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“As Basic as Basic can be” 2 of 5 stars
Review of MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West

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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 #99 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Manningtree, United Kingdom
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“As Basic as Basic can be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stayed here for 1 night on an impromptu trip to Amsterdam.
Location is good- next to Sloterdijk station which is 10 mins from Schipol and 5 from Amsterdam Central on NS intercity.
Check in was very very slow. 2 people on the desk and not a huge influx of guests, yet I was waiting there for at least 10 minutes before being served.
I was in room 108. It was very warm and the temperature control did little. No furnishing to speak of, an uncomfortable bed and a thin and rough duvet.
Ensuite was odd. Huge space but decorated like a school toilet! Shower was a hole in the middle of the cold slippy tiled floor.
Overall I wouldnt recommend the hotel, yes it is cheap but even so, it isnt good value. To compare- it is considerably lower quality than a Travelodge, for a higher price.

Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, we appreciate your feedback in order to improve our services.
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Very good place to stay in. Me and my mates went to Amsterdam to celebrate my mates bday last week. Fantastic connection via train to the city centre, very nice staff, friendly and kind.
Definitely would come back!
Recommended!

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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
We'd like to thank you for your kind comment, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you indeed again in Amsterdam!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The hotel is located very near to Slotterdijk Metro and Train Station (3 minutes walk), where easy to get train towards Amsterdam Centraal every a couple minutes. The surrounding atmosphere is quite comfortable and quiet. The room is simple and clean. The hotel staffs are always busy with visitors, so it is quite difficult to ask some helps. The internet connection is always going slow (stuck) after 8 pm. Generally, it is okay and enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you soon again in Amsterdam.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I stayed here with my husband for 3 nights and we were both thoroughly impressed by the hotel. The train station is a 2 minute walk from the hotel - with regular direct trains to/from Schipol and Amsterdam Centraal. On arrival, the reception staff had no record of our reservation, however they found us a seat in the bar and offered us a drink while they fixed the problem. Our room was large and clean - spotless bathroom and washing areas and a great shower.

The 'all you can eat' self service breakfast is served until 10.30am so there was no need to set the alarm for an early start. The breakfast selection was varied selection which i thought was worth the price (approx 6 euros). We were on the top floor so our room was quiet - no footsteps overhead! The floors are wooden, so not sure if this would affect the noise in rooms on other levels.

The staff were all very helpful and friendly and the bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink after a busy days sightseeing.

I would definitely stay in this hotel again, not being in the centre of Amsterdam was no problem at all due to the regularity of trains into the city, and a journey time of no more than 10 minutes. We felt so comfortable in the hotel and would reccommend this hotel to others - whether you are a group of friends, a couple or a family.

Room Tip: Requesting a larger room may be a good idea, we had a great large room by chance, looking at some pi...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you for your review, we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you once more at your next stay in Amsterdam.
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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Aachen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located besides a train station and has a public parking also besides. Well located. The hotel is big, has a good structure and great service. They are flexible and friendly. Its also possible to take dogs, great for those who have. Breakfast is ok for the price. Wi-fi is good and works better in the lobby. I recommend this place to have a calm trip with good price.

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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, March 20, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you again at the Meininger Hotel in Amsterdam!
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. Easy and quick to get to and from the airport and Amsterdam central with trains running every 5 mins and the train station a 2 minute walk away. Breakfast was great, plenty of choice and travelling with two young children, the kitchen area was ideal. Fantastic value for money and we will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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We'd like to thank you for your kind comment, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you indeed again in Amsterdam!
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel with young and happy workers. We stayed there during a dogshow and we got a room with plenty of space for our dog cages. Thanks to Annika in the reception, the trip to Holland went out to be just perfect :)

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank you very much for your kind words, dogs are always welcome and we hope to see you at the next show as well!
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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 #99 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West 2*
Number of rooms: 219
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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