The Meninger concept is a good one: set up hostels that are also budget hotels and therefore can cater to both the young traveller and family market. I had seen the London branch of the hotel and thought it wold make an excellent base for our short stay in Amsterdam.
I was right. The hotel was clean, modern and very good value (£84 for 4 people in one room). The room was large and well appointed with a good selection of TV channels in english, decent free wifi and a great "distributed" bathroom.
The hotel is not in the centre of Amsterdam but is a very short train ride - or a pretty long tram ride - away from the action. Take the train if you can. Amsterdam Centraal is just one stop (or ten mins) from Sluiterdijk station where this hotel is located.
Staff were helpful and friendly and you can also use the kitchen to cook and wash clothes if you need to.
Would stay again and ideal for families on a budget
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Style and atmosphere of the hotelThe new MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West offers a very special atmosphere for your stay: people of all different ages and origins meet here in an unusually relaxed international atmosphere. They communicate with one another, relax, work or simply take a peaceful break. Opening July 2012.Unique aspects of the hotelWe have a breath of Amsterdam flair in store for you here, with distinctive art in the lobby. With a nod to the Old Masters, details from the great works of the golden age of painting are located throughout the hotel. The 232 comfortable non-smoker rooms offer an own bathroom with shower, toilet and hairdryer as well as a television and air conditioning. The hotel boasts spacious public areas such as lobby, bar and guest kitchen, in which use of W-LAN is free of charge. Our lavish all-you-can-eat-and-drink breakfast buffet gives you the ideal start to your day and is available at a small extra fee. Cars can be parked in the hotel underground garage, also at a charge.Location of the hotel, surrounding area and sightsThe MEININGER Hotel Amsterdam City West lies in the corridor between city centre and Schiphol Airport, directly by the Sloterdijk transport hub. From here it is just a 5-minute ride with the urban railway to Centraal Station at the heart of the Old Town and ten minutes to Schiphol Airport, with Utrecht less than an hour away by train. Whether you want to travel round the canals, visit the Rijksmuseum, stroll through the flower market, have a stopover in a coffee shop or complete a business appointment, the Dutch metropolis receives its guests with welcoming openness. ... more less
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