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“filthy room and very rude landlords”
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Nemo Apartments
Ranked #97 of 241 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Reviewed April 27, 2013

A severe warning for this absolute overpriced accomodation. There are a lot of hotels in the city where you pay less and get so much more. I paid 130 EUR as a single person per night without breakfast and had the badest service I ever had in my life...
The room is not very clean - very old and dirty looking bedclothes and towels (those we would chuck out), and in the kitchen you find all the rests the others left - including rotted tomatoes... The room is poorly soundproofed, every step on the room above you lets you spring in your bed (very nice at 3am when the party people are returning) and the use of the others WCs lets you believe the Niagra Falls are in your room.
But the worst thing are the landlords. They only care about the money they get and not about their guests. Every question you have they react very bugged and absolutely not professional. The house has a lot of very steep, almost vertical, stairs - more ladders than stairs actually. When I arrived I told the landlord I am not able to carry the suitcase six of those ladders because of my health state (which is quite severe). He said, no problem, he will help me and we arranged a time for the check out. I told him that it is important since I had to get my train. Guess what - nobody came.. When I ringed the door bell of the appartement of the landlords, they did not even talk to me in person - they just answered through the intercom. The landlady said that she is not interested how I can get the suitcase downstairs, she doesn't care. (sure - because I paid in advance and that is all they care of...). So since I could not carry I had to get on my backside, letting slide the suitcase step by step next to me. And that all of the six ladders... It was not only very dangerous and exhausting - it was so mortifying... When I made afterwards an official complaint they wrote they informed me before that they had those ladders (which is a lie, they did not and they had to admit that) and that they are not a hotel with professional luggage service. Well - I did not expect a professional luggage service - merely a normal human kindness and helpfullness. For 130 EUR for a single room - is this really too much? And the landlord promised me to do it - if he'd told me he won't, I would have changed the hotel. But first saying "no problem" and then not even talking to me in person, just letting me - a not anymore young woman who travelled alone - know through the intercom, how rude is that... I never ever experienced that in my life before. And I travel a lot. Nothing to do with being a hotel or not - just to do with good education. Than they even lied again about that the man was in hospital for a check-up - he was not. It was sunday morning, there are no check-ups on sunday mornings... And even if - he could have told me instead of promising me to help and then letting me down. Telling me over the intercom they don't care how I manage tells everything. Very pathetic people. Don't book there, you can spend your money in Amsterdam at much nicer places.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

If you are not a friend of group hostels nemo apartments might be the right choice for you. The owner was very kind and helpful, the apartment itself clean and located pretty central. We had a two floor apartment, kitchen, bathroom, tv on one floor. Beds on the top floor. We paid 35 per night + city taxes. Smoking was allowed. The few rules were easy to handle.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
3  Thank Sebastian R
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Having stayed in a variety of places in amsterdam this has to be best all rounder,we had a fairly compact apartment just around the corner from the actual Nemo's main place, it has everything you need in a great location 5 mins walk to the RLD area. The landlady was nice and helpful, the place was clean and tidy with a selection of funny DVD's, good selection of kitchen things and allowed to smoke in the apartment. Have tried to book in for Queens Day but its fully booked, always a good sign though annoyed i missed out! Like everywhere in Amsterdam the stairs are steep and the rooms are small but it all adds to the charm of the place!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sam B
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed in the Navy room for three nights and were really happy with the apartment. The stairs are steep, as people have said, but it's an old building so what do you expect. It's worth the climb to get to the nice apartment at the top. The owner was great, really friendly and gave us lots of suggestions about places to go, eat or avoid. It's a perfect location and a great base to explore Amsterdam from. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook a simple meal on the evenings that we didn't want to eat out.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Simon M
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

Kate the landlady was brilliant very friendly helpful too
We stayed two nights only but nice and clean apartment. Location was good only 10-15 minutes walking distance from the flat the town centre quite at night time which was really good. Next time in Amsterdam defanatly will be staying at Kate's if we can. Thank you Kate for your warm welcoming and help etc.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tibor D
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Katia D
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Daniel M
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Address: PrinsHendrikkade 133, 1011 AR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 241 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range: $101 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nemo Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nemo Apartments offers its guests comfortable and clean rooms in a beautiful property close to Central station and the Red light district. Each apartment has a bedroom and a private bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with all the essentials for the stay (crockery, cutlery etc) so guests can use the kitchen to cook but need to leave it clean and tidy. A free wireless internet connection is also available. ... more   less 
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