I understand that this hotel was recently taken over with new management, and is undergoing a fairly major overhaul. Most of these reviews are from the previous management...and so should be ignored! I was concerned, but shouldn't have been. My room WAS refurbished, so I can't speak about the older rooms. it was clean, large, and bright with a window (albiet over looking a wall, it had plenty of light). At night the main lights are VERY dim, you need to use the extra lights around the room. Everything worked as it should, and the wifi was good and fairly quick.
The bathroom was pretty small, with just a draining hole for the shower, so the water had to be fairly well "managed" to avoid going EVERYWHERE. No shelf in the shower for sponge and toiletries, hopefully this will be sorted. There were no hooks anywhere, so couldn't hang my washbag - I don't think Ive ever had a bathroom without a hook! I emailed the staff, and the following day there were 2 hooks fitted...amazing service!
The staff were very friendly, the reception was smart, and it looked like the little cafe there was good - apparently the pizza is excellent! Transport links were superb - the tram is about a 4 minute walk, and the train station was about 10 minutes away. The RAI was literally 20 mins away in total! There are a couple of supermarkets very locally, handy. The area is fairly residential and not in the town centra. However, if you are looking to save some money this is a very good option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- West Side Inn Amsterdam is perfectly situated in the South West part of Amsterdam, next to the main highway the A10. Schiphol Airport, World Fashion Centre, World Trade Centre and RAI Congress Hall are only 15 minutes away. West Side Inn Amsterdam can easily be reached by public transportation or by car, which you can park in our own parking lot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amsterdam Hem Hotel
- Hem Hotel Amsterdam