a bit loud, but it wasn't a problem. Soaps and shampoo were in the wc, but no toothpaste. I'd rather have toothpaste than hand cream.
Great hotel in a great location. You are right in the center with a beautiful view. Excellent stuff and service. Great breakfast. Pricy but totally worth the price. Will definitely stay again !
The front desk staff was excellent. The hotel was a pleasant surprise. I was thrilled to stay in a room that was large, clean and very comfortable. Loved the robe, slippers and balcony with view of Amsterdam Centraal! The location was perfect. Hotel is historic so parts of it are older but for the location and price I paid I would absolutely stay here again. Also I ordered a pizza from room service and was amazed. It may have been the best pizza I have ever had!
the only thing i liked is the reception they are very friendly and helpful the room 302 is bad , the closet is very very small for a double room and the bathroom very small which makes you uncomfertable , and i had to leave the hotel after 6 nights instead 9 nights
localisation in the city and cleanliness of room
The hotel was well located near the central station and around the corner from the main shopping streets. They charge extra for the use of the steamroom. €10.50 per person is outrageous when you have already spent alot to stay in a Hotel that is only average for the money it costs.
Great staff, ideal location, room clean and well equipped.
Location very central Good breakfast Small room, tiny bathroom Room unclean, dirty carpet: when we first came into the room, there was a bit of paper on the floor. It was not hidden or difficult to get. I left it there on purpose and it stayed there for three days. It was finally removed (vacuumed?)
Location, size of rooms, First room I had was below ground level. I'll never take rooms 134 - 138 again.
i found it very nice andthe staff were very helpful also the breakfast was lovely
The staff was very cooperative The room was very small
excellent location, staff, breakfast, great rooms no
breakfast and location no air conditioning also step to bathroom
friendly staff & excellent buffet breakfast no room service
The check-in staff (those specific two) they were great fun and welcoming and the cat. The hot (cold!!!) water in the morning and the explanations received at reception (i.e. a once off incident) not true. Every morning same issue all week-end. The lift- you can age 20 years waiting for it.
location, staff customer service I had to go home early!
I like the location, the services and the cleanliness of my room. The room was reely small.
Location!!! Great breakfast with a selection of delicious food!. THe staff was also very helpful. The beds are little to narrow and too soft for me. The water in the shower never became hot, just warm.
Location and late breakfast No tea/cofee facilities in room
Gorgeous interior in the heart of the old city. Breakfast was incredible and sumptuous. Staff are warm, friendly, and attentive. Location is fantastic. 1. Heating was a major problem. 2. Parking is a nightmare. 3. Shower hot water not as hot as it should be. 4. Complimentary coffee in the lobby area is absent, though one can pay EUR 2-2.50 for a cup. Should be gratis. Once this is attended to, this will be able to achieve deserved greatness.
the sauna The price of the breakfast was a bit too much, the rooms were already expencive enough to include breakfast.
Very good location; in the centre, but in a calm street. I liked the canal view from my room. Very good shuttle service to the airport. I needed someone to explain me how to switch on the central switch in order to have all electric appliances (including the lights) to work. It should be either connected to the opening of the door or made more clear. There was something strange with the pipes of the tap in the bathroom.
Very comfortable I did not get a wakeup call on one day, even though I requested one. Date: July 28,2007
situation géographique et le hall This is the list of the main bad points :
The location is very good. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, there are many adventures to find that are just a short walk away.
Great Location, nice facilities in the rood, good staff, very nice in general The waitress in the reastarant was once high :) Breakfast is too expensive.
People at frontera desk were really helpful, nice bar área rooms are modern and comfortable
The business suite was very nice: great bedding, spacious. The staff were helpful. The lobby had electrical and usb outlets. My room was in a construction zone accessible only by stairs!! And construction resumed right outside in the morning. They shouldn't put people there, or should start construction later in the day. I also found it a little odd that there would be no usb jack in a business suite.
Location is very good. In the heart of the city. Few minutes walk from the dam square. Breakfast is very good and not too expensive. Air condition is not working in the room. Business rooms are in another building across the street. Rooms are small and not too comfortable. Parking costs 55 euros per day The room is expensive comparing to any other such an hotel in Europe. I was expecting much more...
Superb location, friendly and attentive staff, clean and comfortable. A very good value.
The best things in the hotel are the free minibar, the location and the helpful concierge employee mr.Roel Smits. Overall my staying in the hotel did not meet my expectation (I expected more for what I paid).
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good area and historical building
Beautiful hotel, very new, nice comfort inside, especially the coffee in the room The glass bathroom door is spectecular, but somewhat unusual for me.
Art Nouveau hotel;you need to like it to enjoy the hotel,which is beautifull than ; large rooms, well equiped (surprising free of charge minibar, including alcool),nice restaurant and buffet breakfast(a little bit expensive) ,beautifull spa with swimingpool.Close to the railwaystation,at the border of the old centrum. Reception not "5 stars" due to small office,waiting time if some other people arriving simulteanously , and to few personnel at the concierge office !
Beautiful hotel, great architecture, friendly staff, facilities in room (like nespresso machine, free minibar and great bed), right in the city centre, reasonable prices for food and drinks. Just a small thing: the hotel is a bit of a maze, takes a bit to figure out how to get from your room to the reception, but the staff told me that new signs will be there soon
The Staff, The atmosphere, the cleanliness, and the service...
it was an amazing hotel ,the room was superb , the hotel is located neer by the sentral station i liked everything
Good comfortable rooms Hotel still being refurbished, so some things not yet finished in hotel and the room. i.e. no toilet door and shower leaked badly as door seal seemed to be missing. However, the room was comfortable and the bed was simply delightful.
everything it waas a very nice stay more light in the room. That's my only remark. Please do something about this because it's too dark in the room!!!
Absolutely first class service. Could not do enough for you. Extremely comfortable bed! -
Great location, helpfull staff, nice interior, cleanliness, convinient bed, complimentary water and sweets every everning, channel and garden view, etc. - everything! To escape any delay connected with checking out the next morning, I was proposed to settle the formalities in the last everning.
Hotel staff was more then nice and helpful For a "Junior suit" (as booked and paid), the room was too small
Cleanliness, wonderful architecture and interior design, polite and proficient and friendly staff Nothing. It was perfect
disturbance during stay in room
Beautiful and comfortable hotel , Great helpful staff everything was great
The excellent staff and our gorgeous apartment to which we were upgraded Would not include breakfast again; though lovely and convenient it was very pricey given the area. Otherwise a perfect stay!
The service was great, if I can afford to, Ill stay there again.
I hated to leave. Staff and facilities were outstanding. Room was beautiful and luxurious.
While walking in the streets on a cold, windy, snowy, rainy day, the thought of going back to the hotel was pure happyness, as the hotel is so warm and cozy, It starts at the reception, continues in the corridors. Even the pool is warmer than all the pools in other hotels, I used it in the morning before breakfast and before going to bed at night. The extensive opening hours of the pool are a big advantage. The breakfast is the best I travel a lot, stay in nice hotels, none of them compares to this one...best juices, best fresh fruit, best bacon and eggs, best waffles. I loved the hotel tour, especially the wedding chapel and the other room with all the wood sculptures. I also liked the library with the fireplace. Everybody was extremely f I would have preferred a smaller and softer pillow
Hotel helps for every question asked and answers all in the perfect way. No dislikes.
Location was fantastic, very close to main shopping areas. Also, lots of pubs and restaurants nereby and within walking distance of everything.
Atmosphere No curtain in the shower
The free use of PC and Internet access in the Swiss Office was great
This was a fantastic place to stay. I would recommend it highly. Convienently located near the train station and cruise boat landings.
Nice location The room was reported as superior with queen size bed, though in fact the room was 6 sq.m. with a tiny bed.
friendly staff nothing
Good location close to an event we were attending Television service limited and very poor reception. Shower was a bit low and cramped.
The location is great. It's near to the train station and to the dam. I needed to laundry a pants and, despite of the price (expensive), it was very good. There was a nespresso machine in the room. There wasn't a breakfast. The room is small, but it was ok for two people.
Lady at reception was very kind give us information about where to go. They also keep our luggage after chekout for a few hours. You fill yourself safe there.
The hospitality of the staff the entrance of the hotel. you need to walk a distance to enter the hotel on the main street
Clean, quiet room the fitness room is extremely basic (2 slightly outdated machines)
Very good location, just off Dam Square.
nice staff very polite
very good location
Great location and good value
Nice hotel. Very well located. The cost for Inet is too high, as well as the cost of the breakfast. But it's a free choice!
The location was excellent and the room tidy and clean. Sometimes the room was rather hot and we could not open the windows. The bed felt like it was tilting slightly to the ground??
staff and service nothing
Just about everything
The location was excellent and the superior room was of a very high standard. I had to pay the "Amsterdam City Tax" when I checked out, when I booked the hotel the documents said it was included in the price.
location smaller rooms. beds wasn't comfort. tel in the room didn't work and I didn't even got suggestion what to do
Obviously, one of the best locations in the city since it's ridiculously close to Dam sq After reading quite a lot of reviews talking about the size of the room we got to the hotel a little worried. Well, either PVC has different room sizes or some of those critics are completely exaggerating. the room we got might not have been luxurious, but it was far from tiny. Quite perfect for people who want their hotel to be close, convenient, nice and cosy. The staff, btw, we're extremely helpful and always smiley. FREE WIFI!!! Cleaning rooms is being done partially and irregularly The bathroom had one kind of liquid soap for everything(hands, body, shampoo) also, there was very little of it. Our reservation did not incl. breakfast which also increased expanses.
The staff was friendly everyday, helping to make reservations and directions. We had move rooms after 1 night and they were accommodating. The worst thing about this hotel is that you can hear even the slightest noise from the rooms up above you. I got woken up almost every night by people coming home from the bars at 1 or 2am. I thought it was just loud drunk people but after changing rooms we could the people above us again.
clean hotel WIFI is absolutely HORRIBLE. you would pretty much get no wifi in the room. you have to go to the lobby to get SLOW wifi.
Staff is friendly and professional Hotel location is superb! Matress of the bed was old and needs replacement Hotel can be cleaner for a 4 stars
The staff was the best. Helpful in all instances. Great location.
very friendly staff.
Location: near Dam Square, but not close enough to hear noise. Friendly staff. Single room was a little small, but manageable.
We loved the location. It was excellent. Close to Dam Square and to the railway central station. We could walk everywhere. The reception staff was nice The room was very very small. No closet for our clothes. Just a tiny narrow and short place to hang a few shirts. No place in the bathroom even for putting a towel while showering. The WiFi didn't work for 95% of the time.
good location in the city center overprice for such small room, stinky room small bathroom front desk ask us for 50 euros deposit at the check in with poor explanation why they take security deposit this hotel shouldn't be call 4 stars is deserve maximum 2 stars elevator such slow and small that barley feet ours luggage and us. we do travel a lot in Europe and south America and we never had such bad "stay"
Great location. Friendly staff. Clean.
It was located at the town centre, the staff were great and helpful, room where clean. The bathroom door was frosted glass, therefore you get no privacy, the walls are bit thin you can hear the rooms next to you.
the hotel is below fair standarard compare to the money i have paid hence i could not see much to say that it is good (one example I would like to bring here that I reserve smoking room but when I checked in i could not find it avaliable!!!) overall hotel stanadarad is below 4 stars
The location is ideal if you want to be right on Dam square and close to the main shopping area. The bathroom was modern and smart, if not very small. If I had been travelling with a companion however, the glass door would have been a problem. The room was small, and whilst supposedly a non-smoking room, still had the smell of stale smoke. I booked all non-smoking rooms for the group I was travelling with, but some had smoking rooms. The rooms that faced onto the main street were very noisy with the trams directly outside. I didn't think the hotel was good value for money, although speaking to people who had stayed in other hotels for the same price, it sounds like it was the better of a bad bunch! It is easy to get around in Amsterdam so I would recommend looking for a smaller boutique-type hotel that may be slightly further to walk, but gives a much better standard for your money.
The hotel is within walking distance to most of the major attractions with tram service right outside the hotel. The hotel was extremely quite despite being right on Damrak. The walking directions from the Amsterdam Central Station were not clear enough. I would request adding how to get to Damrak from the Central Station.
Good location. Really central. The hotel staff is helpful as well. The hotel room is a bit small, though the basic necessities is there.
The best thing about this hotel was the location, which was excellent. My only criticism would be the size of the rooms.
It was very convenient to all the museums, entertainment and shopping. Lots of restaurants and eating establishments close by.
Strategic location in the heart of Amsterdam. Friendly and helpful front desk staff. Front rooms overlooking the main street are quite noisy, especially at night. This could be largely overcome by double-glazing the glass in the windows/doors.
The location of the hotel was fantastic, it was so quiet I could sleep with my window open at night - a rarity in Amsterdam! The toilet was half under the washbasin as the bathroom is very small.