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Crowne Plaza Amsterdam South
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   George Gershwinlaan 101, 1082 Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #22 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Stay here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I was working on a budget on this European trip but didn't want to go on the cheap as this was a holiday after all! Last time my husband and I were here we stayed at the Sheraton in Schipol as it was the last leg of our European trip and we had too much luggage to commute to the city. The train ride from the airport was convenient, quick, and cheap (i think about 1.30 at the time) so I figured Zuid should also be fine. After all, similar quality hotels cost double in the City Center so a short commute and train fare for 5 would still cost less. When you're getting two rooms for 4 nights, the savings are significant.

My family was very happy to find Crown Plaza Amsterdam South! First, the rooms were much bigger than I anticipated. The bathrooms were a delight (the shower temp took no time at all to be perfect) and everything was clean and new! I loved that they had an Illy pod machine and their tea service was superb. They even had coffee cookies and little chocolate squares in the service :-)

The sheets were crisp and the pillows afforded us the best sleep on this entire trip. They even had linen spray and a temple rub which my husbanded prized. They only had one pair of slippers though...

We arrived early evening from Brussels and as it was raining and we were too cold to explore the area, we decided to have get room service for dinner. Turned out to be a wise decision. Not only were the satays good and generous, the sandwiches huge, and the soup delicious (our daughters ate in our room too) but the price was I believe the same as if you had eaten at the cafe. Normally room service cost nearly double the restaurant price but here they just added 5euro per trip to the room. In fact we were so happy with room service (dinner in your pajamas) we did it twice.

The tram and train to the city center were a 300 meter walk away. Just take the cafe exit, cross the road, and you're at a big station were there are convenience stores, a Starbucks, restaurants, and Wagamama! By the way try not to use the pay parking. We arrived at 6pm and the free street parking starts at 7pm. By the time we decided to move the van at a bit past 8pm we had to pay 14euro for the parking.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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, April 27, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you very much for writing a review regarding your recent stay in Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South. It was an absolute pleasure to learn that you were so satisfied about your stay.

It is fantastic to know that you had a great sleep. Getting a great night’s sleep when you travel is incredibly important. That is why Crowne Plaza has developed the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage program. This program is a holistic approach to sleeping and includes features like comfortable beds enhanced to a new level of comfort with four pillows, a plush duvet, and luxurious sheets, designated Quiet Zone floors to ensure maximum silence, guaranteed wake-up calls and an aromatherapy kit with two specially selected exclusive aromatherapy products from the award winning This Works aromatherapy line. These are made from 100% essential oils and include a lavender pillow spray and eucalyptus pulse oil to help you relax, breathe easier and sleep well.

By combining the best facilities with great service delivered by our staff members we aim to assist our guests in having a productive trip. A healthy breakfast, water with mint and lemon and a range of sleep stimulating features are just a few of the rejuvenating and re-energising options that we offer in the hotel.

Once again thank you for your positive words and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,
Nicole Turnhout - Ammerlaan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

From when we walked in to check in to when we checked out this hotel was perfect. It is very clean and the rooms are gorgeous. The bathroom was large and looked brand new. We got a free upgrade to a superior room because the basic room we booked was not available. They let us keep the room for 4 nights at the same rate. The hotel is a 5 minute walk to "Zuid Station" which has metro/tram/train and bus access. From there it's a 15 minute metro ride to Amsterdam city center or a 10 minute train to Schiphol Airport. They both run quite frequently and are pretty straight forward.

The staff were friendly, helpful and understanding. My fiancee had her passport stolen and we needed to do some running around, they let us check in 4 hours earlier without any problems. It was our first time to Amsterdam so we had little to no knowledge of the many different methods of transportation. They took the time to explain everything with great detail and were happy to do it. Unfortunately we did not get to eat at the restaurant or drink at the bar but they both seemed to be really nice.

If you're looking for a beautiful quiet hotel not too far away from the city this is the one for you. I must say it was the nicest hotel I've ever stayed in while in Europe. I will be staying there again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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, April 27, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you very much on behalf of me and the entire team for taking the time to write about your experience with Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South. I am extremely proud that the continuously great efforts of the team in combination with the facilities of the hotel, have led to your much appreciated review.

It was a pleasure to learn that the location of the hotel worked well for the purpose of your trip and it is great that you discovered the benefits of our location outside the city centre of Amsterdam. The proximity of Schiphol Amsterdam Airport and available tram and metro connections between Station Amsterdam Zuid and the city centre make the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South an ideal choice for a business or leisure stay. Tram 5, running from Station Amsterdam Zuid to the Central Station, passes by many tourist attractions and is a great way to discover the historic centre.

I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South in the very near future and thank you once again for your review.

With kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout - Ammerlaan
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Bexley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We have just enjoyed a 3 day visit to this wonderful hotel, and I can't thank you enough for looking after us so much. Every member of staff we came into contact with greeted us with a smile, and gave us lots of advice for travelling around the City. With trams and the train station being just a few minutes walk away, it gave easy access to travel around. We saw some beautiful sights and hope to visit you again sometime. Our bedroom suite was one of the best I have ever stayed in, and I would definitely recommend this hotel to anybody wishing to visit Amsterdam. The breakfast gave us a brilliant start to the day, and was very filling !! Everywhere in the hotel was exceptionally clean and comfortable, a very modern hotel. A very BIG THANK YOU to all the staff, we had a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, April 27, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you so much for writing a Tripadvisor review and for sharing your findings following your recent stay with us.

It is great to learn that you enjoyed the various facilities of the hotel.
Did you notice the musical theme that is represented throughout the building? The New York origin of George Gershwin has led to the names of our meeting rooms and the famous Manhattan 101 cocktail inspired us to name our restaurant one o one and Manhattan Lounge- Bar.

It is great to learn that you enjoyed a pleasant and quiet stay in one of our guest rooms. As getting a good night’s sleep is very important when you travel, Crowne Plaza has developed the Sleep Advantage program together with leading sleep expert Dr Chris Idzikowski. This holistic approach to sleep enjoys features like comfortable bedding, quiet zone floors, guaranteed wake-up calls and an exclusive aromatherapy kit.

On behalf of the entire team I would like to express our gratitude regarding your compliment on their behalf. It is our passion to deliver the best possible service and compliments of guests are our motivation to continue to improve continuously. Your review is definitely an inspiration and very rewarding.

Again thank you very much for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon.
Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South in the near future.

Kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout - Ammerlaan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Stayed for three nights to celebrate my birthday; We go to a different European city every year. I booked the Crowne Plaza on line specifically wanting a location out of Amsterdam Centre but conveniently positioned. The metro station its just a small walk away and it takes just over ten minutes ride to get to the City centre stations. The hotel was a great experience from the very moment we stepped in to leave our bags as it was too early to check in, to when we departed. The concierge staff were courteous and attentive with that genuine welcoming attitude. The Room was of high standard and the bathroom (most important) was in pristine conditions. On our return from Town we found a birthday card and a chocolate from the Duty Manager in our room and thought that was a very nice unsolicited gesture. We had breakfast everyday of our stay and again the staff were attentive and polite with the choice of food very good. An open hatch with a really nice talkative chef if you require any fried eggs etc. We used the cocktail/restaurant bar both for drinks and snacks and all was to a high standard. Cannot really find anything negative about this hotel and we will certainly return when next in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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, April 27, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you very much for expressing your satisfaction with regards to your stay by leaving a review on Tripadvisor.

It was a pleasure to read that you received a warm and personal welcome and a special treatment as you were celebrating a special occasion.

It was a pleasure to learn that the location of the hotel worked well for the purpose of your trip and that the design and layout of the room enabled you to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing stay.

On behalf of the entire team I would like to express our gratitude regarding your compliment on their behalf. It is our passion to deliver great and seamless service and compliments of guests are our motivation to continue to improve continuously.

We hope to welcome you back to our hotel in the future.


With kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout - Ammerlaan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

It is very easy to get to the hotel by train from the airport, about 5 min walk from train station Amsterdam Zuid. The rooms are very quiet and well equipped. WiFi speed is excellent. The bathroom is very modern and stylish. The restaurant was closed on Saturday however the Manhattan Bar offered a good selection of food, wines and cocktails. The service at the bar and at the reception was excellent. Will definitely choose this hotel again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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, April 14, 2014
Dear valued guest,

Thank you very much for staying at Crowne Plaza Amsterdam- South and for taking the time to share your feedback with us on Tripadvisor.

It was a pleasure to learn that the location of the hotel worked well for the purpose of your elaborate trip.

On top of that it is great that you were so positive about our spacious rooms, which are equipped with soundproof doors that keep away any distraction from outside so nothing stands in the way of a great night’s sleep.

Thank you for complementing our Manhattan Bar staff. Positive guest feedback is a great motivation for all of us to continue to strive to deliver excellent service. It is great to know that you experienced the sincere passion of our staff members to assist our guests into making their journey into a success.

We look forward to welcome you again soon.

With kind regards,

Nicole Turnhout - Ammerlaan
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If your office is in the area this should be your first choice of hotel. Just a few minutes from Schiphol by train, and therefore great connectivity to the rest of the NLs. Modern ample facilities. Good coffee machine in the room. Nice bathroom. I didn't use the business centre, so no comment there. As of April 2014 there is construction next door so might not be the best choice for sleeping in late. Perhaps ask for a room on the other side of the hotel if this is a problem. I would recommend it regardless.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, April 14, 2014
Dear valued guest,

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

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 rooms and bathrooms.

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