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“Pleasent stay” 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 #198 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Eastern Finland, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Pleasent stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Pros
-great location on quiet street yet not faraway from attractions
-deluxe room was big compared to prize
-decent breakfast
-helpful staff

Cons
-bathroom was out of date
-noise from other rooms can be easily heard
-there were some insects in the room, not sure what (we kept windows open whole time, though)

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Stay at Asterisk was very pleasant and stress free what is the most important. Also, location is very good as well as you only minutes away from all the night life and if you rent a bike you also minutes away from the main Amsterdam station as well as city center.

Check-in was very smooth and fast. We were also able to leave our bags in the storage and head to city straight away. Staff was really polite and helpful. Also, Emelie added extra mile to suggest any places of interest to visit or any other assistance needed and asked if anything else she can help us with. I am working in London within 4-5* hotels for over 4 years and really would be able to be picky but at The Hotel Asterisk there was nothing to pick up on something.

Free wi-fi, also we needed to check out 30min later, as I was getting my car from car park my fiancee needed to stay in the room so, it did not cause any inconvenience for the hotel.

Definitely, would recommend!

Thanks for all the staff and Emelie. ALL THE BEST FOR YOU!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This hotel wasn't too bad, just a few little things that bothered me.
The water in the shower would not stay on the same temperature for more than a minute and sometimes would take about 2 minutes to even have hot water.
The cleaning staff would knock on your door to clean your room every morning at about 11.. If you're like me and have a big night or just like to sleep in, your room will never get cleaned and will have a large collection of rubbish because there's no where else to really put it.
You can also hear almost everything said in the room next to you and currently they are renovating the building across from asterisk and they will play music and be using loud tool in the morning... The beds are also super squishy and have crappy pillows.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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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
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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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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 #198 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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