Stayed in this hotel as part of a stag-do trip to Amsterdam so didn't really have high hopes for the standard of the cheap accommodation - and it's a good job because this hotel is dire. We booked the quad room for Friday and Saturday night (£230) for four of us only to discover 2 singles and 1 double bed (so one of our group slept on the floor). Nothing in hotel the filled me with confidence starting with the seedy kebab shop downstairs, the slightly sleazy staff, the mightily step stairs, the fact the lock on the door was [--], TV got no reception, curtains didn't close properly, beds were useable but broken, general aroma of smoking etc etc. I could go on!! And none of us got much sleep due to the noise outside lasting all night.
On the plus side the location is quite central and it's probably just about ok for a stag or brief stay - as long as you have little to no quality standards! Otherwise stay well clear.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel & Restaurant “De Stern” The One Star budget hotel in the heart of Amsterdam.We have a rich history in host guests from all over the world for more than 50 years. Ideally located in the entertainment area "Rembrandt Square" where the highlights of the city can be reached within a walking distance. The supermarket in-front of the hotel, the laundry and the pharmacy are in the neighborhood, cafes, bars, coffee shops and discotheques are everywhere, plus our dining room open every day until 03:00am and weekends until 04:00am. The nearest Pay Parking Station is 200m away open 24 hours seven days a week. Price for one hour costs 4.80 EUR.The friendly multilingual staff will be happy to help you with free maps, tips what to do and where to go in Amsterdam to get the real experience.The property has been renovated newly in September 2011.Rooms now are simple and comfortable; the hotel has a canal view to Herengracht the first of the three major canals in the city center. Each room has its own shower and bathroom. TV and free Wi-Fi access. De Stern meets the most recent international safety and fire prevention standards. Furthermore, the hotel offers its guests a delicious Continental or English breakfast to start the day well.- No curfews or lockouts.Please note that De Stern Amsterdam has a narrow and winding stairway, which may not be suitable for the elderly.Attention!Strictly NO VISITORS rule!!!Check-in time: 13:00 until 18:00.Check-out time: 11:00 am.* ... more less