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Skotel Amsterdam
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

We were blown away by the excellent service offered by Skotel. Although the setup of the hotel (in the middle of the school--you are eating breakfast with students, etc.) seemed a little weird at first, by the end of our stay we were totally sold on it. It's a fantastic way to experience Amsterdam on a budget, and although slightly out of the central city, is very easily accessible by tram. Special shout-out to the amazing hotel student Anna from Hungary, who helped us with all of our requests, no matter how complicated.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights during our trip to Amsterdam for Europa League Final.
Chose this hotel based on tripadvisor reviews and was not disappointed!
The rooms were brand new, perfectly clean with very comfy beds and nice powerful shower! It's very quiet and we didn't see any other guests at all. We found it a very convenient location,away from all the noise and only a short tram ride to the centre. Perfect place to get a good nights sleep after a night out.
But most of all, what makes it a great place to stay is superb customer service from the students that work there. They couldn't be more helpful and nice! 5 stars!
Highly recommend to everyone and would definitely stay on the next trip to Amsterdam!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nika N
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

In May a group of us went on a bike barge trip that started in Amsterdam and we decided to take a couple of days ahead of our departure to explore Amsterdam. I found Skotel Amsterdam on Tripadvisor and booked for four couples. I wasn't quite sure what it would be like as I hadn't heard of "school hotels" before.
It was incredible! The rooms are very large and bright and new! Furnishings are contemporary and the beds were very comfortable. The best part, however, was the staff of students who catered to our every need. Each one we came into contact with was polite and professional and eager to help us.
Breakfast was included - which makes this an even better deal - and they were delicious and substantial. (Lattes were especially good - and pretty too!) The lovely dining room looked wonderful too - but it was fully booked both nights we stayed there. We found a local restaurant that was very good.
Skotel is not in the centre of Amsterdam but a very short ride on Tram 13 gets you there quickly.
An incredibly positive experience.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Sporter_12
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

I stayed a few days before the Europa Cup Final. Across the street from the Tram (15-20 minutes to Centraal). I really liked the fact that everyone was "learning" how to work in this demanding environment. Everything was clean, brand new, and functional. I only stayed there one night. Breakfast was good and I would assume was made by students in the kitchen facilities in the hotel. A 3 or 4 course dinner was available in the evening but unfortunately I arrived too late. I would definitely stay there again.

I'm not sure if others have mentioned but the "new" location is NOT the De Klencke address in Trip Advisor. I went there and found a closed down building.

The new location is:
Jan Evertsenstraat 171, 1057 BW Amsterdam

It is across the street from Tram #13 Stop: Admiral Helfrichstraat

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank KABNewWest
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Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

A little out of the way but the tram out the front was easy, just buy a 24hr pass. Students were friendly, some a little stand offish which made it a bit hard to approach when we didn't know where to go or what to do at breakfast. All in all, good value.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank Ozzie_0zzie_0zzie
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Reviewed 3 May 2013

Hotel Skotel is a working college for kids majoring in hospitality. During our stay they were all very eager to please. The breakfast is great and the rooms are spacious. It is across the street from the tram (#13) that will take you in downtown Amsterdam in 15 minutes.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank AdamEinhardt
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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We had two rooms in Skotel as we are a family of five travelling staying in Amsterdam (3 adults and two kids). The price of the hotel (which includes breakfast) was the best around. The hotel is not in the centre but the tram (number 13) stops right out the front and will take you to the centre (the hotel will even sell you tickets).

Up the road from the hotel is a big supermarket (we need lots of snacks as the boys eat constantly). Plus a great laundrette that will do 5kgs of laundry for 8 Euro (wash/dry/fold)....great for travellers!

The best part of the hotel is definitely the staff. So keen, helpful and friendly! Stephanie on reception did the utmost to find us a good place for dinner since the Skotel restaurant was booked out (it was booked out the whole week). Stephanie booked a restaurant up the road, printed a map for us and showed us directions. All the the staff on reception and in the breakfast restaurant were wonderful!

The stay at Skotel was really a highlight for us on our trip!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Luey9189
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Additional Information about Skotel Amsterdam

Address: Jan Evertsenstraat 171, 1057 BW Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 237 Speciality Lodging in Amsterdam
Price Range: £64 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Skotel is the traininghotel of Hotelschool The Hague-Amsterdam Campus.Our students will be very happy to welcome you at our hotel and restaurants. ... more   less 

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