Hotel Van Onna
Bloemgracht 102/104/108, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Doubles from: $84 to $169
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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
The one-star Hotel Van Onna is pleasant, homey and quiet, offering 41 clean and simple rooms on the Bloemgracht, in the heart of the Jordaan. It’s an interesting place, housed in a mid-20th century building with a modern facade that somehow manages to fit in with the other townhouses lining the canal.
When we say rooms are simple, we mean it: Expect a room with purple carpeting, a metal-framed bed, a few pieces of wicker furniture, and prints hanging on cream walls. Each is equipped with a small private bathroom with shower. Thirteen rooms face the canal, and five are funky attic rooms boasting fantastic views of Amsterdam's rooftops (warning: these might get rather warm in summer as the hotel doesn’t have AC). No TV or telephone.
The plain Jane routine may not last long, however. The management told us during our last visit that they expect to upgrade at least half of the rooms to a two- or three-star hotel at some point in 2015. Stay tuned for that.
In the meantime, the Van Onna remains an affordable, quiet option.
A continental breakfast is included in the room rate. Note that there is a five percent credit card surcharge. The hotel does not have an elevator, and Wi-Fi is offered for free, but really only works well downstairs in the lobby.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Breakfast Included
- Bathroom: Private
About the Hotel Van Onna neighborhood
Traditionally a gritty working-class neighborhood, the Jordaan is now one of Amsterdam's most fashionable areas, replete with trendy restaurants and leafy canals. But the alternative community spirit for which it's always been known is still very much intact, in everything from eccentric architectural details to funky shops and galleries.