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citizenM Amsterdam
Ranked #48 of 373 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 12, 2010

In general, I loved this hotel, especially as it was something a bit different. Everything was very easy, but technophobes should stay well away! Location excellent, 5 mins walk from Station Zuid and very easy to find if you follow the directions given on the hotel site (the previous reviewer was clearly clueless!). 5 mins walk from Wagamama's and other restaurants around the WTC, and felt very safe walking around the area at night (plenty of people around, but watch out for being run over by bicycles!). Room was great, but I never found it warm despite having the thermostat turned right the way up to the top. Plenty of TV channels, excellent free Wifi, lovely bed. Downsides were no proper work desk (laptop only just fit on the tiny bedside table), no storage for clothes (apart from 3 hangers on a tiny rail), no drawers to put other clothes in, or even tables to put your bits and bobs on apart from the 2 tiny bedside tables. Perfect for 1 person, but awkward for a couple - WC is in the room with only a see through glass panel around it, and with 2 people in the bed you'd have to climb over the other person to get in and out. Breakfast was a bit odd - you can prebook breakfast which comes in a little bag, for 9 euros, but which contained lots of things i didn't want, so I opted for my own mix and match. Which was OK but the whole experience felt a bit like being in an airport. Staff are very friendly and helpful, but the atmosphere is a little clinical. Great for one or two nights, but after that you probably want something a little more homely.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 11, 2010

When I started to look for a hotel in Amsterdam, I found this, which I never have heard of before. It's just great, very convenient located a few minutes by train from Schiphol. The station is Amsterdam Zuid and from there just a short stroll to the hotel but it was a bit hard to find and no one seemed to know where it was, but finely we found it ...
and we found a hotel, quite simple but all that you need and the tram no 5 stayed just outside so despite the location not is in the very city center, it's so easy to get there and it's a very calm and quiet location so you sleep very well in there wide and confy bed. It's lovely to look at the interior, very "trendy" and smart and you do your own checkin/out, but if you need assistance, it's no problem as there are plenty of staff (ambassdoeres)ready to help you, and the staff is lovely and very helpful.
The restaurant isn't really a restaurant, more of a bar with some simpler food, i.e. sushi, small kebabs and a limited selection of beverages. But overall, the hotel is a very very nice experience and had a "warm feel" because of the design and the friendly staff. Hotelstays can be a bit boring but this was a "funny" one! In ams again, I probably stay here again!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 8, 2010

I'm a bit of a design freak, so when we entered the hotel lobby, I nearly fainted from joy. Everywhere I turned, there was Vitra furniture. The staff greeted us upon arrival and the automated check-in system was a breeze.

Our room on the 5th floor was spectacular. The bed was enormous and the shower/bathroom pods and mood lighting were very cool.

Given the layout of the room, I think this hotel best suits couples or very close friends. You do feel a little bit on display in the toilet since it's right in the middle of the room, but the frosted glass and privacy curtain made it less awkward than otherwise.

Although a bit far out of the city centre, the location next to Amsterdam Zuid made getting around very easy. The number 5 tram stops right in front of the hotel and takes you nearly everywhere you could wish to go in the city (museums, shopping, central train station).

I still cannot believe how reasonably priced the hotel was for the quality - in London where I live, a similar hotel would have easily cost three times the price. I would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 6, 2010

I liked everything about CitizenM: the whole atmosphere, the futuristic yet comfortable design of the rooms, the friendly staff. The rooms are small yet so intelligently designed that you never notice it. The bed is great, the rooms' sound insulation is the best I have ever experienced in a hotel (I am a light sleeper, so consider that very important). The price is very reasonable, and (really) high speed internet is free. If you want a hint of the future but comfort too, you should definitely consider this hotel.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

good:
- easy handling of booking, check-in, etc.
- great rooms (includes everything you really need)
- exciting use of technology without missing out the "pesonal touch"

bad:
- poor F&B-offer in close proximity of hotel (at least during the weekend)
- high prices of in-house F&B do not really fit the overall hotel concept

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2010

I've read a few reviews which state CitizenM as good and I have to say, it's better, it's great! When you walk through the front doors, you feel that your part of a contemporary and modern hotel, an experience in its own right. From experience that normally is at the sacrifice of comfort. I must say however that the beds are SO comfortable and the room while compact was really clever and good fun.
I went with a friend so we loved the playful room with our "mood pad" which was fab.

I've read some reviews which mention that the hotel is slightly out of town but the number 5 tram takes no time at all to get into the centre. This really shouldn't put you off as the quality of the hotel (I imagine) is far superior to the central budget hotels.

I can honestly say I had an amazing nights sleep.

In Feb, it rains in Amsterdam. It was great to be able to grab a coffee and chill in the massive, trendy, cool lobby reading their 'coffee table' books in their designer chairs.

Personally I think that this is a revolutionary hotel which I'd welcome in any European city where on the whole accomodation is both expensive and sub-standard.

Added bonus: free Wifi, macs AND printing.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 22, 2010

Me and my partner loved this hotel! Definately the best hotel I have ever stayed in. I can't wait to go back. The rooms are really funky and small touches are brill, such as mood lighting, tv/music, uk plug socket, hairdryer, big drawer, lots of pillows, am and pm shower gel, and the shower is AWESOME! Sure you can see through the glass so I guess sharing with someone you don't know well isn't advisable but there is a curtain you can pull.
Yes, canteen is a little pricey but so is everywhere in Amsterdam! Staff were cool and helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed my soya latte in the morning whilst reclining on a really comfy chair in the lounge whilst leafing through some ultra cool books. I would recommend this to all of my friends.

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Additional Information about citizenM Amsterdam

Address: Prinses Irenestraat 30, 1077 WX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
#28 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $107 - $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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