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Hotel Sander
Ranked #298 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Very good experience I have had. The hotel is very quiet and the staff has been very friendly and helpful.

The conditions are good, however I would suggest to place a kettle in each room to allow the customers to make their own herbal, relaxing tea to unwind after an excessive walking.

Also, the location is perfect especially for someone who comes from such a noisy place like London. The hotel is in a very lovely residential area and at the same time very close (walking distance) to the centre and tourists' attractions, eg dimonds museum.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I visited Amsterdam in the month of march and stayed in hotel sander for 2 nights. It is the usually recommended hotel by Indian travel agents.

However i found the hotel to be very basic with extremely small rooms, TV not working, the most basic breakfast spread i found in my stay across Europe. The staff is courteous and willing to guide tourists. It is a little light on your pocket and hence may make sense. Located near a tram station and travel within Amsterdam city is very convenient. Not recommended for those looking for a relatively lavish stay.

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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

I had booked a three-star hotel room and got a shabby and! tiny room worthy of a maximum of one star. The hotel is not too far away from the center of Amsterdam and is staffed by attentive personnel, which are probably the two good things I can say about this place.

The room provided by the attentive staff was on the backside; the carpet had stains in it. The room was barely big enough for the bed and in-room! sink; the bathroom sported a shower and a toilet bowl, which must have been put in by an an enthusiastic, but nonetheless amateur plumber. It simply did not look very professional.

The hotel does not provide parking, even though outside the hotel there are two signs, boasting that the hotel is recommended by auto clubs in Switzerland and Germany. Parking around the hotel costs about €4 per hour. The staff pointed out that parking can be had at the reasonable price of €8 per 24 hours at the Olympic Stadium about 2km off.

If all that was not enough, I was really taken aback by the fact that credit-card payments cost extra! The hotel slaps another 4% on top if you have the nerve to pay by credit card! I could have survived one night with a room which had its best days twenty years ago and parking that was a brisk twenty-minute walk away, but the extra payment for the credit card was too much.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

we stay 1 night in this hotel,not so bad,like some people write,clean big room,nice size bed,free WI-FI.Very friendly staff,so,breakfast ,not too much,but pretty good ,its not a buffet.location is really good and very close to all attractions.For this price, I think ,not so bad.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Natasha G
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

This hotel is not a clean one, and breakfast is just a fake 'buffet': only a small dish with very tiny slices of cheese(1), salami(1) and ham(1) per person!
The bed is 30cms from the walls...
The carpet (even the one which covers the elevator walls...) is very old and untidy.
You have to give more 4% of your bill if you pay it by credit card, plus residence taxes (more 22Euros) not included in the reservation, even if already paid.
You certainly get a better deal at the centre for the same price or lower!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 16, 2011

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of June 2011. It is located in a quiet, residential area of the city, just round the corner from the No 16 tram stop which runs through the city centre to the central station.

Vondel park is within 400 metres and there is a pizzeria and two cafe/restaurants (all popular with the locals) within 300 metres.

Our room on the third floor was clean and comfortable and a good breakfast was provided, comprising juices, cereals, boiled egg, ham, cheese and preserves.

The price was not out of the way, considering Amsterdam prices in general.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank vincefowler
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

In the states, a 3 star bid in almost any city gets you a decent, clean (hamton inn, etc) hotel. Not in AMS, so you have to get a b&b or bid for 4-5 star place.

We had a basement room, which was so gross... mirror falling off wall, bad carpet, TINY bathroom, tile broken, mold, etc. I felt gross in there.

PROS:
-near museaums ("I amsterdam" sigh) and tram.
-safe neighborhood, beautiful trees, apartments, etc. great ambiance.

CONS:
-20 minute walk to anything besides museums
-horrible service (made us check out at 11 even though priceline said 12)
-7 EURO "departure hotel tax" on top of the priceline payment
-bad internet
-YOU CAN HEAR EVERY WOrD OF YOUR NEIGHBORS, so if they come in at 2 am, you hear it....

If you expand your bit to "city center south" you will be in another, slightly farther residential area and just 5-10 min away from the city. After we left the hell hole that was the Sander, we got a 5 star for $175 just a 5 minute tram ride away from Sander and could have gotten 3-4 star for much cheaper.

Pay for the unlimited tram card (an above ground train for easy access to eveything) for 7Euro/day and you can go all over the city SO easily.

BOTTOM LINE- THIS HOTEL SUX!!!!!!!! I'm a flight attendant and have stayed at some pretty bad places, but this one was one of the worst.

Room Tip: Priceline-Bid for a 4 star in AMS or SOUTH of city
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank AmericanGirl27
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Additional Information about Hotel Sander

Address: Jacob Obrechtstraat 69, 1071 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #298 of 375 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: $244 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sander 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four-story Hotel located in downtown Amsterdam, near World Trade Center & RAI Congress Building. ... more   less 
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