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“Good, clean, central” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Asterisk
Ranked #149 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good, clean, central”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Asterisk. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the location was good. Our room was small, but then we did go for the budget option, but it was clean and we were given lots of towels. The only downside was that the shared bathrooms need updating.
The breakfast buffet consisted of a very full continental-style breakfast. I would recommend this place for a city-break on a budget.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2013

It was so expensive for the type of the rooms. The location was correct, the service was correct, the breakfast was normal. It was a small room, and not very big, very normal room an without bathroom.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mireia P
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Irma B, Owner at Hotel Asterisk, responded to this review, September 22, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. I understand that you stayed in a budget room with shared facilities. The budget rooms are indeed smaller than the rooms with private facilities. Prices are flexible, and depend on moment of reservation and number of rooms left, just like airplaintickets. When you were in Amsterdam, a major congress was held in RAI, which increased prices just like in high season. It is a pity that you did not like the roomtype, because of the absense of a shower and toilet, where this was the roomtype you reserved. Further, I am thankful that you shared your satisfaction on location, breadfast and service.
With kind regards,
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Eastern Finland, Finland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Pros
-great location on quiet street yet not faraway from attractions
-deluxe room was big compared to prize
-decent breakfast
-helpful staff

Cons
-bathroom was out of date
-noise from other rooms can be easily heard
-there were some insects in the room, not sure what (we kept windows open whole time, though)

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Tatu T
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

Stay at Asterisk was very pleasant and stress free what is the most important. Also, location is very good as well as you only minutes away from all the night life and if you rent a bike you also minutes away from the main Amsterdam station as well as city center.

Check-in was very smooth and fast. We were also able to leave our bags in the storage and head to city straight away. Staff was really polite and helpful. Also, Emelie added extra mile to suggest any places of interest to visit or any other assistance needed and asked if anything else she can help us with. I am working in London within 4-5* hotels for over 4 years and really would be able to be picky but at The Hotel Asterisk there was nothing to pick up on something.

Free wi-fi, also we needed to check out 30min later, as I was getting my car from car park my fiancee needed to stay in the room so, it did not cause any inconvenience for the hotel.

Definitely, would recommend!

Thanks for all the staff and Emelie. ALL THE BEST FOR YOU!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Graaav
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1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

This hotel wasn't too bad, just a few little things that bothered me.
The water in the shower would not stay on the same temperature for more than a minute and sometimes would take about 2 minutes to even have hot water.
The cleaning staff would knock on your door to clean your room every morning at about 11.. If you're like me and have a big night or just like to sleep in, your room will never get cleaned and will have a large collection of rubbish because there's no where else to really put it.
You can also hear almost everything said in the room next to you and currently they are renovating the building across from asterisk and they will play music and be using loud tool in the morning... The beds are also super squishy and have crappy pillows.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Milton90
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

First part of Hotel Asterisk that I loved was the fact that it gave directions right down to the tram number we needed to catch to find it when arriving in Amsterdam. Second part was how helpful the receptionist was when we arrived. Very polite and efficient. She gave us good tips on where to eat (ended up going back to the restaurant twice as the food was so good)
Room is a little small but if you are out traveling who wants to be shut up in their hotel room anyway. Shared bathroom was very clean. Bed was super comfy!!
Reccommend if staying you walk through the little park to the pancake carousel!
This hotel is in a great location, easy to find your way around and is well worth staying at!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
      Service
Helpful?
Thank SammyJo1017
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Amsterdam
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

The hotel had a great location to visit Amsterdam and the desk was very helpful in helping us find different locations, We plan to stay there again on our next visit. Also, the breakfast was good and we will recommend the Asterisk to our friends,

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Roger G
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Property: Hotel Asterisk
Address: Den Texstraat 16, 1017 ZA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #149 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Asterisk 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Warm welcoming hotel, frienly and helpfull reception, located in a quiet street in the center of Amsterdam. Rooms for all budgets, small and large rooms, with and without private facilities. Close to the booming "Pijp" area. At walking distance to nightlife and museumarea. Free Wifi, good buffet breakfast. Main building has an elevator. ... more   less 
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