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Quentin Golden Bear *

Formerly: Golden Bear Hotel / Hotel Unique

Straight-owned hotel with a gay history
The site of Amsterdam's first ever gay hotel, dating from the early 1950s. However, on 1 October 2013 the Golden Bear changed hands dramatically and is now part of the small non-gay Quentin Hotels chain, which owns four Amsterdam outlets and three in Berlin. And the hotel is in the throes of a physical reinvention with the ongoing conversion of its 17 rooms from budget to full-blown modern. Prices are still relatively cheap, and the location is gay-convenient.

Tags: Wi-Fi Internet, $$ - Standard, $ - Budget, 1 star, VCR/DVD in room

Kerkstraat 37 (Leidsestraat)
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1017 GB

+31 20 6244785


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  •   When we checked-in I knew something was off
    wizbang_fl ·

    January 15

    We had made our booking months in advance because we loved this little hotel. Even with the spiral staircase with 5" high steps that are only 2" to 3" deep and the staircase is 3' wide. We learned how to carry bags up and down the stairs over our 2 prior stays. This time I noted it seemed off. Then it hit me. Everything that said "gay" had been removed. Even the staff was no longer the same friendly group. It was ok, but ask for suggestions and the staff had a look of "I don know" or "be gone" I can only guess the prior owners decided to get out of the biz because they could do it indefinitely. It definitely isn't "gay friendly" more a "gay? we'll put up with you" hotel. I will not go back .

  • January 15

  • October 12, 2014

  •   Bad place to stay
    Taurus1989 ·

    October 12, 2014

    Staff are very rude!!!!!! Not helpful at all. I go to amsterdam a lot but I would never stay at this hotel again.
  •   Gay History but a BAD present
    ctrever23 ·

    April 8, 2014

    This is not a gay hotel anymore. BEWARE of the many reports of rip-offs and poor service. The location may be good, but that is about it. The stairs are dangerous as well.
  • rndfld was here

    September 2, 2013

  • loka was here
    "Amsterdam "

    August 9, 2012

  • terry.ballestrazze is now a fan

    May 30, 2012

  • May 25, 2012

  •   Very bead choice!!
    joey1978 ·

    November 18, 2011

    well, i booked the room based on the reviews on here! however, very very disappointed ! to start. the room all the way up stairs , and its really hard to take your bag up stairs, its hard to go up stairs with out the bags, as well. no elevator . the room, very small, witch i booked the bigger room or the called that SUITE ! wireless internet !! what is that? you got it going one min, then its off for the all day. and when you call the front desk, they say , it is what it is. i am like , what? i ask before i booked the room, because i needed to work as well. bottom line, very very not recommended !
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