For £65 a night, we couldn't really complain. The location is really good; you're not in the middle of everything but in a really nice area with plenty of bars & much more local (higher quality) restaurants - see some of my other reviews for where to eat/drink in this area.
You can easily reach the hotel on public transport from Schipol - take the train, then the no.9 tram from Centraal Station (7th stop - Artis). You can walk to Nieuwmarkt in 15 minutes and take a tram to Dam Sq in 12 minutes.
Negative points about the stay:
- really tiny room; I'm talking shoe box, we had to push the bed further across the room, right up ageing the window, to gain an extra 30cm or so.
- walls are so thin you can hear when somebody sneezes in the room(s) next to you.
- if you're at the front of the hotel, you hear road noise & building works from 8am as windows are not very thick. We were woken up this morning by the noise of monkeys calling to each other in the nearby zoo...
- bathroom very small - you might need to leave the door open to fit on the toilet!
- poor TV reception.
- Front desk staff aren't too polite but maintain a general standard of service (when you're lucky enough to find someone manning the front desk).
- location (local bars/restaurants & ease to get to Centraal)
- INCREDIBLY comfy double bed (not two twin beds pushed together)
- near the zoo
- far enough away from the mega touristy areas to feel as though you can dip in and out when you want.
- Breakfast is pretty good (but weird bacon).
Overall, average. Possibly would stay again if the price is right but would request a room not at the front of the hotel. We were in 404, front corner, too noisy!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the greenest part of the centre of Amsterdam, the Hampshire Hotel Lancaster offers rooms in all sizes, from the individual traveller to families. The rooms have a private bathroom with shower, free wifi, coffee and tea facilities, tv and a safe in the room. In our lobby we offer free wifi and free coffee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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- Hotel Eden Lancaster
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