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“Small but great” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Asterisk
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Den Texstraat 16, 1017 ZA Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #197 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Brisbane, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Small but great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

First part of Hotel Asterisk that I loved was the fact that it gave directions right down to the tram number we needed to catch to find it when arriving in Amsterdam. Second part was how helpful the receptionist was when we arrived. Very polite and efficient. She gave us good tips on where to eat (ended up going back to the restaurant twice as the food was so good)
Room is a little small but if you are out traveling who wants to be shut up in their hotel room anyway. Shared bathroom was very clean. Bed was super comfy!!
Reccommend if staying you walk through the little park to the pancake carousel!
This hotel is in a great location, easy to find your way around and is well worth staying at!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The hotel had a great location to visit Amsterdam and the desk was very helpful in helping us find different locations, We plan to stay there again on our next visit. Also, the breakfast was good and we will recommend the Asterisk to our friends,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Windermere, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The hotel was in a very good location if you want to go to the Van Gogh museum and Rijks museum. Very close to canal boat trip and bike hire. Hotel receptionist was lovely and very helpful. The room was a decent size. The stairs were ridiculously steep but there is a tiny elevator which helps a great deal. Very clean. Breakfast was adequate. Would certainly recommend.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I booked Asterisk Hotel based on the reviews and the location and that proved a wise decision. Firstly the video directions on the website were brilliant - had no problems finding the place. The room was a single with shower and was larger than expected - VERY CLEAN AND TIDY.
Staff are excellent and very helpful - sure breakfast isn't a full Buffett but its more than adequate. I will recommend the Asterisk to anyone travelling to Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We were deciding between staying in a hostel or an affordable hotel for 2 girls, and we finally settled on Hotel Asterisk.

The location was good. It was near to Central by tram, yet far enough in a quiet neighborhood. The Heineken Experience was just a 5min walk away. From the airport, we took Bus 197 and changed to tram 7 or 10 at Leidseplein.

Check-in was a breeze and we were given free maps at the reception. We were early, so we left our luggage in the luggage storage area and went to explore the area before heading back. Our rooms were on the 2nd floor at the next building but that was no issue to us as we traveled light with just cabin bags. The steps were steep, but I understand that this was a common design (and problem) in most buildings in Netherlands.

Our twin rooms were basic and very small. Space was tight if both of us wanted to open up our luggage. There is a sink in the room which was great for us to wash up in the mornings. The shared bathroom was just outside the room and we had no problems having to use the shower. The bed was clean and comfortable enough to give us a good night rest.

Breakfast was at the main building and they serve the same menu every morning. But it was enough to fill us with cereal, juices, assorted toast, boiled eggs, ham and cheese, and coffee/tea.

In conclusion, this hotel fits all our basic requirements. Clean rooms, near amenities and transport, value for money with breakfast. It's definitely a better alternative to hostels for the price we paid for a twin room. Suits anyone with a tight budget and traveling light with small suitcase. :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Den Texstraat 16, 1017 ZA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #197 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Asterisk 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm welcoming hotel, frienly and helpfull reception, located in a quiet street in the center of Amsterdam. Rooms for all budgets, small and large rooms, with and without private facilities. Close to the booming "Pijp" area. At walking distance to nightlife and museumarea. Free Wifi, good buffet breakfast. Main building has an elevator. ... more   less 
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