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Hotel The Golden Bear

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Kerkstraat 37, 1017 GB Amsterdam The Netherlands See on map
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Breakfast included
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and a friend stayed here for a weekend. I left an expensive set of headphones on the bed when leaving (€400+). I realised this at the airport less than an hour later and tried to ring the hotel but could not get through. I...More

Thank markwalsh397
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well I thought I messed up initially when I booked this hotel online, and read some awful reviews, and did not feel much better when I saw it. But how wrong was I, we had a nice room below ground level, staff were very helpful,...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is much smaller than we thought. Don't count on the pictures. Rooms are very small. And the stairs are super dangerous and small. We booked a single room, and a double room. Notice that single rooms don't have their own toilet. Which is...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Having read previous reviews, was a little apprehensive. Stayed on the very top floor so had to negotiate 3 steep staircases. Very tricky but became a bit of a running joke. However, this is Amsterdam, a lot of staircases are the same. The location was...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely clean hotel. Ideally situated in amsterdam, slightly dated but clean and tidy. Stairs are steep to upper floors but not an issue if you are fit and healthy. Not recommended for people with mobility issues.

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US$ 87 - US$ 255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$ 87 - US$ 255 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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25 July 2018|
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Response from Emily W | Reviewed this property |
Yes get the bus. There is a map of the route they take. Sorry I dont have it off hand. Google it and book a hotel along the route and have an easy walk. I stayed at Hotel Expresso and Inner Hotel before, both good.
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15 April 2017|
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Response from jennapantorno | Reviewed this property |
All none smoking, I am a smoker and had to go to the front every time I wanted one.
Room Tips
"Rooms at back of hotel have no views as such but are very quiet"
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"Choose a ground floor room if you don't want to lug your luggage up the narrow stairs"
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"dont stay here"
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"The lower down the better!"
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