This is a really excellent hotel – it is modern, the rooms are kept spotlessly clean and the staff are extremely helpful and courteous. As others have commented the reception staff go to great lengths to assist in any way. Breakfast is well worth having - with hot and cold food available at the buffet. We were offered a discount if we booked it for each day we were staying and paid €14 each per day.
We travelled to the hotel from the airport on 195 bus (€2.60 unless you buy a chip-card at the airport – see below) to the IBM stop – you can’t miss the big white IBM building. Cross the road and walk a few meters to the right take the road left between the Atradius and a second IBM building. At the first junction you will see the hotel on the right. It is a very short walk.
The hotel website makes it clear that it is out of town between Schiphol and the city centre - so I do not understand why some people have complained about that. It is in a very pleasant business area. If you don’t mind a 20 minute walk you can reach several places to eat and find two large supermarkets. We ate at one of the two Chinese Restaurants but there was Thai and a European well as some pizza places and cafes.
We found the beds comfortable and spent five peaceful nights. TV has BBC 1, 2 and World as well as several european station. The TV has clear reception.
Dutch public transport is very good and the best value is got by buying a GVB ticket. There are 24-hour (€7), 48 (€11.50), 72 (€15.50), 96 (€19.50), 120 (€24), 144 (€27.50) and 168 (€30) OV-chipcards which they allow unlimited travel on all trams, GVB buses, metros and night buses. Remember to swipe our chip-card in and out. We found that the number 2 tram was the best bet to get into the city - even though it takes about 10 minutes to get to the stop (Louwesweg) because it runs very frequently and goes all the way to Centraal Station. You can also use all of the trams in the City. The nearest bus stop is for the 145 bus - just at the rear of the hotel but it served by the rival company Connexxion and it does not accept the GVB card.
We really enjoyed our stay, couldn’t fault the hotel and would recommend it if you do not want to stay in the centre of Amsterdam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modern Dutch design hotel ideally located between Amsterdam Schiphol airport and Amsterdam city center. With Dutch architecture and changing inspiring art and design collections. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Artemis Hotel