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... couldn't turn down the opportunity. After listening to what sounded like 50 next-year's Eurovision entries, at 4am we headed home on the night bus. Sadly the trek to Bijlmer Arena took longer than expected as we managed to fall to sleep for the entire loop ending up back at central station! Arriving back at Hostelle to see some girls already awake for the day it was safe to say we'd had a good ...
... dotted throughout the countryside. We assume the multiple glass houses are growing flowers, we did see one field of yellow tulips. The Crowne Plaza is located outside if the city circle, we were happy to go to bed when we arrived however Greg and the girls headed for the red light district! Five Euros and 22 minutes on the train. The experience was a bit eye-boggling for Georgia! On holiday so far the girls have survived a Dubai face mask DIY, removing ...
... Pasteur and helped to generate the specific strain of yeast that is still used for today's brews in every green factory around the world.
It is correctly labelled an Experience too, as per Juls, "Who'd have thought anyone could make beer this interesting?" It starts with virtual bloke talking you through the history above, and then progresses through some of the company history and awards the company and family have received over time. To some extent it ...
... sickness) we arrived in Amsterdam at the weirdest airport ever... kind of like a concert hall, market, gas station all in one. We ran into Kim and Greg and then caught a very long and uncomfortable bus out to our hostel.
The chick running the desk at the hostel was not a barrel full of fun but we still managed to check. Apparently we had an eight bunk dorm for just the six of us... this later became ...
... Diamond factory I explored the diamond factory on Friday. It took us through the history of diamonds, the history of diamonds & Amsterdam, royal jewels, a diamond skull and a few other interesting stories. I did pop in next door for a little to watch the diamond polishing process. Albert cuyp market Friday I went back to the Albert cuyp market for lunch. I bought a collection of items from the different stalls including bread, cheese, olives, nuts & fruit, ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Manofa Amsterdam
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!