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“Horrible, and would advise anyone from staying there.” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Monopole
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Amstel 60, 1017 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #279 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Bergen, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Horrible, and would advise anyone from staying there.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

Tiny. Bathroom 1x1.5 m. Steep stairs. Have to be buzzed in every time one wants to enter the hotel. Not very nice personnel. VERY noisy. No air condition or a fan. Very hot, hard to sleep.

On the plus side: fairly clean.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011 via mobile

Went on a stag do. Rooms were really nice, they were more like little flats although we stayed in a separate part of the hotel 3 doors away from the main part so can't speak for the rest. Did not find it noisy, it overlooked the canal which was nice.
They do increase the price on arrival though due to taxes etc which they leave you pretty much no choice but to pay so be warned about that. Overall the price was very reasonable though.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

A very small room for 100 euros a night. However it was very clean & the breakfast which was delivered to the room was more than adequate but due to the lack of space in the room, it was very difficult to sit & eat it. Only one chair at a narrow dressing table & a very narrow window ledge made it a complex manoeuvre!
Also there was a lot of noise & bass reverberation at night due to the location of the hotel which was very central for all amenities.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

Very Basic hotel but good location for the centre except for the largest NIGHTCLUB in Amsterdam behind it. Reception better than room. Attic room you are going up a ladder to get in too. If you want cheap you've got it although you if you pay before hand, get ready for them to try and blag more money from you when there. Charges kept changing throughout the conversation.

Pretty sure you can probably do better.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

Unprofessional business/staff.
Staff only seemed attentive to email request for reservation but after receipt of credit card details, 1/ they never confirmed my reservation despite repeated requests, 2/ so I sent them a cancellation notice of the reservation 3 months prior to travel, 3/ yet they proceeded to bill my credit card for a reservation that never was.
They then feign problems with receiving cancellation notice from me despite my sending them copies of dated emails requesting such. They however could not provide me with similar evidence that they had ever responded with a confirmation. They still refuse to reverse the credit card charges.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Winnipeg, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

My wife wrote to make a reservation. They never replied with a confirmation even after 3 follow-up emails. We decided to cancel, and requested a reply which they never answered. We stayed at the excellent Hotel Fita instead, and presumed that Monopole was a dead deal. When we got back to Canada, imagine our surprise when Hotel Monopole charged us a one-day, no-show room rate! After several email complaints, they sent a single reply in undecipherable English claiming that we didn't send them a proper fax number for them to confirm the reservation. You need a fax number to confirm an email reservation?!!! This Hotel Monopole is run by con artists, and destroys the wonderful image we have of Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Niagara Falls Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2010

Stayed in the room without a window. There is a bar next to it, they played loud music all night. We couldn't sleep for four nights. The hotel staff was rude and they just wanted the money ans didn't care about us not being able to sleep.
Don't stay in this hotel. Save yourself a headache.

  • Stayed May 2010, 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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Address: Amstel 60, 1017 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Ranked #279 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Monopole 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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