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Hotel Brouwer

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The rooms were very basic. The mattresses needed replacing and whilst there one of the legs of the bed fell off. The bedrooms need refurbishing. The staff just seemed to be "going through the motions" and not particularly interested in their guests. No credit cards accepted so payment by cash only. Only saving grace was the location. We thought Amsterdam...

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Ilminster
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well positioned yes but that's it. Rooms dingy and need decorating. Radiator would not switch off turning bedroom into a sauna Lights failed three times. Laminate flooring peeling away Curtains too short allowing outside light into room. Shower room small and cramped with nylon shower curtain which clings Lift only takes one and the alternative is a narrow spiral staircase...

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heragirl, Manager at Hotel Brouwer, responded to this review

We are very sorry you found our hotel a disappointment. We acknowledge there are some minor upgrades needed; new owners will take over at the end of the year and carry them out.You cannot expect a big lift or big modern stairs in a building dating from 1652; most guests do not find that a problem. I politely disagree that...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Steeped in history, the Hotel Brouwer is a great place to stay whilst visiting Amsterdam. Its location on Singel Canal, in very easy walking distance to Central Station and the city centre is a draw card. The rooms with their sloping floors and low beams are not only comfortable, but have tremendous character. The breakfast served each morning is simple,...

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heragirl, Manager at Hotel Brouwer, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Colleen Manager, Hotel Brouwer

Seattle
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is fun place that is on a canal for a very reasonable price. There is an elevator (albeit very small but it gets your luggage upstairs, not common in Amsterdam.) It is also in walking distance of the train station and some of the best museums. Good food around there too. Our rom was spacious with a great view.

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Near the central station, the Brouwer hotel its a nice option to stay at. The staff is quite nice and they serve a tasty breakfast until 10.30 am. Our views from the room were excellent and overall it's a clean hotel. Recommendable!

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Gurnee, Illinois
Reviewed 14 December 2016

My wife and stayed 2 weeks ago for 2 nights. We were on the top floor facing the canal which was spectacular. We were in walking distance of great restaurants and with the I Amsterdam Card for the trolleys, we were 10 minutes from the great museums. The breakfast that was provided got us off to a full day of...

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Fairfax, Virginia
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Amsterdam is eminently walk able, but in case you don't want to walk there are two tram stops within a couple of blocks of the hotel. It is in a scenic, central location. This hotel, which includes a traditional Dutch breakfast at a very reasonable rate, in an expensive city served my purposes well. My room, the HALS, was very...

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Mexico
Reviewed 27 November 2016

I wish to address the negative review by Peter, who stayed in the room we stayed in a few days after us in November, 2016. I first stayed at the Brouwer in 1970, and lived there for almost a year in 1971. Wim had to close the hotel in 1980, and renovated to modern standards in 1995. We have stayed...

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heragirl, Manager at Hotel Brouwer, responded to this review

All of us at Hotel Brouwer greatly appreciate your praise of our establishment; we are privileged to be part of the hotel's rich history and try to address all complaints as quick as we can ; we appreciate all feedback and will try to make our guests stay with us a memorable , positive experience.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Needed an affordable hotel for one night in Amsterdam near Dam Square. Found this one and loved every bit of it. Quaint room on the third floor named after local artists. Ours was the Van Gogh room. Right on the canal within easy walking distance of Central Station and Dam Square. Nice breakfast included for a very reasonable rate.

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Monument Beach, Massachusetts, United States
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I rarely give bad reviews but I didn't like anything about this hotel except for the location. It is very old. The room that we had (Rembrandt) had a horrible pitch to it - the bed (two twins pushed together) tipped so bad that you felt like you were going to roll out. The heat was inefficient - radiators with...

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heragirl, Manager at Hotel Brouwer, responded to this review

We sincerely regret you did not enjoy your stay with us. Apologies for the noise which kept you awake; it turned out to be a broken pump in our heating system which could not get repaired until after the weekend ; it is now repaired and no longer making noise.This is the first complaint I've heard about our heating system,...

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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Additional Information about Hotel Brouwer

Address: Singel 83, 1012 VE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Price Range: €95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Brouwer Hotel Amsterdam
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#98 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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“Avoid unless you can do steep spiral stairs”
 of 5 bubbles johnsQ6769NJ, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“ask for canal view room; be prepared to hear every sound made in your neighbor's room.”
  • VIEW FROM HALS ROOM
  • KITCHEN
  • VIEW FROM HALS ROOM
  • SPIRAL STAIRCASE 1600S AUTHENTIC
 of 5 bubbles LaBonneVivanteDeux, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We do love the top corner room, over the Blauwburgwal and the Lijnbaanssteeg. The view is classic Amsterdam”
  • view of the Lijnbaanssteeg Blauwburgwal and the Singel
 of 5 bubbles naldino, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go to a different hotel”
  • shower base (no rim around shower - water goes on bathroom floor)
  • showers top - rack screwed into rafter
  • water damaged walls, limited electric plugs
  • wardrobe - no shelves or bureau. note radiator
  • TV and light
  • bathroom
 of 5 bubbles JudyK288, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can get a canal side room, do so. The view is worthy of contemplation. Windows are small, but historic.”
 of 5 bubbles Littlecripple, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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