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“spartan in a good way”
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citizenM Amsterdam
Ranked #38 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2013

the concept is a really good idea and only a few minor complaints/observations:
toilets have a flushing problem ie they flush for hours unless you whack the flusher in a particular spot (found by trial and error)
shower handles very hard to use
wc and shower pods not very private-the London version is better!
lobby and public spaces are excellent
breakfast overpriced but coffee very good (there are breakfast options near A/Zuid train station)
location is good-beatrix park opposite is a pleasant surprise as is the residential area to the east and north

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

While attending IBC I spent a couple of nights at CitizenM just around the corner of the RAI complex. Great bed & pillows, all bare necessities available, this is really a new hotel concept aimed at travelers wishing to pay only for those things an average traveler might need.. No extra fees for yadayadayada - just a good bed, nice breakfast, no fuss. 100% recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 22, 2013

This place was so awesome and a killer place to chill after running around the city. I recommend staying here. The #5 Tram is right outside and takes you into the city. If you would rather ride around the city on a bicycle (which is the best way to get around fast) there are places in front and on the side of the hotel to park and lock up your bike.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Where to start? If you are seeking elegance and snooty...this is not the place. If you want cool, chic, modern, great service then book this place. It is not in the downtown area but a short ride on tram 5 will get you there in no time. The modern black red quirky is a fun welcome. The bar never closes and the convenience store type food is there if you need. The rooms are not large. They are as wide as your bed, which occupies the entire far end of the room. The ultra cool mood pod toilet and shower add fun. There is even a stuffed animal on the bed. If you want a place to host meetings, this isn't it. If you want a fun place for two friends, a couple, then then this is great. I would not stay here with kids as it isn't really a kid friendly place. The shower and toilet have frosted glass and there is a sheer curtain to help separate but unless you are comfortable with your roomie....you might want to book another place as its alllll in the room with no doors. This was almost like an ultra chic backpack hostel...for those of us that backpacked Europe once upon a time and now want an eclectic fun reasonable place to lay our heads on another journey. They even have two different shower gels for you to choose from. Oh and the breakfast they offer is worth the 11 euros as there is nothing else around the place really...you can eat it ANY' time during the day you wish and the breads are to die for good and fresh. Not only will we return to this property but we cannot wait for the Paris and NY properties to open as it will be our choice bar none...we are even swinging by the London one just in case we want to stay in town or have too many guests to house at our place. Five stars, two thumbs up...readers choice....I understand why....

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

So we rock up to CitizenM and like how close and easy it was to get there. You walk in and WoW... It looks modern and contemporary. But then the novelty wears off.
In basic terms, rooms are too small, rooms have little privacy, rooms have no storage. Oh yeah, the toilet doesn't stop flushing itself and kept us up a few nights.
Amsterdam is a very special city with lots to see. As usual, I did my research on trip advisor for excellent places to stay. I feel I should have researched a bit better because I could have got better value elsewhere. For the sake of a bit of extra euro, I could have stayed at a 5 star.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

You'll get the message from all the reviews here that the rooms are small but that was fine for a couple travelling light on a city break. The location is great for Amsterdam Zuid station which means you're only a few minutes by train from the airport (note: the airport train ticket machine only accepts coins). At Zuid, you can buy passes for the trams, buses and metro from the GVB ticket office (not the train ticket windows) on the stations's concourse: probably a must given the hotel's location. The area is quiet and there's nothing to pass the time there.

So why the five stars? I was won over by the ridiculously cool vibe and wit of the place- even the "Do not disturb" signs made me smile. Usually this means aloof staff but here everyone was attentive and friendly. The focus is on meeting the basic needs of modern travellers so there's free wi-fi, a powerful shower, a huge comfy bed and quality bedding. Free on-demand films too for when you might want to fill a couple of hours before going out again (including movies for which you might want to set parental controls in the kids' room...).

So if you can put up with the small rooms (no chairs, films are watched from bed), give it a whirl.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

They tell you to travel light and they mean it! Very little space for hanging clothes, storing luggage,and putting your amenities. Also you should be with someone your very comfortable with because there is little privacy for showering or using the toilet ( both are enclosed in glass). The really good news is that it is located in a lovely quiet neighborhood with a tram station right around the corner. We were able to go everywhere we wanted to on a 24hr pass for the tram. The staff were friendly, helpful and professional . They have a 24hr snack bar that's very well stocked with all kinds of food and drink. I would recommend the hotel to anyone traveling to Amsterdam. Ignore the swimming pool and fitness center rating, I couldn't delete it after ticking the rating.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about citizenM Amsterdam

Address: Prinses Irenestraat 30, 1077 WX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#25 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#26 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#31 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $133 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Amsterdam on Prinses Irenestraat just ten minutes from city center, citizenM Amsterdam boasts 215 luxuriously appointed rooms at an affordable rate. A perfect spot for a cultural excursion or quick business trip, enjoy free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, 24/7 on-site dining and cocktailing at canteenM, contemporary living rooms decked out in iconic Vitra furniture and a prolific MENDO library collection. Be sure to try out the hi-tech MoodPad tablet to control your room amenities like mood lighting and temperature, power rain shower, or sprawl out on the XL king-size bed with upscale Italian linens. ... more   less 
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