The Ramada Apollo was a great hotel for our city break. When we arrived into Amsterdam airport, we walked out the main entrance there was a sign at the bus stop for our hotel (we would recommend the free hotel shuttle bus as other companies were going to charge 16€ each way but the hotels service is completely free, the return journey to the airport is 5€ each - make sure you book a space on the bus at reception to secure your seat). The hotel was modern and I particularly loved the reception area, it was very Christmassy! The rooms were spacious enough, good sized bathroom and a free safe to use. The rooms were cleaned daily- fresh beds/towels and the wi-if/ Tele was great with lots of UK channels to choose from. The breakfast on the 17 floor and had a good variety, the views of the city from there really make the hotel special. The locker room when we left luggage on our last day was also good and very secure. Although the hotel is around 20 mins from the centre it didn't feel that long and we enjoyed using the tram to travel into the centre (on the first night we arrived we paid 2.80€ for an hours use of the tram but the next day we bought a 3 day unlimited pass from reception for 16.50€ which was reasonable considering how many times we took advantage of it.) Some of the sights we visited were the Ryk museum and Van Gogh museum (both cost 15€ each - I was disappointed there was no discounts for students!). We really enjoyed the light festival boat ride (if you go into the ticket shops located around the city it's costs 15€ ... 17.50€ without buying from the shop). We had some lovely meals particularly a Thai restaurant near the Anne Frank museum possible called Seun but I can't quite remember. All in all a great trip to Amsterdam and we would definitely stay again/ recommend to friends !
- 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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