The Poet Hotel Amsterdam

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Jan Luijkenstraat 44, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1071 CR, The Netherlands
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86%

Satisfaction Very Good
Excellent
18%
57
Very Good
47%
144
Average
21%
67
Poor
10%
32
Terrible
1%
5

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 54% more than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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Good For Solo
  • Families58
  • Couples66
  • Solo76
  • Business52

More about Acro Hotel Amsterdam

Excellent stay

by A TripAdvisor Member

The Acro hotel served our every need, the staff were friendly, but left our group alone to come and go as we pleased. Rooms were spottless, bathroom was great with a hairdryer!

Great little deal! Perfect for students on a budget!

by A TripAdvisor Member

We got a great deal on this hotel. Amsterdam is pretty small, so there aren't too many bad locations, but this one was in a nice area. Close to nice shopping and close to museums. The rooms are small, but very clean. We had a view of the street which was fun to watch people. It was not too loud which was nice. They have big windows in the rooms that you can open up and let in the air. Hardwood floors made it feel kind of contemporary. They have a nice little breakfast included in the lowest level and a small bar on the main level that has a nice atmosphere. Staff is courteous. Overall a great find for the price! Try to get there before dark because they lock up and we had to wait a little while for someone to come.

value for money

by TripAdvisor Member ALZI

Pros - excellent value 3 nights for the price of 2 (booked through bridge travel), clean, friendly staff, close to two main museums and nightlife, tram stop yards away.

Cons - very small twin room, very basic breakfast.

Would stay there again.

nice hotel

by A TripAdvisor Member

LIked the hotel. We stayed here for 6 nights in March 2005. The location is great, close to museums, restaurants and tram stops. Staff is friendly and helpful. The first night we were given a very, very small room on the top floor, it seemed like an attic room. Even though we were there in winter and it was really cold outside our room was like a sauna, even when we turned the heat completely off. We requested another room and were given a large room on the second floor with a balcony that opened up to a view onto the street below. Would definitely stay here again.

small room big breakfast

by TripAdvisor Member CHEESETEETH

We stayed at the acro in Oct 04, for 2 nights. This is a small budget hotel, but it is clean and friendly which is the main thing. The room was tiny, although we did have an attic room so ours may have been smaller than most. It did have everything we needed so I won't complain. The location is great for the museums and Leidseplein and right by the Hobmastraat Tram stop for great transport links. The surrounding area is very respectable and clean.
The breakfasts were buffet style with a nice choice of things to tuck into, so you can vary what you eat from morning to morning. You can enjoy eating in the 80's lad pad style breakfast room.
Enjoy your stay, we did!

Tiny rooms, good location

by TripAdvisor Member Surfer66

We spent the first night in a room in the 1st floor which was just above the bar, the room was very noisy from about 2-4am. Next morning asked to get moved, very grumpy reception man said we should have come down and complained at the time! However we got moved to 3rd floor which was fine. Both rooms were incredibly small but clean. Hotel is in good location but would try somewhere else next time even if we had to pay more.

Great location, helpful staff

by TripAdvisor Member MacKiwi

We stayed here two nights and were very happy about our stay. Yes the rooms are small but we had enough room for ourselves and luggage. The rooms are contemporary styled and we had a room on the third floor overlooking the street. The area around the hotel seemed safe and we had no problems with wandering around the nearby streets. From the room you could hear the occasional reveller on the street late at night, but no traffic noises.

The staff were very helpful, as we'd driven into town they printed excellent directions for us to get to Olympic Stadium where parking is only Euro 5.50 per day if you take the tram to get back into the center of town and to return to your vehicle.

At the hotel the lift is small and not very fast and the stairs are narrow and steep. But hardly an inconvenience. The breakfast was excellent, the first morning we ate close to the finish of breakfast hours yet there was still plenty of food available and the area was kept very clean. The bar area next to reception has very reasonable drink prices but the area could get very smoky quickly.

If you are wanting to stay in a quiet area of Amsterdam within walking distance to the sights (and very close to the tram line if you don't want to walk), this is a good hotel.

Go - but take earplugs if you want a quiet night!

by TripAdvisor Member Gafia

We stayed at the Acro on our first visit to Amsterdam many years ago and the rooms then were ok if not huge. They've obviously had the architects in since then to find out how many more rooms they could squeeze in!
Our room was long but about 7 feet wide. It had been subdivided and had a plasterboard partition that ran down the middle of the window with the two single beds underneath the window and a gap of about a foot between them. There was a wardrobe with shelf space and a bathroom with an excellent shower, small sink and toilet all in a space about 2 feet deep. It's all spotlessly clean.
We were there for a weekend with friends so were only in the room to shower and sleep so the room was adequate for our needs in those respects. Problem was for the first couple of nights we didn't sleep that well. The couple in the next room would come back to their room at about 12.30/1 am and talk until 3 or 4am. They weren't shouting or arguing but we could hear them as well as if they had been in the same room as us and it just got a bit wearing.
The area itself is very quiet - you are in a nice residential street but yards away from the Rikjsmuseum, around the corner from the Van Gogh museum, within walking distance of the Leidesplein and an easy tram ride from the rest of the city.
The bar downstairs is very useful and the breakfast is very good for a hotel of this category.
Choose somewhere else for a quiet, romantic break!

Forum Posts

Acro Hotel in Amsterdam

by MichPatricia

Has anyone ever stayed at the above hotel and is it any good?

Re: Acro Hotel in Amsterdam

by dila

is it the one in the jan luykenstraat.
i get often people for that hotel but i dont know if it is good.
the jan luykenstraat is in a good area. near the rijksmuseum (and van gogh and stedelijk museum) also walking distance to the leidseplein (less than 5 minutes) bars ,disco, hard rock cafe casino a lot of restaurants.
the jan luykenstraat is a great area but i dont know about the hotel.
i hope someone else can tell you.
have a great stay.
bye diana

Re: Acro Hotel in Amsterdam

by dila

http://www.acro-hotel.nl/home_english.html

the site i found

Re: Acro Hotel in Amsterdam

by brazzi

hi no ihave not stayed at the acro,
but depending on your budget
here are couple of decent ones
the adolesce hotel on new kiezersgracht,(near the skinny bridge)
hotel vijaya ,(near oude kerk)
and de port van cleve (near dam square)thi last one is a4 star but i got a good rate off the net

Re: Acro Hotel in Amsterdam

by MichPatricia

Thanks for all your responses, although I had booked it through a agency they got back to me later and said they had no room for me!

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 The Poet Hotel Amsterdam

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Address: Jan Luijkenstraat 44, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1071 CR, The Netherlands