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Hotel Sander
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jacob Obrechtstraat 69, 1071 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #275 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Basement room!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Very good location. Got there at 11.30 am and was told room ready.In the basement and was not the best place to be.Very basic and dark. Clean though and warm if you switched the radiators on. Boiling hot water. Should have requested another room. Especially when we checked out and was asked "Oh so you were ok in that room? Most people dont like it!"Imagine in the summer the basement rooms would be noisy and hot. 50 euro per person deposit was unexpected and by the time we had discussed between ourselves that we would leave a credit card number the receptionist had filled out a form for cash which she didnt want to change!Breakfast hard boiled egg (hot though) warmed roll and a plate of cheese and meats. Some sliced bread, orange juice and tea or coffee. 2 types of cereal.If I had not got this "free" with avios points I would have been upset!

Room Tip: NO ROOM 109 (basement)
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

Very good experience I have had. The hotel is very quiet and the staff has been very friendly and helpful.

The conditions are good, however I would suggest to place a kettle in each room to allow the customers to make their own herbal, relaxing tea to unwind after an excessive walking.

Also, the location is perfect especially for someone who comes from such a noisy place like London. The hotel is in a very lovely residential area and at the same time very close (walking distance) to the centre and tourists' attractions, eg dimonds museum.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

I visited Amsterdam in the month of march and stayed in hotel sander for 2 nights. It is the usually recommended hotel by Indian travel agents.

However i found the hotel to be very basic with extremely small rooms, TV not working, the most basic breakfast spread i found in my stay across Europe. The staff is courteous and willing to guide tourists. It is a little light on your pocket and hence may make sense. Located near a tram station and travel within Amsterdam city is very convenient. Not recommended for those looking for a relatively lavish stay.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rhineland-Palatinate
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31 hotel reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2011

I had booked a three-star hotel room and got a shabby and! tiny room worthy of a maximum of one star. The hotel is not too far away from the center of Amsterdam and is staffed by attentive personnel, which are probably the two good things I can say about this place.

The room provided by the attentive staff was on the backside; the carpet had stains in it. The room was barely big enough for the bed and in-room! sink; the bathroom sported a shower and a toilet bowl, which must have been put in by an an enthusiastic, but nonetheless amateur plumber. It simply did not look very professional.

The hotel does not provide parking, even though outside the hotel there are two signs, boasting that the hotel is recommended by auto clubs in Switzerland and Germany. Parking around the hotel costs about €4 per hour. The staff pointed out that parking can be had at the reasonable price of €8 per 24 hours at the Olympic Stadium about 2km off.

If all that was not enough, I was really taken aback by the fact that credit-card payments cost extra! The hotel slaps another 4% on top if you have the nerve to pay by credit card! I could have survived one night with a room which had its best days twenty years ago and parking that was a brisk twenty-minute walk away, but the extra payment for the credit card was too much.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

we stay 1 night in this hotel,not so bad,like some people write,clean big room,nice size bed,free WI-FI.Very friendly staff,so,breakfast ,not too much,but pretty good ,its not a buffet.location is really good and very close to all attractions.For this price, I think ,not so bad.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Lisbon, Portugal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2011

This hotel is not a clean one, and breakfast is just a fake 'buffet': only a small dish with very tiny slices of cheese(1), salami(1) and ham(1) per person!
The bed is 30cms from the walls...
The carpet (even the one which covers the elevator walls...) is very old and untidy.
You have to give more 4% of your bill if you pay it by credit card, plus residence taxes (more 22Euros) not included in the reservation, even if already paid.
You certainly get a better deal at the centre for the same price or lower!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of June 2011. It is located in a quiet, residential area of the city, just round the corner from the No 16 tram stop which runs through the city centre to the central station.

Vondel park is within 400 metres and there is a pizzeria and two cafe/restaurants (all popular with the locals) within 300 metres.

Our room on the third floor was clean and comfortable and a good breakfast was provided, comprising juices, cereals, boiled egg, ham, cheese and preserves.

The price was not out of the way, considering Amsterdam prices in general.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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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Address: Jacob Obrechtstraat 69, 1071 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #275 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sander 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four-story Hotel located in downtown Amsterdam, near World Trade Center & RAI Congress Building. ... more   less 
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