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“Great Business Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   George Gershwinlaan 101, Amsterdam 1082, The Netherlands   |  
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“Great Business Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Staff is very friendly and without be overbearing. I had a conference at the RAI and if the weather is good it is about a 25 min walk, or take the train from Amsterdam Zuid to Rai - 1 Stop. Taxi from the airport will cost between €20 and €30. The food in the restaurant is very tasty and good size portions - the breakfast buffet is one of the better ones that I have seen in Europe. Wireless is stable but signal not always that strong.

For sightseeing, the Amstel Park is not to far away by foot and at the bottom of the park is the only windmill in Amsterdam, the Rickermolen.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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CPSouth, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent stay with us in Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South.

Your compliments on behalf of the service, food quality of our One-O-One restaurant and breakfast buffet will be passed on to the team. Kind words as such are a great motivation for them to continuously strive to deliver excellent hospitality

It was a pleasure to learn that the location of the hotel worked well for the purpose of your elaborate trip and you enjoyed the walk to the Rai Convention Centre, which is indeed only a short walk or just one Subway stop away from the hotel.

The taxi drive from the Airport to Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South cost indeed around € 30,-. In case you are striving for a less expensive alternative, the Amsterdam South Train Station is just one stop away and only cost € 2.50,- per person.

It is very unfortunate though that we have not been able to impress you with our Wireless Internet connection in our hotel. When the strength of the connection is not sufficient our Duty Manager is more willing to assist you to strengthen the connection in your room.

Once again thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.

With kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout-Ammerlaan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

A clean, modem hotel, walking distance from Amsterdam Zuid (South) train station. From Schipol airport, it's a couple Euro from the airport station to the Amsterdam Zuid and trains are clean safe and regular.
The hotel has good wireless for 10 Euro per day or free if you sign up to their frequent guest program. Buffet is pretty standard for European hotels which is to say really good. There is a nice bar and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are quiet and with the blinds drawn, no light gets in.
The area is strictly business and if you want to see Amsterdam Central you can jump on the number 5 tram the other side if the station. The area is fairly limited for restaurant choices particularly during the weekend. I have stayed here several times and would again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CPSouth, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to post your feedback regarding your recent stay at the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South.

We appreciate it that you took the time to write about your experience in our hotel. It was very motivating to read that you enjoyed our modern designed rooms. We are happy indeed to offer our valued IHG Rewards Club Members complimentary use of internet in the room.

It was a pleasure to learn that the location of the hotel worked well as the proximity of station Amsterdam- Zuid ensures you a short train-, tram- or metro connection to both the city centre as well as Schiphol Airport.

Thank you for complimenting our breakfast buffet, our Manhattan Bar and our staff. Positive guest feedback is a great motivation for all of us to continue to strive to deliver excellent service.

At Crowne Plaza we know how important sleep is. After a rejuvenating night’s sleep you will achieve more during the day. At Crowne Plaza, we've therefore thought of elements to help you relax and ensure you will enjoy a great night’s sleep. Luxurious bedding, aromatherapy kit and quiet zones will help you to relax and drift off easier.

The Crowne Plaza Amsterdam-South is indeed situated in a new urban centre devoted to international commerce and knowledge development. The area is becoming the centre for working and living and therefore also the restaurant-, shopping- and facilities offer will be extended in the coming years to make the area livelier.

Thank you again for your review and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout-Ammerlaan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed one night in this hotel since my husband visited Amsterdam for business. Very good business hotel, brand-new, sleek design

Rooms were not big but spacious enough. Bathroom was spacious but with an odd shower in the bathtub.
Good white bedlinen and duvet, nice bed.

Views are not great since they are located next to the Amsterdam work trade center so you pretty much look into one of the offices. But there are some restaurants around and the place is somewhat lively during and after work hours. During the weekend everything is closed though. Train and tram station are a 2 min walk and the tram takes you straight into Amsterdam.

Good value for money

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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CPSouth, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam – South.

We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our spacious rooms and comfortable white linen on our beds.

We are sorry that you considered the shower in the bathtub odd. Please be aware that our hotel is equipped with rooms featuring only a shower or bath tub. For your next visit please inform us about your preference and we will be more than happy to allocate a room according to your wishes.

The Crowne Plaza Amsterdam-South is indeed situated in a new urban centre devoted to international commerce and knowledge development. The area is becoming the centre for working and living and therefore also the restaurant-, shopping- and facilities offer will be extended in the coming years to make the area livelier.

Great as well that you discovered the advantages of travelling by public transportation which is located on only 5 minutes walking from our hotel. Taking tram number 5 is the ideal way to get familiar with Amsterdam as it passes by many highlights of the city like the Museumsquare, Leidsesquare and Damsquare with end stop at Amsterdam Central Station.

Thank you very much again for your great review and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout-Ammerlaan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Great location for business visitors to the Amsterdam Zuid and RAI area. The management and staff are always attentive and show genuine interest in doing a good job. Stayed here many times and always had a great experience. Food and amenities are excellent, as well as the gym and meeting rooms.

Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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CPSouth, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
ear valued guest,

Thank you for being one of our highly valued loyal guests and for rewarding us with your kind words and high rating.

The Crowne Plaza Amsterdam-South is indeed situated in close proximity of the Rai Congress Centre and in a new urban centre devoted to international commerce and knowledge development. The area is becoming the centre for working and living and therefore the restaurant, shopping and facilities offer will be extended in the coming years to make the area livelier.

It is a true pleasure for us to know that you had a wonderful experience in our hotel and you are satisfied about our gym facilities, our various meeting rooms and that the food in our hotel is rated by you as excellent. In addition it is great to learn that all staff in the hotel left a great impression as well. Compliments like these are of great motivation for them.

Once again we thank you for your review and we look forward to welcome you back as our guest when your travel plans bring you back to Amsterdam.

Kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout-Ammerlaan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed here for 8 days in a row, so I was relieved to find the hotel very comfortable for such a stay.

The staff are attentive without being overbearing. At the same time, they could do a little more to make you feel welcome.

Our group was in the bar to eat fairly regularly so we saw the service in here quite a lot. I think the bar staff could up their service levels somewhat.

The rooms are excellent. The hotel is quite new and it is very tastefully decorated in a contemporary style without being over the top.

The hotel is well located for access to the RAI conference centre (I recommend going through the park on a bike!) and for taxi or train access to other major business districts. However don't come here for a taste of old Amsterdam - this is very much the southern suburbs.

Overall - recommended.

Room Tip: Building work still ongoing on the Eastern side of the hotel. It did not disturb me though.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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CPSouth, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Hereby we like to thank you for the efforts made to share your experience. We are glad to read that your long stay was a pleasant one. The hotel indeed is very new, the hotel opened only two years ago. We are happy to read you like our interior design and the fact that you would recommend us to others, thank you for that!

As your feedback allows us to improve our service I would like to get in contact to discuss the points you mentioned about our staff and the level of service in our Manhattan Bar. I would like to hear which aspects of service did not meet your expectations and what made you feel less welcome than you could have felt. Please contact me at natalia.alvarez@ihg.com at your earliest convenience.

Thank you for taking the time to express yourself in this review, your feedback means a lot to us. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Kind regards,

Natalia Alvarez Pereiro
Food and Beverage manager
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San Francisco, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Crowne Plaza South staff and property is one of the best Crowne Plaza properties I've ever stayed at. They are consistently good in their staff support, housekeeping, and catering/meeting support. Marjan is a meticulous Events Manager (who can definitely keep pace w/any solution needs as they arise) and Thijs (my onsite Banquets Manager) and his staff kept the event rolling smoothly. In addition, the Account Manager (also named Thijs!) and Dax from the Front Desk management were excellent in resolving an onsite issue so that all was well in the end. Every event manager knows things happen onsite, and it definitely makes a huge difference when you have a great support staff onsite to help! My highest praise for the Crowne Plaza South staff. This is a great business hotel for anyone who has a meeting at the RAI Convention Center.

Room Tip: No room was noisy, but during the day there was construction on the "south" side of the bu...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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CPSouth, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear valued guest,

To start of with; thank you very much for all the kind words! It is great to see you take the time to share your story here on TripAdvisor.

I have made sure that your praise is forwarded not only to Marjan, Dax, Thijs and the other Thijs, but to the entire team which have all played an important part in making your meeting and stay the success it was. Feedback like yours is a great motivator for all of us!
It is often said that service quality is shown most on moments when things don’t go as planned and our whole team will always do its very best to find suitable solutions for our guests in these moments.

Our hotel is very convenient for RAI visitors indeed and we are looking forward to welcoming you and your party once again might you attend the RAI in the future!

Kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout-Ammerlaan
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights when over for the Amsterdam marathon, very nice rooms and very friendly and helpful staff, it was one of the quietest hotels I've stayed in for being peaceful at night. Not like most British hotels where the drunks are coming in all hours of the night.
Very handy for the airport, 1 stop and 2.50 euros on the train, and the metro and tram to the city centre; Although one day we walked to the Risjkmuseum and the centre as it was a pleasant day, it's very easy to find just follow the tram lines.

The hotel put on a pasta buffet the night before the marathon as many people running were staying there, a very good idea. Plenty of places to eat nearby and within 15 minutes walk if you want to eat elsewhere

It's got a gym, but not a pool, which we do like to use, otherwise it would get top marks.

I would return to stay with the family for an Amsterdam trip as being in the city centre isn't a must if we can walk or get good transport in, the travel passes are excellent if you want to get about a bit.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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CPSouth, General Manager at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Great to read your stay was a success, we hope your participation in the marathon was just as successful!

We are glad you have taken the time to write this review, thank you very much for your compliments about our staff and the rooms. We are happy our extra efforts with the Pasta Buffet are appreciated, looking back at the number of guests who made use of the buffet; it indeed was a great success.

Like you mention it is very easy to get from the hotel to the centre of Amsterdam or Schiphol Airport and because we are not in the centre, our location guarantees a quiet night sleep.

Although our hotel indeed does not have a swimming pool, we are more than happy to help you find a suitable pool or spa when you might be returning with you family!

Thank you once again for your feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you and your family.

Kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout-Ammerlaan
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Address: George Gershwinlaan 101, Amsterdam 1082, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#20 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South 4*
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