When we first arrived at the 'hotel' we were faced with a steep staircase to carry our luggage up to the reception. When at the reception was greeted by a friendly member of staff who checked us in and gave us our keys... we were then faced with two more steep stair cases to carry our luggage/bags up to our room... the whole hotel was very small and narrow and looked very old fashioned.
When finally arriving at the room allocated, we had to enter a pin code into an alarm attached to the door which was very loud (this has to be done EVERY TIME whilst both entering and leaving the room! on ALL hotel doors, even at night! Annoying!)
The first sight of entering the room wasn't very pleasant the room was very small and cramped. There was just enough space for the bed and thats it. The bedding didn't look like it gets changed daily and it didn't feel like a hotel, more like a dive! We then attempted to watch tv, then realised they keep the controls at reception so this was another visit down and back up the millions of steep stairs.
By this time we were very annoyed as we had been travelling. When getting back with the control, another problem, the tv was not working. This meant ANOTHER trip to reception, i have to say the staff was helpful and came to our room to help resolve the problem. The bathroom was really small and not very clean.
I felt uncomfortable in the room, we had to leave as walking around was a better alternative sadly. When about to leave the hotel, we were called back to hear we had to leave the key to our room at the reception and collect on arrival, which I thought was very weird and inconvenient as no other hotel does this. This made me feel my belongings were unsafe.
When returning back, we collected the key and headed to the room and entered the loud alarm, afraid of waking up others as it is that loud.
The room was very stuffy as it is so small so the window had to be wedged in order to stay open. The only view we had from our room was a dingy brick wall with bird droppings all over it.
As the covers were not very clean looking we were afraid to get into the quilt so slept on top, even this felt uncomfortable.
This hotel ruined the trip and I would never pay money to stay here again. I also returned home with bites from the bed.
WORST experience in a 'hotel' in all my life.
- Also Known As:
- Ajax Hotel Amsterdam
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ajax Hotel is a two star hotel in the city centre of Amsterdam. It is centrally located between all of the tourist attractions including the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank House and a wealth of pubs and discos. This family-driven hotel overlooks the Amstel canal and is beautifully located in the city centre, just between the two most visited squares of Amsterdam: Rembrandtsquare and Damsquare. When you are visiting a congress in Amsterdam you can reach the exhibition centre Rai and other meetingcentres easily by car, walking and public transport. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Travelocity, Venere, HostelBookers and Asiatravel.com Holdings so you can book your Hotel Ajax reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.