Stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and I really haven't anything good to say about it.
Firstly location - it's in the museum quarter, which is expensive. You're better off staying in the centre of the city and travelling into the museum quarter.
Rooms - very shabby.
Sleep - very disturbed by the Church clock opposite which rang its bells on the hour every hour and then chimed once at half past the hour - our room (no15) was opposite the Church - for goodness sake put in double glazing.
Breakfast - very basic - and served from 7 to 10 by the rudest cook I've ever had the misfortune to come across. One fellow customer came for his breakfast at 9.45 and asked very politely if there were any more tomatoes and had his head bitten off by the cook who shouted at him - 'no - food stops at 10 o'clock' !! On another occasion a few young Spanish girls were finishing their breakfast at 9.55 but chatting to some other guests and they were also shouted at and told 'breakfast finished'. We also had to wait ages for the cook to refill the coffee pot – perhaps she was waiting for 10 o’clock – so she could say ‘no’.
There was one young man on reception who was very efficient and friendly (on duty in the evenings) but he was the only friendly face.
The evening before we checked out we arrived back to the hotel and asked for an early wakeup call at 6am as we had an early flight and a taxi to be called for 7am. Yes the receptionist said 'no problem' and I asked if there was any chance we could have some coffee - (after all we were not having the breakfast we had paid for). (This was not the same receptionist as described above). 'Yes of course' he said 'no problem.' Fortunately we woke up early enough the clock chimed 6 times! The wakeup call did not come until 6.30am. But no coffee arrived - we went downstairs and met the night porter - we asked for our coffee and he said 'you haven't ordered any. I assured him that I had ordered it the night before with his colleague - but he wasn't having it and still did not provide the coffee. When we went to check out and he started mumbling that we hadn't paid our taxes - I really had no idea what he was talking about. Fortunately our taxi arrived and we gladly left!
Just one more point and this one was a real problem the hotel advertised itself as having a bar - we were travelling with a child so this was one of the reasons we chose this hotel - you could get a drink in the safety of your hotel! However on getting back from site seeing on our first day - we found the bar closed. I asked the receptionist (the friendly receptionist) why it wasn't open and he told me the hotel had a new owner and he hadn't open the bar yet as he had to buy the beer etc. Well if the new owner had been there since November and it was now April - how many more guests had he also misled this way? IT REALLY WAS NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
On a positive note Amsterdam is a lovely city most of the people are friendly and cheerful. We’ll certainly go back but we’ll stay in a modern hotel in the centre of the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- WELCOME TO HOTEL OMEGA AMSTERDAM Hotel Omega Amsterdam is a small, well-maintained 3-star hotel accommodation in a quiet neighbourhood near the Museum Square and the famous Royal Concert Hall. The hotel looks out over the public garden ‘Vondelpark‘, a great place for a walk or picnic, and is right next to the ‘Cornelis Schuytkwartier’, a trendy area with many boutiques and cafés.Hotel rooms:Hotel Omega in Amsterdam Zuid has 32 rooms, all the rooms of the hotel are equipped with:bathroom with shower and toilet, safety deposit box, television, telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and a work desk. If you want to have airconditioning in the room, please request this before arrival, the costs are aprox. 10 euros per day.Services:◾Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel and is free for the guests staying in the hotel.◾Breakfast buffet is included in the price.Location Hotel OmegaThe Omega Hotel is located in the Amsterdam Zuid are, which is the ideal base to visit several tourist attractions in Amsterdam.Musea: The hotel is within walking distance of the Museum Square, the site of the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum with its world-renowned collection of Rembrandt’s, and the just re-opened museum: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Music: Just behind the hotel you will find the Amsterdam concert hall ‘Concertgebouw‘.Shopping in Amsterdam: If you want to do some shopping, the exclusive street PC Hoofdstraat is just minutes away. The receptionists can also help you if you want to visit the famous Albert Cuyp marketNight Life around the Omega HotelNearby Hotel Omega Amsterdam you will find the famous Leidseplein, an area where you can enjoy the city’s vibrant nightlife: it has many restaurants and cafés, clubs and cinemas, as well as the municipal theatre ‘Stadsschouwburg’ and a casino. All in all a perfect location in the city centre of Amsterdam! ... more less
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