Just leaving the airport with shuttle practically waiting for you in front of the Schiphol leaves a very good impression, and at the doesn't ask you for any payment as well leaves even better :).
But from the start, staff in general and online chat with hotel help works as a charm, I actually had some problem with my credit card and they took reservation only on my name what's not very common. Upon arrival, nice people at reception, as well as on fabulous 17th floor which gives you amazing view at the whole Amsterdam, with some nice coffee. Btw. never ate here while we've read food is expensive and we are more like street food fans who likes to try it as much cuisines as possible.
Hotel is very clean and quit with smooth music allround the hotel, fresh tulips in hotel what else :)... rooms are clean as well, not too big but still big enough for a few days. Longer stay might be a problem for somebody with the bigger cases and more clothing. Free coffee and tea in room is a nice addon, you also have ironboard in room, hairdryer etc. but no room fridge (this I don't understand why). Bed is great for sleeping, you don't want to leave it in the morning. Bathroom is spacious and comfortable and the shower is big enough for two.
However, biggest and maybe the only real remark would be, no slippers and bathrobes for guests. This is something you usually should get in hotel of this category without second thought.
There is no swimming pool in this hotel, thats a shame but did't really missed it.
Chekout was very fast without any problems and shuttle can drive you back to the airport, but return drive costs 5 euro/person which is very reasonably and you don't have to make necessary reservation.
Location, not the greatest but you have a tram that takes you directly to Dam Square in 12 minutes so no real problem there either.
We would come back and stay here again without second thought, my faincee really loved this hotel, as she says "it a class of its own" (in 4* range). But the slippers and the bathrobes should be there.
PS. there weren't any bellboys, but that didn't bother us at all.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This spectacular 4-star hotel, containing 446 rooms, is not only one of the biggest hotels in Amsterdam, but also the biggest Ramada hotel in Europe. The imposing building is situated only 15 minutes from the historic city centre and is ideally located on the Amsterdam ring road and next to the RembrandtparkRamada Apollo Amsterdam Centre contains 446 luxurious rooms and suites, 8 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, sauna and fitness facilities, solarium, 300 indoor parking spaces and a spectacular restaurant & skybar on the 17th floor; Floor17! The hotel is ideally situated next to the Amsterdam ring road, with a perfect connection to Schiphol International Airport as well as Amsterdam city centre.All of the meeting rooms have natural daylight and a magnificent view; 5 Sky Lounges on the top floor (18th floor) and 3 meeting rooms on the ground floor.The newest hotspot in town is Skybar Floor17! Richard Matulessy, former Executive Chef of the well-known Amstel Hotel, is in charge of the kitchen team. Enjoy Food Entertainment on the ‘highest’ level, while enjoying the staggering 360-view on Amsterdam and surroundings. An open kitchen, trendy staff and good music are the perfect combination for a great night out. Drink - Dance - Dine on Friday and Saturday night with DJ’s, drinks and bites; the ideal start of your weekend! ... more less
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