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“Funky hotel, highly recommended!” 5 of 5 stars
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Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Provincialeweg 102, 1506 MD Zaandam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Zaandam
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Launceston
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69 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Funky hotel, highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights. We chose the hotel for a variety of reasons, and they all proved to be good reasons! A great location next to the train station meant getting to the hotel from the airport was quick and inexpensive, and getting to and from Amsterdam city centre was easy and very convenient. At check-in to the hotel the receptionist was friendly and efficient and made sure we had everything we needed. We stayed in room 1015 and the view was really interesting! The room itself was very well appointed and we couldn't think of anything missing compared to the many other city-centre hotels we have stayed at, and the bed was really comfortable. (I stay at a lot of hotels for business/leisure and this has to be one of the most comfortable beds ever). We walked to the local square on the first evening and there are plenty of goods bars and restaurants to choose from. One restaurant didn't have an English menu but the waitress spent a few minutes talking us through the options and the meal was wonderful. As I said, getting to Amsterdam city centre was a 12 minute train ride and only cost a few euro's so the location of hotel was excellent. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone spending a few days in and around Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Ian M
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Monique D, Sales Coordinator at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you very much for writing this wonderful review. We're very proud at your 100% score and at your recommendation.

We're delighted to read that you were happy with your choice to stay in our hotel. It's nice to read that you noticed the good location of our hotel. Right next to the railway station with Amsterdam only 12 minutes away and a direct connection to Schiphol Airport.

It's great that you loved our luxurious beds and we're really proud at your recommendation.

We very much look forward to receive you as our guest again.

With kind regards,

Monique Dijkhuizen
Sales Coordinator
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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144 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was one of the most unique hotels I have ever stayed in. It looks like a bunch of houses stacked on top of each other. Inside it is clean and very modern. Our room, 418 was positively posh! The room was very large and featured leather seating, mini fridge, large closet, writing desk, mini bar and a luxury bathroom. The towels were fluffy and large. The toiletries are better than most hotels and smell very nice. This hotel is simply gorgeous! The negatives are few: breakfast is 16 Euro, the mini bar items are expensive, and our room, although beautiful on the inside, butted up to an apartment complex. We could hear children running and screaming all morning ( solved by closing the soundproof windows.) Hotels in Amsterdam are very expensive. A decent one usually runs at least 200 a night. This hotel is a short train ride to Amsterdam Centraal and is about half the price of a hotel of lower quality in the big city. Additional perks-the proximity to the train station-2 minutes. There are lifts and elevators going all the way to the hotel. The shopping district is right outside the hotel. The Albert Heijn market is a two minute walk- it is large and has a lot of great take away items. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Lisa P
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Monique D, Sales Coordinator at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your time to write this wonderful review on our hotel. We’re delighted to read that you’ve had a pleasant stay in our hotel and that you liked the architecture of our building.

Our hotel consists of 70 stacked houses from the “Saen” region in 4 different shades of green and only one in blue. The blue house refers to a painting “the blue house” by Monet from 1870. By stacking the houses the architect wanted to give our guests the feeling of a temporarely home.

Thank you very much for you recommendation and we look forward to welcoming to you again at Inntel hotels Amsterdam Zaandam.

With kind regards,

Monique Dijkhuizen
Sales Coordinator
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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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159 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a tough one to review-my husband planned and surprised me by taking me here for a night getaway. I wanted to love it but even with a positive attitude-couldn't.

The outside is amazing. Great location right near the train station. Near movie theater and many good restaurants. Lots of shopping.

We had a factory room-corner room with a great view. The room was funky-nothing fancy but with character.

The problems: the sheets and comforter had blood stains-very gross, room not as nice as the outside would indicate, the breakfast was okay but within minutes of giving our room number-the person saw me get some food and asked me again for my room number-clearly she thought I had snuck in. Hard to enjoy breakfast after that.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Monique D, Sales Coordinator at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you very much for your time and effort to write this review.

We’re glad to read that you’ve had a nice room with great view.
We are very sorry to read about the sheets. This is most certainly not our standard and we have discussed this throughly with our housekeeping departement. We will see to it that this will not happen again.

We do appreciate your feedback because with your tips and feedback we can bring our service to an even higher level.

Once again, sorry for the incovenience this might have caused you and we do hope to get the chance to show you the qualities of our hotel in the near future.

With kind regards,

Monique Dijkhuizen
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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had a chance to stay in this hotel for a few days and I am satisfied with it. Great location, spacious rooms, good service.
This hotel looks like lego house and what is more if you look out the window, you will see houses like this everywhere.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Annake_traveler
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Monique D, Sales Coordinator at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for posting this good review and for the high rating! "

The houses of our hotel are known as green houses from the "Saen"region. The architects of our hotel have stacked 70 houses in 4 different shades of green and one in blue. They wanted to give our guests the feeling of a temporarely home. We’re glad to read you liked it.

We hope to receive you as our guests again in the near future.

With kind regards,

Monique Dijkhuizen
Sales Coordinator
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and this hotel is just perfect. Zaandam is a nice area in itself but a perfect location for popping into Amsterdam with trains running every 20 mins and the last one from Amsterdam Central to Zaandam at about 1.15am. Didn't get to eat at the hotel or use the pool unfortunately. Was always greeted with a smile and a hello from every staff member every time we walked through the reception or bar. One little issue that let it down was being charged for the 'Smoovie' card which we did try and use but it didn't work. Our own fault for not mentioning it at the time though. Also not to sure if it was just our shower broke or how the Dutch like it but the water temperature tended to take off a layer of skin with each wash.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank covfamily4
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Monique D, Sales Coordinator at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your time and effort to write this good review.

We’re glad that you’ve had an enjoyable stay in our hotel and thank you for your compliment in regards to our staff.

It’s good to read that you’ve appreciated the good location of our hotel. The connection to Amsterdam is indeed perfect.

We hope to receive you as our guest again in the near future.

With kind regards,

Monique Dijkhuizen
Sales Coordinator
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Mechelen, Belgium
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125 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I organized a conference for a group of 25 people during a full week in May, luckily the weather was nice. Conference facilities were good (daylight!), lunch was served (mainly salad with two limited hot courses), self service buffet.
Breakfast was adequate. The deck was great. And overall, price/quality was much better than in downtown Amsterdam, considering that this hotel is literally next to the railway station which takes you in about 12 minutes every quarter of an hour into Amsterdam central station. Similarly there is a direct train to Schiphol airport every hour.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Monique D, Sales Coordinator at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you very much for your time and effort to post this wonderful review on your conference in May. We’re glad to read that the conference went well and that you have enjoyed our extensive breakfast and lunch. We try to use special products from the Saen region as much as we can.

It’s nice to read that you have noticed all the advantages of the good location of our hotel. We're right next to the railway station and a train brings you in the city centre of Amsterdam within 12 minutes.

We hope to receive you again for your next conference in our hotel.

With kind regards,


Monique Dijkhuizen
Sales Coordinator
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I have travelled to Zaandam on business on several occasions and usually stay at the Inntel - it's a great hotel with a good bar, excellent food and a great location (just a quick train ride into central Amsterdam.
It was interesting when it was getting built as you would sometimes wake up to see builders outside your window! Glad that's finished now and the new Zaandam centre is a real improvement.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ian D
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Monique D, Sales Coordinator at Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this good review on Trip Advisor regarding your most recent stay with us. It’s nice to read that you’ve had an enjoyable stay in our hotel and we really appreciate your confidence in Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam

We’re also very happy with the new and improved city centre of Zaandam and we look forward to your next visit to our hotel.


With kind regards,


Monique Dijkhuizen
Sales Coordinator
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Address: Provincialeweg 102, 1506 MD Zaandam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Zaandam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Zaandam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique and famous. This 4 star hotel with its world renowned look is situated next to the Zaandam train station, where the train will take you to the centre of Amsterdam within 12 minutes. Also, the RAI Congress Centre and Schiphol Airport are easy to reach by train. Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam has 160 unique hotel rooms, a Wellness Club, free wifi internet and its own Tourist Information Office. ... more   less 
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