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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August 6, 2013
Dear valued guest,
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Thank you very much for taking the time to express your satisfaction after your stay in Crowne Plaza Amsterdam-South. It was absolutely great for the entire team to read your review and to know that we have impressed you with our product and service. As we highly value our loyal guests it is our pleasure to welcome you on a regular basis as business brings you to Amsterdam.
Thank you for confirming that our location is conveniently located both close to the WTC business area as well as to the RAI convention centre and the city centre of Amsterdam. As the area is being developed to become a centre for business and living, the current offer of restaurants, shops and other facilities will be expanded in the coming years.
It is a pleasure to learn that you enjoyed our convenient and quiet rooms. All rooms are equipped with luxurious bedding and sound proof doors so nothing will stand in the way of a great night’s sleep. Before or after going for a rejuvenating night’s sleep the one o one restaurant and Manhattan Lounge – Bar are the places to stop by if you are looking forward to enjoy a healthy breakfast, nourishing lunch or dinner or of course a tasteful cocktail.
As we indeed are passionate about delivering excellent service and getting to know our guests, we very much and sincerely hope to see you back again soon upon your next visit to Amsterdam!
With kind regards,
Ingrid van Veen
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