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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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“Good value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Hotel Meiniger straddles the border between being a hotel and a hostel, which might put some people off but we quite enjoyed the liveliness of having lots of young travelers in the bar and there were never issues of noise or rowdiness once we went to bed. Our room was clean and large and it was quite funny having a set of bunk beds in the room. I suppose it would normally be for four. The hotel has great transport links. You can get to the airport or central station in about 10 minutes or catch the bus or tram from directly outside. The staff were helpful when we asked them for help and advice although one guy gave us completely incorrect information about the canal boat tour so double check! The internet is really bad though.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, Front Office Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are very happy to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we are aware of the wifi issues that we have. We are working on them at the moment.

We hope to welcome you here again in the future!

Warm regards,

Meininger Amsterdam
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Galway, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Stayed here in a group of 7 for a stag weekend. Location wise, the hotel is about 5 minutes train ride from central station. It's directly outside the station so extremely convenient.

When we first checked in there was another group of males who were here for a stag weekend (about 30 of them) but our check in was handled quickly and efficiently. Remember that hotels in Amsterdam charge local tax on top of the normal rate.

The rooms we stayed in (2 rooms, one could sleep 4, the other could sleep 6) were clean and spacious. The bathroom is split in the room, the shower and toilet are behind two different doors, meaning when sharing a room, one person doesn't take up the whole bathroom.

One complaint I had would be that the beds and pillows weren't that comfy. But they did the job for our 3 day weekend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, Front Office Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your kind review! We are happy to see that you have enjoyed your stay at Meininger and hope to welcome you and your friends again in the future!

Warm regards,

Meininger Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This hotel has the rooms of a hotel and are very clean and modern but the atmosphere is that of a hostel. It's only a few minutes walk from the Amsterdam sloterdijk train station which is a main stop. It's just a 5 minute train ride to Amsterdam Central which you can walk to everything from or catch a tram. Trains go every 7 minutes. Breakfast was good and always had sports playing on their flatscreen TVs.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, June 11, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here during a business trip due to good airport and city connections as well as good price. Overall was fine for two nights. Evenings lounges are full of kids so our group decided to stay in town most of the time. Internet also did not really work.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Meininger H, General Manager at MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you soon again in Amsterdam.
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Don't go unless you want to spend €94.93/night to get a wet bed and futon along with strong urine smell and sufferr whole night with none of their staff to come up to clean. Even worse, the promised refund of their operation manager also didn't happend, they remain charge you whatever they had promised. it is a cheating!
By the way, I stayed 2 nights in total, normally hotel won't bother to ask you to change room even your bookings are 2 separeted orders. However, I was asked to change room in the 2nd day, you could learn how lously their management is.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 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, June 11, 2014
Thank you for your review, we have been in contact already personally as well as by e-mail and were given the impression that we have successfully solved the complaint for you. Please kindly get in contact with us if you would like to have further assistance or if you have any questions.
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The Hostel was located outside of the Amsterdam city centre which meant that you needed to commute in and out of Amsterdam Centraal every time. Not the most convenient option but its not so bad, considering that it's right next to a train station which runs daily train service into Amsterdam Centraal (And to Schipol Airport too). I felt that the Hostel was overpriced. Wifi reception was horrible. Couldn't get decent reception in my room and sometimes the wifi wouldn't even work at all, even in my room and the lobby. Otherwise, it's a decent stay. Not worth a second stay though.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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, June 11, 2014
Thank you very much for your review, we highly appreciate your feedback in order to improve our services.
Your Meininger Team Amsterdam
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We need a family room with good access to the city centre. The hotel is one stop from Central Station and the journey takes 5 minutes. Trains were very frequent indeed - we never waited more than 5 minutes. It's a large busy hotel! But it was very clean and we'll organised. The room had a double bed, two sets of bunk beds and a single bed. It's right next to the railway but we heard nothing as the glazing was good. The girls loved the modern room - even had BBC1 on the TV. Breakfast is a tad busy, the buffet was excellent and gave us a good start to the day. Would use again because of the convenience of the Railway. The Dutch Railway System is amazing.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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, June 11, 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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Additional Information about MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West

Address: Orlyplein 1-67, 1043 DR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) 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*
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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