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“Low cost hotel near to the train station.” 3 of 5 stars
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Quentin Arrive Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Haarlemmerstraat 65, Amsterdam 1013 EL, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #222 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Low cost hotel near to the train station.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The hotel is placed just far enough away from the centre to have a cheap price, but to still within easy walking distance.

There is a large lobby with friendly and helpful staff who were welcoming. The room was very cheap and for a solo traveller on a very limited budget it was ideal. My room was small and slim with no furniture other than the bed, a dressing table and a coffee table. The only clothing storage option was a slatted shelf attached to the wall, but this worked fine for hanging items from it and stacking them on top.

I was there several nights and the bedding was never changed. There was a towel in the room, although this was never changed either - perhaps it was not a part of the deal and had been left by a previous guest(?). After the second night I simply used the travel towel that I had brought in my luggage. The bedding was the same throughout the visit; it was never changed, but it was straightened up daily. There was a basin attached to the wall near the door, but this had no plug, something which made using it a trifle tricky. The tap did however always supply water; this ranged from cold to scalding, which is more than can be said for the shared shower. I only managed to have one, non-cold shower during my stay. The floor of the room was cigarette burnt and dirty; it could certainly have benefited from a good vacuuming.

I was staying on the third floor at the front, and this had a couple of disadvantages: firstly there was something of a climb up the narrow, steep stairs (no lift) - not something I'd like to try while drunk; secondly, the front of the hotel skyline was lit by two arc lights fitted to the building opposite. These shone right into the window and lit up the room as though day-lit even through the curtains. In the end I found a suitable use for the dirty towel attaching it to the curtains (no curtain rail).

I was using the hotel as a base for exploring Amsterdam and surrounding towns so as a place to crash it was fine for my purposes. The only downside was the parties by drugged-up teenagers in the room next door - which must have been much bigger and suitable for six to stay in. These parties started around 11PM and usually ended around 4AM. I suspect this is a problem for hotels in Amsterdam generally, but as this hotel is on the budget end, and the room seemed to have been sub-divided at some point in the past the noise absorbency of the rooms was, essentially, nil.

Overall the room was adequate for the money paid for it, the only issue I had was with the guest next door and this is hardly the fault of the hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

I loved this place people talking about shared bathroom obviously booked the cheaper holiday which clearly states that it is shared bathroom! I payed that little bit extra and got private shower and bathroom and breakfast. We will certainly be returning next year! Great location loads of coffee shops local!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

The hotel itself is in a great location, less than 10 minutes walk from Amsterdam Centraal station, right next to the many of infamous coffeeshops and easy to find. The rooms aren't anything special, very basic but good for their purpose. Considering what we paid for our stay and the location, it's pretty perfect for those on a budget but don't want to pay for unnecessary luxuries. What really stood out was the reception staff, every staff member we met were lovely, especially Amy, who was incredible helpful and accommodating to myself and my friend. I couldn't sing her praises enough. I think that housekeeping could be improved but other than that we had a lovely stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

A good bargain in a good location!!!

Clean room, shared shower which was more than adequate! TV in room too with english channels.

Location - five minute walk from the main central station which was great!

5- mins walk to the red light district. Various shops/restaraunts nearby.

If all you require is a bed for the night and are on a budget this is superb!

  • Stayed November 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mihaela B, Front Office Manager at Quentin Arrive Hotel, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Dear guest, Thank you for writing a such a nice and realistic review . Indeed we are trying our best to offer the maximum for a budget hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The reception service was a bit stand-offish to start with. There was no showing to the room (or even directions) - just üpstairs". A friendlier reception would probably have changed my ratings below and cost the hotel nothing.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Hotel was nice enough for what you pay but let down by the staff. On arrival was stood at reception for ten minutes whilst the receptionist was sat at the desk finishing a personal telephone call without even acknowledging that we was stood there. Once finally off the phone she was pleasant enough but the damage was already done. Rooms ok - no way to turn radiator off though and it was like a sauna which was very uncomfortable. Wouldn't stay again.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Also Known As:
Quentin Arrive Amsterdam
Quentin Arrive Hotel Amsterdam
Address: Haarlemmerstraat 65, Amsterdam 1013 EL, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #222 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Quentin Arrive Hotel 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is housed in a beautiful 19th century building, in the middle of a 650-year-old street. The rooms are well equipped with modern facilities to make sure your stay is as comfortable as possible.The hotel is located close to the Central Station, near to all Amsterdam’s highlights such as the Royal Palace, Dam square, Red Light District, shops, bars, clubs and restaurants. You will have a variety of restaurants, bars and cafés right outside the hotel door.The hotel offers many services and facilities such as free wireless internet throughout the building, tickets to various museums and activities, a continental breakfast and free city maps. Our reception is always open (24/7) and we will be happy to help you if you will need any additional services, facilities or information.The location is perfect to explore the city and our staff will make sure your stay in Amsterdam is one to remember. ... more   less 
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