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Symphony Hotel Paganini Amsterdam


Stadhouderskade 68, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Acceptable, 1.5
Based on 198 Guest reviews
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This Amsterdam hotel is located in the city centre at a few minutes from Vondelpark, Leidseplein and Museumplein.

Symphony Hotel Paganini Amsterdam is centrally located at a short walk from the Leidseplein and Museumplein. At the latter you will find the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and the Concertgebouw concert hall. Furthermore, the nearby Vondelpark is an ideal location to unwind, offering free concerts and performances in the summer. Between the Vondelpark and Museumplein you will find the exclusive P.C. Hooftstraat shopping street. With several public transport connections, this hotel is an ideal choice for exploring the city.

Hotel Symphony Paganini is located in a quiet street overlooking one of the city’s famous canals. It is a welcoming and relaxing retreat where service is held in high regard. Breakfast is served daily in a separate building at less than a 1-minute walk down the street.

The Symphony Hotel Paganini Amsterdam boasts 24 furnished bedrooms with en-suite facilities and a variety of modern room amenities. These tranquil rooms have either a view of the hotel garden or of one of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals.

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Acceptable, 1.5
198 Guest reviews
  • Location 3
  • Value 2
  • Rooms 1.5
  • Service 2
  • Cleanliness 2
  • Sleep quality 2
Chris R Amsterdam Group of friends May 2013 Easytobook traveller
2 star hotel should really be 1 star. The rooms are 6 buildings down the road. Carpet wearing and coming up. Beds that will cripple you. No lift. No fire escape (that was obvious). It's not cheap either. For the same price you could be in a better hotel, closer to the centre.And... VERY grumpy, unhelpful staff.
Kate A Paris Group of friends May 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Amsterdam - queensday"
The hotel room was very basic but clean and all that we needed - the rest of the hotel is very run down and a bit dirty. Good location right next to the Heineken museum and close walk to most other spots. It was expensive for what it was but perhaps because we were there over Queensday celebration.
Sharon J Amsterdam Spouse/partner April 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "was this ever a bail hostel???"
2 sites, we stayed in the other site 4 doors down which is just a set of rooms with no facilities or staffing, outside area filthy and smelly but actual room clean, you go to main hotel for brekky, 3 euros, good value. Clean good bathroom, terrible bed, tiny room, TV but no hairdryer or kettle, wifi only available in breakfast room in main hotel. May be cheap but has absolutely no comfort, suitable for younger backpacker type maybe?? located near a good little local dutch area, lots pubs and good restaurants though and rijks museum at end of road, about a mile from train station
Brittany B Amsterdam Group of friends April 2013 Easytobook traveller
 "Semi decent hostel for overnight stay"
Hotel Paganini threw me for a loop when I first arrived. There are two separate buildings, one to check-in which is the building you'll want to stay in as a paying customer. The second building smells of a dirty toilet and looks like a locker room. The room was shared for two when I stayed and that's exactlt how many people could fit no more, was quite cramped but didn't bother me because I was only staying one night. The WC was clean and modern which was a relief. I did not bother paying extra for breakfast which would have cost 3 euro and some change. and after reading reviews of what is offered at breakfast I did not bother. the service was a bit dodgy, no personal skills from girl behind check-in counter... the place is only good for one or two nights, not really any more than that and it is NOT a hotel it is a HOSTEL - also, the picture on easybook is NOT a photo of the hotel it is a picture of somewhere much nicer... overall on a scale from 1-10 its about a 4... bearable
Sangamesh T Düsseldorf Spouse/partner November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Week Long Stay At Paganini"
The hotel location is quite good considering the easy access to the tram stop from where you can land to Amsterdam central in 10 mins. By walk it is definitely not as close as easytobook says it is (they said it was less than 2km). The rooms and cleanliness can be improved vastly. The reception was quite friendly and helpful as people all over Amsterdam are. We slept a couple of nights feeling extremely cold thanks to the heater not functioning properly. Oh! and please do think of installing a lift if you have 5 floors and customers have to lug their 20 - 30 kg bags all the way to the top and down.
Yugen . Amsterdam Individual traveler November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "No problem at all."
The reception was cool but friendly, The stairs a bit steep but - hey - this was Holland and that's how they built around the canals due to space shortage.The room was small, but clean - iff a bit 'threadbare'. It was a bed for the night and for the money perfectly ok. The window let some cold air in, but not really noticable and I took my sleeping bag anyway. After the concert and a round of coffee shops plus the red-light area I slept deep and solid. No problem on that front. The hotel was not noisy and I saw no other client so I don't know about the others staying there.Ten minutes from the hotel to Leidesplein, via Rookies. Well ok.I really, honestly do not understand some of the negative reviews on here. Maybe if you plan your two-week holiday staying here then you won't make it through.It's a bed. That's the whole goal of the place. No problem.
Faheem Rasool B Amsterdam Individual traveler November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "waste of money. broken bathroom. rotten smelly rooms and corridor. very unhelpful staff."
Awful experience. i never new hotels of such a dirty do exist in europe. Some Psycho Chinese receptionist grumpy attitude when asked about some directions. Never going to stay in this hotel again.Hope I could get refund for this stay.
Ian W Amsterdam Spouse/partner October 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Avoid if Possible"
First the good points. The hotel is well located for the museums and is in a very pleasant area with nice new cafes and restaurants. And the room was clean.Otherwise the room was dreadful. In the basement with a high level window looking onto piles of old buiding materials and other rubbish. Service was indifferent the public areas unpleasant and what could have been a pleasant garden to relax in was marred by a large pile of full plastic rubbish bags and by being generally unkempt.Very poor value for money
Anonymous Amsterdam Individual traveler October 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Paganini hotel"
Had no safe to store things on wordrobe pretty much a hostel style living very poor performance pay all this money and didn't even get breakfast put me on top floor 5th with 5 flights of stairs no lift very small for two people no wifi that works have to go to other hotel to use not impressed should have a bit of a look into there quality
Sebastien V Amsterdam Group of friends September 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Paganini hotel"
Was a decent stay. We only cares for the beds really. Small room but we were out and about most of the day and night so didn't matter. Bit grimy in need of some decoration but reasonable value and fresh towels every day. Would recommend for backpackers.
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 Check-in: From 15:00 Check-out: Until 11:00
 Payment:       Visa, MasterCard, Visa Debit, Visa Electron
Note: the hotel can pre-authorize your card before arrival; they check for sufficient funds in order to guarantee your booking.
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet free of charge in general areas only (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Public parking
Paid parking is possible near the hotel.
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 24
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket Assistance
General facilities:
  • Entire property is non-smoking
Extra common areas:
  • Garden
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