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“Proper budget hotel” 3 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 #273 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Proper budget hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012 via mobile

3 of us stayed in one room which was very dated with the wallpaper bubbled in places and dodgy light switches!
Although the room was clean the 3rd bed was a camp bed which put in the hall by the room door.
The room had no view only offering two skylights with a dangling pole to open and close. Wardrobe was unbalanced and leaning to one side. The bathroom was a good size and private rather than shared.
Our room was above a nightclub and from 11.30pm until 4.30am our room vibrated very, very loudly from the music below. The lamps were buzzing along with the walls. Although we weren't in the club it felt like we were and little sleep was had due to the bass.
We were also disturbed in the night by discovering a mouse in our room that was going through our food! When we complained to the management nothing was said or any apology given.
The breakfast in the morning was poor and one I didn't want to eat knowing we had a mouse in our room!
The hotel was in a great location but it's very outdated and in desperate need of an overhaul both environmentally and interior wise. It is also no good for anyone that is wheelchair bound or has problems climbing stairs.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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george-alliance, Manager at Hotel Monopole, responded to this review, December 12, 2012
Dear guest - rooms are now upgraded and renovated.
Room and facilities are much better. We are sorry about any inconviece.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

I only stayed here one night, and didn't spend much time in the room at all, but it was a nice stay, and such a good location, right behind the Rembrandtplein, on the Amstel river. To get anywhere in the city from here is easy as many trams and busses stop at Rembrandtplein every few minutes. The rooms are old, but clean, private bathrooms, and they will bring breakfast to your room in the morning. Close by are several cafes with Cafe de Jaren right across the river, with a beautiful terras on the water. Just out the front door is Mulligan's Irish Music bar, a fun place, and down the way is Rokerij coffeeshop. Surrounded by much nightlife activities the area is a little noisy, but not a major problem in the room I was in. They have vending machines in the lobby with bier in them, a great bonus when returning to your room after 3am and the cafes are closed. By no means a fancy, frilly place, but once again a great crash pad for the adventurer, in an excellent location, a good value in this part of town.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The hotel is good value for the money. They only serve breakfast in the room, but it isn't mend on the site of the hotel. The hotel is situated near the Rembrandtplein that is confiniant, but the alley near the hotel is always busy with drunk and loadly people with is loadly heard in the room. The room are clean but small. The hotel is good for young people but not so good for alderly people.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

we were a group of 4 staying there for one night. the location was very good and there was plenty of space inside our apartment however the place was dated and run down with awful decor and furnishings! its fair to say that we werent in the room that long as we were out and about but it was a waste of money and could have got something more luxorious for the samr price.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

Very good location. No fancy prices charged so we got what we paid for.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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
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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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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Address: Amstel 60, 1017 AC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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Ranked #273 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Monopole 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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