Hotel Tamara, Amsterdam

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I was infested with bedbugs as well. I Have my skin all infected and a severe back pain. the hotel was very expensive for what I got. I do not recommend it at all!!!! plus, very rude man at reception.

Patricio Gonzalez Garre
Age 45 | Spain

Infested with bedbugs, Rude Service

Do not stay at this hotel, they are infested with bedbugs and owners won't do anything about it!!! I found this hotel on a booking site, it had 5 star reviews but was cheap so I booked it. Should have read more into the reviews. When we went to retire around 10pm and pulled back our sheet covers we found not only stains that look like blood on the sheets and also live bedbugs!!! I have picture of this! This is awful, no visitors should be subjected to staying in a hotel with a bedbug problem, it's a terrible health violation! We spent another hour after that running around trying to find a last minute hotel in the rain but got the hell out of there stat! I am still struggling to get my full stay refunded, owners wouldn't refund me from the first night after we left because we weren't willing to stay in an infested room. The old guy who doesn't speak english saw the bug and stains when we showed them and shrugged! Couldn't even offer us a different room or fresh sheets in the hotel. Claimed the mattress was new and when we pulled back the sheets there we yellow stain on it. When I talked to a lady named Fiona the next day she tried to claim there were no bugs in the room (Even though I have pics and my bf was there to witness it as well!). I told Fiona "I have pictures to prove you have bugs, it's not about not liking the hotel but a serious hygiene and health issue!" she was totally rude and said "well I'm sorry this isn't america." I'm sorry what?! Because it isn't america it's ok to not have have basic hygiene in your hotel? For 100$ I don't think I'm asking for much to expect a non-bug-infested room and to have clean sheets without blood on them? Also as a minor side note their WIFI didn't reach our room at all (Even though the booking site said it has excellent wifi) and there also aren't common areas to use it. But honestly that was the least of our problems with this place. we stayed in room 9. Save yourself the trouble and avoid this place!

Age 26 | USA

Si queres una ubicacion centrica, donde no tengas q tomarte ningun medio de transporte, si es q te gusta caminar, si queres pagar lo mismo que en un hostel pagas por una habitacion compartida una habitacion para vos y un amigo/a o pareja y no te molesta no poder estar descalzo en la habitacion por la suciedad q hay alrededor, acostarte en una cama donde te hundis y no sabes si las sabanas estan limpias. Este es el lugar para vos. Nosotras somos dos amigas intentando pagar lo menos posible y ahorramos en esta ocasion porq pudimos movernos a pie hacia cualquier lado. Pero tambien al principio nos amargamos, llegamos al hotel tamara, ya habiendo leido los comentarios asi q mentalizadas llegamos; super amable el recepcionista, muy cierto el olor que hay a gato y cigarro. Nos dice que nuestra habitacion se encuentra a 5 min. Caminando mas cerca a la estacion de tren. Nos permitio utilizar la computadora y siempre se mostro amable y atento. La habitacion esta arriba de un pub irlandes the blarney stone en una peatonal. La chica del bar nos recibe y tambien muy atenta y amable nos muestra la habitacion y nos entrega las llaves. No es un hostel, es lo mismo que alquilar una habitacion en un apartamento. Estos son los pros y contras desde mi punto de vista. Espero les sirva.

Age 26 | Argentina

Hotel Tamara Reviews from the Web

This is the wort place i have ever stayed the beds are durty and the staff are just wierd beds have holes in them and i have really bad back pain after staying there


Hotel? Motel I would say. I paid for a 4 bed room and got a 3 bed room! Unbelievable!! Had to share or sleep on the floor on a dirty mattress. The host is an old mad that looks like it's always in a bad mood until you are leaving. If you are looking for a cheap option and don't mind about the facilities. Go for it. If you are looking for something nice, then don't even consider it. Location is good.

Liked: Location. Unfortunately that is the only positive thing that can be said about it Disliked: in woeful condition
Customer review
Liked: Small room and bed , but still OK for few days . If you are single or with friends then you can go there . Not suitable for families and couples . Disliked: It got only 2 showers and 3 toilets for 20 odd people .
Samwise Trevor John Selvaraj

We stayed above an Irish bar called the blarney stone.

Customer review
Liked: nothing Disliked: They changed my booking without telling me. So I did not stay in there.

Worst hotel ever

Hao Yu
Liked: Central location Disliked: Shared bathroom cleanliness
Customer review
Liked: The location Disliked: The property wasn't clean at all and building was very old.
Customer review
Liked: Nothing Disliked: First of all, this 'hotel' (I am not sure we can call this a hotel, I have seen better garages) has two different emplacements. You might go to the main address only to find out they don't have any rooms left (even though you made a reservation) and that you have to go to another place (you were not aware of) that is located next to an Irish bar.

The recepcionist at the main address is extremely rude and barely speaks English. He told us...go there showing a map. And you have to pay now. I said "no way", I'm not gonna pay until I get a room. He was almost shouting at me, but we didn't pay. We got to the place located next to the Irish bar and stayed there for two nights.

I have stayed in hostels and budget hotels for many years and I had never seen anything like this one: dirty, old, filthy, messy!!! Don't go to this 'hotel', spend 10 more and spare yourself a horrible experience.

Customer review
Liked: Friendly staff and value for money Disliked: The bathroom
Ricky Gemmell
Liked: Lockers in the dorms. Front door is always locked and guests are given a key. Relaxed staff. Centrally located within walking distance of the train station, red light district and all the attractions. Disliked: WiFi is a little tempermental.
Andrew Baldwibn
Liked: Staff are very friendly and more than happy to help. They obviously know their way round Amsterdam and were happy to draw on maps directions to different places of interest. Disliked: Ok, so it is a bit dated and you wouldn't want to stay more than 2 or 3 nights. There's WiFi but that's you're biggest luxury. It was however, what I had expected so I wasn't disappointed.
Jonathan Astley
Liked: I like how helpful the young ladies behind the desk were!

I like that it doesn't really feel like a hotel. I felt very at home. It's not sparkly clean but it's comfortable. Disliked: The staff forgot to supply the bathroom with new toiletpaper. That's the only thing.

Signe Skovbye Nissen
Liked: Nothing Disliked: Been over charged

The dirty sheets on the bed

The leaking sink in the room

ian dobson
Liked: Nothing at all. Vey bad condition, not worth the money. Disliked: Everything
Customer review
Liked: location Disliked: Very old and run down.
Alican Guran
Liked: Very close to Dam Square, Centraal station and an easy tram ride to the museums. Disliked: Poor service. Staff were unhelpful and frequently unavailable. Payment options for the hostel are limited and staff appear to have no knowledge of bookings made at the hostel - I.e. who is arriving and when.
Customer review
Liked: Really close to city center. In neighbourhood is everything you need. Disliked: Not so clean and steep stairs.
Magdaléna Musilová

Absolutely lovely place, staff are brilliant, helpful and all very friendly. Location is perfect. Will definitely stay here again.

Liked: Good value for money. Comfy beds. Great location in walking distance from all main attractions. Disliked: Steep stairs
roxanne cullinan


Hotel Tamara is a small family run hotel in the centre of Amsterdam and it offers single, double, triple and quad rooms; there is also a small dormitory.

The hotel Tamara is five minutes walking from the central station of Amsterdam, close to Dam square and in the centre of the nightlife of the city. The Anne Frank house is five minutes walking and Hotel Tamara is less than ten minutes by tram from all the museums. The staff is friendly and helpful. Every guest will receive a guide book and map of Amsterdam at the check in. There is no curfew so you can fully enjoy the nightlife. Hotel Tamara has a safety deposit box for your valuables.

We also have an Irish bar called The Blarney Stone where all our guests will receive a free welcoming drink. In the bar we have Sky sports and Irish tv channels where you can watch whatever sport you like.

Location and Contact


• The nearest Amsterdam Airport is Schiphol by car it takes you 26min
• The nearest tubsations are Dam / Raadhuisstraat and Nieuwezijds Kolk
• Dam / Raadhuisstraat
• 1. Head north on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal toward Gravenstraat 0.5 km
• 2. Make a U-turn at Hekelveld
• Destination will be on the right 0.5 km (2min walking)
• Nieuwezijds Kolk Amsterdam
• 1. Head northwest toward Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 0.1 km
• 2. Slight left at Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal
• Destination will be on the right 0.2 km (4 min walking)



Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 144, Centrum, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Hotel Tamara is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Hotel Tamara Amsterdam (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: 0031-206242484
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Facilities and Amenities

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Lockers in Lobby

Movie Library/Rental


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