Hotel Prins Hendrik

, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Hotel Prins Hendrik

, Amsterdam
3 star

Rooms: 30

Prins Hendrikkade 52-58 - Amsterdam - 1017 JL - Netherlands Hotel Website | | (+31) (0)20 627 79 31
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Nice pleasant Hotel

from edeefcd
I stayed in this hotel last year, when Ireland were playing the Netherlands, I found it quite pleasant for a 3 * hotel. I can however empatize with the party who had the bad experience trying to sleep, I stayed in a room along the side steet which was very noisy till very late then again it was mostly the soccer crowds causing this as there was a bar just across the street, when I did get to sleep it was grand until I was awoken very early in the morning by the morning Traffic, all in all it is a fine hotel well worth the money for location, Facilities and the excellent buffet breakfast which set me up for the whole day! I only came back to this site and found the reviews because I am looking for a hotel to bring my fiance to, I will probably get a 4 * though but if I was coming back with the lads or on my own Id have no problem staying here!

More than Happy with the Prins Hendrik

from A TripAdvisor Member
My Wife and I along with our two children, stayed in the Prins Hendrik overnight on Thursday 17th February. We arrived at the hotel at approx 10:45 and checked in straight away. We were told that our room would be ready in around 15 mins and that if we wished to wait we could move in at that point. 10 mins later we were told that ourt room was ready. We had booked a family room and quite frankly expected a large double with 4 beds squeezed in . No such thing ! We had a very spacious room on the third floor with four beds, a coffee table with two seater couch and two chairs. There was also a writing desk and chair. The bathroom was large and had a bath with shower. Everything was clean (ie) Bedding , towels etc.

The hotel has a great authentic old Dutch Bar attached and a lovely old wood panelled dining room serving a nice range of food at good prices. There are three or so three course set meals with the most expensive at around 27.50 euros, along side a range of individual dishes.

There was a bit of traffic noise, but no more than in the center of any other major city and it certainly did not cause any of us any concern.

Staff were all very pleasant to us, but then we were pleasant to them.Perhaps some of the previous contributers may want to take note.

The Prins Hendrik is a good three star hotel and I would have no qualms about taking my family there again.

Great 3 star hotel

from AntrimTraveller
My partner and I stayed in Prins Hendrik for 4 nights in February. Hotel staff were very polite and helpful. The room was very clean, spacious, warm and was serviced daily. Hotel is very central to facilities and sights. Easy access to trams at Central Station. There was a good selection at breakfast..... hot/cold in buffet style. Other reviews had said hotel was noisy. It was quite noisy outside one night but only because Newcastle United fans were visiting for a match!!!!! We'd highly recommend this hotel and will certainly stay again.

rude staff, noisy, dirty, expansive

from linoge
My partner and me stayed in Hotel Prins Hendrik for 2 nights in january. We choose this hotel because we read the good reviews on this site and so we thought we were going to a great hotel.
We got of the train in amsterdam and the hotel was definitly in walking distance, so no problem there. We walked up to the reception and the guy behind the reception area was doing 30 things at the same time, we patiently waited, finally the guy helped us ( what ever happened to " the customer is king " and gave us our room ( AFTER paying in advance, weird ), it was a spacious room, the furniture was very old. All and all it seemed ok. ( it was dark otherwise we would have seen the dirtyness ). We put our suitcases down and went of to enjoy the amsterdam restaurants and bars. After a few hours and a few pints we came back to the hotel ( irritating that you have to give your key and ask for your key every time you walk in and out of the hotel ) and fall into our bed. HORRIBLE! what a disaster, we slept for 2 hours in total, the Noise in front of the hotel! unbelievable! all night it went on and on with taxis coming and going, taxi drivers who let their engines running than the bin collectors at 7 o clock! there is NO double glazing !! than the matrass which was horrible, very small, very thin and one side seemed lower than the other because the springs in the matras were not working anymore, my partner and i kept on rolling towards eachother.
Breakfast was good enough and after breakfast we asked for another room with less noise and a better matrass, the receptionist looked at us and treated us as if we were anoying but eventually gave us a key to a different room.
That room looked a bit better and seemed less noisy and the matrass seemed ok. The room was a lot smaller.
That night everything was similar to the night before except that there was even more noise! The matrass had an " old " smell on it. The next morning we were totally wrecked, at 10.45 hrs. we got a knock on the door, my partner opened the door and saw it was the cleaner, wanna to clean our room, he said we had to leave NOW cus he had to clean the room, my partner gently explained to him that it was 10.45 and we were not ready yet. At 10.50 the phone rang, it was the receptionist saying that we had to leave the room, i explained that we were not ready yet. At 10.55 another knock at our door, this time a different cleaner, i was so annoyed by now that i opened the door and said we were not ready yet, and closed the door, the cleaner knocked on the door again and said: " I Was talking to you! " then i said that i was done talking to him.
Unbelievable!!!!! We went downstairs and the guy at reception said: "its about time "
Wow! would you believe the rudeness of them, we felt as we got kicked out in an abusive way beyond believe.

m the hoops.

from A TripAdvisor Member
stayed here for 2 nights me and my partner room was very clean and tidy staff very friendly and would help you what ever you needed.room was large with very large bathroom. brilliant view of central station from our window plenty of shops and cafes just around the corner. atmosphere here is good enjoyed ourselfs very much . breakfast in hotel was ok not like your traditional fry-up but not to grumble got you through the morning.met a cuople on first ady they did,nt have anywhere to stay took them back to our hotel which the staff there got them a room right away which was on the 3 floor which had a spirial staircase leading up to the door it was brilliant they had to stay off the drink ha ha .if you get this room hope you have little luggage. but it,s an experience. would stay here again when we come back. see you soon paul,diane.

Average Amsterdam 3 star hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
The Prins Hendrik is a pretty average 3 star hotel by Amsterdam hotel standards. In 6 visits to Amsterdam always staying in 2/3 star hotels I have stayed in better but I have also stayed in much worse.

Having visited Amsterdam so many times for me three things matter in an Amsterdam hotel - location, an adequate level of comfort and peace & quiet.

The location of this hotel is pretty good - 2 minutes from Central Station with numerous restaurants nearbye. Most attractions are within either 10/15 minutes walk or, if you prefer, an easy tram ride from Central Station.

Comfort is OK although I was disappointed with a few things - the room was too hot with no method of opening a window or turning down the heat, the towels were thin, the mattress soft, breakfast indifferent - the scrambled egg is only for the brave. You get the picture - Ok for those on a budget with limited expectations. If you want comfort in Amsterdam look at 4/5 star hotels and pay the premium.

Noise? Awful!! If you stay in this hotel either take ear plugs or ensure that you can get a room at the rear of the hotel. There is no double glazing. The noise from traffic is not a problem but the hotel is 5 minutes from the RLD so you can get people walking past the hotel shouting until about 3am. In 2 nights I got about 3 hours sleep each night. By the way I stayed there Monday & Tuesday nights....I dread to think what it is like at the weekend.

wretched time

from A TripAdvisor Member
Having scanned other reviews on this site we then booked two rooms for 4 nights recently.

We got adjacent rooms as requested when we booked and thought all was well. The second room (103) clearly stank and was really noisy. It overlooked the railway station with the bar underneath. The manager was totally indifferent to our request for another room saying the others would be worse.

We hardly slept that night and realised the contributory factor was single glazing of the windows. (unbelievable!) The next night was so bad that we moved our mattresses into the quiter room and vowed to move out asap which we did the next morning. Again total indifference from the manager. We moved to the Crown Plaza which for a small amount more was much better value (separate posting on the site)

What I can't understand is how our experiences were so different from others posted on this site except one who summarised their experiences as....."Terrible mattress, old worn carpet, thin walls, a smoky smelling room (though it was supposedly non-smoking) and a mediocre breakfast."

This really sums up our experiences....and rate this as one of the worst we have ever stayed at.

Lovely hotel, great location

from DDootsie
I booked this hotel for a one night stay in Amsterdam in October after reading Tripadvisor reviews, and I'm glad I did. Very spacious room with lovely bathroom, and the location can't be faulted - right across from Central Station, walking distance to all the sights, and just on the corner of the red light district. We ate in the hotel restaurant which was also superb.

Great Hotel-Top Location

from A TripAdvisor Member
When I walked out of the central railwaystation in Amsterdam I,
crossed the bridge and entered the first hotel,why not?
It turned out to be a great hotel with nice clean spacy rooms somewhat,
else than other rooms I have been at in 3 starhotels elsewhere in Europe.
A very friendly and helpfull reception staff an, a fantastic bar and
restaurant are the three things that will make me stay there again on,
my next visit to Amsterdam.
And dont forget to spent some time on their fantastic terrace in front,
of the bar or restaurant, its a guess to watch all the paople passing by.

disputed charge a month later???

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed here and paid cash, a month later, we got an unauthorized charge on our visa. With no phone number, address, etc. to be able to contact them to dispute the charge.
Management Response from P.Vink
This review contains a very serious allegation, which I'd like to have sorted out all the way. Although a disputed charge can ALWAYS be disputed through the creditcard company, who knows all our details (address, phone number etc.), and have a special unit for cases like this, I'd like to settle this directly, and publish the outcome of it, whatever it is, at this website. The person who wrote this review can contact me directly at my e-mail address, so that I can investigate this allegation. This is definitely NOT the way we are doing business. What might have happened is that this person had a meal in restaurant De Kroonprins, or a drink at Bar Tapperij De Groote Swaen (both next to the hotel), which are part of the hotel, although they have different names and different entrances. The receipts you get there mention the name of the establishment, but on your creditcard statement (which usually comes a few weeks later) it says "Hotel Prins Hendrik", because the creditcard companies see us as one unit. It happens occasionally that people are not aware of this. Despite the fact that all these businesses are internally connected they think they are different places. This is what might have happened, but I'd invite the person who wrote the review to contact me, so that I can find out what exactly happened, and give a more detailed response.

Top Local Tips for Amsterdam

floating restaurant an absolute must is the floating chinese its just to the left of centraal statioon and is the most beautiful chinese I have ever seen and tasted.

Alcohol in coffeeshops I was told by quite a few friends you could not drink in coffeeshops. Untrue. Many of the smaller ones we went to (The Doors, Rokerji, Hill Street Blues) did have a bar which is good if you are in a group with mixed interests.

Helpful times to arrive and depart Arrive in Amsterdam around the same time as check-in. It can be a pain to carry around luggage or leave them unattended at the hotel prior to check-in. I would also suggest not taking an early flight out. It is horrible running around at 5:30am making sure you haven't forgotten anything.

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  • Address: Prins Hendrikkade 52-58 - Amsterdam - 1017 JL - Netherlands
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