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Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

Vancouver...
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Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

The headache begins -- over 300 hotels to choose from.

I am planning on laying over for 3 days in beautiful Amsterdam on my way home to the U.S..

I'd like a nice, comfortable hotel near attractions, in city center (?) and convenient transfers to airport. (How far is airport to city center please?)

Thank you very much.

Ho Chi Minh City...
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1. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

If you want to be close to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Leidseplein, I recommend Hotel Fita. It's a 3 star hotel and ranked in the top 10 in Amsterdam. That is not in the city center, but it's not far from there either. The rooms at the Fita are smallish, though. The outstanding breakfast and the service make up for it in my opinion.

If you bid for a room on priceline you can get a four star hotel with a much bigger room for more or less the same price. However, you can't be sure of location or quality, and for me (but probably not for most) that's a deal breaker.

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2. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

If you bid smartly on Priceline you can get an upscale well located close in center 4 star double room for less than half the price of a 3 star booked direct. Maybe much less.

You may get a 5 star for less than half of a 3 star rate as well if not very close to half.

You can look at our 220 page 4 star bidding thread to see the hotels won and the price won at. You will see that they are all high quality Amsterdam 4 stars that are well located.

You pick the zone or location you want.

It's your money spend it as you wish

Vancouver...
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3. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

I really don't like the bidding process on Priceline. I would prefer to just find a nice hotel in center of town, and near attractions. Money is no object for me when I travel. I would be happy with a clean, nice, comfortable room with easy access to transportation to the museums. The museums of keen interest for me are the Hermitage and Anne Frank, and possibly take a city tour.

Thank you so much.

Dallas, Texas
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4. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

Rho Hotel, NH City Centre, or Hotel Nes.

Winter Haven...
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5. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

Great location close to the Hermitage, about 15 minutes walk to the AFH, and about 2 blocks off the Rembrandtplein:

http://www.sevenbridgeshotel.nl/cms/

Vancouver...
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6. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

Would 2 nights in Amsterdam suffice as a layover?

Norway
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7. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

I am travelling to Amsterdam next week, on my own. Have been to Amsterdam many times, and a nice hotel I prefer to stay in, is Hotel Nova. It´s really in the middle of the city centre, and very close to Dam Square. Even though it´s so centrally located, it is in a quiet street. I have always managed to get it for a very reasonable price, with breakfast and free wifi included.

Canberra, Australia
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8. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

Do you want to limit yourself to a hotel? I stayed in a B&B - Heren's B&B - as a solo traveller and could not have been more impressed. 10-12 min walk from central train station (& that was with luggage). 5 mins from Anne Frank House. I also walked to the Hermitage - in fact walked everywhere. It was great meeting other travellers at the shared breakfast, which was a feast. Room was luxurious. I would only recommend that if you can stretch to 3-4 nights for Amsterdam you would be happier. Good luck.

Vancouver...
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9. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

Thank you TracyLane - I am considering staying more than 2 nights. I might love it so much I may never want to leave. (Same with Paris all the time!)

Andover, Hampshire...
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10. Re: Picking a nice hotel for solo traveler - 3 stars

Im Going to Amsterdam on the 24th for 4 days on my own and was wondering If anyone will be out there that dont mind meeting up and having a smoke