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Review by Sabina from Austria
I have seen a couple of different rooms at the quentin england hotel already and i think, it depends on the room they put you in. Double rooms from the first floor up are usually pretty nice, sunny and clean. Just be careful with the "low budget-label": this can either mean you get a very very dark, humit room in the cellar (broken toilets inclusive) or you get a room with no window at all. the stuff is not all the same either, there are very friendly and helpful employees and some who are not. all together it is a nice hotel with more or less reasonable prizes (depending on which room). The spot is great, just a few minutes walk to beautiful vondel park and leidesplein. recommended, but don't take rooms on the ground floor or in the cellar.
Review by Peter Meier from Germany
We are a group of 10 and made bad experiences with the hotel quentin england in amsterdam. We reserved rooms two month ahead and all of us landed in rooms in the basement, with sticky air and a very small window. The size of some of the rooms was smaller than in a prison. Not according to the human rights organisation. Make sure that you see the room before you pay. Some employees are very unfriendly.
Review by budaha
great location and rooms, rude staff and ugly lobby
i've been there last week... well, the location is real great.. well near the leidsplein(a big center) the lobby and the enterance are very ugly for me.. the 'so called' lobby contains 3 tables, a small tv and thats it... our room was very good although.. preety small, but very claen and comfortable and we had a preety big balcony with our room... the staff was very unpolite though... they dont even say 'hello' when you enter the lobby.. they wont even look at you... the israelian girl at the reception were very rude for us even though we are israelian ourselves. the 'so called' breakfast had dry bread, cheeze and bacon and orange juice.. that's about it... very bad rate for the breakfast... we tried to eat there but we ran away before we got sick...most of the times we couldnt eat breakfast even if we wanted to, because there are, as said before, 3 table(the lobby is the breakfast room to)... the hotel is great by its location and it's rooms and balcony, but that's about it... we had a great time in amsterdam and a great time in the hotel, although it's bad things... well, i would not recomended to stay at this hotel, only if the prices will be much lower... it was too expensive for what we paid for.. the breakfast does not worth any money, and the hotel 'inside and outside' look is very ugly and spartan, and the rooms does not(!!!) have a hairdryer, safe(the hole hotel have no safe) and a radio like they told me and like they worte in the hotel wedsite... sorry but that's the true... try the owl hotel that is in the same street..we checked- they have same prices, and much nicer staff and great looking hotel...
Review by Charles Hornbeck
Spartan is the word.
We stayed from May 16th-19th 2000. The staff were VERY helpful and kind. Our room was arranged for 4 persons. It was very sparce. The toilet/shower room had one unslanted floor so we created a dam using some towels, otherwise we would have slid onto our assess. EVERYTHING at the office costs 3 guilder. Is is kinda funny. ;-) Make sure to check out the old 'Countries Houses' on the same street. They were build for the 7 major countries of Europe in the 1800's. The Russia House is beautiful.
Review by Steve
Clean, freindly and very helpful
Four of us stayed in this well sited hotel on our first (but not last) visit to Amsterdam w/c 3 April 2000. Being English I was pleasantly surprised at the standard of the accomodation which we felt could not be faulted for the price. OK so the rooms are not big but rooms at this price in Europe are not big! People, if you want 4* accomodation you have to pay 4* prices! The rooms we stayed in were VERY clean, comfortable and warm during cold, April Amsterdam nights. Fresh towels were provided every day and the room was spotlessly cleaned every day also. The hotel staff were very helpful in advising what to see, where to go etc. When we do go back to Amsterdam our first choice will be to go back to this hotel, leaving us with more money to spend in the coffeee shops and bars than those of you who want to pay a lot more for less personal service!
Review by Lew
Hardly spartan-but VERY clean and nice.
Hi: I stayed at the hotel from Dec 3-11th,1999. I was almost afraid to, after reading the other reviews-but I had already booked the room before I read the reviews,and thought I'd give it a go. When I arrived at my room,it was not spartan,but average size for a European hotel.Being from the U.S.,rooms in Europe seem small to me.The room was quite adequate.What impressed me was how clean it was! The bathroom was done in white tile and was immaculate.The cleaning crew did a fine job every day to keep things nice.We were provided plenty of large and small towels.The shets and blankets were fine,and they put some very nice 'comforters' on our beds,which looked brand new.The height of the 'seperator' between the shower area and the rest of the bathroom was fairly low,but I have found this to be the case in much more expensive hotels I have stayed at in Amsterdam also.The staff was friendly.My only complaint would be that they could probably use some new beds,as mine seemed pretty soft from age. At half the price of many hotels I have stayed at in Amsterdam,this hotel is a real bargain,and I would highly recommend it.
Review by Karen
Spartan is indeed the word!
I found this hotel by doing an internet search and thought that it seemed quite cheap for a three star hotel. Now I know why! If this really is a 3 star, then I have no idea why except for it's fairly central location and the fact that you can get a drink 24 hours a day (I don't know about alcohol but you can certainly get soft drinks). The rooms are spartan to say the least and remind me more of rooms in a hostel than a hotel. Everything is very old and even the blankets on the bed are stained and fraying. The bathroom is a rather nasty looking affair with mould growing up the wall in the shower area (I say area as it is more of a Thailand style shower cubicle with just a hole in the floor!). I don't want to sound like a real moaner but I've done a lot of travelling and this hotel is definitely not worth the money. Other than that, we had a fantastic time in Amsterdam! Oh, by the way, take your own towels, the ones supplied here are the size of face cloths!!
Review by MapBoy
Friendly but Spartan
If you're in Amsterdam for the coffeeshop tour, and just need a place to hang your hat at night, this is a friendly, relatively clean place with great coffee 24 hours in the lobby. We had a small double room on the third(?) floor with shower. The bathroom floor was not separated from the shower floor, so all the water just kind of accumulated there, which is kind of a drag, but if you hang loose and wait a few minutes after the shower, you can cop a shave without scuba gear. The hotel employees are very cool and will help you with anything they can. Our water was out for a day and a half, and we had to wait for the 'plimmer' to come. This place is a short hike (maybe 2 blocks) from Leidseplein, so catching a tram is never a problem. I'd say the main drawbacks to this place are that the rooms are rather plain, the beds are rather dead, (no bounce - we tried...) and the stairs are rather steep and numerous (but face it - you're in Amsterdam..:~) The price is really good, and it's a fun place in general.
Review by Der Erblindete from Austria
2 nächte im kerker
Im gegensatz zu Österreich (in Österreich wurde die kerkerstrafe mit dem strafrechtsanpassungsgesetz von 1974 abgeschafft)kann man in amsterdam, genauergenommen im hotel quentin england sich in die geschichte zurückbeamen lassen und eine "haftstrafe im kerker" absitzen. Man braucht nur ca. 45 euro für eine nacht und schon ist man dabei. Alles original nachgebaut, vom kleinen kerkerfenster, wo keine luft und natürlich auch kein licht in die zelle eindringt, bis hin zu den feuchten wänden und urinierten mauern. Aber keine angst, durch den türspalt (ca. 10 cm) kommt doch so etwas ähnliches wie sauerstoff ins hotelzimmer(lol)! sollte man zumindest einmal erlebt haben, kann ich persönlich nur weiterempfehlen. Ganz wichtig dabei aber eine sonnenbrille, sonst bekommt man beim ausgang (1 stunde täglich) ans tageslicht eine verschärfte augenentzündung, da der lichtentzug im verlies wirklich heftig ist und auch eine uhr ist von nöten, da ja im kerker 24 stunden die gleiche dunkelheit herrscht. Alles im allem eine gelungene touristenattraktion im herzen amsterdams.
Review by eine Gequelte from Germany
Nix für sanfte gemüter!!!
Absolut nicht zu empfehlen! war vom 30.5 -01.06.07 in diesem "hotel". Hatte das "glück", im 3. Stock untergebracht zu sein, das man nur über eine gefühlte-90° treppe erreichte, aber wenigstens hatte dieser raum ein fenster! denn, im gegensatz zu den "kellerlöchern", konnte man so die nasszelle - im wahrsten sinne des wortes, da die dusche nur optisch mit einem vorhang abgetrennt war, aber alles ebenerdig... - lüften, da die lüftung ein loch in der decke ist... das "frühstück" ist völlig überteuert (7€) für diesen "luxusschuppen", und die putzfrau war wohl nach dem erklimmen des zimmers so dermaßen erschöpft, dass sie es gerade mal schaffte, den müllbeutel zu wechseln. Das bad war auf jeden fall dreckiger als vorher! fazit: schlaft lieber in einer jugendherberge, da schläft man besser und ist sein geld wenigstens wert!
Review by Zigeuner from Austria
Knastzelle ist ein luxus dagegen
4 m2 zimmer, mit gummimatrazen (rückenschmerzen). Ein kellerfenster wo absolut kein licht reinkommt. Feucht und kühl.. Die wände sehen aus wie in ner nachtbar.. Entweder ist da uriniert worden oder man hat sie angekotzt. man hört jedes geräusch aus den nebenzimmern. nicht buchen !!!
Review by Roland from Switzerland
Einmal aber nie wieder
Wir hatten frühzeitig für 14 personen zimmer gebucht. Ein teil der gruppe sollte in stickigen kellerzimmern, ohne fenster, untergebracht werden. Diese waren unzumutbar. Es wurde für diese leute sofort ein anderes hotel gesucht. Diejenigen die blieben bekamen kleine, unfreundliche zimmerchen. Bad und wc standen jeweils nach einer dusche unter wasser. Die zimmerreinigung fand kaum statt. Bei uns erst um 15.00h! diese hotel kann man wirklich nicht empfehlen.
Review by Vasut from France
Le minimum.... Pour 90 € la nuit
Assez décevant... Et l'accueil n'est pas chaleureux. Les chaises de la terrasse cassées, pas de rideau de douche à l'arrivée, une serviette de toilette trouée, pas de verre à dents ni de shampoing, pas de télécommande de tv, je ne vous le conseille pas.
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