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Sphinx Hotel
1.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Weteringschans 82, 1017 XR Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #343 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
2 reviews
“Worst hotel ever”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you want to sleep, dont go to this place. My room only had a padlock on the door so it was impossible to lock the door from the inside. Everything is dirty and the pricess are laughably high. Beds are full of brown stains and the rooms are falling apart. The only good thing in this place was the location.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I booked for 13 nights and these were the worst nights of my life. Don't get me wrong, I am from Pakistan and I know what worst means. The staff were very unfriendly, absolute lack of communication skills. Breakfast was poor and the rooms untidy. However, the worst things were the bed bugs; whole lot of them. I left the hotel after 4 nights and shifted to somewhere else. They refused to refund the rest of money for the duration I wasn't going to stay. I developed hypersensitivity to bed bugs bite and had to take steroids for three months with 4 days of work loss.
I would stay in a trash bin but not in this hell hole.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 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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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

We picked this "hotel" because of its location and price but after the three worst nights in my live I can say, that it was realy realy expensive stay. There are bed bugs all around the place!! After first night my GF has a lot of bites but we didn't know from what but second night I woke up in the middle of the night and we had bed full of the bugs - that was a seriousely disgusting! Third night it was the same with only difference that we were expecting them. But the worst thing is you can bring this insect to your home and get a rid of that is not easy at all!! So I am a bit paranoic at the moment.
OK, all the rooms are small and dirty as well as the showers. Breakfast is poor also, but everything could be acceptable but not the bugs!

Seriousely guys DO NOT GO THERE!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Don't book this place! I did - and cancelled but they still took the money and said I never cancelled!! £300 out of my bank - & now being charged for being in my overdraft & cant afford to feed my daughter!!! No compensation or money given back for their error!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Additional Information about Sphinx Hotel

Address: Weteringschans 82, 1017 XR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #343 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Sphinx Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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