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Hotel Not Hotel

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Hotel Not Hotel is a place in the centre of Amsterdam where a room isn't just a room, but a work of art with its own creator, story, and identity. Most of them designed and specially made by Collaboration-O, a group of young designers that originated from the Eindhoven Design Academy, and one by Arno Coenen and his partner IRIS.When you wake up, you step into an art-filled, exhibition-like space instead of an anonymous lobby or hallway. The entire hotel is one big living room, with cosy seating areas between the cottages. Combined with our luxury beds and other facilities, Hotel Not Hotel offers an unrivalled experience.. Besides all this, we feel that the value of a city lies in experiencing its local day-to-day life. As we are closely connected to Amsterdam and its numerous creative entrepreneurs, we know where to send you for a night on the town, a hidden culinary gem, or an upcoming artist's exhibition. The hotel can also be the perfect background for your own event, and we take group reservations, giving you the opportunity to have the hotel all to yourself. The bar connected to Hotel Not Hotel is called Kevin Bacon. Just like the actor, the bar has zero pretention, it always delivers, and it makes sure everybody has a good time. Kevin Bacon is not your typical hotel bar. It's where locals get their morning coffee or a quick breakfast. It's where friends meet for a cocktail or a beer before diving into the nightlife, and where hotel guests let their hair down after a long day in the city.
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Grade: 81 out of 100
47Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
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We stayed at Hotel Not Hotel for 3 nights during a short city break in March. I was anxious about staying somewhere that had a communal bathroom, but I really liked the quirkiness of the hotel and decided to push through the anxiety. We had the Secret Bookcase (S) room. One
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My partner and I stayed here for four nights in January after spotting it on the internet and choosing it for its quirky rooms and layout - and we were not disappointed. We stayed in a room that was hidden in fake ivy, which had a large, comfortable bed, good shower and toilet
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Response from HotelNotHotel, General Manager at Hotel Not Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Scott! You gave us the chills from being so good to us! Well, let's start by saying that it always works from both ways, so having you was a real pleasure, and you were incredibly friendly to us too! And hey, your love for Thai food did make this the only place for you to be spotted at :-) Anyhow, we're really looking forward to welcoming you again. Next time, shoot us an e-mail and we'll find you another cool room to try out. Cheers, Sharoena Hotelmanager Hotel Not Hotel
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Was very excited to stay here but was unfortunately left a bit disappointed, the room was quite plain and bland in terms of decor and we chose this hotel for its uniqueness. Other rooms did look more interesting however. The location was a bit far out but we were still able to
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Response from HotelNotHotel, General Manager at Hotel Not Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Chelsea! Thank you for the kind words. We do indeed have many types of rooms, and all of them match their designer's vision. Some of the rooms are designed in more of a futuristic or minimalistic way, perhaps causing you to feel like your room wasn't so interesting. Let's just say that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, doesn't it? :-) Next time around, shoot us a message and we'll find you an arty room that suits your expectations. Cheers, Sharoena Hotelmanager Hotel Not Hotel
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After booking this hotel I was a little worried as I read some of the reviews about the rooms being 'too small' and the whole 'shared bathroom' thing but having just stayed here for 3 nights with my partner I have to say this place is amazing for the price! We stayed in one of
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Response from HotelNotHotel, General Manager at Hotel Not Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Well hello there! Thank you SO much for your lovely review! We're so happy that we exceeded your expectations and you went home like a happy lil clam. I'm not quite sure whether I should invite you back to the hotel.. How will we be better than before?! Perhaps you can cuddle up in our new VW-van soon. And hey, just so you know, we didn't think you were an average person. We only have superstars sleeping here. Cheers, Sharoena Hotelmanager Hotel Not Hotel
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Very cool place, with some unique rooms and a great bar right next door. we went for a room with an en suite bathroom but if you don't mind sharing a shower room you can sleep anywhere from a tram to a VW camper van. Situated in a quiet area of Amsterdam but right next to a tram
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Response from HotelNotHotel, General Manager at Hotel Not Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi there! Thank you so much for your kind words! There's indeed a whole range of things to try with us if you're up for it. Perhaps next time? Cheers, Sharoena Hotelmanager Hotel Not Hotel
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Tram would be the best way but depends on how much luggage you have otherwise Uber it to the hotel. Bike rental is relative to others however lot easier to pick it up from the Hotel plus they will provide some ideas and routes to you. Enjoyed the hotel and very good restaurant with decent prices for food. The other thing you need to be aware of is the rooms upstairs can be very small
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How far are the communal bathrooms from Bookcase S? Is there a fan in the room?
Hi! The bookcase S is tiny room hidden away behind a.. well, entire bookcase. There is a fan in the room and a little air vent, but don't forget about the massive doors. The bookcase S is located next to the staircase. Our staircase counts about 15 broad steps and makes you end up right in front of the communal bathrooms. Hope that helps and wish to meet you soon! Cheers, Hotel Not Hotel
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Hello. Do the rooms have tea and coffee making facilities ( a kettle. )
Hi Mary! Unfortunately we do not have any tea or coffee facilities up in the room.. We do have a lovely indoor area where you can relax on the couches and get yourself a coffee or tea served! Hope to get you one soon. Cheers, Hotel Not Hotel
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Hi there! Thank you for your question. Hotel Not Hotel currently doesn't boast any specific outdoor space. There is a tiny though cosy terrace at our bar, but it does not have a garden view. However, we are situated fairly close to Amsterdam's green parks, such as the Vondelpark and the Rembrandtpark. Cheers, Hotel Not Hotel
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Hi, is the hotel close to dam square?
There is a tram every 10 minutes or so which takes 15 minutes to get to Dam square. The tram is very cheap. We absolutely loved this hotel and the location.
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"choose a hidden room for quieter nights"
"Downstairs rooms are nearer bathroom: more convenient"
"Bedrooms are small but very comfortable and immaculately clean. If you can't do small, don't book and then complain! ;-)"
"Take a room with a bathroom and toilet!"
"Bookshelf room"
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PRICE RANGE
US$64 - US$217 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamDe KrommerdtAmsterdam WestChassébuurtDe Baarsjes
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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