I stayed at the Vondelpark Hotel for three nights this week. It's an ok place to rest your head but if you're expecting luxury then this certainly isn't for you. And considering it's meant to be 4* it leaves a little to be desired.
Pros - Decent location, nice staff, quiet at night.
Cons - Room size, bathroom, decoration, lots of noise early in the morning.
More details: The staff were polite and helpful and the location was ok as it was right next to Vondelpark, which is great for cycling and jogging, but it is a little far from the city centre. It's easily a 20 minute walk to the nearest museums/supermarket, and a further 20-30 minutes to get to Centraal Station and the inner city, and we walk at a rather fast pace. Trams do stop near the hotel though so that's a positive if you don't want to take the walk.
On the night, the streets were silent as everyone who went by was on bikes. However, come the morning (5.30 - 6am) deliveries start and the staff are not quiet. Crates, trollies and carts were crashing about at a ridiculous volume, along with lorries making loads of noise and bottles from the night before being put out. Not good if you fancy a lie in.
My brother and I shared a room and our room size wasn't too bad, but my dad's room was tiny and in a completely different part of the hotel. Our bathroom had a glass door, which was a little strange as my brother and I are adults, so you won't feel as though you have any privacy. There were cobwebs in the corner of the room and part of the wall above the bed had been damaged and not repaired. My dad's sink produced some terrible smells on the final night too.
The decoration throughout the hotel was unusual. Nothing matched, some of it looked retro, some looked modern and some just looked tired - there was no theme. None of the furniture matched and it all looked unsettled. The carpets could do with replacing too.
Bike hire was available through the hotel at 16 Euros for 24 hours. We found this to be quite useful and it's an excellent way to see Amsterdam.
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- Also Known As:
- Park Plaza Vondelpark, Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
- Park Plaza Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Park Plaza
- Park Plaza Vondel Amsterdam
- Vondel Park Plaza Amsterdam