I didn't have great expectations for this hotel on this overnight in Amsterdam on a business trip, which I was trying to keep costs down on. Its an ugly setting, beside a train station, surrounded by concrete buildings and motorway overpasses and wind turbines (not the Dutch windmills of old), but its appeal was its easy location so I went for it. Staff were brilliant ... allowed me to check in at 9am, offered me a breakfast even though I wasn't scheduled for one until next day, reminded me to cash in my free drink voucher for a bottle of water. Room was good for a HIEx with free WiFi, and although its not a full service hotel, the Hermes restaurant across the street (menus available at hotel reception) was really good.
So all-in-all it was a good experience, better than I expected hence the 4* rating I give it. When I'm re-visiting Amsterdam I'd seriously consider this hotel for its convenience, and for the experience,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Sloterdijk Station is now open!The hotel is ideally located on top of one of the main train stations of Amsterdam. With great connections from the Airport terminal building by train (every few minutes in 8 minutes door to door) and excellent onward connections within 5 minutes to Amsterdam Central Station (50 times an hour by either train, metro, tram and bus) it has never been so easy to enjoy Amsterdam without worrying to much about your budget. The train on your doorstep will bring you into the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam city centre within 5 minutes where you can enjoy famous sites like the Dam square, Anne Frank House, Portuguese Synagogue, Van Gogh Museum, famous canals (grachten), Rijksmuseum, canal boat rides, Begijnenhof, red light district, Bijenkorf, shopping, sightseeing and clubbing at your convenience. With spacious, well-furnished rooms offering great bedding and walk in shower and modern equipment like LCD TVs with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi (in the whole hotel), free coffee/tea facilities and free Continental breakfast, this hotel is your best central point to start your journey into so many main destinations like Amsterdam, Haarlem, The Hague, etc in the Netherlands. Next to the parking spaces at the hotel our guests will also find special low-cost parking facilities next to the hotel and the train station. ... more less
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