after arriving home from a 4 night stay at the greenhouse effect Amsterdam I thought it was only right to write a review straight away to get across to all readers how vile this "hotel" is. I would like to make a huge point that I was never expecting upscale luxury - this hotel was just beyond gross. After paying over €100 per night I was expecting at least a half decent room, especially considering how far ahead I had booked this trip.
As soon as we checked in we were asked for a €30 deposit for one key to the room and one for the front door - and asked to pay the hotel bill up front without checking the room or the hotel itself. I would not have minded this if the price I agreed to pay in march was the price I actually paid for. After being asked for €30 more than agreed and a €30 deposit I already had my doubts about this "hotel".
As we walked through the main door, we were left to carry a heavy suitcase up 3 flights of stairs - no bannister on the 3rd floor - and arrived in room 9 "Red Man". As I opened the door to two smaller than single beds, a sink and plastic table and chair, it was completely clear we had been mislead. Not only did we have a tiny attic room - but we also had to share a shower and toilet with 2 other rooms. Posters on the wall explaining the rooms are not cleaned every day and clean towels are at reception if requested?! As I went to check out the bathroom it was clear it had not been cleaned in quite a while due to the stale urine left in the toilet bowl - lovely! As I entered the shower room I was greated with a hand held metal shower head and a corroded wet room floor.
Immediately disappointed we decided to leave the room and try to forget about the misfortune and enjoy our holiday. As a couple when we returned we decided to move the single beds together in the middle of the room where a RAT TRAP was found underneath the bed. Absolutely disgusting. After a restless night of sleep I then woke up to around 20 bites on my legs and blood on the sheet from the bedbugs inside the mattress. Like this stay couldn't get worse. I have nothing good to say about this hotel - breakfast isn't worth getting up for - a few stale bread rolls and cheese which has no doubt been sat there for the entire duration of breakfast. When we requested an iron it was covered with dirt and no ironing board or flat surface? What's the point? No wardrobe or anywhere to hang clothes other than 3 plastic hooks on the door which couldn't even hold the weight of a coat. Absolutely AVOID this hotel. When checking out the lady working behind the bar walky talkied the cleaner to check our room - very awkward and rude. Bags were kept in a stock room which was easily accessible by everyone - not locked.
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