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“Скорее хостел по сервису, удобен для компании за небольшие деньги” 2 of 5 stars
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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 #96 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Скорее хостел по сервису, удобен для компании за небольшие деньги”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

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The hotel is near train station Sloterdijk, just 3-5 minutes walking from the hotel. Cheap breakfast, only 6 euro. / Отель рядом со станцией Sloterdijk, 3-5 минут пешком от отеля. Далее 5 минут на поезде до центра. Недорогой завтрак, всего за 6 евро.

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There are no possibilities to eat nearby - only at train station, the hotel gives only breakfast and cooks no dinner. We found insects in our beds - so the hotel is not so clean. Two girls from the groups had bites on the skin from bugs. The manager of the hotel is impolite. WiFi works only in some parts of the hotel and only when there live not so much people, if the hotel is overbooked - it is impossible to connect. There is no fridge and kettle in the room. there is not enough light in the room. It is not hotel but hostel more. If you buy tickets or food at Sloterdijk station there is impossible to pay with 100 euro bank-note or credit card. They accept only 50 euro notes and less./
Нет возможности поесть около отеля. Нет кафе и ресторанов поблизости. Единственное место, где можно поесть, – на вокзале. Отель предоставляет только завтрак за отдельную плату, не готовят горячий ужин. Мы в кровати обнаружили клопов, отель чистым не назовешь, пол в номерах был грязный. У двух девушек остались следы укусов на теле. Главный менеджер отеля невежлив с гостями. Wi Fi работает не во всех частях отеля и только при условии, что отель занят не полностью. Нет постоянного подключения. Если народу проживает много – подключится к вайфай невозможно. Нет холодильника и чайника. Плохое освещение в номерах. Это скорее хостел, чем отель.
При покупке билетов или еды на вокзале не принимают купюры в 100 евро, только от 50 и меньше и не берут кредитки. Учтите это и запаситесь мелкими деньгами.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Booked this hotel via Bookings.com. arrived to pay at the hotel and was told that they charge per person not per room which wasn't stated on the website. so my friend had to pay another 150 euro's to get in even though we had booked a twin room. then when we arrived upstairs it was a twin room with a bunk bed making it a 4 person room (room 207) :-/ ! other than that , staff very helpful and bathroom was amazing ! also located 1 minute walk from the station ! which is 1 stop to amsterdam central at 2.90 euros :)

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 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
Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you soon again in Amsterdam.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Stayed here with 26 students on a school trip to Amsterdam we were so pleased with this hotel
Wonderful service front desk staff we re so efficient and friendly
Rooms wonderful v comfortable bathrooms huge
We ate breakfast and dinner and were v pleased with it
Would definitely recommend

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Checked into this hotel for the second time, stayed for a week and everything was just lovely. First of all, we arrived at 8am which was very early for a check-in but not only did they manage to get us a room immediately, they were also very friendly and helpful! The room itself was perfect for us and at a very reasonable price. The room, sheets and toilet were all very clean too. Housekeeping staff does a really good job in keeping everything spic and span.
- The reception staff are not only friendly and knowledgeable, they try their best to accommodate to your needs. They have a wide range of brochures and maps for tourists and first time travelers. You may also rent a bike from the reception.
- Room was very clean, toilet had hot powerful showers all day long and they offer daily room service.
- Location is convenient as it is located just beside Sloterdijk station which takes about 10 minutes to the Centraal station. The hotel is located at a very peaceful neighbourhood (mostly offices around) so by 6pm everything is just peaceful so it's awesome for light sleepers.
- At about 5 euros they offer a decent breakfast with bread, ham, cheese, coffee, tea etc. Nothing too fancy though.
Overall, a very pleasant stay and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Would return, definitely. Hope this helps.
Cheers.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I stayed here for one night. From Amsterdam centraal you can take train to amsterdam sloterdijk. It cost you 2.6 euro per person (when you buy the tickets at counter-probably it will be cheaper if you buy at ticket machine). The hotel is just next to the sloterdijk station. From there as well, you can take metro to places of attraction. The room was nice, clean and tidy. The bed is nice and really comfort. When your flight or train is later than checkout time, you can still stayed at their cafe with free wifi or if you intent to walk around, you can leave your luggage at their luggage room which is very systematic. You can also cook at their guest kitchen. Except their counter service, everything was perfect. Recommended to all.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 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 19, 2014

Hotel was very nice and clean.
Very good location (1 bus or train to town. Takes around 15-20min to get there)
You won't find any pubs around if you like go out before sleep you have to travel by bus/train.
I tried to have few drinks downstairs but I was waiting with other travellers around 15-20min before someone came to the bar.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you soon again in Amsterdam.
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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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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 #96 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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