I've recently re-started visiting the Netherlands on business. Absolutely amazed at the high prices of hotels in the City Centre, so I've tried a few hotels in the Amsterdam Zuid/WTC. Before telling you why I love this one, don't fall for any hype that the Zuid/WTC is inconvenient. It is 7 minutes by (safe) train from Schipol, and it is a 10 minute tram or metro ride from the Central station if you want to indulge your dark side in all Amsterdam has to offer. No need for expensive cabs.
Anyway, back to the CP.
Friendly staff. Spacious, comfortable and QUIET rooms. Very comfortable bed. Great shampoos and conditioners. Proper shower. I spend my time out with clients so didn't use the bar or hotel restaurant, but they always seemed packed (a good thing, I think). The staff in city centre hotels are arrogant and stiff because they know you're just a number and that there'll be more tourists tomorrow; the CP staff treat you like they want to see you again.
I've already mentioned the location. It is within 2 minutes of the station, and within the same distance e.g. for Wagamama's, various good bars, a starbucks if you have to do that sort of thing (I prefer Café Belmondo, 15 seconds further on). And, if your clients are distributed throughout the Netherlands, Amsterdam Zuid is a far more convenient train hub than Central station.
Superb hi speed wifi (join the Crowne Plaza rewards programme beforehand - IHG rewards programme) and it's free!
I'm hooked. I'll be back, to quote somebody far more famous.
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