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Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2009

I took the cheapest room they had, on the 4th floor and with a shared bathroom. I read that is was a 'different' hotel, but I wasn't prepared for the psychiatric institution look of my room... This floor had long, echoing corridors, and everything was covered in old tiles: dirty, crooked and with lots of filled up holes. The bedroom... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

We had a great stay at the Lloyd. Friendly staff, inetersting interior, bright beautiful room (with a fold-open golden bathroom). It's a bit out of the centre, but that can be a good thing. Especially when it's sunny and you can ride a bike along the IJ. Or, it's well connected by tram: 26 to Centraal, or 10 to Leidseplein.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2009

As we waited to check in my dutch colleague warned me that the hotel was a bit different. It certainly still has an 'institutional' feel in keeping with its prison heritage but now feels more like a hostel. The architecture was interesting enough and the staff pleasant but we all struggled a bit with our rooms. Now I love cool/quirky... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2009

Despite its helpful and cheery staff. Despite its artsy and comfortable public rooms. Despite its convenience to public transit (three quick stops on tram #26 from Centraal Station). The rather quirky Lloyd is probably NOT for everyone. For instance, our room had cold hardwood floors instead of comfy rugs or carpets and was otherwise unadorned in any way. Room lighting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

Stopped here on the way back from West Africa before returning to the U.S. Had a 3 star room--highest ceiling I have ever had, quite comfortable bed and rest of room was nice too. Hotel was close to metro and was in a transitioning neighborhood--so it gave a view on how locals live--even met and talked with some locals in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2009

We initially selected Amsterdam’s Lloydhotel as it was the only Amsterdam city hotel available at short notice two days before new year’s eve. Their website stated rooms available ranging from one to five star – not conventional for a hotel but we decided on the four star room expecting a certain level of amenities. How disappointed we were. There were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

The layout of the rooms must have been done by a designer with absolutely no common senese. My room had a concrete floor. My friend's had a shower not 10 feet from the bed, with no wall in between. And the best? The third memer of our party had a toilet in the middle of his room. Seriously, no walls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2008

I was a little hesitant to book the Lloyd hotel as it is not in the centre of town. However, the location didn't make a difference there are 2 tram lines right near the hotel and it's only a 5 minute ride in. It is nice to see a different part of Amsterdam too. The first room we stayed in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

Weve just returned...Really good hotel-friendly staff, clean bathroom (we had a shared one), comfortable beds, NOT smelly duvet and pillows...and building-you need to explore the exhibition, try to open and see as much as you can-you will be surprised! there is a lift but try at least once use stairs. Highly recommende. Opposite hotel is really cheap supermarket and view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2008

I have just returned from a three night stay a the Lloyd Hotel. it is my third visit here. Each year more and more people come with me, as they hear so much about this place. This year i booked 4 rooms. 2 adults and 6 teenagers in total. The reception staff worked hard to fit us all in on... More 

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Staying in Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)

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Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
A visit to Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands presents the opportunity to marvel at its many modern architectural masterpieces like the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam and the beguiling Python Bridge while taking in its scenic waterfront with its trendy assortment of cafés, restaurants, bars, and clubs. Here in this post-industrial (though in some parts still very much presently industrial) neighborhood, you’ll find a smart selection of cool galleries and shops as well as the kid-friendly Science Center NEMO and the National Maritime Museum.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam is the first one-to-five star design hotel in the world. Created as a home for travellers of all stripes, we believe in sharing cultural luggage - yours and ours. Located in a transformed historic building with 117 rooms, the Lloyd Hotel is an icon of Dutch design. More than 50 designers and artists are involved in the hotel. Our Cultural Embassy presents ongoing exhibitions, talks and events every month, available to all guests. Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy is located 900 metres from Pakhuis de Zwijger. Bimhuis concert hall is a 15-minute walk away. Guests benefit from a terrace, an excellent restaurant and free WiFi. Coffee and tea making facilities are available to guests throughout the hotel. The Cultural Embassy of Lloyd Hotel is present throughout the building. Cultural events are hosted and mezzanine platforms are used for exhibitions, meetings and events. The Lloyd has a variety of meeting room facilities and a library for smaller groups. The restaurant focuses on carefully sourced local ingredients and serves a range of sandwiches, light meals and an extensive breakfast buffet. There is also a shop selling delicatessen-style foods and designer gifts. Guests who wish to explore Amsterdam by bicycle can rent one from reception. The Rietlandpark tram stop is 200 metres away and offers services to Amsterdam Central Station within 10 minutes. Anne Frank House and Dam are both within a 10-minute walk from the Station. Leidseplein and the Jordaan district can be reached by taking tram 10. Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ is 1.5 kilometres away. The Lloyd Hotel's neighbourhood is a great choice for travellers interested in city walks, architecture and cycling. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Address: Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
Price Range: $83 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy 3*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
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#66 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#90 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#110 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
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