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You are going to be there in the middle of summer. Judging by the reviews from others that were there, I'd say A/C is pretty important unless you are used to it. I've been researching hotels there for a pre-cruise stay here:




check the reviews of one that fits your price range.... look for reviews of people who have been there in the summer.


I had to get one with a "lift" because of hubby and luggage. We went with the NH Barbizon Palace by the Centraal Station pre-cruise, and two nights out at the Sheraton right at the airport post-cruise - got a really good rate using the sheraton website that includes breakfast and it's connected to the airport and train station there.


If you don't mind not having a "lift" then I would suggest the Seven Bridges Hotel or Hotel Estherea. They are smaller with everything you'd expect and right in the middle of all the sights.


Have a great time!


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We have had hot, but also very cool days in July, so it is difficult to advise.

The major hotels will offer airco, check their websites.

Or check it on one of these hotels:

Small selectionof Amsterdam hotels:


Banks Mansion: http://banksmansion.carlton.nl/default.asp?tc=UK&action=page&paginaID=5401


Hotel Brouwer: http://www.hotelbrouwer.nl/index.html


Ambassade Hotel: http://www.hoteliers.nl/amsterdam/ambassade-hotel/


Hotel Barbizon Palace:http://www.nh-hotels.com/listapaises/nl/europe/nederland/amsterdam/nh_barbizon_palace.html


Movenpick Hotel at the cruise-terminal: http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/hotels/HKAMSHH/hotelWelcome.htm


Hotel Pulitzer: http://www.pulitzer.nl/templates/mercury.asp?page_id=4607


Hotel Le coin: http://www.lecoin.nl/indexEN.html


Hotel Estherea: http://www.estherea.nl/estherea_content.html


Hotel Aalders:



Hotel Piet Hein: http://www.hotelpiethein.nl/engels.html


Hotel Jan Luyken: http://www.janluyken.nl/janluyken/


Lloyd Hotel: http://www.lloydhotel.com/


Also NH hotels (a.o. Krasnapolsky,NH Hotels,), Golden Tulip, Ramada, Ibis, have hotels at a moderate rate.


B & B :http://www.flynt.nl/


More budget:Hotel Kap http://www.kaphotel.nl/

Hotel de Munck http://www.hoteldemunck.com/




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If you don't mind not having a "lift" then I would suggest the Seven Bridges Hotel or Hotel Estherea. They are smaller with everything you'd expect and right in the middle of all the sights.


There is an elevator at the Estherea, small but quite servicable. But if you want A/C be sure to request it when you book as some rooms have it - and some rooms don't!

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As Ine posted, the temperature in summer is unpredictable, but the humidity is usually high, making A/C very desirable on even unseasonably cool summer days. When we took our cruise this summer, we spent 3 days in Rotterdam and 4 in Amsterdam post cruise, and I booked via priceline at higher star ratings than usual, to increase our likelyhood of having A/C.


Many hotels offer rooms both with and without A/C, and not surprisingly there is a price difference. It is commonly reported on biddingfortravel.com that some hotels give priceline customers (and presumably those booking lower cost rooms) less desirable rooms. Both hotels we wound up getting had all rooms A/C, but one, the Tulip Inn in Rotterdam informed us that the room was very small, and for an additional 10 euros per night, we could upgrade to a larger one. It was indeed barely larger than the double bed, had no closet (just a bar with coat hangers), but the A/C worked great, so we toughed it out. It is very common throughout Europe that even highly rated hotels have some much less desirable rooms that they rent cheaper.


We paid a lot more per night in Amsterdam (just call me Mr. Squeezenickel) than I'm accustomed to, but that was a combination of the fact that we booked 4 star there (to ensure A/C) and that we were there on the weekend of their big music festival, and all hotel rooms were higher than normal for that weekend.

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It was the Renaissance Amsterdam. We liked the location, a short walk from the Central Station (we arrived by train from Rotterdam), and walked to the hotel towing our suitcases. It was convenient to the tram lines. We bid $135 per night, with taxes and fees raising the rice to just under $150 per night. Note that this was a blind bid, so we specfied the hotel rating and general location, but could have wound up with any hotel meeting those qualifications.


While I am a mostly satisfied customer, I research thouroughly the prices and hotels on various websites, as well as biddingfortravel.com.

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We were at the Barbizon Golden Tulip, near Central Station with ground level rooms. Although we were told there was A/C, it was nothing more than an air circulating system in the rooms and very uncomfortable in hot, humid weather. The lobby and dining room areas had A/C.



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