We stayed for three days from 31st July for a city break with friends. We had a lovely stay and the hotel is perfect if you want to be close to, but not right in the thick of things.
The rooms are compact but have everything you need- tea, coffee & kettle
, fabulous shower and bathroom, good views across Amsterdam (we were on floor 13). The breakfast was very good with lots of choice- eggs, sausages, fruit, breads, cereals etc. Good coffee & tea too!!
The hotel is very clean and light and airy. Reception staff were very friendly and efficient. The shuttle from the airport is free but is 5euros back, again very good service. There is a luggage room available once you've checked out where lockers are available for free.
The tram stops almost opposite the hotel and we didn't have to wait long at all. You can buy your tickets on the tram - We paid about 12 euros for 2 days so good value.
We did a canal tour for two hours (excellent way to see the city at a leisurely pace). By far the best tour is a walking tour around the city. We used Sandemans. It was so interesting and our guide was so knowledgeable (he was Irish) & very passionate about Amsterdam. The tour is free & you pay what you think the tour was worth at the end. You pick the tourguide up outside the tourist office opposite the station
All in all, we had a great break and loved the Ramada hotel. Would definitely recommend for a break and hope to go again one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This spectacular 4-star hotel, containing 446 rooms, is not only one of the biggest hotels in Amsterdam, but also the biggest Ramada hotel in Europe. The imposing building is situated only 15 minutes from the historic city centre and is ideally located on the Amsterdam ring road and next to the RembrandtparkRamada Apollo Amsterdam Centre contains 446 luxurious rooms and suites, 8 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, sauna and fitness facilities, solarium, 300 indoor parking spaces and a spectacular restaurant & skybar on the 17th floor; Floor17! The hotel is ideally situated next to the Amsterdam ring road, with a perfect connection to Schiphol International Airport as well as Amsterdam city centre.All of the meeting rooms have natural daylight and a magnificent view; 5 Sky Lounges on the top floor (18th floor) and 3 meeting rooms on the ground floor.The newest hotspot in town is Skybar Floor17! Richard Matulessy, former Executive Chef of the well-known Amstel Hotel, is in charge of the kitchen team. Enjoy Food Entertainment on the 'highest' level, while enjoying the staggering 360-view on Amsterdam and surroundings. An open kitchen, trendy staff and good music are the perfect combination for a great night out. Drink - Dance - Dine on Friday and Saturday night with DJ's, drinks and bites; the ideal start of your weekend! ... more less
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