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Hotel Asterisk

Den Texstraat 16, 1017 ZA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We come here as a group from work each year for 10-11 days for a tradeshow and have used this hotel for 4-5 years now. The rooms have greatly improved over that time from being quite dated to being smart with excellent bathrooms with great showers. The beds are also very comfortable which is unusual for Netherlands and very good.... More 

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Vilnius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The hotel is in a walking distance from all main places which you should visit in Amsterdam. Breakfast was really good as for such level hotel. I also enjoyed pillows - they were big and soft. Single person apartments were very tiny. I also was not lucky to get room in the uppermost floor so my room was next to... More 

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Port Pirie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really enjoyed our stay here, reasonable space in rooms and bathroom and very friendly staff. Only complaints are the shower temperature would not go above 38 degrees which was far too cold for winter and there are no lifts for baggage, had to be dragged up the 3 very steep and narrow staircases. Not ideal for unfit or weaker travellers.... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This structure has many pros, as from the other reviews, but also a con: unfortunately rooms were very noisy and we were awaken several times per night (everytime someone passed in front of our door). On the other hand, location is good, in a quiet street, not so far from the city center, which can be explored also on foot.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Worst hotel ever I understand its a 2 star hotel, i wont care if didnt cost me the same as 4 star hotel. For like 50€ night its ok, more than that is better go for a hostel (i paid 150€/night one month before travelling). I come with friends and he are 5 (2 couples 1 single) and theres difficult... More 

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Irma B, Owner at Hotel Asterisk, responded to this review

Dear guest, I am really sorry that you are not at all satisfied with our hotel. What a pity that you did not report your dissatisfaction after check-in, we would have been happy to find a way to make your stay in Amsterdam more comfortable. We kindly advise you to check hotels websites carefully on rooms, equipment and breakfast items... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is possibly the worst hotel I've stayed at when it comes to value for money. I know that Amsterdam has expensive accomendation, but if everything is this bad, I feel sorry for everyone planning a vacation in this city. Here's what I think of Asterisk: Good: -The location is fine, with the city center and rijksmuseum within walking distance.... More 

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Irma B, Owner at Hotel Asterisk, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your review. I am sorry that your friend was not impressed by our decoration. I can reveal to you that we quite agree and that is why we are renovating all of our rooms the next years. This coming winter (2015) the main building will be completaly refurnished and all bathrooms will be renovated. Next... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Hotel Asterisk is a no frills 2 star hotel.Helpful staff and an OK breakfast.The rooms are small but clean.The shared WC is clean but both soap dispensers were empty for 3 days.I thought the surveillance cameras in the dining room were too intrusive and totally unnecessary.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We spent four nights at the Hotel Asterisk in early October and our experience was the same as related by Conwegian below. Our double deluxe room faced the street but there was very little street noise when the windows were sealed. When you wanted them open, they open fully and there are no screens. The furnishings and decor are basic... More 

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