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“Very 3-star, but sometimes with better service than that.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Zwanenburg

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Hotel Zwanenburg
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Zwanenburg
Stjordal, Norway
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“Very 3-star, but sometimes with better service than that.”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a week in July 2013. We were 2 adults and 2 children and had booked a quad room (2 real double beds).

First impression on the outside was good. Quiet and calm, and enough space for parking - for free. Also the room was large but a little dated in style. As we were preparing the kids for the night, we got a problem in the bathroom: There was no bathtub and the shower head was stuck high up on the wall - that it was not possible to take the shower head down. We told this to the people in the reception, and we got switched to a standard double room with extra bed (here it was not real double bed, so we had to tie the beds together with plastic strips for 2 adults and one child could sleep in "double bed". In this room, there was a better bathroom; Jacuzzi and a flexible shower head (none of the quad rooms have bathtub or flexible shower head, we were told).

So to the standard of the room:
* The door to the room was not tight, about 1 cm open space to the corridor when the door was closed (we told this to the staff, but they did nothing about it for the week we stayed there.
* The beds are comfortable.
* No fridge in the room.
* It is bad soundproofing in the hotel.

So to the breakfast:
This was the very worst about all in the hotel. First of all, there is a very poor selection of food. They are also very miserly; when they set out ham, cheese etc for the guest they kind of set out 7 slices of ham, 8 slices of cheese, 5 eggs etc. It quickly becomes empty, and then you have to wait for a long, long, long time before the staff comes with more. In the headline, I said that there are sometimes very good service - this is really NOT in the morning. The week we stayed there, there were 2 women working there in the morning - and they were really not service minded at all, they were miserable and angry. They did really not like criticism. Also, the few eggs they set out were green inside instead of yellow..

To get to Amsterdam, you can walk or drive to the train station about 15 minutes of walking distance. The train takes about 10 mins to Amsterdam Central Station. Be aware that you have to pay cash (coins only) at the ticket machines, they do have card slots - but they do NOT accept Visa or Mastercard...

The local centre in Zwanenburg (5 mins of walking) also have a varied selection of shops. In the main street, you have a grocery store, pizza place, Italian restaurant, Chinese restaurant, toy shop etc.

All in all, the hotel is a very standard 3 star hotel - but when you look at the standard of the hotel, and the distance to Amsterdam, my meaning is that it is too expensive.

Room Tip: If you have kids, it is very easy to think that a quad room is best - but the bathrooms are better...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Quezon City, Philippines
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Stayed here because of a layover so we need to stay near the airport. The location is so quite and far from all the bars and restaurant. The bus station is far that will take you 20-30 mins walk. Phone calls will cost you a lot.. The rooms are nice and clean. Shuttle service is free but if you will have early flight you need to pay extra for taxi. Breakfast is limited selection.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights in July 2103. Working all day what every rep needs is a comfortable hotel that serves good food, a relaxing bar & somewhere to work with good wifi. My usual search criteria when staying away from home for work are that the hotel should have free car parking & free wifi. With a comfortable bed this hotel excelled at providing somewhere to sleep, somewhere to work and somewhere to leave the car. Now, what about food? Hotel Zwanenburg is listed as having a restaurant, but that is about all. On arrival on my first night at check in I was told that there was a Chinese close by, a Doner Kebab shop and a sandwich bar all within a few minutes work. These places were all located on a grubby parade of shop serving the housing estate that this hotel is located on. Thats right a housing estate. Do not book this hotel if you would like somewhere close by to enjoy a decent meal and or drink. As for the hotel restaurant, well there was no sign of any chef, no smell from the kitchen and no customers looking for food. So I ended up searching Trip Advisor for restaurants close by and ended up with a 6 mile drive into Amsterdam to find something that was not a fast food joint and found a great little brasserie. However I still had a six mile drive back to the hotel. Surely it can't be this bad? Surely breakfast will be better? Cornflakes, some bread, juice, coffee all sounds good. Three slices of sweaty ham and two of cheese displayed but that was it. If you persist and really want to book this hotel then I'd suggest the small family bakery opposite the hotel as somewhere to get breakfast. Overpiced, under resourced and €250 wasted. I have rated as 1 which frankly is just for the comfy bed

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Affordable hotel in a quiet neighborhood that's in between Amsterdam and Harlem. Just a short walk from the train stop to the hotel. The room was clean, bed was really comfortable and the wifi was great! There's not much to do in Zwanenburg and not really anywhere to eat, but there are plenty of great places a short train ride away (Amsterdam and Harlem).

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff and driver! Always there when we need help. The hotel is located at a neighborhood area but we enjoyed it so much far away from city area especially for us Singaporeans we love this environment. Calm and quiet ambience. Walking distance to a halal kebab shop,Kosem doner kebab.nice kebab as well. Great wifi connection. 20 minutes walking from the hotel to train station.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

The Hotel provide free shuttle service from the airport.The hotel staffs and service is friendly and good.Very quiet place.It just 2 station away from Amsterdam Centraal.There is one Halal shop selling kebab for Muslim travelers.There is also supermarket nearby.It safe the most important thing.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We booked this hotel as a quieter alternative to the busy city, and also for the secure free parking for the motorbike. The hotel is situated in a quiet residential road in a very nice town. The station is a 15 minute walk and only a 10 minute ride on the train which runs every 15-20 minutes. The room had everything but tea and coffee making facilities (which I had overlooked when booking as it's always on the tick list). But it was clean and comfortable and we had 3 peaceful nights sleep. The staff were friendly and helpful. They have 3 minibuses which offer park and ride to the airport so it is popular with travellers. Can't comment on the food as we didn't eat there, only the buffet breakfast on the last morning which was ok. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Zwanenburg
Address: Olmenlaan 52, 1161 JX Zwanenburg, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Zwanenburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Zwanenburg
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Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Zwanenburg 3*
Number of rooms: 47
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