I stayed here recently with a family member for 2 nights and was very pleased with our choice. The hotel is a 10 min walk from Sloterdjik station which is on the main line from Schipol Airport and Amsterdam central. When arriving at the station, go to the station hall, walk out the exit for buses and trams, walk down the stairs and keep on walking, past a food cart and a small diner, keeping the rail tracks on your left side. The foot path disappears, but cross the street and keep walking, under the motorway. The road veers to the right, keep on the same road and as you come to the end of the road you will see the Golden Tulip in front of you, the road then veers to the left, be careful crossing a couple of tram tracks and then you will be walking along the side of the hotel, the entrance is on the next corner.
This is a very nice modern hotel, the room was clean, with a safe, iron and ironing board, mini bar and coffee/tea making facilities. I found the bed a little hard and the pillow a little soft also the bed side light was poor, making reading in bed tricky. There is a flat screen TV with good satellite channels.
The bathroom is a shower room which was nice, a big shower stall with a rainwater shower. Enough towels and shower gel etc. plus a hairdryer.
We found the staff to be universally pleasant and helpful. The buffet breakfast was good, with excellent juices and good cereals, lots of breads and rolls, plenty of meats and cheeses with salad for continental breakfast, however the cooked English left a bit to be desired. The bacon was streaky, the sausages were Chicken (sausages should either be beef or pork NOT Chicken) the tomatoes had either a lot of seasoning on them or cheese and the scrambled egg was dreadful. However one of the chef's was making omelette's to order which was nice.
We also had the evening buffet, which I would highly recommend. Being in a residential area, there are very few restaurants in the area. I think there was one Chinese and one (I think) Indian restaurant near the bus stop, but that was it, so unless you want to go into the city again for the evening the hotel is really your best bet. But the buffet was most definitely worth it. There was a special price while we were there of 24.50 euros. The buffet had everything from soups, plenty of salads, cooked food plus vegan and sushi, plus chef's to cook either fish or steaks to your taste. Puddings were ok, not great but fine, with a nice white chocolate fountain as well. Included in the price were soft drinks and tea/coffee. This really was good value.
I would have given this hotel 5 stars but for the few little niggles, but when next in Amsterdam I certainly intend to stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Golden Tulip Amsterdam West has all the facilities you can expect of a 4 star hotel. It has a restaurant with more than 300 seats that is open for breakfast and dinner, a nice bar for lunch, bites and drinks, a lounge and business centre, three meeting rooms and a parking garage underneath the hotel. Situated just of exit 103 of the A10 ring way, Sloterdijk train station is just around the corner (5 min walk), and the city is only a tram ride away (15 min). Whether you come to our city for business or pleasure, by car or public transport, we are the ideal start of your trip. ... more less
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