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The Greenhouse Effect
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

Ive stayed at the Greenhouse Effect several times and always head back there when going to the 'Dam. Yes the price reflects that the rooms are distinctive - crazy decor to wake the most jaded soul! The main hotel has the perfect location on Warmoestraat, the oldest street in the city. All the attractions are a simply tram or cycle away and red light district is just around the corner - always good for people watching. A hotel with its own coffeeshop (discounts for guests) is a bonus. Yes you have to take the fact that this is a budget hotel with staff and clenliness to match but its safe, quiet and for what you get with character leaping at you from every corner its a great place to base yourself whatever you are doing in the greatest city on earth.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 August 2009

Just returned from staying in the city oasis apartment, Although the location was fantastic the apartment was far from this.

The steep stairs did not bother me nor the general rundown condition of the apartment. But the following did:
Filthy bathroom. especially the floor not seen a good mop in a long time.
No oven in the kitchen.
Mice eating food out of the kitchen cu-bards.
Most of all , all 5 of us staying in the apartment where bitten from head 2 toe from bed bugs.

This place is seriously i need of a deep clean! Has the potential to be fantastic with a little TLC.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 May 2009

Stayed in the Delphi apartment and found it to be rather dirty, grotty and run down in all honesty. Staff were relatively ok, but this didnt last long. On our return home we were faced with false accusations made against us in an attempt to get money from us. I was later informed by my bank that an attempt to debt my bank account made. I would honestly say avoid this place and save yourself the hassle and stress and book elsewhere!

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled with friends
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1  Thank anonymous4u
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Reviewed 27 April 2009

I didnt like this place.

The area it is in is awful if central. The rooms are OK but a little run down (we were in Fluo and Sailors Cabin), it was too pricey for what you got - not much more than a hostel, beds decent, bathrooms ok apart from broken shower doors but the rooms are just so noisy.

We didnt go to Amsterdam to sleep, were only in the rooms for a few hours getting in very late but in the short time we had in the rooms we would have liked to have had a bit of kip. The really loud music went on till about 5 or so and then quieter but still plenty loud enough to hear it stuff started up with breakfast a few hours later.

Breakfast was nothing to write home about but was ok. A few cereals, a bit of bread, basic fruits, some cookies and muffins and some not appertising looking meats and cheeses.

It is a pity as the staff were all pretty decent.

Still, I could put up with the rooms and everything else and only feel a little ripped off by the price but the fact it was so noisy drops it down to as low as it can go.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 February 2009

On arrival at the Greenhouse Effect, we had to push our way through a pretty crowded bar.
Once we proceeded to check in we were told that we would have to pay more than what we had been promised, after much discussion with the barmaid/receptionist we paid what was originally agreed when we booked.
We were given our key but we were told we would have to wait until 1:15 to get into our room (not a problem as this is the case with most places), however the luggage storage area was so small and not secure at all.
After a few hours we returned to go into our room, we tried the key to get to the rooms next to the bar and it never worked.
We were then told by the barmaid that we had to walk 10 minutes past Dam Square to get to our room.
Once we had finally arrived at our room we had to climb 5 flights of very steep spiral staircases all the way up to the attic room.
The Room was ok in size but freezing and very dark. Only 2 lights worked in the kitchen/living area, we had to put the cooker on to generate more heat as the windows would not close properly and half of the plug sockets did not work!
The bathroom was clean but very very small and the bedroom was up yet another flight of stairs and was very small.
We had to live out of our suitcases for the whole weekend as there was no where to hang up any of our stuff.
All in all I would not recommend this hostel to anybody, we knew that it wouldn’t be up to hotel standards but for the price we paid for it we expected it to be a lot better than what it was!!!!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled with friends
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