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Amsterdam home to four of Europe’s dirtiest hotels

Europe’s ten dirtiest hotels is dominated by just three destinations, with London, Amsterdam and Turkey’s Aegean coast collectively responsible for Europe’s ten dirtiest hotels. The two Turkish hotels top the list, followed by four properties each in London and Amsterdam.

Grimy Side of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is home to four of Europe’s dirtiest hotels. Hotel de Lantaerne, Hotel y Boulevard, Hotel Manofa and Hotel The Globe came sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth respectively.

Recent reviews on TripAdvisor for Hotel de Lantaerne include “this should be fumigated and demolished” and “the dirtiest hotel in history”. While there is a worrying and recurring theme running through the reviews for Hotel Manofa – “free mice with every room” writes one guest, “dirty and mice in room” says another, with a third claiming they found, “a mouse in my bed.”

“Despite the fact we are seeing average hotel ratings increase year on year, with the average rating on TripAdvisor now four out of five, the hotels on this list simply aren’t keeping pace with the industry, and the repeat offenders should be even more ashamed,” concluded TripAdvisor’s Emma O’Boyle.

The world’s largest travel website, today exposes Europe’s ten dirtiest hotels, based on the feedback and ratings on hotel cleanliness of millions of TripAdvisor travellers.

Dirtiest hotels in Europe 2011:

1. Club Aqua Gumbet – Gumbet, Turkey
2. Altin Orfe Hotel – Icmeler, Turkey
3. Cromwell Crown – London, England (SW7 4DX)
4. Corbigoe Hotel – London, England (SW1V 2BH)
5. Park Hotel – London, England (SW1V 2BP)
6. Hotel de Lantaerne – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
7. Hotel Y Boulevard, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
8. Blair Victoria & Tudor Inn Hotel – London, England (SW1V 1QR)
9. Hotel Manofa, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
10. Hotel The Globe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

TripAdvisor said its Dirtiest Hotels list was based on a variety of factors, not just the anonymous reviews. In a statement, it said it used “automated tools” to detect fraud, as a well as a team of moderators.