I was in Amsterdam for an exhibition at the RAI Exhibition Center. The RAI is conveniently located directly by a train station, where trains from the airport call; meaning that transfers to/from Schiphol are easily made in 15 minutes at a cost of 2.50 Euros.
The Novotel is located less than 200 meters from the train station and about 400 meters from the RAI. It is a classic business-class hotel, recently renovated and has a nice ambience. Like an earlier reviewer, I too ended up in a room with two single beds, having asked for a double in my reservation.
Free wifi access worked fine, and all the equipment in the gym was new and in good condition, as was the saune. The only thing lacking, when comparing to similar hotels elsewhere, would be a swimming pool.
I needed an iron and called housekeeping. It was brought to my room within 5 minutes of placing the request.
The breakfast buffet was fine, but at 22.50 Euros somewhat expensive, considering the price already paid to stay in the hotel...
While the hotel is on the outskirts of the city, the No. 4 tram terminates just outside the hotel and takes you to the Central Station in about 10 minutes at a price of 2.70 Euros.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Novotel Amsterdam City is a 4 star hotel near the Amsterdam RAI events centre and the WTC. RAI station,within walking distance of the hotel, offers frequent connections to the city centre and Schiphol Airport. This 100% non smoking hotel is an idealbase for a business trip or weekend away.The modern rooms feature an extra long bed, mobile desk, sofa and airconditioning. The hotel offers a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven meeting rooms, a business centre, pub and coffee corner ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel Amsterdam
- Accor Amsterdam City
- Amsterdam Novotel