Owl Hotel

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Roemer Visscherstraat 1, Amsterdam, 1054 EV, The Netherlands

3 Reviews

Owl Hotel
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Satisfaction Excellent
Very Good

Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 13% higher than other 3 star hotels

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  • Families85
  • Couples93
  • Solo91
  • Business76
  • LuckyVirgo13's Profile Photo

    Excellent Hotel


    This is a terrific hotel located about a 5 minute walk from the Leidseplein and it is convenient to no less than 5 tram lines. The neighboorhood is full of quaint little apartments and the location is very quiet. The hotel and the rooms are very clean and the staff are super friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included in the price. The rooms are on the larger size (although the bathroom is small; this IS Europe after all!). The vanity is outside of the bathroom and has a hair dryer. The beds were very comfortable. We were on the top floor and had a nice view. There is a lovely garden setting in the lobby with tables for eating breakfast outside. Unfortunately, the weather didn't permit during our stay! The hotel has an elevator.

    Directions: From train station, take tram 1, 2 or 5 to Leidseplein exit. Head opposite direction of Leidseplein square to main street (Stadhousederskade). Walk down side street where Marriott hotel is; make 1st left; then 1st right; hotel on left.

  • ChrsStrl's Profile Photo

    Nice, quiet and comfortable


    This small-looking hotel is tucked away in a street that boasts the houses of different nations built for the late 19thC Universal Exhibition, so they are pleasingly different. The hotel itself is small and quiet - the street is away from traffic and passing crowds, though very handy for the Rijksmuseum! Clean and comfortable - what more could one want?

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo

    The Owl Hotel


    89 to 112 Euros.

    Unique Quality: I found this hotel to both very charming. It is also well situated if you want to visit all of this beautiful city's great sights without have to travel too far from your hotel. It is just block awy from the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Leidseplein. The hotel is just a average size brownstone with 38 small but compfy rooms.

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by A TripAdvisor Member

Outstanding small hotel. Friendly staff. Great breakfast. Great location. I've stayed there many times over past 5-6 years. I will shortly be making reservations again for 2006. Don't fill up the place.
Leave room for us.

Owl Hotel - wonderful

by A TripAdvisor Member

This is a really great place to stay.
A really quiet street just behind the marriott.
The rooms may not be large but they're more than adequate and very clean. the bathroom was spotless. The only problem was the shower wasn't quite powerful enough. Breakfast room was spacious and there was plenty to eat.
I'd highly recommend this hotel and won't hesiatate to stay here again.

owl hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

very nice hotel we have been during the summer in the full season
the team gave us very good service always with a smile
the familes from israel

hazan beeri carmi

Highly Recommended!

by A TripAdvisor Member

My husband and I stayed at the Owl Hotel in late Sept 2005. Based on another tripadvisor.com reviewer's comments, we reserved room 26. What an excellent recommendation! The room was a good size and quite clean. The bathroom was immaculate. Our room faced the hotel courtyard so we were able to open our window at night for the cool breeze without worrying about street noise.

The hotel is in an excellent location. However, it is a bit tricky to find. From the train station, take tram 1,2, or 5 to Leidseplein. Head towards the Marriott. Walk along the left side of the Marriott (past the Club Med). At the corner of that street, turn left and you will see the Owl Hotel.

The area near the tram stop is very busy with shops and restaurants (there is also a laudromat within walking distance for those on long trips). But the hotel is tucked away on a quiet street so you should have no problem getting a good night's sleep.

The room rate (we paid 115 Euros) includes a typical European breakfast (fresh bread, cheese, meats, jam, tea, coffee, and cereal). The hotel staff was very friendly and provided excellent service. The next time we visit Amsterdam, we will be sure to stay at the Owl Hotel.

good location but bad room

by TripAdvisor Member chaoleonard

Owl hotel is very close to leidsplein and holland casino. Few steps from voldelpark and museum plein.
The room was VERY small and no facilities inside. The window was broken and the wind entered (-2c°). the heating was under the window. Bathroom was very poor and the towels are old.
The included breakfast is in dutch style.
It was quite expensive for a three star hotel.

Excellent Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member anniejen

We stayed at the Owl Hotel for two nights in October having read reviews on Trip Advisor. Our two sons had a twin room at the front of the hotel, and our double was at the side. The front room was a good size, although the bathroom light was not working, and was not fixed whilst we were there. Our room was pretty small, but both were spotlessly clean and functional, so unless you are planning on spending a lot of time in your room (which most visitors probably are not) then a small room is not really a problem. The staff were friendly and very helpful (although the waitress at breakfast did not look too happy!), and the breakfast itself was very adequate. Having read in another review that it was tricky to find, we made sure that we had a good map to start with, headed for the Marriott and had no trouble finding the hotel. I would definitely recommend this Owl - it would appear that it is also very good value in an expensive city. Would go again.

A Gem!

by TripAdvisor Member chargergrrl

My boyrfriend and I stayed at the Owl Hotel for three nights last month. I booked this hotel after reading about it on this site. The price was right, location seemed ideal, and there was availabilty.
We arrived at the hotel late in the morning, and were pleased to learn that our room was available. Yes, it was rather small- but it was clean and featured everything needed for a restful stay.
I can't say enough about the location! We walked to almost everything. The major museums are a couple of blocks away, and there's a tram stop just minutes from the front door if you need to go a bit further.
Breakfast was great- the room was cozy and inviting, and the spread was yummy.
Last but not least, the staff was friendly and very accomidating!
Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to AMS.

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Re: amsterdam

by dino335

The Owl Hotel is in a nice location and not too expensive.


Re: amsterdam

by pieter_jan_v

Try to get a deal at the Mövenpick Hotel.

See: http://www.moevenpick-hotels.com/en/pub/your_hotels/worldmap/amsterdam/overview.cfm

If this is outside your price range, let us know so we can help you better.


Re: amsterdam

by geoffboxer

I like www.hotel-prinshendrik.nl . Its a clean safe and central 3* in the mid price range across from Centraal Station and about 10 mins walk from the cruise terminal.The room price includes a buffet breakfast and the 5% city tax.

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  • moosie1955's Profile Photo
    Sep 20, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    WE are making a short stop in Amsterdam (2 nights) on the way to Zimbabwe. My travel agent recommended The Owl. It looks like it is pretty well reviewed. The only drawback seems to be the room size. Has anyone stayed there recently?

    • moosie1955's Profile Photo
      Sep 20, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      I don't mind that they are small. We won't be in the room much at all. Ifit is quiet, clean and the bed is comfortable that's all we require.

    • leics's Profile Photo
      Sep 20, 2013 at 10:29 PM

      That's good. I don't know the Owl personally but the reviews on the reliable www.booking.com can only be written by people who have booked through the site and completed their stay. I've used the site many times for many places (including the US) and have always found things to be as I expected from site info and reviews. Here are the reviews for the Owl:


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