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“Satisfactory but very small room” 3 of 5 stars
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Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sarphatipark 106, 1073EC Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #205 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Bingley, West Yorkshire
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“Satisfactory but very small room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Aalborg Hotel is in the Old South area of Amsterdam, one stop on the rail line from Schipol, and is a 15 minute walk from the museum area, and on the route of the No. 3 tram, so reasonably well situated. The room I had was small (smaller than a room in a student hall of residence), but I expected this because my booking form did state "small single". So no surprises there. However, the toilet in the bathroom was so close to the wall that I had to sit sideways, not the worst thing that I've ever had to do. But the washbasin had a shelf above it which projected out so far that it was impossible to wash one's face. I solved that problem by removing the shelf. The shower worked well. The bed was comfortable, and I wasn't troubled by traffic noise (even though my room was at the front of the hotel overlooking the main road, and I am a light sleeper). My room was very clean. The staff were helpful and friendly. There is a charge for paying by credit card (I think 4%, but not sure). I paid 130 euros for two nights stay. I didn't use the restaurant for breakfast so cannot comment on that. By the way, if you are arriving at Schipol airport, be warned that Dutch ticket machines, for the rail ticket, only accept Dutch credit cards, so no use trying anything else. This means that you need to have euros for either the ticket machines, or to buy your ticket from the ticket office on the concourse.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We absolutely loved it! The rooms are very small but really confortable.
The design of the hotel is great and the staff are great and helpfull.
Good value for money and nice location. You can get in the center by bus.
We recomend it!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

When we go on a trip to an exhibition the choice is either a few people in an expensive hotel or more people in a cheaper one. The ISE exhibition in Amsterdam is one that everyone wants to go to and so we had up to seven in our group for some nights. We saw a decent cross-section of what the Aalborg had to offer. First the good points: the location is great for the RAI - an 8 / 10 euro taxi ride; the ambience is really relaxed - the staff let us eat takeaway pizzas in the hotel dining room; and the staff were consistently charming. The common parts of the hotel have an arty / hippy flavour that suited our team. As to the rooms, aside from the triple room the 'small doubles' really are small - something that wouldn't matter except the person responsible for the interior design is obviously stronger with the paint chart than the tape measure. My bathroom door wouldn't open fully because it hit the bed. Only one drawer in my room would open because the other one was behind the wardrobe. Overall, the quirks in the Hotel Aalborg were the subject of quite a few jokes and the consensus was that the oddities were outweighed by the advantages of location and friendlessness.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Just stayed in this hotel whilst attending the ISE trade Show at the RAI. Room is comfortable though a little small. Upon arriving late at night I was pleased to see the hotel bar was 24 hour.

Bed was comfy and warm, shower always had hot water, bathroom was very much on the small side however.

TV did not work in my room which I was not bothered about at all, but without even complaining the hotel manager bought me some drinks at the hotel bar and offered me a free breakfast. Absolutely delighted with this level of service, will be visiting again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Haifa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Small but not uncomfortable rooms, friendly staff and good price for the location and services offered. Good bed, clean shower and a garden you can smoke in.
The lady at the reception helped when i discovered i forgot a power plug adapter, which is appreciated.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

In general it was good but I think that the price could be lower especially for this hotel because it was just decent and nothing more. The mattress was horrible but the room was clean. The employees were really helpful and knew all the appropriate info which a tourist needs. The room was very small.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Address: Sarphatipark 106, 1073EC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #205 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam, a three star hotel with 36 newly renovated rooms, is located in the middle of Amsterdam. Providing accommodation for business and leisure travelers.Welcome to the newly renovated 3-star Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam. The Hotel has 36 rooms; all renovated in the last 2 years, combine a vintage fashion with a modern look. We offer a business center. The reception can provide guests with tickets for museums and city transportation, as well as offer any assistance or recommendations in booking any of the attractions or dining that Amsterdam has to offer. ... more   less 
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