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.
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A hotel in the center. The are currently renovating the ground level and I had breakfast at the hote next door. If you want to be in the hotel between 9 and 17 I would not recommend it until they are ready. Small rooms. Bad design of the shower. The water comes all over the floor.
The internet tells you that the hotel's restaurant is currently closed for remodeling. What they don't tell you is that it is a construction zone with jackhammers and roto hammers going ALL. DAY. LONG. Their signage says "There will be occasional noise between 9am and 6pm". It was constant. And loud enough that it was difficult to hear people talking over it. And I'm pretty sure they gave me the "budget" room that was directly over the new dining room. One morning it started at about 7:30 am. It was fine on the weekend, but during the week it was really unpleasant, and I wouldn't stay here again, in spite of the staff being very helpful and pleasant. They need to be honest about what's going on. And it will be going on for another 6 months (until the 2018 holidays?). The budget room was about $300 a day.
We stayed 4 days prior to a cruise. The hotel was under construction & the lobby was the size of a walk in closet. No dinning on property although they gave us discount breakfast coupons for the restaurant next door. Our room over looked the alley next door where groups of young thugs roamed all night kicking soccer balls up against our windows & throwing bags of garbage as people walking along the alley. The police came once & they ran off but were soon back. We've traveled all over the world & we haven't felt afraid except in Amsterdam. Bands of older teen thugs run between couples, pushing, laughing & throwing things at people. The elevator was so small that only one of us w/luggage could ride at a time. Won't be going back anytime soon.
We stayed for a couple of nights. Our room was basic with an awful view, but comfortable. Mini bar in room is a good free bonus - a few free cans of lager and a couple small bottles of water. We asked not to be disturbed and the cleaners kindly left clean towels hanging on our door for us on day two. Wi-if wasn’t working at all for 3 days, which in this day and age was very frustrating. I only ever book hotels with wi-if so very disappointed about that. Bar/restaurant was closed, which was a real shame as there were no social areas. Positives about this hotel are the location (very central) and the friendly reception staff.
Honestly, not the best stay. They stuck us in the smallest room in the place for a 3 day stay and honestly? It ruined the entire experience,
Flies coming out of the sink (not in the bathroom btw)
And dust from the sheets and curtains constantly circling the air. Was a generally horrific stay. Never again.