well we booked this hotel for a girly weekend away and saw the reviews which were not too bad, when we arrived we got room 233 i think which was old and so dated. I didn't want to sit on the chairs by the window as they were worn and looked literally about 50 years old and i sit on public transport!the mini bar was sticky and brown dirt inside it which was disgusting.The bathroom too looked like a throwback to the 50's, but when you see the hotel reception you think you're in for a treat which does not happen. On our third and final night we wanted to watch a movie but the movie channel would not work on the TV so reception upgraded us to what we should have got in the first place-a standard type room room 138, fairly modern, clean and a decent view of the canals. We were so shocked at the difference in room standard from for example 2 star to 4 star. They need to standardise there room decor and upgrade the 2 star area immediately or else these kind of reviews will become frequent.
Hamid on reception was very helpful and also sorted out access to wifi which when we checked in we were given the code but its an open network so does not need it initially until someone explains you have to go through a process to access it then it works properly.
I think this hotel needs to hand out info better at check in as this would've helped so much.
The fitness room is quite good with a rowing machine, cycle, running machine, x trainer, free weights and weight machines.
The sleep quality was not amazing only because they have cushion type pillows leave you waking up with pain in the neck and back as i sleep on my front and back! terrible situation get some normal pillows guys!but the beds were comfy
The walk to the centre of amsterdam is 20-40 minutes depending on what part you want, tram is about 5 minutes from the hotel and easy to get to places for just over 2 euros.
The museum area is nice and busy, the natural history museum is worth a visit for an hour or two.
The women in amsterdam are very helpful when out and about when you're a bit lost, men we found not so much! We had a very sunny few days with only a few spots of rain and i'd go back to amsterdam but not this hotel, id stay more central and do a lot more research as if you look through the traveller photos we stayed in the tiredest room I've ever stayed in in a hotel before and I've stayed in a fair few in many countries.
Overall a bit disappointing really for a first stay in amsterdam also we weren't expecting the city tax of 5% a night at check out, oh well hey ho. The canals and amsterdam itself was lovely!
- 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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