I use ICHotels a lot and have to say that the Crowne Plaza brand has become very mixed with widely varying quality depending on where you stay. This Crowne Plaza, however, is probably the best I have stayed at. Very good rooms and very quiet, even though the hotel was quite full because of a business convention. Staff are excellent and the bar and restaurant food was quite good (try the suckling pig if it's on the menu). You may find yourself using one or both of the bar/restaurant as, like others have said, this hotel is out in the financial district and there doesn't appear to be much in the vicinity.
It is a plus that the hotel is near the RAI and the airport but I can see that if you were visiting Amsterdam for sightseeing, you would want to get this hotel at a very good rate in order to allow for the need to travel into the city.
Overall, if you need a hotel that is near the RAI, I think this one will fit the bill. If you are sightseeing, stay closer to the city unless you can get a really good rate at this one.
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Dear valued guest,
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Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments following your recent stay at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South. We sincerely appreciate the time you have taken to describe your positive experience with our hotel.
It is a great pleasure to read that you are a frequent guest of the InterContinental Hotels Group. Following your remark regarding the varying quality of the Crowne Plaza branded hotels, I would like to inform you that in the coming 3 years a globally oriented plan for Crowne Plaza will be put into action in order to freshen up the overall look and feel of the hotels. Great products and facilities, efficient processes and dedicated staff members delivering seamless service should be the combination to result in great guest experience delivered consistently in all Crowne Plaza hotels. As we are a recently opened hotel we are very proud to discover that we are on the right way to display some of those objectives.
As you mentioned as well our location is most suitable for the business guest visiting an inhouse conference, one of the many surrounding offices or the RAI Convention Centre. However there are many public transport options that bring you from the nearby situated railway station Amsterdam- Zuid to downtown Amsterdam within 20 minutes.
We look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you again at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South in the very near future. In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.
With kind regards,
Ingrid van Veen
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