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):
- The Alfred Hotel is a chic 3-Star hotel and has recently been renovated and transformed to provide trendy, modern and comfortable accommodation for all its guests. Our Hotel is suitable for anyone who is looking for culture, architecture, culinary adventures, and a chance to experience local life in Amsterdam. The Alfred Hotel is ideally located in the South district of Amsterdam. You can start your day with a walk through Vondelpark that will lead you to Museumplein where you can discover the world renowned Rijksmuseum. In the Museumplein you can also discover fine dining at the Rijks Restaurant, masterpieces at the Van Gogh Museum, modern art at the Stedelijk Museum, or one of the many concerts at Het Concertgebouw. A five minute walk from the Museumplein will take you to the picturesque World Heritage Unesco recognized Amsterdam Canals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Memphis Emb
- Memphis Emb Amsterdam