Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
On the trip from Brussels to Amsterdam I sat in a train compartment with a Pakistani lawyer and his family. We had a very interesting talk on world history and U.S. politics and sociology.
The mass transit system in Amsterdam is very extensive. I was able to take a tram straight to the Museumplein where my hostel was located. The hostel …
Good Morning! It is a warm, sunny morning here in Dublin city at 8am as I am preparing to leave for my big journey!
I have my ruck-sack packed and it only weighs 10kgs! But then when I add the day pack to the sack, it weighs much more. I'd say approx. 30 pounds altogether. That's a lot of weight on your back. Its almost like I'm …
Today we landed in Amsterdam. The flight was very smooth, the food was good. I watched a few movies to pass the time, but didn't get a wink of sleep. Finally, after a long drive to Calgary and an 8 hour flight, we arrived in Europe! My flight jitters wore off immediately.
Amsterdam was a bit underwhelming at first. I'm not sure if it was the …
SO WE ARRIVED IN AMSTERDAM AFTER A VERY LONG 7 HOUR TRAIN TRIP, FIRST CLASS THOUGH! TO THE QUEENS NIGHT PARTY SOME 700000 VISITS COME TO AMSTERDAM TO CELEBRATE EACH YEAR. SO BUSY THAT WE COULDN'T EVEN GET ON A TRAM SO WE GOT A TAXI TO OUR ACCOM. SO ON QUEENS NIGHT WE WENT OUT TO EXPLORE THE CITY MOSTLY THE FAMOUS RED LIGHT DISTRICT. WAS GREAT TO …
My Weekend in Amsterdam! So for my first travel weekend I ventured to Amsterdam which is about a 2-3 hour trip from where I'm living in Well. On the way there, we got the scenic tour of rural Holland-which is super pretty. As if all that beautiful scenery wasn't enough, I decided to take myself and the group that I was travelling with on a scenic …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Trianon Hotel Amsterdam
While I wasn't expecting the lap of luxury, this hotel was very poor.
Carpet was filthy. Beds were uncomfortable. No heating in the room. What else can I say but avoid this hotel ! Staff were friendly though as with a smile we were told their hotel was booked out and couldn't change our rooms. Oh, good location.
The Trianon hotel was fairly easy to find ( best if you go by taxi-worth the €35 to prevent getting lost) the hotel has a nice reception, small and cosy. Most of the staff are friendly though they didn't say much and didn't offer much advice on where to go or how to get there when asked. The hotel doesn't have the bar it claims to have, it has a small desktop fridge that sell coca-cola sized tins of Heinekin beer for €2 each and it has a vending machine that is also quite sparse yet expensive. In the lounge there is a tea/coffee machine and a cup of soup machine that you pay for using although we found these by chance they were not pointed out to us at any time during our stay. The rooms were plain and small especially for a double room, it had single beds though it was ensuite. The important thing was that the rooms were very clean! The ensuite was supposed to have a hairdryer but it didn't work. The bath/shower was a bit odd shaped but it worked and the water was warm, the toilet was strange but if you go you'll see what i mean for yourself.
Nice Friendly Hotel - Excellent Value For Money!!!
Q & L from London (stayed from the 11th Feb 2005 - 14th Feb 2005)
We read the reviews on this hotel and was put off from the start.
But.. when we arrived at the hotel we were pleasantly suprised! The rooms are very basic, but the friendly staff, the quality of the cleaning and the quiteness of the hotel, were all things that added to a most enjoyable stay. I would certainly stay at this hotel again, and wonder what hotel the other people were staying in? This is a good 2 star hotel and certainly value for money!
Avoid this hotel
this hotel is very poor value for money the breakfast consisted of bread only with beverage. the decor is poor the service of the staff unhelpful . the carpet in my room i could only describe as filthy .iwrote a letter of complaint but did not receive a reply AVOID !
Great location but.....
Hotel is in a great location for many attractions either on foot or by bus or tram. Nearest bus and stram stop a minutes walk away. Hotel is in a nice area with a park accross the road. Rooms are ridiculous though. Very small, and very grubby looking. Was terrified to let anything drop on the floor!! Door is very thin which means you can hear everyone outside your room, and as the floor boards creak so loudly you might be woken up by people walking rather than talking! Breakfast was ok but would have expected a much greater choice.
Great Location but... Part II
I stayed there in April 2003, but never again. I agree with the previous reviewer - nice exterior, excellent location, BUT... inside it's still scruffy and drab, carpet is still stained, floors creak loudly.My double room was barely 5 ft wide with bunk beds. Bathroom had one towel. Climbing 2-3 ft into the half-sized bath/shower was dangerous, with only the (loose!) sink to hold onto.Buffet breakfast OK, but coffee was weak (rare in Amsterdam), and running out of popular items well before breakfast time was over. Only the weak coffee was replenished.
Great Location but...
Hotel Trianon is in a very good location, behind the Concertgebouw in the centre of Amsterdam. Most of the city's attractions are within walking distance. Staff are very helpful and breakfast is perfectly adequate. Rooms in the hotel, however, are in dire need of a facelift. Carpets are badly stained, icy-cold bathrooms with no heating, rooms are generally not so clean. No major complaints otherwise, but Trianon is certainly not the lap of luxury! Then again, you get what you pay for.