Hotel Asterisk

Address: Den Texstraat 16, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1017 ZA, Netherlands | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein area of Amsterdam, is near Heineken Experience, Albert Cuyp Market, Oudzuid, and Zuiderbad (indoor).
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Asterisk Amsterdam

    Good Budget Hoel, Nice Staff


    Stayed at the Asterisk for a week. The rooms that share a bath are tiny but the rooms with private baths are considerably larger. The staff was wonderful... they were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is by no means plush but is was clean (although it was very smokey). The location is very good... close to the museums and tram stops. Overall it was a very good choice for the price.

    Stinky room


    Our room at the Asterisk hotel was tiny and stinky. I'm used to small and have stayed in lots of European hotels, but this double room should have been a single room. The room smelled really bad, very smokey like someone had just finished smoking a cigarette in there. I was told the room had been cleaned at 11 (it was now 5pm). I really couldn't believe it had been empty since then, that someone hadn't just been smoking there. I asked for a different room and was shown to one equally stinky. They did spray the room which helped for about 5 minutes.

    Some of the front desk workers were friendly and nice, but when we checked in the guy was rude and impatient. I asked what time breakfast was and got the response 'didn't you read the sheet?'

    I wouldn't recommend this hotel unless it is the last room in town.

    Excellent location


    Excellent place to stay, well located, near by the museums, good friendly staff, cheaps rates, charming rooms, but very small... Only bad point: the building is very high, so an elevator could be installed to help to the guests to get to their rooms with the luggage. If I return to Amsterdam, I will definitively there!!

    Nice Budget Hotel


    Just returned from 3 night stay at the Asterisk Hotel. Nice budget hotel in a residential neighborhood. Quiet location perfect for sleeping but close enough to walk to attractions, museums, nightlife, restaurants etc. Continental breakfast provided in nice dining room - as the other reviews mentioned do not expect a fry up. We opted for a room without a private bath but it was on the smallish size - would probably go for a private bathroom if we stay again.

    Asterisk was heaven


    We stayed at Hotel Asterisk on the last night of our week-long stay in Amsterdam. The hotel proprieter went out of his way to let us a room (though normally there is a two night minimum stay on week nights.) The room was gloriously clean and crisp and comfortable. We paid 115 Euro on a Friday night for a double (though there was a pull out bed in the closet)

    We had a room on the ground floor with a private terrace that was fabulous.

    Highly recommended for convenience, friendliness, and value! We'll be back!

    A real gem among European hotels!!!


    This hotel was the bright spot in an otherwise dreary European hotel experience. Right away we could tell this hotel was different. The staff was so friendly and helpful at check-in: they gave us guidebooks and extra keys. The room was clean, bright, and really spacious. Our private bathroom was really nice, and they even gave us enough towels! For the price, you can't beat it, especially with the included breakfast. I will definitely stay here again!!!

    Great location for a cheap price


    Great location and the rooms were clean and simple. I paid extra to have my own bathroom. And their breakfast was good too. But, if your a big breakfast eater you might want to go this resturant called the Pancake Carasoul, which is right across the park from the hotel. And if your a big fan of Heinken the brewery is just over the canal.

    Great Room, Great Price.


    Our family of three stayed here in March 2003. The room was clean and comfortable with a private bathroom (with shower). The street is quiet yet close to trams and museum district. Friendly owner and tasty Dutch continental breakfast included with cash payment for room. Triple room (Murphy-style twin bed) was 85 euros. Would stay here again.

    Cheap, clean but smoking pot not allowed!


    We really enjoyed our stay at the Asterik. It was cheap, friendly, clean and just a short walk away from pubs and restaurants. You could not do drugs of any kind on the premises which was a bit of a pain - but we got away with magic mushrooms undetected! They have Van Gogh all over the walls which turned out to be very entertaining whilst under the influence of magic mushrooms. We would definitely go there again - but do not expect a fry up in the morning - fruit bread and cheese are up for grabs though - enjoy!

    Quiet, convenient, safe, moderately priced


    A nice 2 star hotel. Clean, close to the Heineken Brewery and only a short walk to Leidesplein, Rijksmuseum, etc. A good choice for the independent traveler who wants something a bit more safe and clean than many of the places close to the train station, but can't afford the more expensive hotels. Stayed there in November 2002 and paid 65 Euro for a double (if you pay in cash at check-in, you also get breakfast included). Rooms are small, but clean. Each floor shares a bathroom, but there are only a few rooms on each floor so it was never a problem. Internet access at front desk. There is a hotel shuttle bus to the airport that picks up at the Asterisk. I believe main building has an elevator, but second building (where we stayed) did not. Not a problem for us, but something to think about.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Asterisk Amsterdam

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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