I chose this hotel because it doesn't look like any hotel: pictures looked good and so is the hotel in general. It is like a concept hotel, with a lot of tech: iMacs in the lobby, universal remote that does lightning, stores, and TV in your room (free movies to rent are a nice touch).
The toilet and shower are in pods, nice (and probably the only) way to fit this accommodation in the rather small space (the room is a wide as the bed is long). Still, the room feels larger than it actually is.
Everybody speaks English - not completely strange for a business hotel. I was welcomed by a girl at the reception, who immediately announced that her Dutch was very poor, because she came from Spain but her friendliness largely compensated. The staff was very kind (e.g. when they ran through the explanation of how to operate the shower): remember to make sure you really close the doors completely by using some force or nothing happens (so you do not flood the room).
The breakfast is fine but although the web site mentions "grab anything you like", I couldn't get a second fruit juice, which is a bit sad if -as me- you only drink juice in the morning. My neighbor however was offered as many cappuccinos as he liked: in my case a 2 drinks policy would be me more fair than charging extra (above the €10,95 for breakfast) someone who doesn't like coffee/tea.
In general, staying in CitizenM is an other experience than the standard hotel thanks to some nice touches and well worked out ideas, so thumbs up.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Citizenm Amsterdam City Hotel Amsterdam
- Citizenm Hotel Amsterdam