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Rembrandtplein Hotel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Rembrandtplein Hotel was on a mostly quiet side street and was convenient for walking to see the sites. I read reviews before the trip and they were very harsh so my expectations were low but it was better than I expected. It is run down and needs some refurbishment but it was decent accommodation. Not a large room but comfortable with a wet room which I don’t like due to the water splashing on other areas of the bathroom but I lived with it for a few nights. The worse part of the hotel for me was the cleaning times. We are a nightlife couple and therefore need to sleep in a little later on a trip so coming at 9am every morning and knocking of every door was not pleasant. I would have thought this could wait until around 11am when guests would be out of the hotel. Also noisy were the neighbours – our room faced a street and not the canal and this really affected us as the locals were on the move early and made noise as well as lots of noise from construction. I still think it’s worthwhile to stay here if your needs are basic.

Well located dirty old hotel No towels No lift No food No phone, water boiler, fridge or even coat hangers in the room Simply BAD Ne of the bed's mattress was completely destroyed and the representative said that as the flat wood under the ruined mattress he sees no problem....

This's the worst hotel I've ever been! I can't understand how it can be called a hotel ! The only positive thing about the hotel is the location! It's very central and close to most of attractions. But that's it !!!! Amsterdam hotels are very expensive but to pay more than 100 for this dirty not hygienic rooms! I wouldn't like to go there again ! No way ! The rooms are way too small , there isn't enough space even to put a suitcase. Okay, it wouldn't be a big issue if the room was clean ! But the bed sheets were dirty, dust is everywhere, bugs can walk on the bed, holes on the floor and ceiling which was covered by mirror. And when you lay down on the bed you can see the ceiling all in dust ! My God ! No view from my window! Just another building! Bathroom ! Just no comment ! It was so small that when you sit on the toilet, you can wash your hands in the sink! There's no even normal soap ! And the ceiling of the bathroom was all covered by mould. The toilet was broken ! Housekeeping 2 women kept on knocking on the door before the checkout and of course they don't speak neither Dutch nor English. I don't know what language they speak. But Reception 2 men were friendly. The hotel must be renovated as soon as possible! It's a pity to leave it in this situation. Wits it's great location in a Amsterdam Center it could be real treasure! Just avoid this place ! P.S. pictures look much better than the reality is !

Grumpy receptionist, small rooms, no soap in the shower...all in all a hotel that should be closed and rebuilt! No breakfast..only positive thing; close to downtown! Was booke through SAS, and can´t understand they recommend hotel like this.

Only stay here if your desperate!! I really don't need to say much as I think everything has already been said in other reviews....great location but inside hotel it's like your worst nightmare. Pictures tell the truth

The hotel is currently undergoing renovation,which it badly needs. The room was clean and the bed comfortable,but note that there is non lift (not easy carrying heavy luggage up 5 flight of narrow steep stairs). The front desk was very helpful,and the location made for a very quiet night.

Stayed here for 4 nights. Pro's: location location location - it is in a great area very close to Rembrandt square. The staff were friendly enough but I'm afraid that's where it ends. Cons: hotel was stuck in a time warp, the decor is very 70's style. The room was tiny and up 4 flights of very very steep stairs with no lift. The walls are paper thin and can hear other guests. One night a guest was booting the door trying to get into their room but there was no staff after 11pm to call on, quite scary. There is no tea making facilities and we were given 2 hand towels to use. The maid removed the dirty towels next day and when I advised reception that we had no towels - they were quick to provide a fresh set but again tiny hand towels??. The bed was comfortable but linen not changed at all. There were wires hanging out and sockets did not work. There was no t.v. and not a lot of space. No breakfast served either. This is our 2nd trip and very disappointed that this hotel doesn't live up to others and we will not be returning to this hotel.

Pros: The staff were very friendly and helpful. Had no issues with them at all. The location is very central and great for exploring all areas of the city easily. The hotel is on a quiet street and it was nice and peaceful. The wifi was good and worked well. The shower was powerful and warm. There was a cute pug who we saw a couple of times. Cons: The room was VERY basic. No tv, no hairdryer, no tea/coffee making facilities. The view from the window was a brick wall and other windows. There was no plug in the sink or the bath, so we didn't have the option of using the bath, we had to use the shower. The towels provided were tiny and you could not use these to dry your body, it's impossible. There was no toiletries provided, only hand soap. We booked a room with a double bed and we got two single beds pushed together, the gap between the mattresses meant it wasn't comfortable enough to share the bed properly. The mattresses were very, very firm, which isn't an issue if you don't mind that. Pillows and duvets were okay. The walls were paper thin, we could hear other people's alarms going off! There was no air conditioning and the room was very warm and stuffy - this was in April so I cannot imagine how warm the room must get in the summer! The only way to cool the room down was to open the top of the windows, and even with these open all day, the room was still too warm! On the last day I opened the curtains and the window came falling towards me. Thankfully it moved slowly and I caught it!! The whole top section of the window came off! This was okay because I caught it but what is worrying is that this could have happened in the middle of the night when we were sleeping, or what if a child was in the room!?! The room wasn't clean enough, in one of the drawers there was a large yellow stain, and in the hotel booklet for the room there was black mould on the paper! Seriously guys how much would it cost to replace some paper and polly pockets?!? There was lots of stairs to the room but this is standard for Amsterdam but it wouldn't be good for the elderly or disabled. Some of the issues with this hotel would be completely fixable if the staff paid attention to these reviews. Give the place a proper clean, invest in some bigger towels, toiletries and a couple of real double beds, replace old mouldy things, and maybe get some air conditioning, or even a plug in fan! We didn't feel relaxed in the hotel room because it wasn't nice at all, on the last day we checked out earlier than we had to as I just wanted to leave! I would say it's fine if you're just using it as a place to sleep (which we were doing) but even at that it just wasn't a pleasant experience. We didn't want to spend anymore time in that room than we had to. My advice for guests would be to bring your own toiletries, large towels, hairdryer and only book this place if you literally just want a bed to sleep in and nothing else. Expect nothing from this place and you won't be disappointed. My advice to the hotel would be to invest in some very simple things to make your hotel more pleasant for your guests. I would not stay here again, I would rather be somewhere less central but have a nicer room that I felt comfortable in.

What can I say about this hotel? I tend to read hotel reviews written by others and laugh thinking things surely couldn't have been that bad? Really wished that I had followed advice given by travellers and avoided this place like a bad smell. On arrival, reception smelt musty and old. Place needs serious ventilation and a lick of paint throughout the hotel would not go amiss. Beware as there is NO LIFT and no assistance will be offered to help you carry your bags. Climbing the steep sets of stairs to our room was like climbing Everest! And yes, I do appreciate 17th century architecture. Our room was outdated. Old mahogany decor and floorboards. We didn't even unpack our clothes into the shabby wardrobe. I had read reviews about fleas and couldn't be sure whether our room was flea free so played it safe. The lamps in the bedroom were filthy. The toilet seat was broken in the shower room (not enough room to swing a cat) and there was mould on the ceiling. We had not been informed of renovations happening in the hotel and were woken at 7:30am to the sound of hammering and drilling. There was no tv in the room or tea and coffee facilities. The only decent things about the hotel was the bed, mirrors in the rooms, wifi and the location was great - so close to Rembrandtplein Square. I feel awful slating this place as none of us come away on holiday to stay in the rooms, but cleanliness and comfort should be paramount. Make sure you have cash on you as credit and debit cards are not accepted. You will be required to leave a deposit for your room key. Checking out, we had to post keys through the letterbox as reception is not manned 24-7. I also note that a review I left about this place on another site was negatively defended by the owner. I can only give my honest review. The hotel has so much potential but owners need to invest. I would recommend this hotel for stag/hen dos, weekends on the pop and those only fussed about getting their heads down after a day in Amsterdam. Families, couples and those looking for standard facilities, stay away! There are other hotels in the area worthy of your money.

This is by far the worst hotel I have stayed in. When we first walked in it looked nice and we were excited to stay but we walked into a room that was tiny and had twin beds pushed together when we booked and paid for a double bed and double room. The pillows and beds were hard and very uncomfortable. The room was unclean and there was a rat trap underneath the radiator, not only is that unhygienic and unsettling it is also a hazard. On top of this the radiator leaked and we only had 2 hand towels even though I had previously contacted the hotel and was told they provided wash towels. We were left with only one hand towel when the cleaners took our 2nd one during cleaning. In the bathroom the dispenser was broken and there was no warning that the hot water was indeed boiling hot as soon as its turned on. In the bathroom the ceiling panels were falling apart and again it was not of high cleaning standards. There was no safe for valuables and one of the lamps were broken. A positive was that there was a smoking lounge but even that closed during the late evening. The floorboards were chipped and unsteady and here was no remote or manual for the TV. The only upsides were polite staff and the ideal location.

Groenburgwal 27 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Stopera and Rembrandt Square
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Concierge services

Located in Amsterdam City Centre, Rembrandtplein Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Stopera and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Rembrandt Square. This 20-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like 2 bars/lounges, a coffee shop/café, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Amsterdam, the hotel is also a short walk from Flower Market and Hortus Botanicus.


Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Guests can stay connected with free WiFi.

Property features

Dating back to 1787, Rembrandtplein Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and coffee in a common area. Valet parking is available for EUR 30 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and securing valuables.

Room options

Standard Single Room, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Quadruple Room

Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Comfort Double Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

34% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 423 reviews