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Average visitor rating (7.3 /10 )
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Review by chris from brum
ideal for rugby clubs and stag-nights
i stayed there in september 2003. it was cheap for the centre of amsterdam but with hindsight i'd have rather had a better equiped room (tv, etc) for the same price a bit further out. the worst thing was the shared toilet and 'wet room' shower - if you wanted to wash and somebody had missed the pan then you had to stand in their piss. the red-light area is also noisy at night, drunken brawls weren't uncommon. you're also woken up by street-cleaners about 7am. the manager was a bit grumpy but the rest of the staff were quite friendly.
Review by a Visitor
cheap and central
very cheap and you certainly get what you pay for! i've never been made to feel so unwelcome anywhere.
Review by a Visitor
sleep in the street before staying here
avoid like the plague! i've stayed in bad places before but no where as bad as this. every guest i spoke to was very unhappy staying there. the friendly management were menacing at best. the '24 hour bar' closed ever night sometimes as early as midnight, which ordinarily we wouldn't have minded other than we had to walk through the bar to get to our room. when we knocked on the door to be let in (we weren't allowed a door key) we were greeted with a torent of abuse. booking single rooms are no guarantee that you'll actually get them. i would sleep in the street rather than walk into this place again!!!!
Review by a Visitor
heart of the red light!!!
the rooms were kinda shabby, but if you want a pristine room then go to paris. the best part about this place is the bar. 24 hours a day, and very late at night the thai transsexual hookers come in to knock down a beer or two (and sing karaoke!). trust me, there is no other place on earth like this place. and, it is very very cheap!
Review by japeye
just returned from amsterdam having stayed at the torenzicht.we always stay in the red light district but were unable to get our usual hotel this time round so had to take a shot in the dark by pre-booking on the net. the people at torenzicht were extremely quick and efficient with emails regarding the booking. on arrival there was no record of our booking but being armed with a print-off of the confirmation all was sorted, i suggest you do the same.the room, no 26, second floor was clean and tidy if a little small but at these prices and this location you don't expect the hilton.expect no frills i.e tv, fridge,wardrobe,shaving points. all in all, i think torenzicht was more than adequate for what we were after and would really be worth three and a half stars in the review.
Review by mob from oxford
ideal location - very central
we have just come back - had a superb time! (30.5.01 -2.6.01) staff very friendly especially the guy doing breakfast. we were a bit apprehensive about the suicidal stairs,but somehow they seemed easier after visiting the coffee - shops. rooms were clean and and we had the showers and loos to ourselves until a rowdy lot from essex arrived and livened the place up a bit. the all night bar was good. all in all we would recommend hotel torenzicht as it is very centrally located to everything that is going on.
Review by bristol city
an ideal headquarters
second to none in location, provided the reason of you're holiday is vice. it was for us, so having this hotel in the heart of the red light district served as an ideal headquarters. rooms were tight but comfortable and the only complaints were the suicide stairs all too common in holland. the communal showers and toilets were clean throughout our stay and our internet reservation plea was answered nearly immediatly even though it was height of summer (2000). we never got our free glass of beer though.
Review by TDTF
An excellent base for staying in Amsterdam,although to those who lack discipline the all night bar can prove a major handicap. 4 of us stayed for 5 days in Oct 2000 and whilst the rooms arent en-suite there are 3 toilets and 2 showers on the 3rd floor between about 7 rooms,all kept spotlessly clean by the way. Perhaps the only downside was the lack of a snib lock on the inside of the bedroom door,meaning that if 1 person was having a kip,and the other wanted to go on the town,then the door either had to be left open or the person locked in the room. The barstaff/owners on first impressions seemed a little strict,but after realising we were just a bunch of harmless idiots were absolutely sound,probably putting up with a lot more drunken exploits than many others would have,also there is an excellent choice of music constantly playing behind the bar.
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