Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw
Reviews - Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Relaxation Seeker
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t be last.from leftyamazed
I took my brother and my parents and none of us had ever been to Holland before, so it was very much a trial and error trip. When we disembarked at Centraal Station and started to walk along Damrak, it ocurred to me that every other shop was a 'restaurant with hotel' and that I had potentially played Russian roulette in my choice of hotel. After walking along Damrak for no more than 5 minutes, we reached De Roode Leeuw/Hotel Amsterdam and I found the presentation of the hotel and restaurant to be extremely good. Whether or not they have had to work harder to raise standards, I don't know. Checking in time was stated as 2pm. We actually reached the hotel almost 2 hours before this. The duty manager wasn't phased by this and didn't even mention that we were early. One of our rooms was ready, the other was still being serviced, so we took our luggage to the first room (room 301 - elected as my parent's room) and we surprised to find a large room with dual aspects over Dam Square. I found all of the staff friendly and very helpful, giving me maps and leaflets upon checking in and even making telephone calls on my behalf when I asked then where to locate the office of a particular tour company.
We didn't use the restaurant in the hotel, simply because we were there long enough and also the prices are higher (as I'm assured is the quality of the cuisine)
There are niggles about this hotel. The lift is suppose to house 6 people, but was barely big enough for 4 people. The position of the hotel is great, being a 5 minute walk from the station on the road directly in front of the station and being located almost on the corner of Dam Square. Obviously the price for being so centrally located is that everyone passes by the hotel and congregates in Dam Square, so the outside noise is a little greater than usual and also the price for this hotel is a premium at an advertised basic rate of €225 per room per night, but you can get deals on the price. Another quibble we have with the hotel is the bathrooms in the rooms. They have frosted glass doors and no means to lock the doors. Admittedly the only other people in your hotel room, should be people who you are not 'bashful' around, but being stuffy Brits, we found this strange. Then again it's no stranger than the urinals that can be found in Amsterdam (see the Leidseplein!).
So nice hotel, nice location, very helpful staff, but small lift, odd bathroom doors and tends to be noisy area and the prices are quite steep (but the hotel is very comfortable)
It was okfrom A TripAdvisor Member
really unimpressedfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Perfect Location, friendly staff, very plesant stay!from 3eph0
I would definetly stay there again when I return to Amsterdam.
t need mass transit-Perfect Locationfrom Lifetraveler1
The rooms were small compared to American types, but it did not matter. They were clean, well kept and warm (30 degrees outside). We had a corner on the top at the back. It turned out to be the best spot. With snow we got some great shots of the roofline of other building. Plus we were above a major shopping street and could see when it was best to go down and join in the crowd. It was totally quiet. This is where I will be staying when I return in May.
Found a great deal for about $130 US per night!
Not even close to 4 stars.from A TripAdvisor Member
Fantastic hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Staff were very helpful, hotel was immaculately clean.
I can't recommend this place enough for a weekend break in Amsterdam!
Loved the Roode Leeuwfrom A TripAdvisor Member
d stay again, depending on the ratefrom A TripAdvisor Member
Singles beware!from A TripAdvisor Member
It seems that the hotel silently changes the reservations of individual travelers. Most guests probably don't verify the room type upon arrival. So they remain unaware of the overcharging. This presumably happened to me quite a few times before I started to ask questions.
Due to the ongoing tourism boom in Amsterdam, the demand for hotel rooms is constantly high. As a consequence, many hotels have become greedy and don't care about business integrity. My confidence into the “Red Lion” is gone and I will look for another place in the future.
During the 8 times that this gentleman booked a single room in our hotel he was automatically upgraded 7 times to a double/twin room. We are open to any criticism or request but this guest never complained at our Front-Office desk. If he had done so we could have explained how the room allocation was done. It is unfair and completely unjustified to accuse us about not caring about business integrity. One can not expect to receive superior rooms if choosing for the lowest rate. This is not only the case at our property but at any hotel in the world
Top Local Tips for Amsterdam
Exciting all round city break Do everything go every where,entertaining eye opener,great shopping,buildings culture lots to see and do!
Get your I Amsterdam shirt there I tracked down the tourism site when I got home and the shipping of the shirt ifyou order it online is more than the price of the actual shirt.
red light district have a wander round the red light district but be prepared for dissapointment. I thought it would be a bit classier than it is seeing as its regulated but its still seedy!
Other names for Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw
- de roode leeuw amsterdam
- de roode leeuw
- Address: Damrak 93-94 - Amsterdam - 2042 GD - Netherlands
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