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A-Train Hotel
Ranked #114 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Reviewed 31 July 2014

As a family with young kids this place was such a relief. Superb location opposite train station, very willing and warm staff, breakfast incl, great supermarket 10 metres away, and the family apartment was brilliant. More roomy than what we were expecting, and even had a kid's corner with play kitchen, toy train tracks, books and other toys. Mezzanine floor was cute, though the ventilation was a bit of a problem in July (hot). Pillows were not the best, but otherwise very comfortable for this price range.
In comparison to places we have stayed in inner city locations in London and Paris this is superb value, and very welcoming. I was so surprised to stay somewhere that exceeded the promises of the website by far. Would very happily return and recommend it (esp the family apartment we stayed in) without hesitation.

Room Tip: Family Apartment is very good for kids, though can be a bit hot in summer, and does require a flight...
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

The location is just perfect as it is in the centre and close to everything which enables you to walk to many locations. Staff was friendly, room was clean and breakfast was good. Very good for the price. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

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Reviewed 16 July 2014

this hotel is opposite central station and about 500 yards from damtrak the main street. The staff are very friendly. The rooms are small the breakfast was good for Amsterdam and the hotels location the price was good.
Gwyn and Sylvia Hughes

Room Tip: Pay the extral and get one of the bigger rooms. For its location the rooms were quiet and clean
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Gwyn H
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Reviewed 12 July 2014 via mobile

We decided last minute to stay here closer to the train station and canal area and were so happy with the decision. We could see the hotel from the train station but across a canal so it wasnt too close to be loud. We were able to walk everywhere easily. The room was very nice and clean. The breakfast was good with fresh meats and cheeses. We would recommend this hotel if you are looking for easy access to everything.

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Stacia w
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This is a great hotel really close to the main train station! We had the room on the top floor and it had a real homey/attic feal to it was was plenty big for 5 adults! They have a hearty breakfast and the staff is extremley helpful. I would stay here again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the canal side
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

If you come to Amsterdam, and want to step off the train (Amsterdam Central) and check right into a hotel and then enjoy the city, This is the perfect place.

If you want big rooms, nicely remodeled, overpriced in hotel restaurants and rate-fixing, Go else-where ( Like the Two hotels Next Door, ART and Park)

My logic is simply this: You are not in Amsterdam to stay in the room. The room is a place where you shower, sleep and keep your belongings. THATS IT. If you are coming to Amsterdam to chill in the room, YOU ARE DOING IT ALL WRONG.

The staff here is super nice. The dudes are the front are really pleasant but the REAL charm are the ladies that run the rather interesting lounge / restaurant. They are amazing people and made us free sandwiches, coffee, gave us free wifi: All AFTER we checked out, and while we waited for out train for 4 hours, were happy to host us in the lobby.

The Rooms: Small, a bit dank, Basically from the 80s and never touched: But I have news for you-- You will find practically the SAME quality room 2 Hotels over( cough cough PARK) for about TWICE the price. The rooms are also dark, but again, you are just there to sleep- Its SUPPOSE to be dark!

Free , Fast Internet on Multiple Devices = PLUS

This is a cash only place, but there is a cash point directly next door. Don't get your feelings hurt when they want the rate up front, People have bailed on them not paying the bill, so they ask for the rates on Checkin .

All in all, a Great place. Nothing fancy, but the staff and courtesy and hospitality make up for it.

I will return if I spend 1-2 Days in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
Ranked #114 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range: £82 - £242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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