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“Not worth the savings” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera

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Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera
Ranked #125 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Not worth the savings”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We stayed in the Ibis Stopera for a combined meeting and couples weekend in Amsterdam and were quite disappointed. The hotel is very basic and was not enjoyable place to return to after a day of fun in Amsterdam.

The location is not ideal - there are plenty of better options in multiple locations that beat this hands down.

The room was tiny and we found it challenging for 2 people - perhaps only 1 person would have faired better.

There was only a tiny open "closet" - we had to leave our suitcases on the floor opened as there was no place to put the rest of our clothes.

The bathroom was a disaster - felt like a cruise ship or boat, tiny and uncomfortable. Also had the telltale sign combination soap/shampoo/everything wash in the bottle - never good!

Had terrible coffee!!!

Extremely noisy every morning.

I had a simple request (I thought) to get an extra pillow that was denied as they "had no extra pillows" - really? in the whole hotel?

Finally, this was not close to the convention center, so really no benefit from the meeting standpoint.

In short - there are better options no matter what your trip entails.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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IbisStopera, General Manager at Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
I am sorry to read hat you were disappointed with your stay. I treat all feedback with the utmost seriousness and it is obvious that you are not familiar with the IBIS product in Europe. As we are 100% compliant to IBIS brand I can only advice you to book one of our brands such as Novotel, Mercure or Sofitel during one of your next visits. You can find a complete overview of our hotels on www.accorhotels.com. Kind regards, Peter Holierook.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

we stayed here for 4 nights in sept 2013.
first , amsterdam is a very expensive city. and if it is about location, then this is a great hotel, but, it really felt like a college dorm room. we walked from the train station, -about 20 min. at check in i asked if there was a kettle in the room, i thought i remembered something about reading they now have them. no kettle, but if you get the "premium "room with the canal view for 20 euros more a night you can have the kettle. well, we had just opted out of the 16 euro EACH for breakfast, so we thought we can get the kettle room and eat breakfast in the room, ( although there is no fridge).
the view was very nice, and the kettle plug did not always stay in, i had to hold it in sometimes.
there is a grocery store about a 4 min walk, and so we got our breakfast food from there, and had coffee and tea in the room,. wifi is included, so that was good. and the tv had some english channels.
the room and bathroom really felt like a cruise ship to me. small and plastic.
but the location was really good. we walked everywhere from there. ann frank house-30 min, dam square -15 min. felt safe at night, the staff was very nice. my husband would stay there again, i am not so sure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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IbisStopera, General Manager at Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experiences during your visit to IBIS Amsterdam City Stopera. It is pleasant to read that you have loved your stay in Amsterdam. The remarks that you have made makes it possible to improve our services provided in the hotel. The remark about our premium package and the breakfast have given us "food for thought" and will definitely help us in improving our product offer. Kind regards, Peter Holierook.
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Leigh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights room only-the room was clean and comfortable but we paid 5 star price for a 3 star hotel as we booked late.
Breakfast at 16 euros pp was just too much, we went to a café ( turn left when leaving the hotel, café is at the end of the block) and ate well for half the price.
Location was good, central for most things-would stay again but only if we could get a better rate

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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IbisStopera, General Manager at Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Thanks for your review. I’m glad you have a good stay with us. Concerning your remark about the price of the room and breakfast I do realize that Amsterdam is an expensive city. As IBIS we do our best to set a realistic price and over several different options including a promotional rate including breakfast. Please have a look at www.IBIS.com for your next stay and best possible rates. Kind regards, Peter Holierook
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

This is a well-situated hotel which has all that I now seem to want in a hotel - clean, comfortable, in good condition, efficient and free wifi - nothing glitzy, just quiet efficiency, well done. It is a short walk from the metro service which is excellent, cost-effective and easy to use. It is also a near a busy street with a supermarket, cafés, bars etc. it is a slightly longer walk away from the Central Station etc.
Given the choice I would happily stay here again and I would also choose it above some of the other, higher-profile hotels.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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IbisStopera, General Manager at Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thanks for your feedback! Glad you had a good stay! Just to let you know for next time, book online at www.IBIS.com, where we promote our City Breaks deals. Peter Holierook.
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Leeds
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

Hotel was a gentle 10 minute walk from Central Station and easy to find being on a main road and I felt safe in the area at all times. I had no problems with noise but I did have a room at the back away from the road.

Check in was quick , efficient and courteous even though I arrived slightly early there was a room available. Public areas were clean and well maintained. To access lift or stairs you needed your room key card.

As is standard in every Ibis I have stayed in the room was clean and reasonably equipped but slightly on the small side but there was space for your suitcase, hanging clothes and shelving. My room had a kettle and tea/coffee, my one issue there was paper cups and cheap ones at that, you had to leave them to cool down before you could use them. TV had a range of channels in different languages. Decent amount of lights and the switches were well located. Bed linen was Ok clean and in decent condition. The 'sweet bed' though just seems to be a memory foam topper and on one of the twin beds something had gone wrong and it sloped badly, causing me to fall out.

Bathroom was in Ibis's pod, reasonable amount of space in the shower, decent pressure and temperature. A hairdryer was located next to the sink. They provided a combined shower gel, shampoo and liquid soap. I did feel as though they could have improved the towels as they were thin and rough.

I made use of the free Wi-Fi and had no problems with speed or connection.

Overall a decent stay at (for Amsterdam Centre) a reasonable cost, but there were areas for improvement

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LeedsDunc
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IbisStopera, Manager at Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent visit to IBIS Amsterdam Centre Stopera . I’m delighted that you enjoyed your stay and we have noted your comments about the bedding, which we are looking into to solve this matter. Kind regards, Peter Holierook.
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Grantham, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is my third stay at this particular Ibis for an annual trade show in Amsterdam. The location is good, being 10 minutes walk from Rembrandsplein and 5 minutes from the metro (which gets you into Central Station or to the Rai faster that the trams, and much cheaper than a taxi.

This time, I had a room at the back overlooking the canal, rather than on the front overlooking the street. This is a much nicer outlook. Suggest if you are booking, you request this.

Breakfast is good for a hotel of this class. Self service buffet with reasonable choice.

Price was higher as the rooms had been block booked, therefore value for money was not as good. If you can get a deal through the internet and accept the hotel for what it is, you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: Overlooking the canal rather than the street
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HOHFM
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IbisStopera, General Manager at Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for your very kind words. Very much appreciated and my team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Peter Holierook.
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Oldenburg
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

After 8 years we have decided to stay again at this hotel. Nothing really has changed. The rooms are small, functional and the mattresses by far too soft. Breakfast is standard. W- Lan very fast.Location quite good. Summary: a bit overpriced for the value offered.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank honestgerman
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IbisStopera, General Manager at Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Google Translation
Ik dank u voor de tijd die u heeft genomen om uw waardering achter te laten. Spijtig om te vernemen dat u de de ntensieve renovatie van 2008-2009 niet heeft kunenn waarderen. Fijn om te vernemen dat u de service, waar wij veel aandacht aan besteden, wel heeft kunnen waarderen. Met vriendelijke groet, Peter Holierook, General Manager.
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Property: Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera
Address: Valkenburgerstraat 68, 1011 LZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Plantage & the East , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#27 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#83 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Amsterdam Centre Stopera 3*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ibis Amsterdam City Stopera hotel is ideally located in the city centre, a few minutes from the Stopera Opera House, Dam Square, Rembrandtplein and Waterlooplein. Easily accessible by public transport or by car. ... more   less 
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