Check in and check out were smooth and staff were extremely helpful. We had to make a change in our initial booking. Prior to our arrival staff error in not confirming an earlier cancellation and refunding for our initial booking fee, however I am pleased to report that as soon as we alerted the staff they handled this promptly and effectively. I would therefore have confidence in their booking system and would book and stay with them again.
We were a little worried about the distance way from the centre however this proved not to be a problem. Lots of convenient transport options. Train only takes 5 minutes, bus about 20 minutes, and there are trams. Easy quick,access to the airport ( bus or train). You can even hire bicycles from the front of the hotel. Good cycle paths leading into the city. Convenient location for self -organised day trips out of Amsterdam.
The quiet location was very much appreciated. We had a nice view of trees and polders and sporting park beyond the offices. Grocery shopping if required is not convenient if you want to walk to a nearby shop. You are restricted to a small "express' supermarket with closing time at 20.00 hours on weeknights and small convenience store both in nearby station 5-7 minutes walk away. Coffee and takeaway food shops in the station are limited. We simply shopped in the bigger stores in the city centre and hopped on the bus or tram back to the apartment.
Simply furnished, but adequately equipped for short stays. The dishwasher tablets and the bathroom products are provided on arrival however they are not replenished. So you will need to
buy more if you stay more then a day or two.
We were pleasantly surprised to be upgraded upon our arrival to one bedroom apartment. Equipped with combined microwave convection oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and a decent range of cooking utensils and crockery.
Wifi was free and worked well. Television was flatscreen SMART TV with a large range of international channels. The SMART TV had a good range of tourism, weather and other typical smart tV options. A small gym and guest laundry are also available. Vending machines in foyer are stocked with light snacks and drinks. Again, only downside really with the apartment was the beds were incredibly soft and the lack of proximity of a decent grocery store. All up a pleasant value stay in Amsterdam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- City Identity Apartments is very proud to present our first venue: AMSTERDAM IDENTITY APARTMENTS! By keeping authentic artistic design and production in own hands City Identity Apartments creates apartments with an authentic local identity of Amsterdam, a unique apartment hotel where people enjoy staying. 94 Beautifully designed apartments ranging from 25 to 68m² in size extend over three floors. Twice the size for the price of one hotel room; studio, one-, two- or three bedroom apartments, twin beds in each bedroom, multiple bathrooms per apartment, a unique living area and a fully equipped kitchen. All apartments are fully equipped with everything today's travelers expect for a perfect business stay. In every one of our hotel-apartments you will experience the unique cultural richness that Amsterdam has to offer. From Rembrandt to modern stencil art, from a view over Amsterdam canals to the specific Amsterdam building facades. The interior design of our apartments boasts the unique elements of the city of Amsterdam and it's historic background, with artistic design to create a warm, contemporary elegant atmosphere. Above all, Amsterdam Identity Apartments is situated within 200 metres from Sloterdijk station, within 15 minutes distance from Schiphol Airport, The World Trade Centre, Rai Exhibition center and less than 6 minutes from the central station in the buzzing city center of Amsterdam. Furthermore our 24-hour reception services at Amsterdam ID apartments satisfy the demands of international business & leisure travelers who enjoy eye for detail and the private services of our team. A fully equipped Fitness Studio, Sauna and the Dutch Lounge complete your comfortable stay at Amsterdam ID Apartments. ... more less
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