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citizenM Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Prinses Irenestraat 30, 1077WX Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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“Enter the "cube" of a Stanley Kubrick movie.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I was in Amsterdam for a few days just before the Gay International Weekend in August, catching a connecting flight to USA. My hotel had cost me those two days about 50 euros/night, on a quiet inner canal downtown. My flight unexpectedly bumped me on departure day, and the Dutch airport official woman, told me that if I walked to the CitizenM airport hotel very nearby, I could use their wifi for free, that they were friendly to everyone there [she had heard], and she advised me that maybe i would have to buy a coffee to stay longer than a few minutes using their wifi in their futuristic lounge. I booked my new flight in the Citizen M hotel lobby, and everyone on the staff was friendly to me for the two hours i was researching better airlines than the one that bumped me. So I inquired about their prices at Citizen M and found out a room cost near 100 euros. As a result, I took the train to central station, and hundreds of thousands of gays were just then flooding into the city. Every hotel i went to was asking a minimum of 235 euros or sold out, completely BOOKED, even trashy dimly lit beer drenched closet sized hotel rooms for druggies and hookers. After three hours searching by foot for a room, and finding other better rooms for 275 and 300 euros, I decided to pay the near 100 at Citizen M, now considering that it was a great bargain, given the situation. I knew they were friendly at Citizen M, already, but I had no idea the rooms were part of an elite artistic very small chain of hotels in elegant venues/cities. At first i did not understand the plexiglass see through tube in the middle of the room, that it was my shower, and the toilet bowl/seat was also like a work of modern sculpture free standing in the center of the room. The bed was very huge and super comfy, a bed could not be better. And the cable TV very generous in its programming and cosmopolitan choices. Lo and behold, i found a remote control device not only for the TV and not only for air conditioning, but a device to remotely open heavy metal shudders that revealed an eagle nest view of the airport runway, letting me observe in bed, taxiing commercial jetliners, protected by soundproofed engineering and tinted triple glass! I had lots of fun watching the jets take off from what appeared to be my feet, and rocketing over my head, in a silent world outside, but in the room the delightful music of a Mozart quintet on TV soothed my formerly frayed nerves.

The food at night was pretty good downstairs, at the buffet also. All in all i was quite gratetful not to be in the crowded and overpriced festive downtown that night, pushing my way through a sardine can of tourists, mostly all guys!

Usually i don't like airport hotels or stay in them, but this one .... only 15 minutes by airport train to the center of Amsterdam, would be a good choice almost for any traveler, who wants modern luxury at a moderate price.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The staff was friendly and very helpful. .You can walk to rai congrees center (approximately 5 min).The room was very modern and interesting.
every type of food possible and loads of bars! It's also right on a tram route taking you to the centraal station. . All in all great value, would definitely recommend to all!
This hotel is perfect for a stay in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The bed was comfortable. The room was very modern and interesting. The shower and toilet "pods" are very unique and a talking point to friends. The staff was friendly and very helpful. You never needed to wait for help. The hotel was cool but the staff made the stay fantastic. The staff called restaurants to check on dietary issues for us. They went out of their way to help us. The only con that we found is that a family would need two rooms as the hotel rooms only had a king bed. They also had free on demand movies in English. If I have another opportunity to stay at a Citizen M, I will jump at it. I cannot say enough good things about the hotel and have never been so impressed with a hotel before. It was a talking point of our trip (we have never talked up a hotel before unless specifically asked about where we stayed.)

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

If you are not prepared the rooms will blow you away. Really tiny with the width of the bed occupying the entire room wall - wall.
The remaining area has the basin, enclosed shower in a controlled neon light cylinder and the wc in another cylinder like cubicle. In fact the entire room's lighting/ambience/music/tv is controlled by the mood pad or something.
There is no wardrobe. Just a few hangers for your daily change.
Do not even think of staying here with kids or with a lot of luggage.
For a couple of nights of solo or couple travel it's a nice and unique experience.
The staff at the reception and bar are great. The bar has a good selection of drinks, ready made snacks and short eats.
And - like many budget european business hotels, they have a common ironing room- which I am not particularly fond of.
The city center is a 12-15 min tram ride away with the tram station right around the corner.
The adjacent railway station gets you to the airport in 20 mins or so as well.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Good hotel to stay for a business trip. The decor is very futuristic, with a remote to control everything about the room (lights, tv, alarm clock, etc.)

The staff is very-very friendly. (Touching on pushy, but with a positive vibe.)

If you have seen one room, you have seen them all - in all Citizen M's.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Me and my partner are into art and design and when we saw this hotel we had to give it a goal. There are lots of pros, with few cons. I will make a list so it can be easier for your final decision.

POS


1)Automatic self check-in
You go to the front of the computer and check yourself in the hotel. I loved this check-in. It can be tricky for people who is not into technologies, but very exciting when you get it done.
2) Great lobby, with a very sociable common area.
The ground level is FANTASTIC! It has TV's, Wi-fi, designed and comfy lounge and chairs. We spent quite few hours sitting in every single chair and couch here.
3) Good bar, 24 hours, with coffee machine and good selection of drinks. Not cheap but not expensive.
4) Great design
The room's shower and toilet stays inside transparent tubes coming down from the ceiling. And change colours through a remote control, with 4 options of colouring. You really feel like Jetsons!
5) Everything controlled by one universal remote control - A/C, LED lighting, curtains and blinds.
6) Clean rooms, good shower.
I loved the AM and PM body shampoo. AM shampoo to be used during the day to energise your body and PM before bed to help to relax.
7)Good internet speed
8) Cool and friendly staffs, very multi-cultural. I loved it!
9) Comfy and big KIng Beds.
10) Waling distance from the airport. No need for taxi and no struggling with airport trolleys.
You can walk the airport trolley all the way to the hotel with a covered roof above.

CONS:

1) Rooms are small
It's true that the rooms are small, but very functional. If you have many luggage, can struggle with space.
2) The remote control battery discharge extremely quick.
10-15 minutes away from the base can discharge it.
3) Terrible breakfast.
We were very disappointed with the breakfast. The coffee was good but the options for food really limited. They must improve on it!

Overall we had a good stay. I would recommend this place for young people, or art and design lovers.
Avoid if you are claustrophobic and have too many luggage.

Room Tip: King size bed are dying for. All rooms there are pretty much same.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I had the best margarita--ever--at the bar. Well worth the cost. The big kingsize bed was so inviting I almost didn't want to see Amsterdam--instead I took advantage of the late-check-out offered. The best 20 euros I've ever spent.

The shower did feel great, but it did leak out the side and I had to use several towels to sop up all the water that filled the room. I think the shower/toilet set-up is just a little over the top trendiness that doesn't really add to the room.

The black out blinds were a blessing. I travel with only carry-on luggage, I didn't have any space issues, but I could see how others would.

All the staff were incredibly friendly and professional.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#19 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#25 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#26 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Amsterdam on Prinses Irenestraat just ten minutes from city center, citizenM Amsterdam boasts 215 luxuriously appointed rooms at an affordable rate. A perfect spot for a cultural excursion or quick business trip, enjoy free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, 24/7 on-site dining and cocktailing at canteenM, contemporary living rooms decked out in iconic Vitra furniture and a prolific MENDO library collection. Be sure to try out the hi-tech MoodPad tablet to control your room amenities like mood lighting and temperature, power rain shower, or sprawl out on the XL king-size bed with upscale Italian linens. ... more   less 
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