We booked this hotel as we wanted to be just out of town and also close to the great Vondelpark. The Memphis is in a great location with a 5 min walk to Vondelpark, past nice cafes on tree-lined streets and upmarket restaurants. It is also a 15-20 min walk to the museum district.
The tram route 16 runs on Lairessestraat itself, and route 2 runs to and from town a couple of blocks away. We bought a 3 day travelcard which gave unlimited tram and bus use and was well worth it for 16 euros. Don't forget to touch in and touch out on the tram!
As for the hotel itself, it was generally well presented, but it certainly isn't as modern as many of its counterparts. The lobby and room are clean and tidy, but could do with an upgrade/modernising program. The AC worked very well in the room. However bear in mind there was no lock on the bathroom door.
The staff were friendly and helpful, and the free wifi was fast. Generally good value for money for the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the fashionable heart of Amsterdam just a 15 minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport. Located within walking distance of the Van Gogh, Stedelijk and Rijks Museums, the Vondelpark and stylish shopping streets.Business and Leisure HotelThe World Trade Centre and RAI Exhibition Centre are also close by making the Memphis EMB Hotel the ideal choice for the business and leisure traveller alike. Check our rooms and (business) facilities and discover what our hotel has to offer you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Memphis Emb
- Memphis Emb Amsterdam