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“Calm place near the museums” 4 of 5 stars
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Memphis EMB Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   De Lairessestraat 87, 1071 NX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #192 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Bruxelles
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55 hotel reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Calm place near the museums”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Memphis hotel is a calm hotel in a plaisant place near the mueums square (three tram stops before). The quarter is nice with a lot of small restaurants, nice bars and places where to take the breakfast. There are possibilites also to take the breakfast at the hotel.
The romms are big and clean. The staff is efficient and welcome.
A good place for some nights in Amsterdam near the old city but much more calm !

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

This was my daughter and I first trip to amsterdam and found the Memphis hotel a very pleasant experience. The staff in the hotel were very helpful and friendly. Our room on the fifth floor was very clean and the beds were very comfortable.the hotel is about ten minutes away from all the major attractions on the tram which you can get right outside the hotel.All in all a great experience for our first time in Amsterdam and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This hotel is clean and hotel staff are very helpful,i had to extend my stay and there was no problem to do the extension,location is good near the museums and short tram/bus ride to centrum,i had good value for my money.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

I have never written a bad review before but I felt like it was very important to warn people about this so called four star hotel. I'm still in shock that it ever got good reviews, especially so recently. This hotel is in an amazing location. That is all. When we arrived it wasnt clear where you could park your car and the staff was of no help initially. the response was, "we dont drive so we really arent sure". After 20+ minutes they found someone to give my husband directions to a parking lot that was far enough away that he had to take a tram back. He was gone to park the car for over an hour! We arrived in our room and it was so dirty that you didn't want to remove your shoes. The paint on the baseboards and trim was peeling off everywhere. The walls had holes and exposed anchors where something had been previously hanging. There were also pencil markings all over the walls where they had obviously measured to hang something but then didn't. The walls were filthy. The room had a layer of dust on everything and when I opened a drawer there was mouse droppings! I asked to be moved to a new room and while it was larger and free of mouse droppings it was still gross.
The next morning we went down for breakfast. Our table was set but again covered with a layer of dust. The food was less than adequate and to be honest you really didn't want to eat because everything was so dirty. The kitchen was right off of where you got your coffee and the door to the kitchen was left wide open. That was enough for us. We elected to eat outside of the hotel after that even though we had prepaid for the breakfast.
The staff was less than helpful. Any questions we asked were answered with ,"no". Not once did they offer to find an answer. We were sorry that we had booked and prepaid for three nights. We have been traveling throughout Europe for two weeks and this was by far our only negative experience.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

In two separate occasions on the first floor and on the fifth floor we had a mouse visit. It seems a normal occurence in this hotel. If it happens they offer you a breakfast for free. You would expect more cleanliness in a four star hotel

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

This was our first trip to Amsterdam and we found our experience at the Memphis to be very nice! For a European hotel, our room was more than adequate. The staff was friendly and accomodating. The location was great for either walking to major tourist sties and parks, or for catching the tram to the places outside of walking distance. The included breakfast was plentiful and convenient, however if you're looking for variety, you won't find it here.

If you planning a trip to Amsterdam, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, California
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Hotel obviously recently refurbished. Very comfortable beds with double-glazed windows.(on busy street). Within walking distance of the museums and on the tram line. Friendly staff and nice breakfast.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: De Lairessestraat 87, 1071 NX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#84 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Memphis EMB Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The four-star Memphis EMB Hotel is situated in the fashionable heart of Amsterdam just a 15 minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport. Located within walking distance of the Van Gogh, Stedelijk and Rijks Museums, the Vondelpark and stylish shopping streets.Business and Leisure HotelThe World Trade Centre and RAI Exhibition Centre are also close by making the Memphis EMB Hotel the ideal choice for the business and leisure traveller alike. Check our rooms and (business) facilities and discover what our hotel has to offer you! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Memphis Emb
Memphis Emb Amsterdam

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