Ibis Hotel Amsterdam Centre
Reviews - Ibis Hotel Amsterdam Centre
- Age Group: 51 - 60
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Suitable only for short breakfrom RSMDMuser
Good location: 2 minutes walking from Central station which is the departure point for trains to/from Schipol Airport, trains, trams, buses, subways and canal boats (I suggest to try also evening organised mini cruises). The location is convenient but obviously the area is not charming… However main attractions are within few (10/15) minutes walking.
The Hotel has 2 sides: canal and Central station. If you get a room in the very upper part of the Hotel (6-7 floor) on the Hotel canal side you will have a good Amsterdam panorama and you will be reasonably quiet.
Otherwise you will see just Central station and will hear the relevant noises… So: pay attention when reserve your room.
Hotel is basic, as Ibis Hotel normally are.
Rooms very small. Wardrobe is small (it couldn't even fit 2 persons clothes for 2 days) and the bathroom is the smallest I have ever seen (pay attention: no hairdryer provided).
The Breakfast is reasonable (ordinary eggs, ham, jam and so on).
The rate I paid appeared to me too high: double room breakfast included: 181 euro (plus 5% city tax) per night. A would say that a 100 euro rate would be more adequate.
Excellent location but not worth the moneyfrom super_otley
Bad experiencefrom Rizal
i am not make reservation first, came go show, cause just arrived from koln (german).
last days before i stay at ibis hotel in London,UK (good), Luzern, Swiss (good), Innsbruck, Austria (very good)
but in amsterdam .. woow ...
staff give me uncleaning room ( used by guest before me, and not cleaning yet ) huh !!!
towel in floor bathroom ... wow,
and of course i complaint to staff and he change the room quickly, but in my mind, we will never stay at that hotel again.
good for the moneyfrom fifelass-7
not greatfrom sanspierre
Weekend breakfrom madvon
typical European chain hotelfrom Elijahhawaii
My original plan for hotel stays was to avoid all American and European hotel chains like Hilton, Best Western, or Ibis, especially asit was right after US 9/11 attacks. Plus, I booked only locally owned hotels to help the citizens and economy of each place. Things turned bad in AMS: read the other review. I am making an exception for this city....
For a single traveler on a budget who does not plan to spend his/her entire stay in AMS stoned the whole time, I recommend this hotel really above others. At the time I paid 100 euros a night. If you are paying under 100 euro a night in AMS, you will be in a druggie dump in the red light district.
I liked everything about Ibis. The location was perfect right by the train station. Yet even though it was in sight of the red light district, it was totally safe and secure. Only a one minute walk away, literally, you are in the center of the action that is AMS.
The room was clean and nicely furnished. As for size, I thought most hotel rooms in Europe are small, and so i dont understand others criticism of the size. i found them adequate. I guess if you are a light sleeper I would request a high floor facing away from the train station, but i had a room overlooking the train tracks ....never had trouble sleeping. marijuana/cannabis IS legal and so even in IBIS the waft of the distictive smoky odor was present here and there .....
I went from small hotels with small breakfast service to Ibis and its breakfast buffet in its restaurant. I LOVED it - immensely - as it was the largest breakfast service that i had had. The selection was fine and the staff was great. it was included in the price for me. You gotta verify EVERY detail before you book. I did not eat in the restaurant for dinner as hotel restaurant prices always tend to be more expensive. There are scores of good restaurants just a couple minutes walk, including a pub/restaurant across from the station that serves traditional dutch style crepes and belgian waffles at a good price.
Again, i would recommend this hotel to the cheap tourist type like me. The price may not say "budget" but in the case of AMS, the extra money spent is worth it.
Very basicfrom Scottishperson
overpriced hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Pleasant hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
and is a stone throw from the main Damrak and Canal boat tours. The staff were
very friendly and professional. We only had breakfast and supper which we
found excellent. The rooms were clean and adequate for our purposes. We looked on to the train station which is a hive of activity. Also we could see the river/dam with lots
of ships and barges passing. Apart from the known noise from the train station (which stops later in the evening) there was no trouble from other guests who seem to be professionals or middle aged tourists (no roudy types). A pleasant stay with easy access to the centre despite the Centraal Station being blocked off for major refurbishment. Would go back again.
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Dont't be quick to judge I find so many people judge Amsterdam and the Netherlands by visiting the area around the train station and thinking the entire city is like that. Make sure, before you judge, that you visit the outlying areas of the city and perhaps The Hague for typical views of the Netherlands, The country is beautiful, the people are friendly and the cities are spotless,,,,unlike area area around the train station.\I recommend going to Scheveningem outside the Hague,,,it is a beach resort where you find great restaurants, entertainment and lots of shopping. Amsterdam is a great city with the most user-friendly airport in Europe.
Marco Polo Restaurant on the Damrak DO NOT EAT HERE, the food is alright but nothing special and quite expensive. The service is really appalling, the staff will ignore you once they see that you've finished your meal and if you actually ask them for the bill they will bring it and then ignore you again. By this point you won't want to tip as the service is really shocking, but they will just ignore you the whole time in the hope that you will just leave the money on the table and they can collect their tip. Also, the price of a bottle of water is not on the menu and a large one was recommended to us by the waitress, when the bill came our 1.5 litre bottle of water was 6.50 euros. Frankly we were absolutely disgusted.
Other names for Ibis Hotel Amsterdam Centre
- ibis amsterdam
- Address: 49 Stationsplein - Amsterdam - 1012 AB - Netherlands
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