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“Fine just outside the Centre” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Apollofirst - Hampshire Classic

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Apollofirst - Hampshire Classic
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Apollolaan 123, 1077 AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #128 of 343 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Groningen
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93 hotel reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Fine just outside the Centre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Just outside the Centre of Amsterdam but quite easy to get to by a number of tramlines is this fine Apoollofirst hotel, part of the Hampshire group.
It's in a kind of art-deco building; the ambiance is 'Old Trust': dark upholstery trimmed with gold, spacious reception, lovely restaurant terrace. Check-in was efficient and effortless and very friendly as well.
My room was really very large and well-furnished. Good beds, fine writing desk, all the elecronics one might wish for, sitting area, large bathroom. Only drawback was that the windows need double glazing to keep out he noise of the busy Apollolaan. Very good light-occluding drapes.
There's a choice of WiFi: a free one and a high-speed paid-for. I found the free WiFi quite satisfactory.
Everything was immaculately clean and efficient. It was a pleasure to be here.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the street.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Had a 2 - night stay during a cycle tour. This hotel is outside the city centre but is ideally located if a short walk or tram ride is no problem. No evening meals but the breakfast choice is extensive so you are able to begin your day well fed!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Very brief stay here. Very convenient for the RIA centre which is an enjoyable walk through the park. Large rooms nice balcony good beds. No restaurant in the evening but that's made clear. Short walk will find you somewhere local.
Reasonable decor although far from modern it is clean. The rates are very reasonable and I would use this again.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is a nice classic hotel in a quiet residential area. Although it is not in the tourist area, tram 5 takes you directly to Dam Square and the Central Station. If you prefer walk, it takes 15 minutes to RAI convention center and 20 minutes to museum area. Room is small, but functional. Price is good. Remember, it included breakfast.

Room Tip: Free wifi is slow, but enough for checking emails. Elevator is small, just enough for three slim peo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We will strongly recommend Apollo First Hotel in Amsterdam to our friends
and family members. It is a hotel with a very positive charming character which can be definitelly said also for their friendly and efficient staff.
Our only suggestion is to have more local Dutch cheese variants at the
breakfast room, instead of sliced cheese and to have blankets in the rooms
instead of duvees which are too hot for this period of the year.

Room Tip: Due to the warmth of the weather we had to open our window therefore were a bit disturbed by the tra...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Free wifi??? - could not down load emails - needed to pay for upgrade
Room clean and comfortable, free bottled water. No tea or coffee making facilities
Breakfast buffet, normal continental style. ok
Pleasant bar area but empty of people, no restaurant.
This hotel was booked by the cycling tour company as the last hotel on our 6 day cycle trip. The hotel was straight forward to find and the friendly gentlemen on reception took care of our bikes.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We chose this hotel because of it's proximity to friends home. We happened to be In Amsterdam for the first Kings Day ( national celebration of the monarchs birthday held annually) when, it seemed to us the city turned into one enormous outdoor rummage sale and party. Apollolaan, the street running in front off the hotel, is one of the major streets where people set up tables to peddle their wares and the place where many people partied the night before Kings Day. I mention this because our first room overlooked the street and we could see it would mean little sleep. It was a lovely room with 2 comfortable chairs and plenty of space. The staff were gracious in understanding our need for a quieter room on the back of the hotel which was quiet and adequate ... Just smaller. Great bathroom and comfortable beds. Because it was warm we had the windows wide open and it was troublesome to have someone on a balcony below smoking a lot and we were forced to close the windows of our non smoking room. Delicious buffet breakfast with wide choices available was 16Euros per person. The staff were friendly and helpful. One negative was the TV/internet "thing" in the room. Even the staff admitted, to a person, to being confused and frustrated by the system.

Room Tip: A room on the back of the hotel overlooking the garden would be necessary if city noise bothers you.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Apollofirst - Hampshire Classic

Address: Apollolaan 123, 1077 AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#69 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#110 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Apollofirst - Hampshire Classic 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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