Hotel Apple Inn
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There really isn't much to say about today. It's a real pain in the butt to get to Amsterdam from Torino unless you feel like spending thousands of dollars to fly there. So we had to fly RyanAir again, which we hate. It's the never ending journey from Torino to Milan to Bergamo to Eindhoven to Amsterdam. AAAAAAHHHHH. But once we got there we fell …
I'm counting the days until we get out of Amsterdam! Today was another hot day, up around 35 degrees. Way too hot to do anything productive. We lounged around until about midday then headed to the park for some lunch then laid around in the shade. After this we headed back home via the supermarket to grab some snacks so we could play cards when we got home and decide what we wanted to tonight. When we got home Victoria messaged me and wanted to get a hotel for the night. So ...
... to be a heineken beer. Was pretty excited to discover Steeping was involved! Lots of advertising along the way with some horses, beer bottle chandeliers, photo opportunities and finally beer tasting. Not sure I am the biggest Heineken fan. After we realised the 'free gift' was pretty much a scam we continued along Stadhouderskade till we arrived at the Rijks Museum, a beautiful building and manicured gardens at the back. A 2 for 1 cocktails voucher lured us to the Hard ...
Tally writing... Ok skaville was over and we set off on the next leg of our journey. We said goodbye to the pleSKA gang blaring their CD on the way out :-) which is brilliant by the way! Look up pleSKA on YouTube... We hadn't mentioned this yet in the blogs as it was all a big surprise but the next part of trip was in fact to return Wally to the UK!! No, we are not done with the trip not by a long shot :-) But instead of staying in the Greece area of Europe ...
... for custom. And yes, I'm afraid the manhole covers too!
All these musings are happening as we find ourselves back on a plane, sadly, after a week of peaceful, pleasant, ground-based travel. On our way to Amsterdam and thence, finally, to Edinburgh.
Thank God we checked the forums last night about Riga airport. It would seem it's famous for the slowness of its queues, having been much less busy than it has recently become with the success of the budget ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Apple Inn Amsterdam
The hotel is quite far from the central station. It does not have a lift and the stairs above the first floor are narrow and hazardous, especially when carrying luggage.
I only wish I had seen the reviews on this website before staying at the Apple Inn at the weekend. True, the location is quite handy, being just a short walk from the nearest tram stop. On arrival we were greeted by a most unfriendly receptionist who made us pay for the room before we'd even got the key...usually I thought you paid when you checked out? She told us that there would be a 2% charge for using a credit card, plus the 5% tax on top...fair enough. Then she charged us 50 cents for a small map of Amsterdam. It seemed to be all take take take so far, and there was no warmth in her greeting so we were already disappointed. She gave us the key to our room which was basic to say the least, but it was clean and at the back of the hotel. We did, however, notice the fact that the hotel seemed to be undergoing renovations with pots of paint and dustsheets lying around. I think this fact should definitely be posted on their website and they could at least offer a reduction on the 'not so cheap' rooms for the inconvenience and messy look of the hotel.
The title to my review ''never again'' will give you a brief insight into the weekend my partner and I spent in the Apple Inn!
i am not fussy in were i stay and only use my hotel for a bed but the apple inn was awful. we arrived at the hotel and was almost overcome by the musky/b.o smell that lingers throughout the hotel.
Comfortable and clean
We were staying in APPLE INN HOTEL for the first time and we are happy with our choice. Itīs a small, but very comfortable hotel. The staff gave us a lot of tourist information about Amsterdam and the cultural life.It takes about 15 min to walk to the center of Amsterdam, also tram is very convenient and quick. Our room was clean and quiet. We definitely recommend this hotel.
I stayed here with my sister and friend in October and we were not overly impressed. On check-in the room we were given was on the top floor, up two very steep flights of narrow stairs. The receptionist was almost pleased to tell us there was no lift with a smart retort of 'that's ok isn't it?' when I showed a look of horror!...No, I screamed silently considering the weight and bulk of our backpacks.... I would have liked her to try and lug that thing upstairs!!!
the rooms were very dissapointing,they were damp and very dull looking with cigarette burns on the bed sheets !!!! the room did not look the same as it did on the internet. The breakfast was very nice,the staff were ok,hotel a little out of the way but nice to walk into vondel park and the trams were close by. I would give it a 4 out of 10 rating . Over all if you want budget this is great but if you want comfort avoid!!!!!!!
I had a reservation with the hotel for 5 of us staying there in a family room. But when we got the room, it was disgusting. Mold on the ceilings, unknown stains on chairs and floor, paint peeling off, beds where you can feel the springs poke through, huge mosquitoes and the smell of smoke was overwhelming..when we requestede a non-smoking room. From the internet, it looked pretty good. But looks can be deceiving. I would never ever recommend this place to anyone. It should be closed for remodeling! Talk about health code violations... We decided not to stay another minute and we moved to a nice Ramada across the street.
More then you pay for
Stayed here one New Year. The place is basic but clean tidy. Whilst the location is about 20 min walk (if you go the right way) to the centre it still is a perfect location. Next to the huge Park and local shops and restaurants and only 5-10 minute tram ride away from city centre (if you dare go near a tram track in fear of your life).
The price for what you get is reasonable and you will find it hard to find a hotel in the dam that's just as clean and spacious for the same price. But you may find one closer to the action. Personally I say stay at the SAS Radisson bang in the centre of everything for Ģ60 (sterling) per night but if you only wanna spend Ģ30 per night the Apple Inn odes the job. In fact im staying there again in July 2004.
I'll start with the positives! The Apple inn is in a lovely residential location, just a minute away from the beautiful Vondelpark, and there are a number of very nice restaurants and cafes within a short walking distance. Close to a tram stop which will take you to some of the best museums and art galleries, or into the centre of Amsterdam, and the train station. So if you like staying in a quite area, this is a good place to stay!