My wife and I recently spent two days in Amsterdam during our European whirlwind tour via the rails. We booked in at the CitizenM as it seemed to really catch our eye based on the Trip Advisor reviews to experience something a little different. That said, here's a summary of our CitizenM experience:
Rooms - Felt like I was entering a space capsule! Pictures describe the rooms far better than words, so I've attached a few. "Trendy" and "different" are truly understatements, you have to see it to believe it! Its no secret the rooms are on the smaller side (as is the standard of many European hotels), but what the rooms lack in size they make up for 10-fold i character and visual appeal! From the capsule-like shower and bathroom stalls, to the remote control blinds, music and funky lighting, the CitizenM thought of everything when coming of with the design of this place. My only wish is that our stay could have been longer! That said, If you're travelling top heavy with luggage, this room may not be conducive nor practical for you, but ideal for backpackers or those traveling with one suitcase.
Front desk/staff: Friendly and helpful and with no hassles checking in or out. Your check in/out process is completely automated and done electronically rather than through a "front desk", but always someone around to assist you if there's any confusion (there won't be, its super easy!)
Location - As asset or a drawback, depending which way you view it. Via tram, its a good 20-25 minute journey to and from downtown Amsterdam proper, but very easy to catch as it runs continuously throughout the day. As an asset, its off the beaten path and away from the madness and crush of the crowds, so could be viewed as somewhat of a personal escape with transit at your fingertips depending on your point of view.
Value - One of the best deals going in Amsterdam, period! Sure its a little off the track, the the price coupled with everything else makes this place feel like a steal!
The bottom line - The CitizenM most definitely deserves its title as Trip Advisor's trendiest hotel . From the truly one of a kind rooms, unique decor and futuristic theme, I can only hope I'm afforded the opportunity to stay here again. One thing remains certain above everything else: The CitizenM is more than a hotel, its an experience the likes of which I have no other hotel to compare it to. Five out of five, no question.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Central Amsterdam on Beethovenstraat this hip Netherlands hotel offers affordable luxury for budget travelers, lodging near museums, free Wi-Fi, movies on demand, and 24/7 on-site dining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citizenm Amsterdam City Hotel Amsterdam
- Citizenm Hotel Amsterdam