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Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Zwaansvliet 20, 1081AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #31 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Sheffield
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A hotel to return to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We were pleased we'd chosen to stay at this hotel rather than in the centre of Amsterdam, as it is in such a quiet location and so easy to reach by tram and by metro. As others have said, the stops for both are only minutes away; both are regular and take only about 20 minutes to Amsterdam Central.
The staff couldn't be more helpful - would that all hotel staff were as pleasant!
The hotel is modern and in good repair. We were a little disappointed with the size of our bedroom and the fact that there was no wardrobe (there wasn't room for one), just a short, open rail for our clothing. If you stay for one or two nights that's not so bad, but we were there for five. The bathroom was quite spacious however, with plenty of counter space for all our toiletries. The shower was excellent. It was nice to have tea and coffee making facilities in the room - quite a rarity in European hotels, in our experience. (The milk is powdered though - we bought some 'real'). The hotel in general is extremely clean and well maintained.
The breakfast is fine - no hot food, but there is plenty of choice otherwise - cereals, many different types of bread, Danish pastries, juices, fruit, cheeses, ham, and so on. Certainly no need to go hungry! The staff were helpful here, too - tables are cleared as soon as someone leaves.
We will certainly use this hotel next time we visit Amsterdam, although I would request a bigger room.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor! It is always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed their stay and are willing to share these experiences with fellow travellers.

We are looking forward to welcome you back in our hotel.

Yours sincerely,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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San Jose, California
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We just stayed at this hotel and it is the best among the 20 plus Holiday Inn Express
hotels we have ever stayed during the last five years; in UK, Germany, Italy, Zurich and northern
California. The staffs are very friendly, very efficient, with great breakfast and clean large bedrooms.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

What a great review you have shared with fellow travelers! Your review made the entire team very proud.
Thank you again and we all look forward to welcome you back again with us.

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I stay in IHG hotels regularly for work because they all provide a more than acceptable minimum standard. This one is is an exemplar; should be used as a benchmark for others. The desk staff were cheerful, efficient and pro-active. The rooms a good size, clean and quiet. Free breakfast basic but plentiful with massive (subjective view) croissants. The No.5 tram (or 51 Metro) stop is 2 minutes walk turning left out of the hotel and there's a Jumbo supermarket right by the stop. Amsterdam 20 minutes up the line. Taxi to Airport around 35E. A great base for a short family break.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank so much for your great review about our hotel. It was a true pleasure to read and for sure I will share your comments with all team members!
We all hope to welcome you back again on your next visit to Amsterdam.

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We are staying with our grandchildren in this hotel for 4 nights. The staff is very courteous and kind, always smiling at everyone and always fulfill your every request. The rooms are very clean and with enough space. Public transportation is very close. You can order takeaway at the evening and eat in the dining room of the hotel without any problem.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM_HI_Express_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review! We are very pleased that you have chosen the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South for your stay in here in Amsterdam.
I will make sure to pass on your kind comments to our team. We hope we may welcome you again!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Budapest, Hungary
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Just finished a three night stay at this property. Reviews we read said the hotel was in a quiet neighborhood and they were correct. No street noise could be heard. The hotel is located literally a one minute walk from Tram Line 5, a supermarket, 2-3 restaurants, and several other specialty shops. The front desk had tram tickets we purchased making public transport into the town center very convenient. The rooms were fine with a great shower that had lots of pressure. Breakfast was varied with breads, meats, eggs, and vegetables. The hotel does not have a dedicated parking lot but guests use the street around the hotel. This did not prove to be a problem since plenty of parking was available each day. There is a meter that only accepts credit cards for the parking fee that must be paid. However, what made this stay excellent was the staff. During our stay we asked several tourist type questions that the staff were always able to answer! These answers always proved correct and made our visit more enjoyable. This turned out to be a great hotel with a very knowledgeable and caring staff.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying with us at the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South. What a pleasure it was to hear about how our team members helped make your stay even more special.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, I’ll be sure to share it will all my colleagues here at the hotel.

Many thanks!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Midlands, England
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed here in April-14 and could not be happier with the entire stay.

The room was large with 2 single beds, flat-screen tv with English channels, and a great power shower and fresh towels both days. Choice of soft and firm pillows

Inge on the front desk was a very helpful and a credit to the hotel in explaining how the metro works (including selling 2 day passes for €12), location and a painless check-in. Commute from the quiet residential neighbourhood into central area is around 20 mins and the trams are very frequent.

The free wi-fi is very quick throughout the building.

Self-service continental breakfast with lots of choice inc fresh fruit and a hot drinks machine.

Outside parking is free over the weekend which helps on the exs and there are local shops to provide with usual supplies if want to eat/drink in room and the hotel let you use their wine glasses located in reception.

Tourist tip - either pre-book Anne Frank's house or get there early to avoid a 2-hour wait.

The hotel is a great base and is perfect if you don't mind a short tram journey at a reasonable price but staying in a well-appointed hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, April 16, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay with us in Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South.
I am pleased to read that you had a most enjoyable stay with us and that our team did a great job. I have shared your compliments with them.

We hope to welcome you again!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My hubby and I booked a last minute trip to Amsterdam and there were very few choices to be had in regards to hotels. I was originally bummed I couldn't find availability at a nice hotel in central Amsterdam.
When we arrived I was pleasantly shocked by how nice this Holiday Inn was! The staff was very friendly, the hotel seemed brand new and the room was wonderful! It was so big! The bathroom had a wonderful stand alone shower. The only negative was that the hot water and water pressure in the shower kept changing. It was very difficult to find a warm setting without burning my skin or freezing myself. The room was super clean and the beds were very comfortable. I love how they had "hard" and "soft" pillows to choose from.
I found the location actually very ideal. It was in a quite area compared to central Amsterdam. The metro was about 2 minutes from the hotel and it was a scenic 20 minute ride into town. Would stay again!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your great review on TripAdvisor! It is always a pleasure to read that our guests enjoyed their stay and are willing to share these experiences with fellow travellers.

We are looking forward to welcome you back in our hotel.

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Address: Zwaansvliet 20, 1081AP 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 #31 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spring is upon us and so is the new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – SouthThe new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – South is ideally located near the financial district of Amsterdam, the South Axis. When using tram or bus which stops in front of the hotel, guests are in close reach of all main financial institutes, the VU Medical Center and the RAI Congress Center (all at 5-10 minutes door-to-door travel). The sound proof, well-furnished and spacious rooms offer modern equipment like LCD TVs with satellite, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea facilities and a walk in shower. On top of all these facilities, our guests are served a complimentary Continental breakfast and also a free daily kosher breakfast is available with no advance reservation required. Next to this the hotel offers special kosher sandwiches. The hotel is located in the Jewish community of Amsterdam and Amstelveen and therefore you will also find many Orthodox Synagogues within walking distance and special Shabbat amenities are available in the hotel.With close proximity of the A10 around Amsterdam, you can easily travel to many main destinations in the Netherlands (Haarlem, The Hague, Utrecht, etc.) and also sightseeing to the most important sites (for instance the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace) are in good reach via public transport. The Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – South welcomes you. ... more   less 
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