Sunday, 3 July 2016

REVIEW - Hotel Atlas, Amsterdam - avoid at all costs! 0/5

Hotel Atlas advertises using carefully chosen photographs:

This is actually the next door neighbours house - a private residence

Hotel Atlas is the left hand property

Hotel Atlas is the left hand property

It is standard business practice to 'cherry pick' photos.
The photograph of the hotel is misrepresentative of the actual building.
Look at the reality of Atlas Hotel:

Our room was 101- in the basement.
We didn't know this until we arrived at the hotel.

Room 101 was tired, dated and damp.
There were insects and the wardrobe stank.
There was a box of anti damp under the bed. 

The room was very small, certainly too small for a double bed. 

We had to climb over the bed to get to the other side. 

The hotel lobby was located directly above the room and it was grand central station for much of the day and night. 
Additional noises included people dragging chairs above, a generator, a strange wailing air-con unit, clanging gates and the chatting of smokers on the other side of the wall. 
The location was great with park and city in walking distance. 

However, after a long day of exploring Amsterdam it was really disappointing to return to the hotel. 
Some staff were OK but when we expressed concern about the lobby noise and asked if there was any chance of changing rooms, we were told "Sorry we are fully booked."
We have stayed in youth hostels better and cleaner than this.

0/5: avoid.

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