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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
Newport, South Wales
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“Clean & quiet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

We booked the Meininger as part of a girls weekend to Amsterdam. We were really pleased with the price compared to other hotels in the city and the hotel looked safe too.

The Meininger is only a 5 minute train journey from Amsterdam Central which was super convenient. The staff were really helpful and spoke good English which made our stay a lot easier too.

The room was quite small but fine for what we needed. We were quite impressed with the "split bathroom". The beds aren't great. They were quite uncomfortable and the pillows were far too soft. The bed on the top bunk also hadn't been made up and it was really difficult for us to make it up so that made for quite an uncomfortable stay for the person with that bed.

Overall though, for the price we paid the hotel was ideal.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, May 14, 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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  • Location
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

+ close to train station, breakfast only €6, free good wifi, comfy rooms, pretty quiet for being next to railroad, very quick connections to Amsterdam central

- bit slow on checkout (too few people working), nothing specific

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, May 12, 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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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stayed at this huge hotel with three friends to spend a couple of days in Amsterdam. Apparently we picked up a bad weekend because most hotels were booked and prices skyhigh - including at this hotel located in the outskirts of town (just next to a P+R parking lot), but we had no choice.
The place is very big and was crowded, i.e. it took a long time to ask for info at reception, breakfast was stressful (but excellent buffet) with too many people and big groups, long wait for the lift. The quadruple room was ok but had not been dusted properly and my bed (the top of a bunk bed) had not been made "for security reasons". For the price we paid I found that ridiculous - if you cannot ask your cleaning ladies to do it, why should I? And most importantly, why offer it?
On the plus side, good and free wifi everywhere, luggage room, vicinity to the parking and smiling staff - but overall I'd rather stay somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 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, May 12, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, we highly appreciate your feedback in order to improve our services.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Meininger city west is located right next to the sloterdijk metro station. You won't miss it because there is a big signboard showing you the direction as you step out of the train station. Walking there would be nearer if not because of the construction in between the station and the hotel. Nonetheless, it is still a less than 10 minutes walk alongside the main road to reach the hotel entrance.

The reception area is brightly and colorfully decorated. There is pair of wooden clogs in front of the elevator area if you want to snap a photo. Entering the hallway to the rooms is brightly lit and quiet. The quadruple room that we stayed in is just nice in size and as per the photo on booking.com, with a double bed and a bunk bed. There isn't any view from the room as it is facing an office block, but that's not an issue for us.

Overall, a good stay. Just remember to take the train if you are coming from amsterdam central because it is just 2 stops away, while metro takes a longer time to reach.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, May 12, 2014
Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate it and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Taipei, Taiwan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

During the stay in Holland, I lived in MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West. We booked a double bed room, but we did not get the type of room. Instead, we got a room with four beds in it as in a dormitory. The entire space was smaller. The frontdesk did not even tell us when we checked in. We asked the staff. The staff told us in a rude manner that MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West did not have the kind of room to give us. He even sarcastically mentioned that they have upgraded the room to four-beds.
Besides, the curtains of the room were dirty, with food stains. The clothes hangers were broken, with nails exposed. I have asked the front desk as well as housekeeper to clean and fix the problem, but they did not do it at all.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, we highly appreciate your feedback in order to improve our services. We take your complaint very seriously and are happy that you took the time to inform us about this matter, so that we are able to react and investigate immediately.
Your remarks and suggestions are more than welcome and allow us to introduce changes, wherever necessary.
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed here for King's Day which meant the price of the hostel was pumped up exceedingly (59 euro per night/per person). This was a bit extreme but unfortunately there was not much of an option. Its location is very good, right next to the train station and breakfast was fantastic for 6 euros. We stayed in the hostel section and the rooms themselves are very spacious, with powerpoints next to each bed and ensuite toilet and shower. The bathroom facilities are very basic but the room is very new and clean. Great quality for a hostel, would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 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, April 28, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I booked a single room for one night at Meininger Hotel, the room is small but is just right for 1 person, I was surprised by its cuteness, brightness, cleanness, and the high quality of its bath room design. Very useful tourist information can be found at front desk, the staffs are friendly, speak good English, and keen to help. My stay was excellent.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 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, April 26, 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!
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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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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