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... my camera in and noticing this, the coat check person said "Indian’s can’t take photos here" I thought he was joking but then he kept saying it for a few times, this person wasn’t Dutch and I wasn’t sure whether he was making racist remarks towards us. In the end I took no notice of it as I laughed it off. The museum was quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed the artwork with the free audio guide that was provided.
It's now August 2012 and time for another update from the front. Since the last entry late last year quite a few things have happened: we went skiing for the first time with Mats and Ole in Austria in March, we started the second edition of Run for your Son around the Dam tot Dam run in Amsterdam in September, we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary and Kat’s 40th birthday on June 29, Arne became the GM for The ...
... near the Van Gogh museum, the boys to the "Heineken experience"....a little bit too glitzy a tour of the old Heineken Brewery. The highlights were a ride where you were "brewed" (shaken, sprayed with water, heated, etc.) and then a trip down to sample the beers, where Stephen had his first sip of beer (wasn't a big fan, but we have some great pictures.)
From there the ...
... If you thought we had a lot of Tim Horton's, you should see how many "coffee shops" there are in Amsterdam. I would say there are at least 5 on every street. Our first day in Amsterdam consisted of walking around and finding the Heineken Beer factory. We took a tour and with the tour, you get 2 free beers. I told the bar tender that we were on our honeymoon and he gave us another free beer! also included in the admission ticket was a free boat transfer to the Heineken store ...
... there’s gotta be somewhere to lock the thing up. The city has had to park barges in the canals just to get the bikes out of the way. 3) Argentinian steak houses. These were everywhere, in different price ranges. Did the Argentinians get lost and turn right at some point, or did the cows just go on a European vacation and never go back? I thought the migration for WWII was in the other direction?
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Save your money!
I´m sure this hotel is a part of criminal organisations, while i stayed there at least 3 passes were stolen. People were walking in and out of the hotel all the time, may i say suspicious people at the least! Walked to the reception, got a key, went in to the hotel and came out about 5 minutes later. I was sitting for an hour or so in the reception room (yeah they got a sofa there!!) and alot of kids (local it seemed) went in and out like they had an agreement to go in and loop passports. You are safer to keep the passports on you than in this hotel!!
I am sure there are more revolting places to sleep, but I certainly don't think they cost over 100 euros a night. It smelled hideous, the carpets were toxic, sticky, and stained with god-knows-what, the "breakfast" in the overpriced hotel downstairs (which we found out was included accidentally) is just cereal and old ham and cheese, the towels were yellow and smelled of cigarettes, the bed was wobbly and the linens filthy, there are no elevators in a 4th floor walk up, no soap at all in the bathroom, the shower curtain was gooey and slimey, and 3 people of our group had their passports stolen from their rooms. There is a sign behind the front desk that says they are not responsible for any items left anywhere o othe premises, presumably so they can make a few extra euros off lifting passports. The pictures on their website are a best-case-scenario, possibly the only good thing that can be said is that the bathroom fixtures seem to have been installed in the last couple of years, and the there was tv, albeit fuzzy. The location is very convenient, but there are about a million other hotels in the area so don't bother with this one.
Just don't do it
Paid 25 Euros\person for 6 in one room. Went to top floor. 4 flights up and not even any hot water!!Paid a bit more 5 euros each then got moved to the second floor ensuite - where we found a mouse. It was in our food. Lost Â£50 worth just like that.Mgt couldn't care less when we complained. There are plenty of better places to go.
No rats in my room!
ok so its no paris ritz, but for location and price it is very good. no rats in our room, beds were clean and so was the shower. for Â£60 a night for four of us its acceptable.
Hairy bedspreads and hairy shower
Rooms were dirty and we had to change our own bedlinen when we complained. Watch out for the bloke on the desk, he'll make you pay before you stay. My friends have stayed in a nice room here last year, but if they try and lumber you with a ground floor room, just don't bother. Very central location for the money though.
ROUGHER THAN A GRANNIES GRIFTER
May i advise anyone who thinks about booking the Manofa hotel to save themself their money and health by reading the following:-You would be better off sleeping round the back of CS with the junkies than in any room in the Manofa. As previous reviews have said, this hotel clearly has a rodent problem, i stayed there in 2002 and found rats about 2cm from my sleeping wifes head! I found the staff to be rude and inconsiderate, the 'so called' manager was also rude and aggresive. DO NOT STAY HERE!
Ack. Could this be worse?
Could this place be any grosser?! I woke up to the nibble-nibble of a rodent inside my backpack eating my trail mix. The fire alarm had some horrible red schmeared stuff on it I tried very hard not to look at, chuncks of plaster where falling off the wall, the carpet was absolutely disgusting AND it was freakin' expensive! Completely horrible. DO NOT STAY HERE.
There's a rat in my bedroom what am I gonna do?
Rats in the bedroom, need I say more? Do not stay here if you care about your health. I do not know how this place is classed as 2 stars: dirty floors, dirty beds, bad smell in the room etc. Not even an apology when we informed them of the rodent problem!