It's difficult to explain just how bad this apartment was - we booked it for 3 nights for around €700 - and the fact we left at 7am the morning after arrival explains all you need to know. Firstly the minor things - previous guests rubbish was found in most drawers and cupboards, towels were dirty with black marks all over. Mouse droppings on towels and all over the floor. A filthy sticky floor in the lounge, a massive carton of rat poison unashamedly left for us to find in the lounge. Bedside drawers were full of crumbs and the shower drain was blocked with gunk so the bathroom was flooded after 1 shower. The whole place had the potential to be a great apartment - it's very central and large, but unfortunately it is so unbelievably neglected and obviously not cleaned so the whole place looks well-worn and tired. The walls had holes in and scuff marks everywhere, the white walls were bare and the place almost felt empty. Most drawers and cupboards were broken. I wouldn't expect any of this from a 1* hotel, let alone a fairly expensive apartment but the worst was yet to come...we were watching the tv in the lounge until late and as soon as it reached about 9pm the mice started to appear. They were running around the lounge all night looking for food and at one point we counted at least 7-8 in there at once. My guess would be that there are at least 10-20 mice living somewhere in this dirty, disgusting apartment as you could hear or see them EVERYWHERE. When we got in to bed you could hear them running around and scuttling under the beds. Needless to say we hardly got any sleep and left promptly in the morning. We booked a hotel for the other 2 nights and I will be making sure I get a full refund. People have previously commented that they were told not to leave food out as it attracts the mice, but the mice are already living there and don't need any encouragement. The owners obviously know this, hence the rat poison so I don't understand how they can neglect the situation and actually charge people for the misfortune of staying here. Please take my advice and NEVER stay here, it will only end up ruining your holiday. I've never seen anything like it, absolutely revolting apartment.
- Also Known As:
- Damrak Apartments Hotel Amsterdam