I stayed here in September 2013 with family and friends for several nights while visiting friends in the area and going to a gig in the Amsterdam Arena.
Arrival - We were quickly greeted by the friendly, well-spoken receptionist and within a couple of minutes, had the cards to our rooms which were on the 10th floor. Plenty of lifts in the large foyer area meant no hanging around.
Rooms - We were all staying in twin rooms, which were spacious and well-appointed and spotlessly clean. Everything you'd expect from a modern 'business-class' hotel. Comfy beds, excellent shower etc.
Facilities - Free coffee was available from a machine at certain times of the day, however we used the bar a couple of times for beer/coffee (making use of the pleasant outdoor seating area at the rear of the hotel which looked onto a canal) and although quite expensive, the quality was good.
When we were travelling into the town centre, we used the City's excellent tram and train services (around €7 for a 24hr unlimited tram/train ticket) and our only complaint was the 15/20 minute walk to the train station. Hotel can't be blamed for this though, just our hangovers!
To sum up, I would recommend the hotel based on it's merits, although I wouldn't necessarily recommend it to those who expect a 'close to city centre' hotel in Amsterdam. Staff were great, as was the hotel itself. We even received a $1.50 refund upon checking out due to a pricing error - honesty was much appreciated!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City is an entirely non-smoking, modern 4 star hotel. Situated in the south of Amsterdam, close to the Amsterdam RAI Event Centre and just 15 minutes away from the centre of Amsterdam. The hotel is close to the A2 and A10 motorways and just 15 km from Schiphol Airport.The hotel offers modern rooms, free WIFI-access, a breakfast restaurant L"Ambiance,a la carte restaurant La VOC, a bar, 14 meeting rooms and leisure facilities including a modern fitness centre, sauna and steam room ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Amsterdam