There were some mixed reviews on this hotel, but having opted to give it a go, I am pleased we did! Essentially, I was drawn to the contemporary design and modern new look it has, with the added interest that it is a converted hospital. We took a room only option and there are some great little places to grab breakfast within walking distance.
The room itself was adequately sized, had everything you would need - I would agree with other reviews about the shower and toilet. Not the most private experience and the shower does send water everywhere but you just have to be careful! It's not a reason not to stay! The bed was really comfortable and on day 1 after travelling and exploring was nice to sink into thick crisp white sheets!!
The concierge was unbelievably helpful and really helped us plan our weekend and clearly marked our map with where everything was! Top marks!
Directly outside the hotel you can catch the No9 tram. Pay on board - best value is a €7 day pass. The tram takes you right into the city centre in less than 10 minutes. There is also lovely parks around and the roads really easy to navigate if you just fancy a stroll!
However, I would massively encourage the hire of bikes!! It's what Amsterdam is all about! It's a fun and speedy way to explore and so handy. The bike hire was €16 a day. Some reviews quote this as expensive, but why would you hire a bike in the city centre then pay to get back to the hotel after you drop it off?? Madness!
Overall, it was a modern funky friendly quirky hotel - easily accessible from Schipol by train (2 min walk from station) and a nice location outside of the city centre. We had a great stay and would go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hampshire Hotel - The Manor Amsterdam is situated in a unique building in Amsterdam-Oost: the former Burgerziekenhuis (hospital). This historic building on the Linnaeusstraat was renovated in 2011 into a trendy hotel with luxury rooms and its own Italian restaurant, Enoteca. The hotel is easy to reach by car or public transport. And by tram, bus or bike, you’ll be right in the centre of the city in 7 minutes. ... more less
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