I have stayed at this hotel 4 times and find it a good option, being walking distance to the centre of town (25 mins) and close-ish to the airport (50 euro taxi). The location adjacent to 5 canals is very picturesque - the restaurants and some rooms overlook this.
I would normally give this hotel 4 out of 5 as the rooms are clean and have everything required - however i did feel ripped off by some of the additional charges. Wifi was 50 Euros for 4 days! Luckily I checked before logging on so went for the 1 hour option - in a business hotel not to have access to free WiFi in some part of the hotel is really poor customer service.
Travelling alone I often opt for room service, however at 10 Euro tray charge this made it a very expensive option. I decided to go for the Chefs Choice menu of 35 Euro in the main dining room. Food was excellent if a bit small in portion size! Cheese board was fantastic and had a choice of Dutch cheeses which were well explained.
Breakfast is good - with the added entertainment of the breakfast waiters who have a good rapport going with both staff and customers. These guys actually made my stay!
At the time of writing there were renovations underway - I was shown to a lovely room however the generator noise was like being on an aircraft so I asked to change. This was done with no hassle - however nobody offered to help me with my bags.
The room I was shown to was definately quieter but of a lower standard than my initial room - which was a shame - but I accepted as it was quiet.
There is a spa on site which I didnt use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Excellent location within walking distance to the main museums and well-known shopping streets but also near the RAI convention centre and the WTC Amsterdam. We can offer you the best of both worlds! The hotel is surrounded by water and tranquility, and yet so close to the city centre that you sense both the energy of city life and the heart of the business world. This is the special location of the majestic Wyndham Apollo Hotel Amsterdam, where 5 Amsterdam canals converge. Make your stay complete with a culinary feast in the hotel restaurant La Sirène or The Harbour Club Kitchen. The hotel offers private parking, a spa and a marina. ... more less
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