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“Great hotel !!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South
Ranked #43 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London, England
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great hotel !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights over the Bank Holiday. We found the all staff members to be absolutely polite, friendly, helpful and informative.

The Good - THUMBS UP!!
The hotel is 15mins from the airport.
We got into our room early.
The room was an adequate size - fresh, clean and tidy - the usual Holiday Inn style!!!
The shower room was spotless with an ample supply of clean towels.
The shower cubicle was roomy with a great power shower.
Breakfast was adequate for me.
Location of hotel was great, very very quiet in a residential area....very clean and we felt safe even when out at night.
The 5 Tram was so close to the hotel and within 20mins you're in the middle of Dam Square. The 72 hour travel card was great and very economical.

The 'not so good' - THUMBS DOWN!!
We booked a double bed and got twin beds.
The beds are extremely soft and uncomfortable - i am not exaggerating here!!! After walking all day and taking a shower you just want to rest your body on a firm supportive bed.
Not enough TV stations. I am not asking for 50 stations but with only BBC1, BBC2 a couple of music stations and 1 movie station (True Movies from the 80's) - need a couple of current stations.
My husband would like to have had a hot breakfast with fried/scrambled eggs and beans.

All in all this hotel was great.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank EmpressJai
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We stayed here for the weekend - 3 nights. Sabbat(Saturday), was very easy to keep here thanks to the polite staff and accommodations: Kosher breakfast.
Sabbat lamp, Sabbat key, hot water for coffee and etc'. the staff is very aware and very sensetive to religious needs, the hotel is close to the synagouge.
Special thanks and appriciation to Chavi.She was a real blessing for us.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank SHOSHI C
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GM_HI_Express_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice words on TripAdvisor regarding your stay with us in Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South. I am pleased to read that you had a most enjoyable stay with us. I will also forward your compliments to our team. We hope to welcome you again!

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed here for three nights and were quite pleased with this hotel on every level. The accommodations were very good, the breakfasts were excellent but the service was exemplary. Although this hotel was 20-30 minutes from downtown, Tram 5 was easily accessible and was a pleasant ride there. The manager, Linda DeJong, (along with her staff) is a real credit to the Holiday Inn family. She and her staff went out of their way to insure a pleasurable stay; to the extent where when the tram (without notification) stopped working, ms. DeJong drove two elderly guests downtown in her own car as they had to catch a train to Utrecht. What a rare act of grace!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 Thank BobDibbs
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GM_HI_Express_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you that you took the time to write on TripAdvisor regarding your stay with us in Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South! It is a pleasure to hear you had an enjoyable stay and that our team did a great job. We hope we may welcome you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

3 night stay - Hotel located very close to Tram line 5 - station can be seen from the hotel - so if you are travelling by car, just leave it at the hotel and travel by public transport to the city center. Parking is free from Friday 6 p.m. to Monday 9 a.m. After that it is Euro 1.50 for an hour or Euro 9.00 I believe for the day. Hotel very comfortable and included Continental Breakfast which was very good indeed. The Receptionist in charge (Juliette - sorry, may have mis spelt that) on the night we checked in was very helpful and gave us good guidance to the surroundings and the city center.
The air-conditioning did not work all the time even though it showed a green light on the remote that it was on! Not sure if this is centrally controlled from a control room but it got a bit stuffy as it was a hot summer's day on one of our nights there.

Room Tip: Ideal for sight seeing Amsterdam city and the surroundings - if this is your aim than stay here and...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Michele17
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Stayed here due to lack of rooms in central Amsterdam due to a very large convention. I wouldn't say the price was spectacular (because of demand from the convention) but in the end, this was a great place to stay. It is a little bit off the beaten path (many people could not give us directions), but it was in a quiet area just off one of the trams. Not a far trip at all to get to the center of Amsterdam. It was modern, clean, service was great. They had a very nice complimentary breakfast. One thing to note - it is in a residential "suburban" area and there aren't many restaurants or places to pick up food if it becomes late in the evening. We had no problem going to a nice dinner while out sightseeing and then taking the tram back late at night. The stop is about a one minute walk from the entrance of the hotel.

Room Tip: The room was very modest, but quite modern. If you are going to be spending time outside of the hote...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank jesswc779
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Dinas Powys, Cymru
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92 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I stayed here earlier this year for a business two days. There was a really friendly welcome from reception, and I checked into an immaculate, standard Holiday Inn Express room -with comfortable bed and good quality bedding - together with a selection of pillows and a fine power shower. Breakfast was just what you would expect, and with fresh coffee and rolls it made a good start to the day . Public transport is fine for reaching central Amsterdam by frequent tram or metro (the station is 2 minutes from the hotel). Schiphol airport is easily reached by bus or metro. What cements the good impression is the outgoing and happy staff - always willing to help

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Crwydryn2
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Rudolstadt
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53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

I stayed during a business trip there.
A typical HI Express, relatively new, great room, normal HI express breakfast, nothing spectular but worth the price.
Very friendly staff and good location.
Outside centre of Amsterdam in the south, but just a 3 minutes walk away from tram station. 30 minutes till central station, quite resonsable....and on the way to the centre you can explore much more of Amsterdam then the usual standards.
Quite residential area, parking no problem, plenty of spaces, not busy and between 6 pm and 9 am free of charge !
Will stay here again, definitely! Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank EgbertRudolstadt
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GM_HI_Express_AMSAM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Guest,

It was very nice to read your comment on TripAdvisor regarding your stay with us in the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam-South. I am pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us and that our team did a great job.

Kind regards,

Linda de Jong
Hotel Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South
Address: Zwaansvliet 20, 1081 AP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #43 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer Offers with 10% discounts Spring is upon us and so is the new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - SouthThe new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South is ideally located near the financial district of Amsterdam, the South Axis. When using tram or bus which stops in front of the hotel, guests are in close reach of all main financial institutes, the VU Medical Center and the RAI Congress Center (all at 5-10 minutes door-to-door travel). The sound proof, well-furnished and spacious rooms offer modern equipment like LCD TVs with satellite, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea facilities and a walk in shower. On top of all these facilities, our guests are served a complimentary Continental breakfast and also a free daily kosher breakfast is available with no advance reservation required. Next to this the hotel offers special kosher sandwiches. The hotel is located in the Jewish community of Amsterdam and Amstelveen and therefore you will also find many Orthodox Synagogues within walking distance and special Shabbat amenities are available in the hotel.With close proximity of the A10 around Amsterdam, you can easily travel to many main destinations in the Netherlands (Haarlem, The Hague, Utrecht, etc.) and also sightseeing to the most important sites (for instance the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace) are in good reach via public transport. The Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South welcomes you. ... more   less 
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