I loved this hotel. It was like being in a quiet, peaceful resort, yet having all the wonders of Amsterdam a short tram ride away. My favourite thing about this hotel was the location - absolutely brilliant. You're in a nice, quiet, part of Amsterdam, away from all the hustle and bustle of city centre, yet you can be in the city centre within 15-20 minutes via a scenic route that gives you a good view of city, or even quicker with the metro that's just a 5-minute walk away.
There were lots of other positives too - very nice breakfast - good selection; very friendly and helpful staff; ease of check in and check out; very close proximity to Amstel Park, which even in winter, was a delightful place to be. Angry Birds in the lift - small wonder my kids constantly felt the need to go get ice from the ice machine downstairs.
What I would change - TV (screen's too small; channel selection could be much much better)
Bed - not sufficient support. In particular, one of our beds sagged, which required constant moving around to find a comfortable sleeping position.
In all, my family had a good stay here, and we would definitely recommend this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Amsterdam located south of Amsterdam city centre is an ideal hotel for both business and leisure travellers. RAI train station is a 3-minute walk offering a direct 10-minute service to Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. From RAI station you can also easily catch a metro or tram to Amsterdam city centre, both only a 15-minute ride. RAI Convention centre, at 600 meters, is within walking distance of the hotel. Holiday Inn Amsterdam is also close to all main offices on the Zuid-As and the World Trade Centre. The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are only a short tram ride away. Alternatively you might fancy a relaxing 30-minute walk through the popular neighbourhood Oud-Zuid to reach Amsterdam s renowned museum district or a walk trough leafy Amstelpark just across the street. You could also opt for renting a bike at reception to discover the city as a true local. All our 264 spacious rooms have been recently renovated, in addition to our comfortable and stylish Open Lobby. Holiday Inn Amsterdam features 11 multifunctional meeting rooms, a fully equipped fitness center and the largest and liveliest Open Lobby of Europe. Providing you with loads of space to work, eat & drink, relax and socialize. Get comfortably installed and treat yourself on a delicious STARBUCKS coffee from our To Go Café. WIFI Internet access is available free of charge throughout the entire hotel. Please note that this is a full non-smoking hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Holiday Inn