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“Hotel great.Amsterdam v.good. Avoid brownies.” 5 of 5 stars
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citizenM Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prinses Irenestraat 30, 1077WX Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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“Hotel great.Amsterdam v.good. Avoid brownies.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We would definitely stay in this hotel again and enjoyed our stay in Amsterdam.

Hotel good points: Genuinely friendly staff, impressive contemporary hotel design, close to train & tram stops, flatscreen tv in room & free movies on demand, clean, very comfortable bed

Not so good: 15-20mins to city on tram but hotel close to tram. Impressively efficient use of space in bedrooms but it is a bit cramped with not a lot of room for bags or clothes - fine for short break

The hotel is located less than 5mins walk from Zuid train station which is great for access to schipol airport and to other towns in holland.(e.g. We travelled 20mins on train to Utrecht which is a lovely town and worth a visit for a few hours)

Prinses irenestraat tram stop is even closer. The tram infrastructure in Amsterdam makes the whole city very accessible.

Amsterdam highlights for my wife and I would be 1) Anne frank house (30mins queue on a quiet day if tickets not bought online), 2) Utrecht, 3) heineken experience (very enjoyable) 4) huge selection of restaurants with flavors from all over the world!
Naturally we had a look at the red light district also!

Amsterdam lowlight would be our decision to visit a coffee house on our second day. We gave into our curiosity and decided to try a brownie (space-cake). We fooloishly thought that brownies were a safer way to try this experience. 1.5hrs later, we still had felt no effects. Then it hit us. Words cannot describe what a horrendous experience it was. Panic, nausea, paranoia, fear and a heavily drunk feeling give a idea of how we felt. We returned to our hotel. We feared we were having heart attacks and confided to hotel staff. They were absolutely fantastic and looked after us for a few hours until we felt somewhat ok again.When it was over we were embarrassed but they never made us feel bad about it. We subsequently learned that brownies are a lot more dangerous because the effects are so delayed, that you cannot tell if you've had too much. So if, like us, you are inexperienced and do give into temptation when in Amsterdam, our advice is a) do not use brownies, b) do not do it until familiar with Amsterdam as you may not find your way back and c) it may be safer during the day for the same reasons
as point b.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We just got back from the citizenM and had a great stay altogether. The room is small, indeed, but you don't need much more if you're on a city trip for a couple of days. The bed is super comfy (and huge !), the shower is heavenly and even though we were quite intrigued by the toilet in the middle of the room, it turned out just fine.
The staff is really nice and helpful, always in a very good mood.
As for the situation, the tram nr 5 stops in front of the hotel and goes directly to the city center, which is very convenient.

All in all, I highly recommend this hotel for couples or people who don't mind sharing a bed :)

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Had a great stay here from fri 10th until sun 12th feb! Walk to the world trade center at station amsterdam zuid to get the metro into central station, costs 3euro for two i think! Hotel is really funky and staff are extremely friendly!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

Spent 3 nights here with my wife in February. The hotel is easy and cheap to get to by train from the airport. It is about 3 miles from the centre of Amsterdam but only a minute's walk from a tram-stop which takes you into the centre in about 15 minutes. The room was right up our street - very modern and stylish with a huge, comfy bed and excellent shower. There is free wifi throughout the hotel and Apple computers on the ground floor which are free to use. We didn't eat at the hotel - there is a selection of food which can be microwaved - not really our thing. The coffee is excellent and the bar is well stocked with a good cocktail list and 2 draught beers. The staff were all young, smiley, enthusiastic and helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending Citizen M for a short break in Amsterdam

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Having stayed at this hotel twice I have got to recommend it .... What can I say Fantastic !! the best beds the most amazing shower the only reason I didn't give 5 is because it would be great to have tea/coffee making facilities in the room and a mini fridge .. Free use of apple macs downstairs , free tv in rooms 5 mins to train/tram station & buses we have stayed in traditional b&b in Amsterdam but no where near the best experience than when we have stayed in Citizen M .... Ps we don't have a problem with the toilet pod but it may not be for everyone ...enjoy the experience

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Great hotel, fast wifi, nice rooms.
Good location, some comments on the distance from the city, but it was nice to be out of the madness and the tram is so easy to use.
one comments about the bedrooms though, quite small and if sharing with someone, its a bit too close!! (toilet, and shower in the same room!) friendly staff and nice food and drink.
overall a great stay and would definately book again!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I am sleeping well though, but then again I'm only 5'8". Very unique shower. Watch out for the water. This room is great for business, especially if you aren't in your room a lot. I would characterize this as urban design aimed at efficiency.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Prinses Irenestraat 30, 1077WX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#20 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#23 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#25 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#30 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM Amsterdam 4*
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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