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College Hotel

Roelof Hartstraat 1, Amsterdam 1071 VE, The Netherlands
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  • 94%
    Backpackers
  • 94%
    Students
  • 75%
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  • 74%
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  • College HotelPro 2014
    Maria Martens
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    • History Buffs
    • Art & Design Lovers
    5 Mar 06, 2014

    Already from the outside, you get a sense of history from the building that houses The College Hotel. Built in the late 19th century, for many years the building served as a school for higher studies. Although the red brickwork and architecture are imposing and perhaps seen as austere from the outside – this was after all a ‘no nonsense’ kind of place - the inside of the building is warm, welcoming and undeniably chic. From the courtyard to the upstairs halls between the rooms, with their tall archways and floors of heavy stones, it’s a thrilling experience to roam through the building (especially for those history buffs). The rooms all have their own particularities but I would say the winning touch is the espresso machine found in each (for those much appreciated morning coffees in bed). The patio is available any time the weather permits, and is a lovely place to grab a bite and a drink during the summer time. For all those other not-so-great-weather times, there are cozy fireplaces with intimate seating next to the bar and lounge area: a great place to unwind with a hot drink after a long winters’ walk.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversHistory BuffsLuxury TravelersTrendsters
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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Oct 26, 2013

    Boutique charm at its finest -- the College Hotel is a lovely, quaint retreat from the mayhem of the city center. It feels like an Ivy League university dorm building when you first walk in (perhaps the origin of the "college" name?), and the dim interior is punctuated by soft golden lamps that give it a New England feel - an interesting contrast to the quirky, free-wheeling city beyond its walls. The high-ceilinged rooms have large beds and bathrooms with black and grey accents, giving them a unique - but strangely romantic - decor. The downstairs bar is clearly the place to be - a modern street bar style with lots of guests mingling, and a great choice of spirits. The mission of the College Hotel is to train young students in the hoteling business, which means you are often redirected to supervisors when you have a question. Nevertheless, I found the majority of the staff I encountered to be helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly - if not fully experts just yet.

    Recommended for:BackpackersStudents
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    Maryann Johnson
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    The College Hotel is a pretty little boutique hotel with an easygoing attitude. There's a garden out front, a courtyard in the back, and the rooms come with complimentary robe and slippers. It felt like everything slowed down when you were here, which makes it a great place to crash after roaming the "Las Vegas of Europe" (as I've heard Amsterdam called).

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    4 Aug 18, 2011
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4.5 out of 5
5 members' reviews
Very Good! - 80% of guests recommend
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    +1-888-271-2681

Description

This Amsterdam boutique hotel is in the fashion district near Concertgebouw, Museumplein, Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Van Gogh Museum.

Features.
Dining options at The College Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. This 4.0 star property offers small meeting rooms and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access is available throughout the

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hotel. This Amsterdam property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. The property offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include gift shops/newsstands and currency exchange. Massages are available by reservation. Bicycles are available for rent. This is a smoke free property.

Guestrooms.
Guestrooms have city or courtyard views. Rooms are individually furnished. Bathrooms feature designer toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer direct dial phones and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have satellite channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Air conditioned rooms also include minibars, complimentary bottled water, and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request irons/ironing boards and wake up calls. A nightly turndown service and housekeeping are available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following mandatory hotel imposed fees are charged and collected by the hotel either at check in or check out.

  • A city/local tax will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Mandatory hotel imposed fees may not include tax and are subject to change.

Additional fees and deposits may be charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Mini Bar In Room
  • Dry Cleaning

Reviews Summary

Very Good!354 reviews across the web.

  • This is a wonderful boutique hotel, as guests say.
  • Location
    100% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
  • Ambiance
    80% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Hotel Building
    71% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
  • Service
    Only 59% thought the service was professional.
  • Food
    55% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.
  • Hotel
    Hotel is great.

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