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Hotel Arena

4.0 of 5 's-Gravesandestraat 51, 1092 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Hotel Arena for work and were very impressed by its contemporary feel and layout. The Hotel felt very young and funky, but yet still classy. A great boutique feel without the boutique price tag. The old staircase was amazing. Rooms were comfortable and clean even if basic. Or should that be minimal in feel. It can get... More 

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Willem B, Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Karl, Many thanks for your kind feedback regarding your recent stay with us! We truly appreciate your opinion regarding our staff and style. With our styling and attitude we try to distinguish ourselves from the other 4-star hotels in Amsterdam in the most positive way! Thank you very much and we hope to see you again! With warm regards,... More 

Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel in a location which is only a few tram stops away from the main squares. We stayed in a deluxe room on the first floor - there was no issue with noise from anywhere and the room was nicely decorated. The bathroom walls are made entirely of glass and you can see through them, however the bed faces... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Sarah, Thank you very much for your lovely review on Tripadvisor. We are very happy to read that you liked the design of our room. It is absolutely true that the design not similar to other hotels. We like to be special and different than every other hotel! If visiting Amsterdam again, we would be happy to provide you... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have recently organised a reception at the Hotel Arena for the Alumni Club of my university and was very pleased with the experience. From the start, the staff of the Meeting & Events department were friendly, helpful and professional. Within the target budget, they took care to suggest menu items and drinks that would be included. They were also... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Hatuna, What a pleasure to read such a great review on Tripadvisor! We are absolutely delighted to read your lovely words on our hotel. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently had a weekend break and stayed at the Hotel Arena. The Hotel itself is beautiful from the outside, inside is very old school cool. The corridors to the rooms are dimly lit which gives it an almost gothic feel, whereas the rooms are white, crisp & clean with black glass walls in the bathroom. The hotel staff were brilliant... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. It was a pleasure to read that you had a very good stay in our hotel. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of... More 

Llanfairpwll, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its all very well laying on some trendy features, but they need to fulfill their function. This was a fail on balance. Trendy glass toilet forces privacy such as needing to send partner upstairs / out of the room! Pillows were changed for us only after asking on two separate days, the 'stylish' ones are way too deep for anyone... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are verry happy to read that our food and staff were well appreciated. Nevertheless, I would like to express my sincerest apologies for the inconveniences. It is true that we have a special bathroom design. This is one of the many points which makes a stay in... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This property looks beautiful online. In person - Fright Fest. The first thing they told me when I checked in was: "This property used to be a girls orphanage, then it was transformed into a children's medical center!" (..smiling with pride). Um, Nope. All I can think of now is sad, lonely children suffering.... I'm not typically afraid of ghosts... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Heather, Thank you very much for your review. Thank you for your compliments regarding the service and staff. We are also happy to read that we have a good value for money. Unfortunately we can not discuss taste. However we see that most guests recognize the beauty and the great history of our building. We are very proud to... More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I was recommended this hotel by a work colleague who had stayed there on many occasions a number of years ago. It most definitely didn't disappoint! The design, layout and decoration are all pretty funky but classic in the same breath! Had a split level twin room a short distance from the Bar/Reception. Staff on check-in were helpful, we arrived... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Amy, What a nice review on Tripadvisor! Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the world. We are looking forward for your next stay in our hotel. We hope to provide you with another memorable stay here in Amsterdam. With kind regards, Willem Bleuland van Oordt General Manager Hotel Arena More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Nice old building, bright high hallways with curtains on the walls. Great split level room. Personell is very friendly. English breakfast, great lunch sandwiches. Trams close by that bring you to the city center. Cozy restaurants at nearby Beukenplein.

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We are delighted to read that you had a very good stay in our hotel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. With warm regards, Willem Bleuland van Oordt General Manager Hotel Arena More 

Groningen, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I visited the Arena only for one night, during a business trip to Amsterdam Science Park. The hotel is located at the Oosterpark, two Metro stations from the city center. I loved the place at the moment I entered the building, which is a renovated nursing home from the late 19th century. The lobby as well as many other parts... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you very much for your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We have improved our product and service a lot in the past few months. It is a pleasure to read that the efforts are being seen by our guests. If you need another place to stay in Amsterdam, we hope we will have the pleasure again of welcoming... More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The welcome was great, and the room was wonderful too - at first. Unfortunately, I found a few hiccups that didn't make my stay that great. First of all, the heating system doesn't actually work - you're only allowed to raise the temperature by 2 degrees but even when you set the fan to max, it only spews out cold/lukewarm... More 

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Willem B, General Manager at Hotel Arena, responded to this review

Dear Bernardo, Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. It is a pleasure to read that you had an overall good stay in our hotel. Nevertheless, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies for the inconveniences. Please allow me to respond to these comments. It is correct that our airconditioning is not working as a heating system.... More 

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Address: 's-Gravesandestraat 51, 1092 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Arena 4*
Number of rooms: 116
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Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Amsterdam
Hotel Arena Amsterdam
Hotel Style:
#72 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#79 Business Hotel in Amsterdam

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