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Hotel Monopole

Amstel 60, 1017 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #280 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had rotens in our room! Ate some of my chocolate bar in the middle of the night. Could hear everything in the hallway and the nightclub downstairs shared their music all night. Boring breakfast. Otherwise clean and nice service. Great location! Find somewhere else!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a bad hotel basic but get wot u pay for, does ave a good location though and if u can get a room at front not a bad view of canal.. it's a little walk from station but get to know your way round by walking we hot a cab and got ripped off because he knew we were... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Stayed here with a group of friends over a mid week. As previous reviewers have said, watch for the really steep stairs! The rooms were decent enough, though one of them had low headroom; even the smallest of our party banged his head. The other rooms were fine. Even though a request was made for the rooms to be twin... More 

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Porthmadog, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's cheap in cost Watch out for the added tax on arrival It's grotty but it's cheap, ok location Little noisy Wouldn't talk my wife or recommend it for couples but a group of friends in Amsterdam for a boozy weekend is what it's for Cross between hotel and hostel. Steep staircases and low ceilings

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

For: good location near the Munt and on the Amstel, nice views, one nice reception man. Against: narrow, very steep stairs, worn out decor, 5% extra on bill not advertised on website, twin bed request not honoured and an unsavoury exchange ensued; female non-Dutch 'manager' had an appalling attitude, very unfriendly and unhelpful, room very small, safe broken, average breakfast... More 

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george-alliance, Manager at Hotel Monopole, responded to this review

Dear guest , first of all we apologies for any inconvince with our receptionist. we have checked the matter and according to receptionist there were some argument from your side as well, which was not acceptabel. but we still apologies for any trouble. Thank you very much More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Anything that could be good in this hotel has been erased by a little visitor that came to us in the morning: a rat. Could be one or several, and it could be in the night among our clothes. Can you imagine?! We asked to change the room, but the new room have no window! Asked again, and now we... More 

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Prato, Italy
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This narrow townhouse converted into a hotel certainly evokes Amsterdam's maritime history. From the landing window there's a fine view of the Amstel river with various craft passing by the lock gates. The staircases are steep and narrow enough to resemble the between-decks stairs on a Dutch Golden Age sailing vessel. The rooms are small enough to suggest ships' cabins.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Pros: Comfortable bed, location, WiFi Cons: Security, size of room (shared bathroom), noise from housekeeping and other guests, credit card 5% charge, breakfast, value (approximately 150US dollars per night for the single room) The biggest issue with this hotel is the security. I had to default to a single room due to few choices in the city on this weekend.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed in this hotel in late June 2014, we found the place to be very small and untidy. When we first got there, we were confronted with a steep stair case. We had to carried our luggages up the stair to the receiption. When checked in, we were told to pay extra charges for tourise tax.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Stayed for the weekend, thought I was in a set from trainspotting. Got Home and they took £300 out of my account for no reason. I tried to get it back but they basically said because I gave them my bank details they could do what they liked. It's people like this that make folk nervous about giving out details.

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george-alliance, Manager at Hotel Monopole, responded to this review

Dear sir, we would like to inform you that when you make booking please check all details conditions on website of Hotel and the reservation company which you use to make reservation. we have charged according to conditions. More 

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