Hotel Abba

Overtoom 118-122, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1054 HM, Netherlands | Hotel
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First impressions of Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by mrcolella

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Hey: Landed in Amsterdam's airport with Elaine at around 6:45am. Several tries trying to buy train tickets. Several more tries trying to get on the correct train from the airport to Central Station. We asked a few people and everyone spoke much more English than we did Dutch. I would think that might be embarrassing, but it's not really. Most of …

Chilling out in the Dam

A travel blog entry by emilyjacobs

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It's been a while since I blogged so I will try to condense all the things I have done since... Here it goes.

Let's see, two weeks ago was my friend Sonia's birthday so we celebrated her birthday at this bar called The Walkabout. It's an Australian bar that also has karaoke on Thursdays that we sometimes go to. It was really fun and all had a great time. I stayed in all weekend to try and conserve some of my money. My friends and ...

Last days in Mumbai

A travel blog entry by dijoh2o

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... traces remain.

The Portuguese called the island Elephanta on seeing its huge gigantic statue of an Elephant at the entrance. The Statue is now placed in the garden outside the Bhau Daji Lad Museum (erstwhile Victoria & Albert Museum) at the Jijamata Udyaan (erstwhile Victoria Gardens) in Mumbai. These caves were renovated in the 1970s ...

Sex, Drugs, and Rock n'Roll

A travel blog entry by gallopmonkey

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... overview of the city, although by this point, two nights of no sleep was starting to take its toll on me. We rounded a corner and caught a glimpse of Dutch men dropping their tidy widies and mooning us - welcome to the Nether (region) lands!

By this point, certain others among us were starting to get fractious (again, several days of no sleep was acting up), so we decided to catch the train back to Rotterdam/Antwerp/Brussels. Everything went ...

Amsterdam day 2

A travel blog entry by sarahgarb

... house again but the lines were way too long. My mum was disappointed and so were the other adults. Dior and I were happy cause we didn't really want to go. The guy at the Hard Rock Cafe told us about a place called the Sky Lounge where you could have coffee, hot chocolates and dessert Overlooking the whole of Amsterdam. We got refills for free for our hot chocolate and the hot chocolate came with a big glass of cream ...

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Location

This hotel, located in the Museumplein/Vondelpark area of Amsterdam, is near Fimmuseum, Nederlands Filmmuseum (NFM), Hollandsche Manege, and Bellevue.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Abba Amsterdam

    Turned the holiday into a living nightmare

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    This place ruined our holiday! A few friends and myself were unlucky to discover we where sharing the room with a large family of mice! A few days into the stay I spotted what I thought was a mouse in the room one night, a few minutes later I saw another mouse pop its head out from the kitchen. As a friend went into another room to tell the guy in there, he spotted another. After moving the furniture to check for mouse droppings, we found mouse traps down the back of the radiators and underneath our beds! Obviously the owners where aware of the mouse problem. The ground floor is an old disused car showroom - I suspect this is where they are coming from. The group of us spent the night awake, knowing mice were all over the place where we slept. We got our money back the next morning without much fuss (probably because we where a group of guys in no mood to be messed about). We spent the next 2 hours roaming Amsterdam trying to find somewhere else to stay.

    Alright for an Amsterdam Honeymoon!

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    I spent a long weekend here with my husband, and our best mates, for our honeymoon. We had a fantastic time. Felt safe with the security boxes in the hotel. The stairs were mad, especially when trying to negotiate them stoned and drunk in the early hours... Breakfast was fantastic - no matter the state we were in, we made it for breakfast.

    Excellant lining to the stomach for serious sight seeing! The rooms were basicallly tidy, and teh towels fresh and clean everyday. We had no complaints. Thanks Hotel Abba...

    Great for a 1-star

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    we booked in to Abba out of necessity - the hostels were full, but got a very pleasant surprise. For about the same price as a hostel two of us got a private room, TV with loads of channels and clean towels everyday. The staff were friendly and helpful, and I'll definitely stay there again. The stairs are a bit steep, so I would'nt recommend it to my grandmother - but as a cheap, no-frills stay it's perfect.

    Nice for budget traveling!

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    Stayed here in fall of '02 with friends. Stairs getting to the rooms were a killer. Once there, the rooms were big for a budget hotel. Not to mention, we had our own toilet (also odd for a budget European hotel)! Some rooms have a little patio overlooking tops of smaller buildings. Ours had a giant window that didn't open facing the busy street. Not the best views...no canals in sight. Breakfast was good and filling. All in all, it was well worth it for a budget hotel!

    Disappointing!

    from

    We stayed here for 6 days in May-June, and our room would have been fine if only they had cleaned it. Unfortunately on 3 days out of 6 it was left untouched, and twice we had to request the day's clean towels from reception. We were told this was because the hotel is only 2-star!

    We are very used to 2-star hotels, but this is the first time I've experienced one where cleaning/tidying is not carried out daily - a necessity when two people camp in one room for a week. NB breakfasts are the standard Dutch breakfast, nothing special.

    Good - Not Great

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    There's a maxim to be applied to cheap hotels like the Abba - you get what you pay for. In that sense I can't be dissapointed with what we got- a basic, slightly crumbling room - but in a good location. The staff are indeed very friendly, the hotel is smoker friendly (it sells the smokers guide to Amsterdam), But the toilet was a problem. The smell emenating from there can only be descibed as powerful. It didn't help that the shower was right beside it, and on the same dank tiled floor, so that we couldn't shower for fear of ... yeuch, doesn't bear thinking about. Try as we might, and we did try - with bleach,air freshener - the smell of decaying faeces never left.I can't complain - we had a great stay, and if you can stand the odd inconvenience (like having to wearshoes walking around the room or in the toilet), and not being able to shower, you'll be fine. I just feel that with more attention paid to cleanliness, this could be a little gem.

    Hotel abba did it for us!

    from

    We stayed in the hotel abba in august last year the rooms are very clean the staff very polite and although it isnt in amsterdam central it was only a two minute tram ride to get there it is located near leidseplein which has excellent food and bars and nightlife we will definately be going back this year so everyone at hotel abba see you soon!

    Great location, Great value

    from

    I have stayed there several times and found it to be a great spot to explore Amsterdam from. The room was clean and well furnished and the staff was most patient with all the typical tourist questions. Tram #1 & 6 stop right in front of hotel and around the corner are tram stops for the other main routes in the city. Also only one block from Vondel Park and the wonderful terrace cafe there. Very reasonable room rate, I would rather spend my cash on all the "other" indulgences you find in this great city. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I did.

    P.S. EXCELLENT breakfast and delicious coffee!!!

    Excellent value

    from

    The hotel is on a busy road, with shops opposite, trams, bikes and cars everywhere. The entrance to the hotel is up a steep dark set of stairs under a disused car garage and did not look promising. However, when we opened the door ro reception we were met with a bright and cheerful room and friendly and helpful staff.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Abba Amsterdam

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good