Nieuw Slotania Hotel

Slotermeerlaan 133, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1063, Netherlands | 2 star hotel
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This 2 star hotel, located in the Geuzenveld-Slotermeer area of Amsterdam, is near Zandvoort, Abraham Kef's, Theater de Cameleon, and Zaal 100.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsNieuw Slotania Hotel Amsterdam

    Reviewed by elisa.cittanti

    Clean

    Reviewed Jul 27, 2014
    by (5 reviews) , Italy Flag of Italy

    Nice hostel, very clean. But unfortunately the windows in the rooms do not open. So during the night, being in 8 in a room, it gets a little bit hard to breath at a certain point.
    But In the complex everything was great, even the breakfast service.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by gr0p3r

    Pretty decent

    Reviewed Jul 15, 2014
    by (15 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Enjoyable stay. Has comfortable beds, largish rooms, tv and seep rate bathroom. Shower could do with having more pressure.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by julzmo88

    Contiki stay

    Reviewed Jun 15, 2013
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    Stayed in a triple share, room a little small but clean n comfortable. Good shower, comfy bed. Wifi :)

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Nieuw Slotania Hotel Amsterdam

    All the Bad Stuff is True, but Go Anyway!

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    I read all the horrible reviews a couple of weeks before 50+ of us from my kids' high school would be staying at this hotel. I was very concerned and had shared this with some on the trip. When we drove up to it, the "T" in "hotel" was burned out, so the huge sign going down the right side of the building read HO EL SLOTANIA. We nervously laughed at the irony of some of the reviewers calling it a hell hole.

    Before we even were all in the lobby, there were young men hanging over the banister with a cigarette in one hand and a Heineken in the other checking out the new arrivals. This led to a short time of chaos for our group: boys from other countries in the hallways scratching at the doors of the girls rooms and making rude noises, rearranging of rooms so all the kids would be in close proximity to adults, dragging mattresses down halls so everyone would be in a safe place, checking for doors and windows that didn't lock, and having a group meeting to try to calm everyone down. Most of us wanted to leave right then and there.

    To make a long story short, the one young man who was causing the majority of the problems (window-peeking, etc.) wasn't even a guest there and was finally driven away. Things started to calm down and some of us started to see the humor in it all (not everyone!). I thought I was finally settled in my room when a found a wet spot on my daughter's bed from a leak in the ceiling. I don't even want to know where the water was coming from! So we had to pack up and move again after a very trying night.

    So why does the title say Go Anyway? Because by the end of the night there was guitar-playing and card games with kids from other countries. Because it was such an adventure, because it let us experience different cultures, because it challenged us, and because it taught our kids to appreciate some of their own culture. If you want an adventure like this, GO. If you just want a nice place to sleep, don't go because it truly is a fire-trap hell hole!

    Not as bad as made out on this site

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    I read these reviews the night before I was due to visit this hotel and did not sleep a wink!

    In reality, yes the hotel is basic and nothing fancy, but then it doesn't claim to be anything else. The room was clean and tidy, the en suite bathroom was clean and in good repair with a fantastic shower.

    The only downside I found was that yes it was in a noisy area but then it is near the centre of Amsterdam so you wouldn't really expect much else - nothing a decent pair of earplugs couldn't block out!

    Also, although advertised, this hotel does not have a bar or restaurant - but does do a good breakfast.

    As for transport to the city centre, there is a bus (21) that leaves from over the road every 10mins which goes directly to the centre and returns to outside the hotel. There is also a bus that goes from outside directly to the airport. For someone who does not speak the language and had no idea about public transport, I have to say I found it all very easy and eficient.

    I don't know if the hotel has significantly improved since the majority of these reviews were written or if I have particularly low standards! However I wouldn't be put of by them if you have booked as I had a very pleasant stay.

    SHOCKINGLY BAD!! Stay well away from this hotel.

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    I'd strongly advise against booking this Hotel. Particularly so given the price that we paid. Not only is it exceedingly difficult to get to and from the city, and the airport, but the hotel room and facilities were simply woeful. On arrival my girlfriend and I were given a twin room despite booking a double. The room was small and dirty with two massive stuctural pillars in the middle of the room which meant you couldn't even see the TV. What really upset me most was that the pillows had hairs on them and stank. I shudder to think of the state of the sheets. We were unable to change hotels at short notice and elected to suffer through the two nights we had booked. Overall, i'd have to say the Nieuw Slotania was the worst hotel I have ever stayed in in my life and I consider myself a frequent travellor.

    Hell Hole

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    I don't really understand how a place with a 3 star rating could be soo bad. To get to our room we had to go down the longest corridor I've ever walked. When we arrived in our room first thing we noticed is the bed has no head board and the bed is stupidly low. I had a shower after a long day to find once I had finished although having the shower doors closed the bathroom floor was flooded, all I can assume is that the piping under the shower was damaged. We went out for the evening into Amsterdam discovering it was a twenty-five minute tram ride to and from the centre. On returning from the city we found the key card to our door was working but the door never opened, we had to get assistance, in all fairness the staff were very helpful. It still gets worse though trying to get some sleep is nigh on impossible, you can here people in the next room walking about watching television, as well as getting rudely awaken first thing in the morning by noisy trams and buses and a hateful clock tower just outside. Breakfast consisted of a few peices of bread (Hard) some cheese and meats and jam (Not Impressed). Despite the staff being friendly and helpful this place is not to standard for a three star hotel and I would most definetly not recommend anybody stay there.

    Avoid this place

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    I only stayed here for 2 nights, and hated every single minute I spent here. You can forget about sleep, cuz you won't get any. The walls are so thin you can hear ppl fart in the corridor. Furthermore, there seem to be lots of Asians 'living' there, playing cards, hanging around all day in the lobby, and most of all, makeing lots of noise at night on the balcony. Furthermore, there is no such thing as a bar or restaurant, so if you want to be deprived of sleep and be hungry, please come to this place. As far as I am concerned, I'd prefer to sleep in my car, with open windows, in Harlem, New York.

    Come and stay here!

    from

    This play was excellent. Good service and great food. Highly recommend coming here!

    Hell Hole!!

    from

    We were booked into another hotel and on arrival were told that the bathroom was broken and so we were transferred to another hotel by taxi at their expense to the Slotania. It looked a hell hole from outside and was in a very rough area and as me and my elderly mother travelling, we didn't feel safe. In the hotel the receptionist demanded payment up front and then we were given a card to the furthest room away in the hotel. The room was big enough for a dog with not even the most basic of facilities and the bathroom was mouldy and so caold that you needed to wear a jumper in the bath. Early evening when we came back to our room there was a load of guests who were drinking and smoking in the hallways because there was no bar available. After climbing over a dozen people laying across the floor we got to our room. Between 3 and 7am in the morning we were awaken by drunken revellers stumbling into their rooms and trying to get into ours as well. After no sleep we went down to an atrocious breakfast which consisted of dry bread, cheese and a cold boiled egg....mmmmm Would never stay here again and certainly would not recommend anyone else to.

    Avoid it

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    The hotel does not reach the cleanliness standards required by a 3* hotel. It is completely out of the way. A 20 minute bus ride separates you from the centre. You can hear the guests next door talking and walking, soundproofing is inexistant. Actually I stayed for 3 nights during which I haven't slept more than 8 hours .

    Depressing!!!

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    I booked another hotel right in the centre of Amsterdam but 2 days before i was due to go, the company told me it was full and that they had arrange me an alternative. This was over 100.00 more expensive but i did not mind as this was the only 1 available and this included a breakfast. We arrived on a night time, we went for a walk expecting bars and clubs, but instead there was nothing but young gangs of asian men hanging around, this was scary, the Hotel did not have a bar so that thought quickly went, there was 1 pub down the road which was a local pub for locals so as soon as we walked in we felt very unsafe.

    The hotel was freezing cold, dirty and very unsociable the staff were no use and misserable and the breakfast was a disgrace. We had to get a bus everyday into the centre this hotel is totally out of the way. I would only recommend this hotel to anyone who has no standards of cleanliness and who does not like to venture out to far. This was a big let down i was told this was within walking distance of the centre and that it was a 3 * hotel, more like a -10* Cemetry!!!

    Don't understand the usual honesty required to be a hotel

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    Nieuwe Slotania told us we could book a double room with a bath. This was a clearly stated and specific requirement. When we rang again to confirm, it turned out that they would not "guarantee" that we could get a double bed and a bath at the same time. They said we should confirm by fax. When it turned out that faxing wasn't possible (for us) they said we could email. I sent an email (saying please phone to confirm reciept) - result - no phone call. The next day my wife rang to be told they hadn't received the email (yeah right!). I spoke to their receptionist quarter of an hour later to be told that he'd never accepted a telephone reservation in 20 years in the business.We'll look for another hotel!

    TripAdvisor Reviews Nieuw Slotania Hotel Amsterdam

    2.50 of 5 stars Fair
     

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