Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw
What We Love
- A stylish and modern base in the city's historic center, near the Royal Palace and more sights The superb location in the historic heart of Amsterdam, with Dam Square and the Royal Palace on your doorstep
- Staying in a hotel that's as historic as its surroundings, with a heritage dating back to the 15th century
- The modern guest rooms with a sleek, minimalist edge
What To Know
- The onsite restaurant is currently closed for renovations; you might hear construction noises during weekday office hours
- Guestrooms were recently renovated
- The hotel is a quick walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station
Whether you search by foot, tram, bike or canal boat, you won’t find a better base for your Amsterdam explorations than Hotel Amsterdam De Roode Leeuw. Located in the heart of the city’s gorgeous historic district, this four-star urban oasis puts some of Amsterdam’s top attractions just a stone’s throw from your doorstep, including Dam Square and the National Monument, as well as the Royal Palace, Madame Tussauds and more.
With roots dating back to the 15th century, when the site was home to an inn, the hotel was rebuilt in 1911 and bears the distinction of being one of the few remaining independently owned hotels in the city. The modern and brightly refurbished rooms offer minimalist-inspired décor and make for a comfortable base where you can recharge your batteries after a day spent exploring one of Europe’s most enchanting cities.
How to Get There
Let me start by saying I am in the hotel business and I take Trip Advisor reviews very seriously. I keep reading that this hotel has a good location and that is true. But that is all it has. We were greeted by a construction facade protruding into the street and and a very cut down and small lobby entrance from the alley blocked by construction. Going upstairs the first thing you notice is all the carpets in the stairwell and hallways are filthy with stains. The rooms themselves are cut up and funky like many European hotels in old buildings. Normally that is part of the charm. In this case, there was no seating in the room so people sit on the edge of the bed a lot. We didn't even have room to open our luggage. This led to a broken down worn out bed where people had to sit which was very uncomfortable. The room itself was filthy....we still had a spill stain on the floor (it was not carpet) from a prior stay and all the corners and under the bed had layers of dust. If you stayed out front of the hotel you were greeted by construction noise at 6 am. The room was hot and you had to open the window.....to the smell of marijuana all night long from the alley below listening to all the partiers well into the night. The staff was actually pretty nice but they couldn't do much for you at night because there was one person at the desk. Very disappointing for the money.
The rooms aren’t the biggest but it has a TV, the showers decent and the bed is more comfortable than it looks.
All the staff I met were very friendly and helpful.
There is some building work going on but didn’t really bother me, however I can see how it would stress some.
If you’re after somewhere just to crash around seeing the sites then it’s perfect
A nice hotel to stay in the heart of dam sq , staff where polite and frendly , rooms where clean and well presented, with the added bonus of the use of the rooms smart phone which is in your room you can use this at no cost which you can take out the phone out about on your travels
a short walk to central station
Shops which you can access though a ally way 1 minute walk in fact everything is with in walking distance at this location, or there's a number of tram stops one which is right outside the hotel ,
Did not eat at the hotel as it was being refurbished
Even with the building work going on, which we didn't hear (i cant speak for everyone tho) the hotel was ideally situated beside dam square and not far from amsterdam centraal station.
The staff are friendly and accommodating. A nice location for all your amsterdam needs
Pleasant staff, central location but this is definitely not a 4 star hotel in my opinion, and I don't think the hotel is accurately representing itself. The hotel room looked more like a student hostel room. No amenities to speak of, except for the rather tired looking bathroom robe. The ‘Superior Room’ was extremely small with a standard small bed. Further, there was barely any storage space. The closet was so tiny that my suitcase would not fit, nor was there a stand to put the suitcase on. I have never been to a hotel where there is barely any closet space or at the very least, a suitcase stand. Even the toilet roll rack in the bathroom was designed as one of those used in public spaces where it is difficult to pull out the toilet paper. Further, there was also construction going on in the hotel, hence constant noise. I do not think the hotel price rate is worth it nor should this be rated a 4-star hotel, in my opinion. For lack of closet space, small room size, construction noise, no restaurant, lack of carpet on the floor and barely any amenities, this should really be a 2-star and not a 4-star in my opinion, and most certainly not worth the price rates.