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“"proper shady"” 1 of 5 stars
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Marnix Hotel
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marnixstraat 382, 1016 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #325 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Sheffield, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“"proper shady"”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

HOTEL... NAH, Was sent off down the road to another building that was falling down inside and looked like something from a horror movie. Stayed on third floor which was half done to a poor standard, and the builders was on the second.... great to hear heavy machinery so early in the morning. Dangerous, unsightly, on top, misleading, dusty, and overall "PROPER SHADY"

Room Tip: Don't get one.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your experience at our hotel was not a positive one. These problems are being resolved. Your feedback and suggestions are appreciated and would like to thank you again.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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31 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Quite a few of us stayed here.

It was good enough. Big room, ensuite toilet.
Bunk Beds..

What more could a stag do want?

Good location, only a short walk to anywhere or the tram.

The property was clean and the staff were helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback - we are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel. We appreciate you taking time to review your stay and we'll hope to see you soon at the Marnix Hotel on your next stay in Amsterdam.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Having read reviews about this hostel beforey trip to Amsterdam I was very skeptical about staying here. It was however a pleasant place to stay. You do get what you pay for; cheap accommodation in the centre of town. Yet, the room was clean and refreshed every day and shower worked perfectly so no major complaints. The overall interor needs an update but who spends that much time in their room anyway? Cannot comment on breakfast offering as didn't use this service. Overall, cheap clean rooms fit for purpose and would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your feedback ! Your stay was much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future !
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very bad experience, there is no elevator, the employees are rude, dirty, there are mice, the only thing that can be rescue is that the location, but there are better hotels around. Unpleasant experience, never again.

Room Tip: Try to find another hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 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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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your constructive feedback of our hotel. We appreciate your comments and review. We are very sorry to heart that your stay was not a positive one. We will provide your feedback in follow up with our team to ensure that everyone is consistent with the services provided by our hotel. We would like to thank you again for your review.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Hotel? It can't hardly be called a hostel. We booked a night here, stupidly not checking tripadvisor. When we arrived they wanted us to pay an extra €7 as they didn't have the triple room we had booked. We refused, and the guy behind the counter (it can't be called a reception) made it seem like he was doing us a favour in waiving the fee and giving us a quad room. After walking up to the fourth floor, each one getting progressively worse, we arrived at our room which smelt of damp and god knows what else. We left as soon as possible the next morning and booked another hotel.

it's in a good part of town, but I'd recommend going further out to get a decent place to stay.

Room Tip: Don't book here.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your constructive feedback of our hotel. Your review is highly appreciated. We have provided your feedback in follow up to our team to ensure that everyone is consistent and respectful to how this reservation should have been handled. We appreciate you taking your time to write this review.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Stayed there for a couple of nights with friends. The rooms were quite bad for a hostel and the shared bathrooms were flooded. The most annoying thing though was the Indian guy at the front desk who was unbelievably rude for no reason.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your stay was not a positive one. We have provided your feedback in follow up to our team to ensure that the service provided is consistent and friendly. We appreciate you taking your time and writing this review.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

This is no hotel - it's a bad hostel. The beds are fine and it's a good location. The staff are rude - borderline aggressive. Walls are paper thin - you can hear everything that occurs in the shared bathroom. The door handle kept falling off the shared bathroom. The place is unclean. Don't stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarnixReception, Manager at Marnix Hotel, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your stay was not a positive one. We have reported the issues you have addressed and are working on improving our services to ensure that these problems will not occur in the future. We highly appreciate your review, thank you again.
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Address: Marnixstraat 382, 1016 XX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Jordaan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #325 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Marnix Hotel 1*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Marnix Hotel is a 2-star hotel. Our hotel is ideally located in the center of Amsterdam, about 200 metres from Leidseplein. The hotel has 21 rooms, Single, Double or Triples, most of them with shower and toilet. The reception crew will be more than happy to provide you with any tourist information and guidance to the city's attraction. ... more   less 
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