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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 #41 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
“Great if you have a car!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My wife and I stayed 5 nights in a regular room. We used this hotel as a base for exploring Amsterdam and the northern reaches of the Netherlands.

Pros:

- if you have a car you'll save a lot of money as parking charges in Amsterdam are ludicrous ( only 8 euros to park for the day and free from 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.)

- easy access to the trams

- free included breakfast (limited spread but enough, good coffee)

- free WIFI and free computer use in the lobby

- standard room but very comfortable ( good size, air-con, clean sheets, modern bathroom, spacious)

- friendly and helpful staff ( many business clients but we didn't feel awkward as tourists )

- location outside of city center but that was o.k. as it gave us a look at another side of the city

- good supermarket around the corner for any edible needs


Cons:

- hard to find initially but then alright

- no in-room safe ( there's one at the front desk )

Overall, it's a typical Holiday Inn but with a more "homely" feel. Definitely the best Holiday Inn we experienced in the Netherlands. This hotel represents great value overall and makes for an excellent base of exploration.

I hope you find this review helpful!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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, August 28, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Tripadvisor to inform other travellers about your stay.

I am pleased to read your notes it is a great compliment that you consider our hotel as the best Holiday Inn Express in the Netherlands.

Hope to welcome you again soon!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong - Kempinga
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We were visiting Amsterdam for the 2014 World rowing Championships at the Bosbaan. We chose the hotel as it was close to the venue. The hotel is less than 100 metres from the Metro and in a quiet neighbourhood. The staff were very helpful indeed and always ready to help out with explanations of how the public transport system worked, and how to get to the various sights in Amsterdam. The hotel also has its own bicycle hire service which made renting very easy indeed.

Room Tip: quiet neighbourhood, all rooms are good
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stayed 2 days here as we were visiting our daughter at University. The hotel is in a quiet location out of town but is only 2 mins walk to the trams which are fast and frequent into the city centre. Parking is about 8 Euro per day but free from 7.00pm Friday evening until 9.00 AM Monday morning.
Staff here were superb and definately better than budget hotel staff you find in some areas - esp UK!
Room was clean and nicely appointed. Bar and breakfast areas though small were excellent and though the breakfast was not extensive it was more than adequate to put us on for the day. I would recommend this hotel for visiting the University , and also the city if you use the tram system that the hotel can provide day cards which made it so easy and cheap.

Room Tip: No real advice other than floor 2 was good for us
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 28, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thanks you very much for your great review here on Tripadvisor. I appreciate your recommendation of our hotel to fellow travelers very much and I will make sure to share your comments with the entire team. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong - Kempinga
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is one of the best Holiday Inn Express hotels that we have stayed in the staff are very good the rooms are excellent and clean the breakfast was also very good it is out of Amsterdam centre but a fifteen minute ride on the tram to the centre of the city

Room Tip: we had a ground floor room
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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, August 22, 2014
Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your great compliment. It is great to hear that you consider our hotel as one of the best Holiday Inn Express hotels! We always do our best to provide our guests service on the highest level. We would love to have the pleasure to welcome you back with us in the hotel upon a future visit to Amsterdam!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong - Kempinga
Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed at this hotel during a weekend trip to Amsterdam.
It is a modern, bright and very clean hotel.
Car parking was free for the weekend as it is in a business area. The hotel provides bicycles. There is also public transport into the centre, but we didn’t try that.
The receptionists were very welcoming and helpful both on arrival and departure.

We had a double room in a white and blue colour scheme, very fresh, modern and comfortable. The bathroom was relatively large with an excellent shower. There is air conditioning and also the option to tilt/open a window. The ‘wardrobe’ was an open hanging space, but that is fine as this is more of a business hotel designed for short stays.

Free and uncomplicated WIFI.

Breakfast was a pleasant surprise. There was a full range with something for everyone. No warm food, but various cold cuts, cheeses, cereals, eggs, warm rolls and pastries; a coffee machine with standard coffee, cappuccino, tea, juices and milk. There is also a small fridge with pre-packed portions of kosher food. The staff were continuously refilling plates and keeping the area clean – very pleasant and helpful.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile


The hotel is located in a quiet suburb of Amsterdam, close to the Van Boshuizenstraat tram stop and a pretty nature reserve called 'T Kleine Loopveld. It is a clean and modern hotel with friendly and knowledeable staff. The rooms have tea and coffee facilities but no mini-bar but you can get drinks any time at reception. A nice feature of the bathroom is a blue night light that saves one’s eyes from getting dazzled when getting up in the dark.

The hotel has a very international feel and cater for people of the Jewish faith with a Kosher breakfast and a ‘shabbat observer’ card which you can leave in your room so that the housekeeping staff leave the lights on.

You can hire bikes for 16 euros each per day which seems quite expensive when you consider that a 48 hour unlimited tram pass costs 12 euros (available from reception).

A great place to stay and you don’t get ripped off like some of the hotels in the main areas of Amsterdam.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Tripadvisor to inform other travellers about your stay.

I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciate our facilities.
I will make sure to share your comments with the entire team. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Kind regards,

Linda de Jong - Kempinga
Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great staff and helpfull, calm rooms and the breakfast was delicious!
The Tram is only about 3 minutes by foot which bring's you downtown Amsterdam! There is a Public parking place near by and at the weekends with no charge
Great hotel for less money to explore Amsterdam!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 13, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Tripadvisor to inform other travellers about your stay.

I am pleased to read your notes and thank you so much for your compliments towards the helpfulness of our team members! I appreciate your recommendation of our hotel and hope to welcome you again during your next visit to Amsterdam!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong - Kempinga
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 #41 of 355 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):
Summer Offers with 10% discounts 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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