I paid a lot for my stay, about £568 for 6 nights, which was a shock in itself. I did book just a month in advance however, but what I did not know is it was "International Business Week" during my stay and apparently this pushed the prices up. It was the most expensive hotel I have paid for for an economy room, and when I saw the small room I had I was extremely disappointed.
Luckily, I asked the staff if I could change rooms, and they gave me a bigger room which had some cupboards in, however the quality was the same in the room. Only problem was, the plug sockets were very high up, so to charge my mobile I had to stack things, and then put the mobile on the pile in order for the cable to reach. I would advise not to go for an economy (1 Star) room, and go for a 2 or 3 star instead.
There were shared showers which I don't like so much but it wasn't so bad as they were clean I never had to wait, and if I did, I just looked for a shower on a different floor.
Would I go back? Yes! The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The location of the hotel was fine for me, Tram 26 straight to town. Next time I book though I will choose a 2nd or 3rd class room at least. When I needed to get to the airport the trams had stopped due to works, which would have been a problem had I not left with hours to spare.
Supermarkets were near, there is a c1000 and also an Albert Hein (better supermarket) on the same strip and the staff (as well as most dutch people in fact) speak excellent English.
I rate the staff as a 5 (very polite and helpful) and the location 4 (it's a nice area) but overall I give 3 stars because of the room i got for the high price. I hope to get a better deal next time, so when i return to Amsterdam I will check out prices well in advance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam is the first one-to-five star design hotel in the world. Created as a home for travellers of all stripes, we believe in sharing cultural luggage - yours and ours. Located in a transformed historic building with 117 rooms, the Lloyd Hotel is an icon of Dutch design. More than 50 designers and artists are involved in the hotel. Our Cultural Embassy presents ongoing exhibitions, talks and events every month, available to all guests. Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy is located 900 metres from Pakhuis de Zwijger. Bimhuis concert hall is a 15-minute walk away. Guests benefit from a terrace, an excellent restaurant and free WiFi. Coffee and tea making facilities are available to guests throughout the hotel. The Cultural Embassy of Lloyd Hotel is present throughout the building. Cultural events are hosted and mezzanine platforms are used for exhibitions, meetings and events. The Lloyd has a variety of meeting room facilities and a library for smaller groups. The restaurant focuses on carefully sourced local ingredients and serves a range of sandwiches, light meals and an extensive breakfast buffet. There is also a shop selling delicatessen-style foods and designer gifts. Guests who wish to explore Amsterdam by bicycle can rent one from reception. The Rietlandpark tram stop is 200 metres away and offers services to Amsterdam Central Station within 10 minutes. Anne Frank House and Dam are both within a 10-minute walk from the Station. Leidseplein and the Jordaan district can be reached by taking tram 10. Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ is 1.5 kilometres away. The Lloyd Hotel's neighbourhood is a great choice for travellers interested in city walks, architecture and cycling. ... more less
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