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Wyndham Apollo
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Apollolaan 2, 1077 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Worthing, West Sussex, England
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“nice view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

the hotel is in a quiet location, a few minutes away from the busy centre of Amsterdam, about 5 minutes walk to the nearest tram to access the centre. the hotel is quiet, with comfortable and clean amenities and beautiful ambience. Try and request for a room with a view of the river, which the receptionist was kind enough to give one to us. The food in the restaurant is pricey but if you walk a few blocks away, you'll find better alternatives and more affordable restaurants. The parking fee (which i think was €34 per night) was way too expensive as we stayed for two nights. The hotel could have offered discounts to those who checked in at their hotel. Staffs speak good english and helpful with giving directions. Would recommend if not for the expensive parking fee and if you don't mind not staying in the main bustling centre.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We booked this hotel on recommendation from a friend. We were delighted when we arrived, we had very kindly been upgraded to an executive room which had a view over the canals. Thank you Wyndham Apollo! The Hotel was great, the staff were very professional, helpful and accommodating. All in all one of the best experiences at a hotel in a very long time. Thank you again. We shall return.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Colora
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18 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This hotel is a nice walk to downtown Amsterdam. (I do like to walk though.) It is set in a quiet area with beautiful view of the canal from the dining area and many of the rooms. I was in the tower room 442. The room was nice sized and had great views. The furnishings are older, the desk worn. The bed was comfortable, the pillows average and lumpy. The A/C worked great. There was a light blanket for those like me who think that comforters are just too hot for any time of year. The bathroom was small but functional with a tub shower combo and a bench for your belongings. Be careful though because the shower leaks on the bench, my night clothes were quite wet after my shower. The toilet takes a bit of jiggling to get it to flush. The grout in the bathroom needed to be cleaned, otherwise the room was clean and everything worked well. The lighting by the bed was dim, but the desk had good light. There is no iron or ironing board in the room but they are happy to bring one to you on request. It is not a steam iron. There is coffe and tea in the room. Hair dryer in desk drawer. Internet is great. Facility has a adequate fitness center, there is no pool on the property. The lobby has plenty of seats to wait for friends, the bar area was comfortable with a nice door to the deck and boat dock. The staff were friendly and let you know they appreciate your business. The food was hit and miss. I had fish fingers and tempura shrimp in the lounge. I found both to be very salty and they made me ill. Breakfast was good with excellent bread, ham, bacon, eggs, tomato, cheese, fruit, coffee, tea and juice. My company will be leaving this hotel soon in favor of another location, but I would come back again if I were in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, GA
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215 reviews 215 reviews
56 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Hotel was very nice. Room was a little small but adequate to share with twin beds. Beds were very comfortable. Staff was great and quick to respond to all request. They accommodated my early morning arrival with a room and required twin beds. Highest praise for staff.

Hotel is 15-20 minute walk to RAI and 2 blocks to tram along an avenue of art projects. There are restaurants within walking distance. Center of town is about 20 minute tram ride. Last tram from city center is 12:30 am. We almost missed that one night not thinking about schedule.

We were happy with the hotel and location to RAI. Had no problem seeing the city via the tram system.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Wellington, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Recent business trip to Amsterdam in June (yeah, I know.. Poor me). I arrived early morning from a red-eye flight and the very nice person at reception (Ali) gave me a complimentary early check-in (which was great so I could catch a nap after a sleepless flight). The room was nice and a good size (especially for Europe which tends to have smaller rooms than the US). Even the pillows were comfortable (which I find rare at hotels). The view was of the canal which was a real treat. Hotel was walking distance to the RAI Convention center (good for business) and also to the Rijks Museum (good for R&R). The cafe at the hotel is nice and the people friendly.
All in all, I found this a good place to stay and will happily stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

I booked this hotel through the lastminute.com 'Secret Hotels' scheme - where you don't know the name of the hotel until after you have committed to book. The guy in Dehli who dealt with the booking was very helpful in ensuring that the hotel I paid for was within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum, where I was working. Once I knew the name of the hotel, I sent an email saying that I would be checking in late. When I arrived around 10.30 pm, after a very long day at work and a flight, I was told that there were no rooms left because of a computer failure. I was offered an alternative room in another Wyndham hotel and specifically assured that the new hotel was the same distance from the Rijksmuseum. I was not treated with friendliness or compassion and waited about 20 minutes for a taxi. The taxi driver told me that this 'book out' happened frequently, it was not an isolated computer failure. Moreover, despite the receptionist's explicit assurances, the alternative hotel that I was taken to was in the west of the city, in an area I did not know or particularly like, and absolutely not within walking distance of the museum. When I was extremely assertive on arrival at the new hotel, a room was found for me back at the Wyndham Apollo and I was taken back there in a taxi. It was now close to midnight. The Wyndahm Apollo itself is architecturally pleasant and well situated, and some of the staff are clearly embarrassed by the practice of overbooking. Overall, however, apart from one young woman, my experience of the hotel was of a lack of the care, hospitality and even a bed for the night, that are basic requirements in the hotel business.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Apollolaan 2, 1077 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#60 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#65 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#84 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#85 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Wyndham Apollo 4*
Number of rooms: 223
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellent location within walking distance to the main museums and well-known shopping streets but also near the RAI convention centre and the WTC Amsterdam. We can offer you the best of both worlds! The hotel is surrounded by water and tranquility, and yet so close to the city centre that you sense both the energy of city life and the heart of the business world. This is the special location of the majestic Wyndham Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, where 5 Amsterdam canals converge. Make your stay complete with a culinary feast in the hotel restaurant La Sirène. The hotel offers private parking, a spa and a marina. ... more   less 
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