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“Uncomfortable” 2 of 5 stars
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Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Schipholweg 185, 1171 Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands (Formerly Etap Hotel Amsterdam Airport)   |  
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10 hotel reviews
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“Uncomfortable”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I ended up there by mistake, as my reservation was for the other nearby Ibis. The room is very crowded and it has those horrible little claustrophobic boxes working as a toilet and a shower respectively. I guess if you are alone it is fine, but very uncomfortable for two (or more!!!) people. The price is really good though, especially given the hotel rates in Amsterdam. The free shuttle to/from the airport is great!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RondeGraaf, General Manager at Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review. With kind regards, General Manager Ron de Graaf
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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77 reviews 77 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I mean my title in the nicest possible way, I wasn't expecting much from the cheapest hotel I could find at AMS but to the hotel's credit

+ I got a discount of 10% at the bar next door in the Ibis proper which was nice
+ Shuttle service was excellent and timely
+ Check in was efficient and friendly
+ Room was quirky but clean and quiet

I only stayed at the hotel for one night and had an early escape back to AMS for an onward flight to Frankfurt. So I "borrowed" a luggage trolley and just left it next to my bed all night.

All in all a happy and cheap stay, Thanks Ibis Budget @ AMS

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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RondeGraaf, Manager at Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words. Very much appreciated. Look forward to welcoming you back. With kind regards, Operational Manager Inge Beek
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10 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I had read some reviews about the smelly drain in the shower and hoped that the problem had been solved by the time we would be staying there. Unfortunately it was not. The air smelt like dead rat. It was tolerable for one night, but only because we could open the window for some air. Fortunately there was not a lot of noise from the nearby road that night.

Definitely a budget hotel but okay for one night on a layover or early flight. You get what you pay for: hard bed, flat pillows and a tiny, basic room. The free wifi was a bonus, given it is budget, and it wasn't slow as one might expect either! I have to say though, that while the room was clean enough, it was not *that* clean. There was a collection of dust and grot forming on the baseboards by the bed.

We skipped breakfast, opting to have breakfast at Schiphol before our flight so I can't comment on that. The free airport shuttle was very handy and the drivers were friendly. Fast check-in and no need to check out given that you don't get a key, just a passcode on a paper for the room.

Acceptable price at €50 but in retrospect I should have just paid €20 more and gone to the Ibis next door, as I get more of a kick out of having a pleasant experience than saving a few bucks.

Room Tip: Ask for a room which doesn't reek like dead rat.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RondeGraaf, General Manager at Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport. We are really sorry to hear that your stay wasn't up to expectations. We have noted your comments about smell in the shower. Unfortunally it is a recurring problem. We have taken the necessary measures and hope that the problems stay away.
With kind regards, General Manager Ron de Graaf
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

i have stayed here quite a few times and this is a great cheap place to stay for a amsterdam trip ,you get a free shuttle to the airport which takes 10-15 mins and then get a train to the centre which is another 15 mins.
i would stay at any accor hotel and reccomend to all .

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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RondeGraaf, Manager at Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Nice to hear that you recommendour hotel and all the other Accor hotels. Thank you for that. Look forward to welcoming you back.
With kind regards, Operational Manager Inge Beek
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was really disappointed with the service in this hotel. All staff from the reception were highly rude and did not help me at all. A smile is almost impossible and they think they are doing a favour to you. However, the drivers and the cleaning staffs were really sweet and were working in a really good modd. When it concern to cleanliness and accommodation overall, I was really satisfied. The major problem was the service given by the reception people.

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

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RondeGraaf, General Manager at Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you for your feedback, we treat all comments with the utmost seriousness and will be investigating the matter accordingly. Kind regards, General Manager Ron de Graaf
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

pleasantly surprised at this hotel.... cost us 102 pound for 3 of us for 2 nights so wasn't expecting much. very clean an comfortable only problem we had was trying to get a duvet for the top bunk bed as it only had a blanket. hubby went down twice an got the reply hotel is full we have no spare duvets.... after a little rant they managed to get us one. never had breakfast there as it didn't look too good but free transport to and from airport was great

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RondeGraaf, Manager at Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We really value your feedback. With kind regards, Operational manager Inge Beek
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New Delhi, India
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed here for a night during transit through Amsterdam. Hotel offers shuttle service from Airport - but the shuttle does round of various group hotels before reaching here. Took about 20 minutes from airport.

Checkin was smooth -as there were no other people when I checkedin. The room was quite basic and is just enough to sleepin. Like a typical European hotel, the room size is quite small. There is free breakfast, but I did not have it as I had an early morning flight to take.

the place is somewhat remote with nothing interesting to do anyway. Choose ONLY if your purpose is to spend the night close to airport.

Room Tip: You dont have much choice here, rather than just sleep overnight.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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RondeGraaf, General Manager at Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Thank you for your comments, I have to correct your comment about the free breakfast. This is not included in the room rate but available for 7,50 each person, children under twelf years are for free. Best regards, Ron de Graaf
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Address: Schipholweg 185, 1171 Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands (Formerly Etap Hotel Amsterdam Airport)
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Haarlemmermeer > Badhoevedorp
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Badhoevedorp
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Ibis Budget Amsterdam Airport 1*
Number of rooms: 200
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Also Known As:
Etap Amsterdam Airport
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