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“Excellent for an Amsterdam stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Zaventemweg 3, 1043 EH Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #69 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Newcastle upon tyne
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15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent for an Amsterdam stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We stayed here as a couple in April for a few days after travelling from Bruges and the UK. Travelling by car we had everything in there form our journey from Newcastle. I booked this hotel because of the car parking as the hotels in Amsterdam did have limited parking.

Parking here is expensive so be aware. I looked before hand that there was parking at the train station with free access to a bike for a much cheaper rate, but I couldn't find it, nor did the hotel know about parking at the train station, although they did try and help.

The hotel is new, clean and efficient. It really stands up to the job. Rooms are fantastic and bathroms are amazing. Breakfast was plentiful continental and satisfying.

The hotel is situated right on the train station (trainspotters dream) while only being one stop and a few minutes away from Amsterdam central. Tickets can be purchased inside Sloterdijk train station for a couple of euros return.

Travelling back to Amsterdam if we were again soon, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear Godscrasher,

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Amsterdam.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Please be aware that parking in the city centre of Amsterdam is an average of EUR 5.00 per hours, so compared to that, EUR 15.00 per night is a reasonable price.

Thank you very much for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Anne Schrijen
General Manager
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This hotel was extremely easy to get to from the airport. Within 10 mins of getting on the train we were in the lobby checking in. Transport into the city is easy and not expensive. However there is no food served in the evenings in the hotel restaurant and not much nearby. There was a great restaurant right outside the hotel (looks like a diner) that served great food but some nights it randomly wasn't open. Rooms were quite nice but overall I found it slightly overpriced. For the event I attended nearby I'd definitely return to this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Dear SuzyKyu,

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for valuable feedback.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and your possible return in the future.

As part of the Holiday Inn Express Formula, we do not have a restaurant ourselves, and it is indeed correct that the 2 restaurants in the neighbourhood are closed in the weekends. We hope this will change and we are pleased that a third restaurant is opening soon.

Once again, thank you for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,
Anne Schrijen
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This is one of the few hotels I was actually was looking forward to coming home to. Nice, quiet peaceful, clean and spacious room. Free wi-fi access and a delicious breakfast. Staff is very friendly. You are steps away from the Sloterdijk Train station, 3 stops (if I remember correctly) to Amsterdam's main train station. Such a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear Christina S,
Thank you for staying with us. We are happy to see the positive comments on our hotel, the facilities and most important our team.

Kind regards,

Anne Schrijen
General Manager
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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

While attending a conference in De Westergasfabriek I stayed in Holiday Inn Express for one night. The rooms are comfortable and spacious enough. The airconditioning is great, it works like a charm while you don't hear a thing! I had a room on the station-side, which can be noisy due to the trains or intercom. I could not sleep without closing my window, that's the only downside.

The hotel is located near station Amsterdam-Sloterdijk from which you can take a train to Centraal Station (central station) and start your visit to the center of Amsterdam.

Parking is available for about €20,- a day, which is kinda expensive.

The breakfast was just ok. If you, like me, want an English breakfast you'll be disappointed. They "only" have fresh bread, yoghurt, fruit, etc. No scrambled eggs, sausages, beans or whatsoever.

All in all, good hotel for 1 or 2 nights.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear EwoutW,

Thank you for choosing us for your stay in Amsterdam.
We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
Please be informed that parking is EUR 15.00 per night in stead of EUR 20.00.
As part of the Holiday Inn Express formula, we offer complimentary continental breakfast with local offerings, we are sorry to read that this did not meet your expectations.

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Anne Schrijen
General Manager
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Thailand
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Normal I'm travelling and prefer to stay with Holiday Inn Hotel, this is the one that make me feel lost as staff and duty manager is not much helpful and do not even know a word as service mind. location is very good as per an advertise, but staff need to looking into a customer need.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear Peter C,
Thank you for staying with us and for providing us with your feedback regarding your stay. We are very sorry to read your feedback regarding our service. We daily strive for high service with our whole team, and we are sorry that we did not succeed in this during your stay.
Would you please be so kind to contact me personally to give me some more detailed information?

Kind Regards,
Anne Schrijen
General Manager
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Ayr, Scotland
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The hotel is a short train journey from Schipol Airport and even closer journey to Amsterdam Centraal Station which makes it easy to explore the city. The facilities in the hotel are excellent, the staff are very friendly and knowledgable, the rooms and bed are very comfortable. There is a slight noise from the passing trains, but not a problem.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station, responded to this review, May 12, 2014
Dear an honest man,

Thank you for staying with us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we would love to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards,

Anne Schrijen
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I stayed here with a group of 36 last weekend. The Staff were friendly and courteous. The rooms were comfortable. The breakfast was good, varied and plentiful.
A special thanks to the two Receptionists who were on duty on Saturday night, they were very helpful.
The hotel was only one stop away by Train, from the city centre and Tram 12 was just across the road.
I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Dear 798walker,
Thank you for staying with us, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Anne Schrijen
General Manager
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Address: Zaventemweg 3, 1043 EH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #69 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-Sloterdijk Station 3*
Number of rooms: 254
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Sloterdijk Station is now open!The hotel is ideally located on top of one of the main train stations of Amsterdam. With great connections from the Airport terminal building by train (every few minutes in 8 minutes door to door) and excellent onward connections within 5 minutes to Amsterdam Central Station (50 times an hour by either train, metro, tram and bus) it has never been so easy to enjoy Amsterdam without worrying to much about your budget. The train on your doorstep will bring you into the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam city centre within 5 minutes where you can enjoy famous sites like the Dam square, Anne Frank House, Portuguese Synagogue, Van Gogh Museum, famous canals (grachten), Rijksmuseum, canal boat rides, Begijnenhof, red light district, Bijenkorf, shopping, sightseeing and clubbing at your convenience. With spacious, well-furnished rooms offering great bedding and walk in shower and modern equipment like LCD TVs with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi (in the whole hotel), free coffee/tea facilities and free Continental breakfast, this hotel is your best central point to start your journey into so many main destinations like Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague, etc in the Netherlands. Next to the parking spaces at the hotel our guests will also find special low-cost parking facilities next to the hotel and the train station. ... more   less 
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