I booked Hotel Impala for me and three friends over easter weekend.
The cheap rate and great location seemed perfect. THEN I saw the reviews.... and foolishly decided to ignore them as we knew we were staying in a cheap, in effect - backbacker's hotel and wasn't expecting the Ritz.
We arrived at about 09:30... we had to ring the doorbell 5 times before anyone opened it.... who turned out to be a guest because there were NO staff in the building.
After 10 minutes of waiting around like idiots, a man appeared from his room..... explained that he doesn't work there - but could tell us that they are fully booked and had accepted anyone that had been to the hotel asking for a room - regardless of previous bookings.
He tried phoning round other hotels - which were all fully booked.
EVERYTHING you read is true, the carpet is filthy etc etc. And as the guy who helped us out said.....''everyone wants to stay here because it's cheap, so they come, more come and now the [--] place is just falling apart''
I strongly reccomend 'The Owl Hotel' - we ended up staying here, and it was lovely - comapred to the squalor we would have been staying in!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Impala Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Impala Amsterdam