The best way to get to this hotel is the 197 bus straight from the airport it is 4 euros for a ticket, get off at concertgeboew and its a 7 min walk, otherwise you can get the train to central amsterdam then get the 16 tram, it is much easier with no changes to get the bus and the train is 3.80 euros and tram ride 2.70 euros so you will save a few euros
This hotel is in a very quiet area, it is 7 minute walk to Van Gogh and other Museums.
I arrived and was met by a lady, of asian decent at the desk, she is very firm and not very smiley, she does her job, could loosen up a little and smile, i had no problems checking in, i was allocated a room but 2 days in, the toilet began to smell like a mens urinal, went down to complain and ask for a maid to come and do something, i was told that it is a reoccurring problem in that room so i would have to move, their were no more double rooms, so i got upgraded to a superior, some tv channels in that room did not work, but i couldnt be bothered to complain.
The maids came to clean everyday, the wifi worked sufficiently and the staff were friendly, esp herman, the asian night guy and a lady with long brown curly hair! she was so friendly and smiley, she really just makes your day.
The rooms could have done witha lick of paint nearest to the carpet.
One thing i was alarmed about was, one evening about 9:30pm i was sitting outside the hotel in the coffee area, and i saw a owner and a dog come out of the hotel, it was a fairly big dog, i have a fear of dogs so was alarmed, because i never read any reviews mentioning animals and their website doesnt mention it, i would never have booked a hotel that allows dogs, so i asked an employee about this, who said yes they do allow dogs, but when i mention that i was not happy, he went on to explain only small dogs were allowed, i mentioned the dog i had seen and he went on to mention that dog owners are charged more and the room is professionally cleaned after, i asked why wasnt it mentioned on your website, he said we are not animal friendly, but we do allow dogs.
I feel very mislead by this. although i had a nice stay, i would not book this again!
I used the trams alot and got a pass from hotel reception for 16.00 72 hours, it is a short ride to central amsterdam about 10 minutes, albert cuyp market is about 3-4 stops, its really not far from anything, supermarket is near the museums, no smoking cafes in the area though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-star Memphis Hotel is situated in the fashionable heart of Amsterdam just a 15 minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport. Located within walking distance of the Van Gogh, Stedelijk and Rijks Museums, the Vondelpark and stylish shopping streets.Business and Leisure HotelThe World Trade Centre and RAI Exhibition Centre are also close by making the Memphis EMB Hotel the ideal choice for the business and leisure traveller alike. Check our rooms and (business) facilities and discover what our hotel has to offer you! ... more less
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