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MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Orlyplein 1-67, 1043 DR Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #95 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Manchester England
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“Good value, well located”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We thought the room was fine, en suite facilities good and excellent location for getting into the centre of Amsterdam quickly - a train about every 10 minutes and it only takes about 10 minutes. We walked into the centre through a park that comes out in the Jordaan, a pleasant walk and it takes about 45 minutes. The only downside is the ridiculously long queues to check in / check out, they need more staff on at peak times. Breakfast was very good, self service buffet, all you can eat, clean and attractive communal tables, and the bar is good in the evenings.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very good value for money, lovely rooms, nicely decorated. We were a group of 4 - a couple and 2 others - and the room had a double bed and a bunk bed which suited us perfectly. Lovely shower, separate toilet, comfy beds and linen. Staff at the hotel was nice and helpful. The hotel is right next to Sloterdijk Metro station which is relatively convenient although I guess I would have preferred a location closer to the city centre as night buses are a bit of a pain after a night out.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I stayed for three days there in a triple room with two of my friends. I can't complain about the cleanliness and the location also good 1 min walk to the train/metro/tram/bus station.
On the other side, the room was very small(only one person could walk at a time), Wi-Fi wasn't accessible in all parts of the room(which was really small!) And when available the connection wasn't that good.
To summarize not a good value for money scale!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Hotel (more like hostel) is decent - rooms were clean, facilities were available for guests to cook their own food and washing machines were available for you to do your laundry. Location is also great - next to Sloterdijk Station where you can take the train, bus or tram to get to the city center.

However, the hostel rooms were too small, the place is filled with young tourists and after 6 pm there wasn't anything to see in the neighborhood nor shops to buy things from. I couldn't complain much because the rates were cheap although I wouldn't mind paying more for a better hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I stayed in the Meininger Amsterdam West with two colleagues for meetings in Amsterdam. Rooms are clean, small, quiet, bathroom is adequate but clean. Wifi everywhere in the hotel. Parking facilities next to the hotel, discount on rates via the hotel. It looks more a hostel than a hotel, with plenty of young people running around. Breakfast is adequate, there is enough. location is close to train to the airport (15 minutes) and bus to central station (15 minutes).
All in all a no-nonsense place, but for the same price you can book in a Ibis hotel close by, which affords more amenities.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel was very clean and modern but I just didn't like the hostel feel, ie a kitchenette for people to prepare their own food and clearing up after yourself after breakfast. Lots of independent travellers too. Breakfast was poor quality too- we recommend going to the railway station next door and have breakfast in Starbucks. Overall not the Amsterdam experience I was hoping for. We were limited at the time of booking with availability and also had a car to think about and a 12 year old child.. The room was more than adequate with a good shower but the room was small and I felt like I was in a small cabin. You cant open the windows and rely on air con. The bedding very much like what you find on a ferry (duvet folded over that just covers the single beds)- and no spare pillows.Staff on reception were efficient and informative enough but I had to remind them that I had asked for a car space (they seemed happy enough for us to use the car park at the back of the hotel which was more expensive and possibly not as secure), when they have spaces in a secure car park in the basement of the building. We were carrying expensive bikes so were pleased with the final arrangement). The area is corporate, lots of offices and the hotel some way out of the centre- that said we had no problems using the trams and recommend buying passes for the numbe rof days you intend to travel not the daily tickets (works out cheaper)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

A really nice student hotel, kitchen facilities (a bit small) but otherwise good. Great atmosphere, friendly and good staff. Only problem is location, during the day is fine but at night there is only 1 bus an hour from center town to the hotel area, so you can end up waiting a long time to get home after a night out

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Orlyplein 1-67, 1043 DR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Style and atmosphere of the hotelThe new MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West offers a very special atmosphere for your stay: people of all different ages and origins meet here in an unusually relaxed international atmosphere. They communicate with one another, relax, work or simply take a peaceful break. Opening July 2012.Unique aspects of the hotelWe have a breath of Amsterdam flair in store for you here, with distinctive art in the lobby. With a nod to the Old Masters, details from the great works of the golden age of painting are located throughout the hotel. The 232 comfortable non-smoker rooms offer an own bathroom with shower, toilet and hairdryer as well as a television and air conditioning. The hotel boasts spacious public areas such as lobby, bar and guest kitchen, in which use of W-LAN is free of charge. Our lavish all-you-can-eat-and-drink breakfast buffet gives you the ideal start to your day and is available at a small extra fee. Cars can be parked in the hotel underground garage, also at a charge.Location of the hotel, surrounding area and sightsThe MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West lies in the corridor between city centre and Schiphol Airport, directly by the Sloterdijk transport hub. From here it is just a 5-minute ride with the urban railway to Centraal Station at the heart of the Old Town and ten minutes to Schiphol Airport, with Utrecht less than an hour away by train. Whether you want to travel round the canals, visit the Rijksmuseum, stroll through the flower market, have a stopover in a coffee shop or complete a business appointment, the Dutch metropolis receives its guests with welcoming openness. ... more   less 
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