Good value hotel, reasonably clean, and a reasonable distance from the city centre.
All the receptions we spoke to were helpful and used good manners. We stayed in a room with four single beds. Did the job for what we needed, just a place to crash and get ourselves ready for the next outing. Fresh Towels and beds made daily. LCD TV on the wall in room, but we didn’t use it. Don’t expect great views from the windows, but it was quiet at night etc. which is a plus, as if you were in the city centre there would be a lot of noise.
Worst factor is definitely the maintenance of the hotel, especially our room. The pool table in the bar area was out of order and no sign was on it to notify people of this, so we ended up putting 2 euros in, and had to play silly buggers to get the balls out with the hotel worker.
In our room, the shower head was completely broken and when turned on, it just sprayed water all over the place, which left a completely soaked bathroom floor. Also there was holes in our ceiling, and a constant foul smell coming from the bathroom (poorly maintained drains, maybe?).
No in room tea making facilities (not ideal for an English group!), there is also no hair dryer (which also didn’t help with our flamboyant English hair styles).
Also, take your own drinks back to the hotel. The hotel charges 2.50 euros for a can of Coke. They can probably do this because there are no shops around and it would be effort for tourists to go and search for one.
I would probably stay here again, only if I was on a budget stay like I was.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- West Side Inn Amsterdam is perfectly situated in the South West part of Amsterdam, next to the main highway the A10. Schiphol Airport, World Fashion Centre, World Trade Centre and RAI Congress Hall are only 15 minutes away. West Side Inn Amsterdam can easily be reached by public transportation or by car, which you can park in our own parking lot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Hem Hotel
- Hem Hotel Amsterdam