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Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sarphatipark 106, 1073EC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)   |  
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Ranked #207 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Rugby, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful staff, good location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights in June and had a great stay. Upon arrival the gent at reception couldn't do enough to help. We hadn't pre-booked breakfast and we were informed that breakfast was an additional $9 each, but we weren't pushed into it and were advised that we could decide in the morning. All staff that we came across were very friendly and helpful.
Our room was a decent size, just enough space for a base for a sightseeing break. Room was cleaned everyday with fresh towels daily as well. Both room and bathroom were very clean. The bed extremely comfortable and the shower was decent. The TV also had a variety of English channels - although when away on a busy break this isn't a major thing but worth mentioning.
The location of the hotel is approx. 20-25 mins away from Centraal Station by tram, but not an inconvenience at all as it is very close to the tram stop too.
The only possible downfall was the breakfast which consisted of a very basic continental breakfast with not much variety, but I would not let that put you off.
For the money we paid compared to what other hotels were offering for a similar price, this was a definite bargain and we would both recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Price was o.k. , not noisy, a little bit water in the Doushe, but it wasn`t a problem, very kindly reception, for 2 days ideal for us, we took S Bahn every day to got to the central, breakfast we didn`take, we cannnot say something about ist, Parking was for us in Amsterdam Abcoude Station without money = safety less the car, then we took the train 15 Minutes to go to Amsterdam Central Station, from there with Line 4 to the HOtel 10 Minutes

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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skipton
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stayed here with two friends for the weekend.
The hotel is located a ten min tram ride from central Amsterdam and the tram stop is less than a five min walk from the hotel.
The area doesn't have any great amenities, but being so close to the centre this wasn't a problem. The hotel is however opposite a lovely park.
The hotel itself is well run and the rooms are small but practical and excellent value for money. The bathrooms are a bit tired looking, and I wouldn't choose this hotel if going as a couple but it was perfect as a crash pad with friends.
The bedside tables and desk was covered in a layer of dust and should have been wiped down, but it didn't really affect our stay.
I would definitely stay here a gain.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I arrived in Amsterdam by train at the Central Station. It was easy to find the ticket office to purchase a multi-day tram/bus ticket from the ticket seller in the station. It was great to have this service because I was also able to ask about where to catch the tram I needed to take to get to the hotel.

The hotel offers directions from the station which are pretty simple. You leave the station and the trams are situated right outside. You take the number 4 to the appropriate stop, and the hotel is just a short walk from there.

Riding buses and trams in Amsterdam requires that you “swipe” your bus ticket or pass in front of the machine provided in the entrance and exit of the bus/tram. You are constantly reminded to “check out” - because not doing so may invalidate your pass. So, do some research about using public transport in Amsterdam.

The hotel is situated about half a long city block from the tram stop (going and coming). It was easy to identify and find. It is also situated right in front of a very large park which is nice if you want to spend some time in a green space.

I arrived early, so I left my luggage and went out to explore Amsterdam. Museums are located within walking distance from the hotel. I walked everywhere in Amsterdam, but if you are not in shape or if this is a problem, there are plenty of trams, buses, etc., to get you where you need to go.

The room was very small by most standards. There was a full bathroom with toilet, shower, and sink. I was in room #30 and the shower was situated in what appeared to be a very small sit-in tub. There was a slope in the tub which made it very awkward taking a shower, but the shower is the removable type which would allow you to sit and spray as you like. By the way, the hot water ran very very hot - all the time, so be careful about testing the water before you bathe, shower, or wash.

There was a small bed, a closet, and a desk - all were sufficient for my needs as a solo traveler. A TV, clock, and telephone were also in the room. There was an outlet if you unplugged the TV/Clock and another one in the bathroom (bring your own adapters) - all sufficient for all of my gadgets.

My room had a window that faced the park and a major road. Road noises were evident during the day and night if you leave the window open. There is also foot and bike traffic in the area, so voices can also be heard if the window is open. With the window closed, there is less noise, but there is still some noise, so be prepared if this is an issue for you.

Wi-fi was free and available the whole time with never a problem. Breakfast is extra for each morning you are there, and you can purchase a voucher when you check in. I found it to be ample and sufficient for my needs. There is a nice dining area where you can eat or you can eat in a small garden connected to the dining area.

I like to walk, so I walked all over Amsterdam. I also took the canal cruise, and I used the tram to get between my hotel and farther to reach areas. Walking was a plus because there is so much to see and experience within Amsterdam. The tram you take to get to the hotel also stops at some of the major squares and many of the squares lead to the sights most people want to visit or see.

Restaurants, markets, stores, ATMs, etc., are all situated close to the hotel or within a short walking distance with quite a variety to choose from. There is a very nice restaurant right outside the hotel to the right and across the street (Cafe Sarphaat) that serves delicious meals reasonably priced, but there are plenty if you decide to take a walk and look around all over Amsterdam.

The hotel staff changes but they are all very helpful and pleasant to deal with.

While I was in Amsterdam, I took a side trip to Delft which I would recommend for a Saturday or Sunday. Nice getaway from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam and a quaint little city. You can do a flex pas at the train station that allows you to come and go at your convenience during whatever day you choose. There are stops at the Hague and Haarlem too if you want to get on and get off, but be aware of which trains run in which directions, some will actually bypass Haarlem or catch it on the way back.

Overall, the hotel was more than adequate for my needs, and I enjoyed a very pleasant stay there.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

2 of us stayed at the hotel Aalborg back in November 2007 for a weekend before continuing to Paris, London, and Rome. We were a group of 4 who were travelling on vacation (our other 2 friends stayed at Hotel Diana). This hotel is small, but has character. The bed was comfortable, but nothing to write home about. The total space of the room was small and ok for sleeping, but not much more than that. The bathroom was interesting: It was small, but had a nice size tub. This hotel has a nice little bar on the first floor where you can hang out for a few and have a couple of drinks with friends before heading out. It is not up in the center nor is it around the Red Light District. However, the tram is just a 3 blocks walk away or you can walk up to the center of the city (about 20-25 minutes walk). The Van Gogh museum is beautiful and a must see! As is the Rijksmuseum. They sit very close to one another and are about a 20 minute walk from the hotel. If you are on a budget and/or just will use the hotel for sleeping, then this will do in a pinch.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

...and other museums, also in a nice neighbourhood for food, cafes. antique shops, 10 min to the metro.Our room was small but pleasant, staff very friendly and helpful, breakfast ok, in a nice little restaurant / bar room. Wifi all worked very well and there's everything you need on hand. Would definitely stay here again for a museum-visiting trip to Amsterdam. The lift is fine, the stairs are unusually steep.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Hotel was really nice, room was small but nice. On the top floor so quite quiet :) it was quite far out from the centre of Dam, about a half hour walk but a nice walk. Breakfast looked really good although unfortunately we didn't spend enough time in the hotel to try this! Room was lovely, bathroom was nice, really comfy bed. Staff were really helpful too :) we would definitely stay again!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Sarphatipark 106, 1073EC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Stadsdeel Zuid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #207 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aalborg Hotel Amsterdam 3*
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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