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San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 May 2012

Starting with the Pros. The location is EXCELLENT. It is very easy to get to from Centraal Station. It is not directly outside the door from Centraal Station thus prices tend to be lower in the area (when measured by coffee shop prices). I have stayed in Amsterdam before and have never had a room the size of the one...

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Reviewed 25 May 2012 via mobile

Stayed in The Golden Bear for 3 nights & was pleasantly surprised. Lots of budget hotels to chose from all with mixed reviews so took a gamble on this one and it paid off. Although this is a gay hotel with mostly older gay male clientele, we are a straight young couple in our 20s and we fitted in fine....

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 18 May 2012

All the reviews are pretty much correct, very conveniently located hotel which was nice and clean, great Dutch breakfast, very steep stairs and a couple of grouchy bears. But all in all if you are looking for a cheap clean central hotel and service without a smile I would recommend a stay in the golden bear A great quick lunch...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Golden Bear over Queens Day weekend as everything else was so expensive. Why was this so cheap? The location was amazing, right in the middle of it all. We were worried. Ok, so it's not the fanciest of places and those stairs ARE killer, but the price was right, the room was clean, and the...

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Amsterdam
Reviewed 10 May 2012

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1Thank RC S
Gold Coast
Reviewed 10 May 2012

The hotel is rated as 1 star but I would say its probably 2. Theo was a friendly enough host but his colleague certainly wasn't. Breakfast was MASSIVE with cheese, meats and breads. The hotel is FOR SALE as I suspect Theo isn't wanting to deal with the required refurbishments. The rooms are ok but could definitely do with a...

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Essex
Reviewed 27 April 2012

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regensburg
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Recommendable. Very tiny and cosy, be aware of toilets and shower separate. Service not perfect, but hotel was fully booked.

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Chicago
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Where to begin with what was wrong with this hotel? I stayed here during Queen's Day week, which was fantastic. Probably caused some of these problems, but who knows and honestly, should it matter?!?! Reception...couldn't check me in until 3 hours after check in time. Room...no air conditioning and the fan they had in the room made more noise than...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Where to start? OK first we start with the good things, witch the location is great! i find Golden bear on gaycitis.com and it sound good to me, i saw some of the reviews there and i say, let go for it. i did book it for one week. well i was very exited and i booked the suite !...

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Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
This UNESCO World Heritage Site is as historically significant as it is perennially popular. Whether you’re a history buff, architecture enthusiast, shutterbug, or fashionista, odds are you’ll find the Amsterdam you're looking for while roaming around the Grachtengordel (Canal Ring). A brilliant place to get lost in a moody meander and a key component to any sightseeing trip to Amsterdam, this area's major draws include the Anne Frank House, the Bloemenmarkt floating flower market, an enviable assortment of independent boutiques along De Negen Straatjes, and of course all of Grachtengordel’s lovely canals and bridges.
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The hotel is housed in two 18th century buildings, this is one of the best shopping areas with an abundance of boutiques known as the '9 straatjes', which consists of nine streets that are situated between the canals Prinsengracht and Singel. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel is located next to ‘Leidsestraat’, one of the most popular shopping streets of Amsterdam, near to all Amsterdam’s highlights such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Albert Cuyp Market, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. The Kerkstraat is a quiet street, so you will be in the city centre of Amsterdam but still have a good night sleep. The hotel offers many services and facilities such as free wireless internet throughout the building, tickets to various museums and activities, a continental breakfast and free city maps. Our reception is open between 8:00- 24:00, and we will be happy to help you if you will need any additional services, facilities or information. The location is perfect to explore the city and our staff will make sure your stay in Amsterdam is one to remember. ... more   less 

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Address: Kerkstraat 37, 1017 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Price Range: $99 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel The Golden Bear 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles WayneCambridgeUK, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We love staying on the top floor however there is no wifi signal in the room (number 34 was ours).”
 of 5 bubbles RachelMuckley, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“I would suggest staying at one of many nice hotels in city or maybe request a top floor out the way, if don't mind climbing stairs/ladders.”
 of 5 bubbles realtruth, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
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