This is a new and modern hotel, located in the opposite direction to the main cluster of hotels in the city. This brings a few benefits - first, the area is a little nicer (less seedy). The hotel has amazing views over the port, and finally the rooms are a lot bigger than you generally get in Amsterdam.
The room was spacious, very clean, well-designed and tastefully furnished. The bed was a nice king size with comfy white duvet, and the bathroom also spacious and clean (and had an excellent shower and hairdryer).
There is a free shuttle bus every half-hour from Central Station. I hadn't booked this and thought that, as I could see the hotel from the station, it wasn't that far. I was wrong - it was a good twenty minutes walk (I am pretty fit and enjoy walking, but admittedly I was wearing high heels and had a wheelie bag). If I were to come again I would wait for the bus!
Check in was painless - the staff there are exceptionally friendly and helpful. I didn't try the breakfast, but we ate in the bar one evening, which was tasty and good value.
The hotel offers free 'limited' wifi - this was a little painful to use, as it kept logging out and would only let you log on from one device at a time. Annoying if you have, say, both a phone and iPad.
At around £180 a night this hotel is more expensive than I would normally stomach, but on this occasion it was on expenses. If budget is an issue then this isn't the hotel for you. I would stay here again - as long as it was on expenses.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center. With a prime location in the city of Amsterdam, this elegant hotel is the ideal venue for your executive travel, meeting and conferences or private ventures in matters of art and culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Amsterdam
- Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam