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“Great Alternative To Staying in Amsterdam City” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Amsterdam Airport
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sloterweg 299, Badhoevedorp 1171VB, The Netherlands (Formerly Dorint Novotel)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Badhoevedorp
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“Great Alternative To Staying in Amsterdam City”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Didn't want to stay in Amsterdam city center, so opted for this hotel after reading reviews. Room was clean but decor was a little outdated. Made me think of that old Love Boat TV show. Staff were polite. It was easy to take the shuttle to the airport so that you can take the train into Amsterdam central. There is grocery market in the airport which is a cheap place to get bottled water and snacks for the hotel. I also had dinner at the airport instead the hotel restaurant (based on reviews).

And if you're driving, there is a McDonalds nearby for cheap coffee and breakfast.

Overall, a pleasant night's sleep here. My first experience with a Novotel too.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Most disgusting hotel I have ever stayed. Hotel is not that clean, they didn't even change the sheet for weeks. Clients always shouting at customers. Airline lounge is like a mass. Restaurant's menu is very weak. Too far away from everywhere. Hotel has some management problems. Every receptionist executes another procedure, prices and procedures are not standart for receptionists. Some of the hotel shuttle drivers tries to kill passengers. Totaly a very amateur hotel which doesn't deserve the price they want.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Chose this site for it's proximity to the airport and free shuttle back and forth. However, all told, if you calculate the price of the train in and out of Amsterdam (8 euro r/t) you might find a hotel within the city for about the same cost.
Facilities were very good. Excellent, helpful staff. Very nice lounge in lobby area and a small pub the floor below. Room was large for European standards. Bathroom was quite large and spotless. Can't figure out the the two twins pushed together instead of a regular double.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I usually stay at the Ibis when I want to be near the airport. This was my first time staying at this Novotel, which is also near the airport. There is a shared shuttle with Ibis from Schiphol. The hotel is a level up from the normal Ibis. There is a gift shop, bar, restaurant, and even a pool in the basement. The room was larger than your typical crammed Ibis room. The bathroom was a decent size. There was a free buffet breakfast with my room which was decent as well.

The only negative thing about the hotel is that has not been kept well. The building needs major face lifting and refurbishing. The carpets in the hotel look old and worn out (includes the rooms). The furniture in the hotel also looks dated and needs to be replaced.

Nevertheless, for the money you pay compared to other hotels in Europe it is a good deal.

The staff were very friendly during my staff.

Room Tip: Don't get to the hotel before 12pm as they might charge you extra to get you into a room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stayed here for one night after our flight was delayed until the next morning. We were given a voucher for dinner in the hotel which was absolutely the most horrendous buffet I've ever experienced. Food was congealed and soggy and disgusting.

Room was a decent size but there was a constant hum from the air conditioner which I could not turn off. There were air con controls in the room but there seemed to be a building-wide humming air con system on constantly, as you could hear it in the hallways as well. It was very annoying when I was trying to sleep.

Pillows were floppy and there was a hilarious note saying there were 'firmer' pillows in the wardrobe - they were even worse than the original ones!

Breakfast was just as disgusting as dinner and the staff all looked fed up to be there. I would be too if I had to spend any more time there. Would never stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Novotel Amsterdam Airport Hotel
Novotel Amsterdam Airport Hotel Badhoevedorp
Novotel Hotel Badhoevedorp
Novotel Badhoevedorp
Badhoevedorp Novotel
Address: Sloterweg 299, Badhoevedorp 1171VB, The Netherlands (Formerly Dorint Novotel)
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlemmermeer > Badhoevedorp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 hotels in Badhoevedorp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Amsterdam Airport 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Amsterdam Airport is a 4 star hotel ideally located in a quiet area around Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, which is only 5 km away. In our hotel, not far from the centre of Amsterdam, a good night sleep is guaranteed. The Novotel is an ideal base for guests on a business trip. All hotel rooms feature free WiFi and airconditioning. The hotel offers 10 meeting rooms, a lobby bar, pub, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna and hamam. Adjacent to a sports centre. ... more   less 
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