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“The worst hotel I have ever stayed in” 1 of 5 stars
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Hotel Plantage
Ranked #223 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“The worst hotel I have ever stayed in”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The title sums it up.

Bed bugs - check
Stained sheets - check
Filthy bathroom - check
Terrible service - check

The list could go on and on and on.

The Hotel was in a handy location, but that's where the positives ended.

I wouldn't even wish an attic room on my worst enemy. 12 months on and I still have the bed bug scars.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Israel
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 4 days.
The reception personnel was very kind and helpful.
The room we received is a one bedroom for our family of five.
The room was very clean.
Tram is a step from the Hotel and few stations from the center.

Cons: Hard stairs to climb.

Restaurants near by:
Coffee to walk - great place for breakfast - other side of the street (Plantage Middenlaan 44-HS)
2 good Pizza places - cheap prices
1 Hamburger place - expensive

Room Tip: Try to receive a room in the reception's floor. Otherwise you need to climb up the stairs again...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank michmich2009
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Scotland
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

well this hotel is not plush but suits the travelling down to the ground, warm rooms clean linen lovely staff and very private. my son and partner and I stayed there and it was so well situated. although we were in the attic rooms it was cosy and had to laugh everytime we went up and down to our rooms. there is no breakfast but the times we arrived and left if there had been breakfast we would have missed both. there are 2 lovely cafes for eating either side of the hotel door. the trams stop right there too. the little kebab shop a few doors down from the hotel was excellent. the zoo was opp our hotel. only disappointing thing was ann franks house lots of stairs and empty rooms. we loved our trip. the hotel does a transfer at the airport and they book it back for u when u pick a pick up time with reception. there is also a hot drinks machine which is free and sweets in baskets. lovely trip.

Room Tip: room 16 is lovely I had a peek in there.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

First time to the city so didnt know what to expected but the locatio turned out to be perfect - close enough to the centre to pop in and out, but far enough out its not all bright lights and loud noise :) nice neighbourhood and had lovely walk round the area.
Hotel itsself was lovely, it must of been quiet at the time as our room was upgraded and we had a massive room that would easy sleep 4 for the 2 of us. lovely big windows with a table to sit and watch the world go by
really friendly staff and helpful when ever we needed

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank pamperedprincess1986
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Am willing to give this hotel a generous single star, just because its staff is helpful and friendly. These poor folks cannot help they have to offer customer service in this dumpy place. Being a business traveller with pleasant hotel experiences in mid-level category accommodations around the world, I expect that my toilet has actually been cleaned before I move into my room. It is also reasonably to expect that that the carpet is not ripped and the head rest panel of the bed is not split in two pieces. A quick run to the nearest IKEA and purchase of the cheapest furnishings would have been a better solution to the decay of this place than keeping the present furniture that seems to be picked up from the side of the road. Checked another room in the same hotel to see if it was any better but retreated quickly due to the atrocious smell. Let's not start expecting any breakfast facilities. All in all terrible.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Francis O
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Palo Alto, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights. It was surprisingly pretty good, but then I went in with really low expectations. The room was large and clean, the bathroom was perfectly fine, and the bed was really comfy. What more do you need in Amsterdam when you spend 10 hours a day in the room - and for 9 of those hours, your eyes are closed (we don't have kids, so yes we sleep 9 hours a night).

The hotel is a bit outside of the center of town in a quiet neighborhood near the Resistance Museum (cool place, by the way). However, the light-rail line is just downstairs or it is really just a 10 minute walk to the enter of town.

ONE CAVEAT - BRING EARPLUGS. The walls are really thin in this place, you'll be happy you brought them. Oh and have coffee or lunch at the little cafe below the hotel on the corner - just great!

Room Tip: Room 12 was big and bright. It is just near the lobby though, so again - BRING EARPLUGS.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

i've stayed here twice now, once in november 2011, and again in november 2012. And i have to say the first stay was A LOT better than the second. Service from staff is great, they're very helpful. They don't bother you in the morning to clean up your room, they simply ask you to tell them before 12 if you are wanting your room cleaned (they understand you may have late nights, and don't want to be woken up). First room we stayed in was an attic room, it was great, spacious and clean. The second time we booked a large attic room, however, ended up on the first floor, with a lot smaller room than we had payed for, which was gutting, but if you know what Amsterdam stairs are like, it saved us walking 3 flights of 'ladders'. Supermarket is a 10min walk, and to walk to the main part of where everything starts is 20mins max, if you don't fancy a walk it's only 2-4 euros into the middle part on a tram. A great hotel for someone who is looking for a basic room, costing a bit less than city centre hotels with a nice walk to the centre (you pass all the shops), good coffee shop on the corner near the bridge, friendly helpful staff.

p.s they have a free hot drinks machine with a moreish hot chocolate!!! (cheaper to buy drinks/snacks from vending machines in the hotel than in city centre) x

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Property: Hotel Plantage
Address: Plantage Kerklaan 25, 1018 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Plantage & the East , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #223 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Plantage 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the greenest area in the centre of Amsterdam Hotel Plantage offers very comfortable rooms (private shower/toilet, TV, fridge) and apartments for a two star hotel: one single, 4 twins, 2 big rooms for 4/5 persons, one-bedroom- and two-bedroom apartment. Season, mid-week, longer stay discounts possible. Situated in a 130 years old former private dwelling in the beautiful eastern part of the centre called Plantage, which started in the 17th century as a garden, it now features the Amsterdam City Zoo "Artis" across the street from the hotel, 20 restaurants of different nationalities within 50 meters, Rembrandt House, Flee Market, Maritime Museum, Tropical Museum and more within walking distance. Four tramlines around the corner connect with other parts of the city within minutes. ... more   less 
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