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“Great choice away from the crowds” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Apollofirst boutique hotel Amsterdam

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Apollofirst boutique hotel Amsterdam
Ranked #112 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
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“Great choice away from the crowds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is in a beautiful residential zone, nearest tram stop is a minute away and the museum quarter 2 stops away, while the Dam Square is about 15 minutes on the tram. The staf is not overly friendly but professionally helpful. The room we stayed in, 27, had a nice view and was very spacious for 2. The best thing about this hotel was how spotlessly clean everything was during 4 days we stsyed there. If that's more important to you than a central location, than go for this lovely hotel.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Mia N
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from staying here for a few nights. The hotel is not right in the centre of amsterdam, but it's a nice quiet area with shops and restaurants around it, and only 5 mins on a tram to the museumplein and 10 mins to leidesplein area. You can get either tram 5 or 24 direct to most places you want to be, from just near the hotel and you can buy travel cards for as long as you are there, if you buy one for a few days it works out about 5 eur per person per day.

Rooms are nicely done, and modern bathroom with helpful reception staff. Didn't try breakfast, expensive at about 16 eur per person as can get breakfast elsewhere for cheaper.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Simon B
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uk
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Staff very pleasant/helpful, lounge/bar cozy, adequate breakfast, trams 24&5 (for the centre or Rijksmuseum) within 1 min walk, quiet area, shopping/restaurants just round the corner, good value, RAI about 10 minutes walk, taxi to Schiphol around € 50

Room Tip: room 27 is spacious, but none of the rooms have tea/coffee making facilities -> needs to introduc...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank volendam
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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274 reviews
113 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Apollofirst is located in the beautiful Southern part of Amsterdam on the Apollolaan, a kind of boulevard with high class houses and offices. It is a relatively quiet location. The hotel itself is cosy and beautful. It is the kind of place where one feels at home.
They also have a lovely citygarden. Rooms are well decorated. Staff is friendly and efficient. Public transportation is round the corner. Breakfast is good and served in a beautiful room with gardenview.

Room Tip: Have a room on the garden Side and you have a very good sleep as there is no noise at all.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Caspar v
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I wanted to be in a quiet neighborhood, but still convenient ( especially since I would have a bike ). This hotel was elegant. I would certainly return.
Was 20-25 minutes on the tram from rail station - then 2 minutes to door step
Rented a bike and loved that - but takes GREAT CARE - with cars, trams, metal rails, pedestrians and getting lost all factoring ( It is REALLY easy to get lost in Amsterdam - gotta make that part of the experience - but make sure to have a good map ).
Pauline at the desk was lovely and very helpful at arrival and check out.
Room facing the boulevard was simply comfy. Wi-fi was slow ( even the pay high speed ). Some bulbs were burn out - hotel should check this daily. All that being said, I really liked this place for it's class, comfort, quietness, but easy access to museum district. If you want the high life, stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Skydiggy
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Groningen
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71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

This Hotel is well-situated in the Apollolaan in Amsterdam, near the Hilton, the Bilderberg Garden Hotel and Wyndham;'s Apollo Hotel. It is 7 minutes walk from the Concertgebouw, and about 12 minutes from the Rijksmuseum. The lobby is tastefully furnished. The room I had was simply but adequately furnished, with a decent-sized bathroom. The bedroom decor was uninspiring -0 a bit of a let-down after the furnishings in the hotel lobby.
I didn't stay for Breakfast (€16.50) - for a breakfast costing a lot less (€11.50), walk to the Concertgebouw cafe which opens at 8 a.m.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Magnifico M
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Gt Yarmouth
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13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

Went to surprise a friend for his Birthday and chose this hotel as it is just around the corner from where he lives. Myself and a friend stayed for 2 nights and the hotel was ideal, we had a lovely room overlooking the courtyard. The bed was very comfortable a lot softer than i am used to but lovely. The room the was plenty big enough for the 2 of us, as we were only staying 2 nights the wardrobe was plenty big enough, may have been a problem if we had been there for the week. The shower over the bath was very efficient and it was good to have toiletries supplied as it saved us taking them. All staff were very friendly but i have to give a special mention to Sam ( or Samah which is his proper name ) he went out of his way for us and is a real asset to the hotel. I would definately return

Room Tip: We were in room 30 which was on the 1st floor and overlooked the courtyard and had a small balcony
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MazGtYarmouth
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Property: Apollofirst boutique hotel Amsterdam
Address: Apollolaan 123, 1077 AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#70 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#82 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#96 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#99 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Apollofirst boutique hotel Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This classic four-star boutique hotel is housed at one of the most beautiful avenues of Southern Amsterdam and has a distinct personal service and impeccably designed interior. The houses at this avenue were constructed around 1920 in the Amsterdam School of Architecture style. The hotel consists of 40 smoke-free rooms, a breakfast room, romantic interior garden with Orangery, a pleasant Library Bar & Lounge, Boardroom and a small Theater. All rooms are equipped with a private bath/shower, toilet, TV- film channel, mini bar, coffee and tea facilities, safe and free internet access. The Apollofirst is near Museum Square, with the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum, the Vondelpark and the Leidseplein square with many theaters, bars and restaurants. The tram stop is a 3-minute walk away and offers a direct connection to the city center, the Central Train Station and the World Trade Center. Around the corner of the hotel, you will find the Beethoven Street, to shop, wine and dine. ... more   less 
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