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“Good location but horrible rooms”

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France Hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #234 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 23 June 2017

What do i say about this hotel. The only good thing is the amazing location. 10mins (400 meters) walk to the Amsterdam central station. Looks clean from outside. It is located around 7mins from the red light area and 15mins walk to the DAM square. That's where the good things end.

The rooms doesnt have any windows at all. Never seen a hotel which doesnt have any ventilation or any window. You need lights to be turned on 24 hours. The bed was comfortable. The room was not very clean. The room had an electric kettle and sugar and milk but no tea and coffee. This is absolutely weird.

The room had a double bed and a single bed. That's where the space ends. No space to move around if you have 2-3 suitcases. There is a musty smell in the room as that is due to lack of ventilation.

The bathroom is average and very tiny and there is hardly any space to move around

WIFI was free and the speed was average. Some device couldn't even connect to the hotel WIFI but you will get plenty of free WIFI signals from nearby pubs and restaurants.

The hotel is located inside an alley so if you have a car or a taxi dropping your from somewhere you will have to walk around 150 meters to reach the hotel.

The breakfast is served at a next door IRISH PUB called MOLLY's and it was decent. Had warm and cold food options. The tuna salad was amazing.

use this hotel to just sleep for 8 hours and that's it. Spend the entire day outside and come back only when you have no options left. There are many pubs and restaurants around this hotel and they are open till very late in the night.

All the tourist places are close by and within walking distance.

This is a very budget hotel. If you want better quality rooms then look elsewhere. If you are okay with just a roof over your head then choose this. This is avoidable for sure.

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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Nikos who works in reception is the loveliest gentleman ever! I lost all my money in a shop in Amsterdam and came back so panicked! He googled and phoned some shops and we managed to get all my money back! Without him I would've been stuck with no money in a different country! Thankyou again Nikos for all your help and lovely manner.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

The hotel was all-in-all very average. We stayed in a three person budget room, which I wouldn't recommend if you're easily claustrophobic. There were no windows in the room, so it felt like the middle of the night if you revisited the room during daytime. All furniture and beds seemed clean. However, there were walls had faded paint and some carpenter work could have made the room appear a lot nicer.

The breakfast is arranged in the pub next door. I was taken by surprise of how good it was. Quite a good selection of food.

Overall, the hotel is good for budget travelers that are just looking for somewhere basic to spend the night.

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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

It is what it is. A place to spend the night. Nothing more nothing less. It's situated close to the more touristic areas so there are plenty of bars in the neighborhoods. We didn't try the breakfast which is served in the pub just beside. Not that it looked bad or anything, we just prioritized to sleep instead.

Stayed: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The room is small, noisy( air condition makes noise very laudly) .Furnutire is old/not renewed, bathroom is discussing, beds are again uncomfortable and as if everything is perdect it is very expensive. Only good thing is the location, the hotel is in the center of Amsterdam. Not recommended.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about France Hotel Amsterdam

Address: Oudezijds Kolk 11, 1012 AL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #234 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $110 - $439 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — France Hotel Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
France Hotel is located on a quiet canal street and yet only 200 meters from Amsterdam Central Station. The hotel has an adjoining restaurant and Irish pub. The rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi and Free International phone calls and are equipped with private bathroom. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the restaurant and pub. When weather is nice, guests can sit on the small, waterside terrace. During the day, guests can get coffee, tea, snacks and drinks from the vending machines in the lobby. There is free WiFi in all the rooms and public area.From France Hotel, you can take a 10-minute walk to Dam Square and go shopping in the Kalverstraat. The Red Light District is a 5-minute walk away. Trams 5, 16 and 24 at the station offer direct access to the Museum Square. ... more   less 
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