My partner & i arrived at the Memphis approx 7.30 pm. Our 1st impression was, it looks lovely. The reception staff were welcoming & friendly.
We got the lift to our room which was on the 4th floor. It was of reasonable size & spotlessly clean, our view was facing away from the main road.
The walk into the town was approx 15mins, it is well worth it though. There is alot going on, from pubs, cafe bars, coffee shops & the stunning Vondlepark. This park is stunning & so much going on inside, all sort of live entertainment for all the family.
If you fancy a trip into Dam Square, the tram stop is around the corner from the hotel No.16.
The journey is approx 20mins & we really recommend it, it's a fascinating city. If your are planning afew trips by tram, maybe sightseeing..then my tip is..buy a 3 day tram pass. It's unlimited travel & much cheaper.
* CAUTION *
Our only let down of the break was, when checking into the hotel, the reception staff advised us to get the safety deposit box with the room. 50 euro deposit & returnable when checking out.
Upon checking out our room we handed our receipt to the staff expecting our 50 euro's back, NOPE!!
All we were given was, 34 euro's & informed, there is a 4% city tax per day, our stay was 4days meaning we lost 16 euro's.
We had no idea this was the case & if someone had told us at the time, we would have declined the safe deposit box.
This is a lovely hotel within the museum area, which is fairly quiet.
this i'm afraid was a sting in the tail, after such a lovely break.
I would definitely recommend the Memphis & we would definitely stay there again.
Minus the safe deposit box!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-star Memphis EMB 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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