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“Very poor. Don't bother” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Sander
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jacob Obrechtstraat 69, 1071 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier))   |  
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Ranked #292 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Very poor. Don't bother”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Worst sleep of our European holiday, worst mattress, worst pillows, ancient bedspreads, no heating or cooling, no smiles at reception, terrible coffee for breakfast, wonky stairs, ancient lift. Stained old carpet.Location was Ok, that was the only acceptable part.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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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Mallorca, Spain
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83 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Small hotel, just correct. Conveniently placed very near Concertgebouw. Several tramway lines pass nearby. 20 minutes pleasant walk from hotel to RAI Congress Center (I had to attend a Congress there, my wife just wantet to do tourism in the city).
Our room (3rd floor) was small but clean. Bed and bathroom were OK.
Breakfast simple but also OK. I don't need a sumptuous breakfast.
Personnel OK. A light bulb in the lamp above our bed was fused. We reported it when we went away from the hotel in the morning, and in the afternoon it was readuly substituted.
They arvertise there is wi-fi everywhere in the hote, but in our room it didn't work; apparenmtly it was only working only in the ground floor.
Overall, just OK, especially if you want a simple but correct hotel not far from RAI Congress Center, and also well connected byt tram with city centre.

Room Tip: Some people say the basement room should better be avoided. Our room in 3d floor was OK.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Safe area but you need to be buzzed into the hotel like a 2 year old, no internet on the upper floors, poor to zero connectivity in the lobby and eating area. The owner has no client service skills and did not listen to the internet issues I and others had in the lobby.

There was virtually no water pressure on the 4th floor, you cannot regulate the heat in the room, the telephone did not work, the stairs are very steep even for Amsterdam. The is a hotel for the desperate. The only good thing about this place is the location.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Hotel à éviter absolument: accueil exécrable, chambres sales, odeurs de haschich / horrific experience: dirty, smoky, nasty.
Twe travelled with our daughters and the guy at the reception - very unpleasant since he knew confident since he knew we would be debited on our Visa Card anyway -wanted to give us rooms either separated by 4 floors, or in the basement!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Good- right by a tram stop - Number 16 which takes you into the city to all the stops you need.
Clean and staff are OK. The beds were very comfortable. Bathroom was good. Water is hot and heating works. Has a bar which they will serve you at when you require.
Bad- We had the basement room which is quite a good size but smelt. ( not sure if water pump was broken as damp patch on the floor.) The night staff were noisy and did not know what they were doing at 7 am when checking us out. Breakfast is not worth the money- go elsewhere for breakfast.
However if you want a budget hotel and not the noise of the inner city & want your own bathroom then this was an OK hotel. They mean NO SMOKING which was good.
Having been many times to Amsterdam and stayed at more expensive hotels I was happy with this stay overall which was only for two nights. The location was good as right by Museumplein and Albert Cypt Market. The Tram stop just a little way from outside hotel made it good.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Warsaw, Poland
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56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

The hotel is located just off the Museumplein at a calm nice street.

The rooms are quite small and a little renovation wouldn't hurt, but everything is clean and if you're not planning on sitting in your room too much it will do the trick.

Breakfast in the morning is quite good, service level is also fine.

Overall good money/value ratio.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Hotel Sander is located in walking distance to Museumsplein and only 3 stations by tram from Leidseplein. The Hotel is a bit old fashioned and not in best shape, but every was clean the staff was friendly. If you just need a bed and a shower (ours was recently renovated) it´s perfect.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 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 > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #292 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sander 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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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