Savoy Hotel Amsterdam4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Hotel was quite nice actually people really over reacting on here! I must say though I did call up before hand to make sure we were not in the basement as that seems to be where all the bad rooms are. Our rooms were nice and spacious and all had air con so did not feel too hot at any point. We had a nice smoking patio right by our rooms which was handy as no smoking allowed in hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful and despite one or two issues (had to wait for keycards to be ready as machine was broken, no hot water on second day) they were all very helpful and apologetic and we were given free coffee and pastries as compensation. Location is pretty good, you have to pay considerably more to stay central, so we feel we got a good deal there. All in all it was a pleasant experience and good for a trip on a budget.
I was also nervous to read the review of this hotel, but I have to stay here due to the location reason, so I prepare to lower my expectation before waling into the door already. Indeed, it was very difficult to find at night because it was so dark in front of the hotel. You cannot even find the sign of the hotel unless you stand in front of the door. In front of the hotel there is a construction work going on. But at night they stop, so you can sleep. The bed was very nice, clean and comfortable. The decoration in the room is not my taste, but it is only one night for business travel, so I don't care that much. But if you stay here longer than 3 nights, you may dislike the room because of the decoration. They have a small table to seat and work. The room is carpeted but they don't have the slippers in the room. I didn't feel comfortable walking with my barefoot on the carpet because I know everyone else is walking on it with their shoes. So if you are from Asia and get used with taking off your shoes in the house, you may want to bring your own tourist slippers. The bathroom is definitely depressing. They have a nice granite counter, but the floor is very old vinyl. The wall title is old white tile. The bathroom has a big window that if you open everyone can see your necked body. So make sure that you keep it closed. There is a heating panel along the window of the bathroom and you can see that it is rusted. I still wonder if it is save to take shower here because the water splashed also to the heater. Make sure you turn off the heater if you don't want to get electric shock. If I were the owner of this hotel, I will renovate the bathroom to upgrade the quality of the hotel. The restaurant is quite big, well organized and they serve quite good breakfast. Good points: Good, clean and comfortable bed, good location. Bad points: degraded bathroom and ugly decoration.
I had to travel to Amsterdam for work and due to short notice and budget restrictions ended up in the Savoy. It was by far the worst place I have stayed since I attended house parties in college. The room was much smaller than the picture with a rip in the sheets and 2 single beds pushed together. It was also rather dirty. The staff were not friendly. The only saving grace was the area - close to work and with very nice bars and restaurants within 10-15 mins walk. So we just stayed out and only returned to sleep. Even that was sometimes difficult due to discomfort and heat. Avoid. I should have just paid the extra myself and moved.
What an awful hotel, booked as colleagues had stayed a few years ago and it was ok, not now. On second night we were moved to a different room to get away from awful bathroom with dirt and loose fittings. Upon returning to hotel they couldn’t find a room for us, after trying to put us in four already occupied rooms they found an empty one. The same member of staff was also caught in the act with a female in the dining room in the early hours, who once finished there tried to take himself and lady friend to another occupied room (different colleague). No apologies next day. One room had bad bed bug infestation. All rooms were at least bad if not awful. Breakfast was poor and coffee machine never had milk. Toaster was broken and only half worked for entire stay. Please if you can avoid it don’t stay here unless you have too.
I was a bit nervous after reading a few reviews on this hotel but I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. The receptionist was very friendly and polite and offered to put our bags in the secure luggage room as we had arrived early and so we could go and explore. We easily found our way into the centre on a tram in about ten minutes or so, and we walked to the Heineken which took 15 minutes. The tram is just outside or there is one around the corner also. The hotel was clean and tidy, a little dated in places. My room (a single person room) was a decent size for one person and was very clean. It got cleaned every day with fresh towels. Wifi worked, slowly, but it did work. My only criticisms: the room did smell of stale smoke despite it being a non smoking hotel and it advertised as having tea/coffee making facilities in each room but mine didn't. I can't comment on the food as I didn't eat there but it looked clean and well stocked. (:
The worst hotel I have ever stayed in. Overpriced, dirty and in the middle of nowhere. Rooms are smelly, small and dated. Originally given Josef Fritzl basement room with a matchbox sized window and single bed for 2 people. Rather have just slept in a canal or in a brothel. Receptionist guy is the epitome of a horrible, miserable, ill-tempered, pathetic, crusty, unresponsive, grouchy, old penebreath. HE DOES WHAT HE WANTS. Read the numerous terrible reviews of this hotel and do not let your mate book this hotel on your behalf. I would not book this hotel for my worst enemy. Do yourself a favour and book a hotel that is actually close to the centre, a better standard to that of a homeless shelter and for probably half the price of this dump. One minor plus is they do provide nice croissants and other pastry based snacks free of charge if you get in at 6am just before breakfast starts.
Staff are fairly nice, but hotel itself is horrible. Not a 4* at all. Avoid staying here. When we arrived we had paid for a 2 single beds with balcony and bath. Given a double room in basement with no aircon. Not even a kettle in the room, one tiny window! Their excuse was that they were overbooked so couldn't give us the room we had paid for. They gave us free breakfast which was horrendous! Overlooked bacon and boiled eggs, tinned fruit, stale bread and cheap cereal. Regret booking this so much. They finally moved our room on the second night, again in basement one window, tv, fridge, aircon not working. This place seriously needs a refurb.
Smelled of cigarettes, paper thin walls, air con does not work at all, room was super super tiny, bathroom was disgusting, felt like we were in a homeless shelter... this is one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in.... and i have stayed in many. The pictures and description is far from reality... asked for extra towels and was told we couldnt get them until 1am... laughable... as unsafe and dirty as it is, the irony is that it is literally right next door to police station...
Pro: The hotel is positioned in the central area of Amsterdam. Rooms are decent and staff is nice Cons: Wi-fi is really bad, connectivity is very poor. The breakfast is very basic, Hardy could say its a 4 star hotel, 3 star would be more appropriate.
You've probably spent a lot of money getting to Amsterdam and may be going with someone special. Why spoil it buy trying to save money and staying at a terrible hotel. Staff rude, rooms filthy and uncomfortable, no air con, hallways smell of smoke Don't believe the brochure photos either Don't risk thinking the good reviews are normal - in my opinion these travellers were lucky. Someone should urgently downgrade this hovels star rating You have been warned
- Walking distance to Heineken Experience
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Laundry facilities
Located in De Pijp within a short walk of Heineken Experience, Savoy Hotel Amsterdam is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Concertgebouw. This 45-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free newspapers in the lobby. The Movies and Stedelijk Museum are also near this Amsterdam hotel.
Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.
Savoy Hotel Amsterdam's 45 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and slippers.
Guests of Savoy Hotel Amsterdam enjoy free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers, and laundry facilities. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
54% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 340 reviews