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A-Train Hotel
Ranked #124 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fabulous Hotel - We will be back”
Reviewed 25 August 2011

This hotel was great. Located very near the train station, hop on hop off canal bus stop and walking distance to the red light district and other attractions. The staff was very friendly and the room was perfect for two adults and two teens.

Room Tip: The room we had was 2 twin and a double bed. Perfect for 2 adults and boy and girl teens.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Adelaide, Australia
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

This is a great 3-star hotel in a perfect location. It's just across the station. It's a regular 3star hotel but I think the best thing about it are the very friendly staff. Very good breakfast too!

  • Stayed July 2011
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Montenegro
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97 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

I reserved this hotel trough the internet, it's wonderful located just in front of Central Station, price was similar to other hotel in the same area.
The hotel is very cozy, clean and well decorated, staff was very friendly and helpful, but our room was terrible! It was almost in the under flool, the only window was badly located and we could not see nothing trough it. The room was not only bad, it was expensive, very expensive, almost 200 euros per night! If it was sheaper, ok, no problem, but it doesn't value the price! I hardly recommend the hotel to charge less for that room! The room was very badly lightened (not enough lamps), and it increases the sensation of sub soil. The good thing we have there was the floor of the bathroom, it has a very nice heating system. Amsterdam is a very nice city, good museums, but it's a place to go once in your life and do not come back! At least for me, marijuana and prostitutes are also very common in Brazil...

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Dallas, TX
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2011

Very convenient to train station for quick in and out trip. Price was a good value. Staff very friendly and accomodating.
Street noise was a bit loud. Not sure I would stay there with the family.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Island of Malta, Malta
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

To put it simply, I wouldn't stay anywhere else if I went back to Amsterdam.

The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Everything was as advertised and mentioned on their website. The room was spacious and clean (we had booked a 3 bed room). It was priced for economy and breakfast was included. Our choice of breakfast was limited - but that's because we were vegetarian. There was a free internet kiosk provided free of charge and unlimited drinks from the vending m/c (this may be a limited period offer because the hotel is being painted from the outside and the owners wanted to compensate for any inconvenience caused - not that it was causing any - we were out the whole day and came back late at night)
Earlier reviews had told us that they ask for the whole amount to be paid in advance - so that wasn't a shock. The hotel was well worth it so no complaints. Located very close to the train station, bus station, tram station and the red-light district; this meant we saved a lot of time and money on travel

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2011

Great location. Staff helpful and friendly. Rooms very small and no air con or fan in bathroom. Meant room was VERY hot. Don't think I could stay there during peak of summer.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Albury, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2011

We stayed two nights in the A-Train and found it to be very clean and comfortable, although our room was quite small, facing out onto the street, and canal. Renovations were being done on the hotel when we were there, and scaffolding was up on the front covering our window, but the workmen were very respectful and did not look into our window, and they were always finished by 4pm.
The hotel is based on the owners love of trains, with the eating area set out like an older style train with luggage racks above the seats and lots of train signs and maps. Breakfast is provided in the price, lots of cold meats,cheeses, cereal, fruit, yoghurt and coffee/tea etc.
Staff are very friendly and always willing to give instructions on how to get places. The hotel is a short walk from Centraal Railway Station, and trams pass close by to go to the centre of town.
Would recommend this hotel for anyone who only wants to stay a few nights and does not want to pay the extremely expensive prices of some hotels in Amsterdam. There was also a free computer that you could use to access the internet, or pay to use your own lap top in your room if you wanted.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about A-Train Hotel

Property: A-Train Hotel
Address: Prins Hendrikkade 23, 1012 TM Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Formerly Schirmann Hotel)
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum , Dam Square
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#73 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — A-Train Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The A-Train Hotel is a unique 3 star hotel with a train-theme. It is ideally located in front of the Central (Railway) Station, right in the beating heart of Amsterdam. Shopping areas, tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants, theaters, are all within walking distance. All 34 rooms are comfortably furnished and have modern bathrooms with a hair-drier and are equipped with radio, satellite TV with pay TV, safe, work desk, direct-dial telephone with wake-up system and FREE WIFI. The hotel has a lift, a luggage store room and 24 hours check in. An easy chair, coffee and tea making facilities, fridge and a great view off the Central Station are the extras in our 4 excellent 'First class rooms', also very suitable for business guests. For special occasions we have the 'Old Dutch Suite' with a small private garden/patio. Furthermore smoking and non-smoking rooms and 2 excellent family rooms. No two rooms are alike in our surprising train-themed hotel! All major public transport lines operate from the Central Station, only 15-20 minutes from Schiphol Airport, RAI and WTC. There is an (expensive) underground public parking opposite the A-Train Hotel. Cheap parking, from €10,- per 24 hours at 5 minutes walk from the hotel.. The A-Train Hotel is a cozy hotel, run by Jos and Erika Heijnsdijk and manager Ali Hassan and will be a comfortable place to stay during your tourist or business visit and will make you feel like "Home away from Home". We aim to please with an informal atmosphere and are looking forward to see you soon in our hotel. ... more   less 
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Europe Train
Train Hotel

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