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Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Ranked #97 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Tilburg
1 review
“Nice location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a large room on the sixth floor with nice view over Amsterdam. We were warm welcomed at the reception. Even the hotel manager came by at our diner table to welcome us, very nice.
The room was a bit noisy so we didn't sleep very well when their were guest coming home after a good night out.

The diner and breakfast was excellent!! Very original and tasty... 5 stars!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Good location - even if you like walking because its only a 25 minute walk into the centre of Amsterdam. Good grocery store across from the hotel. Staff were friendly and professional. We stayed in a 2 star room with shared bathroom - the bathroom was ALWAYS clean. Unlimited towels, soap, shampoo always provided and kept on hand in the bathroom. I commented on how clean the shared bathrooms were to reception and she told us that they mix the floors with all types of rooms so that its unlikely there will be more than one person needing to use the shared bathroom at any given time. Plus the bathrooms are cleaned throughout the day too, not just in the morning. There are areas in the hotel to chill out which is good if waiting to catch a flight. Great wifi. Didn't take the breakfast because it seemed expensive....€19 per person...I kindly responded with a "no, thank you!". Great stay overall.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jade_064
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Bristol, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

In common with other reviewers, I'd recommend understanding what the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Assembly is before booking here. It's not a conventional hotel, and you shouldn't expect such when you arrive.

I booked a three-star room. The room was spacious, but very sparsely furnished with quirky furniture, and located in the basement with a small window and two light bulbs. The shower freestands in the middle of the room. There's no wardrobe or coat hangers, just pegs on the wall. The room was clean, the bed was comfortable, the bed linen of good quality. I slept well.

If I'd been expecting a traditional 3-star hotel room, I would have been surprised and probably disappointed. Don't book here if you want a room as you would find in a chain hotel.

I would like to have explored the hotel more, and been on a trip where I wanted to experience new and different things. Maybe I'll try that next time.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Berlicum
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We had a week of business meetings in the hotel: perfect service and food. The Lloyd hotel is an experience! Rooms are weird but perfect! We had 4* and 5* rooms and especialy the 5* rooms will be a good memory.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Stayed at the Lloyd Hotel for a long weekend in October with my significant other. The place has character and we liked it but I can see how some people may not.

We booked a three star room and had one where you create your own bathroom by opening out the folding wall (it's difficult to explain). The bed was very comfortable and once you get the hang of showering in the middle of the room and squeegeeing the floor afterwards it has all you need. The different lamps and lighting in the room were cool. Going to another floor to find some tea/coffee was quirky but quite fun. Housekeeping was minimal though - ie used coffee cups not removed from the room ...

Location is out of the way of main tourist attractions and you'll probably need to master the tram system or rent a bike.

Restaurants nearby: el cantine right next door - friendly with a good selection of beers and hearty food, great apple pie. Jamie's Fifteen - bit hit and miss and too expensive for what it is. Gare de l'est: excellent-cosy and relaxed, the set menu we had was very tasty, popular with the locals.

Some people might say the Lloyd is pretentious and sells spartan functional rooms as minimal chic with an expensive price tag. We suspended our cynicism and consequently enjoyed our weekend probably more than if we had been in your usual identikit hotel chain.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

we waited 5hours to get the room after they said we should only wait one hour. the room was after 6 hours available but no one told us about it, i had to ask again when we could get it.
The room was very beautiful with the italian shower, but not very clean as we arrived.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Knl_baechler
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The first reviewer paid 450 Euro, we paid 105 Euro so we were more happy I suppose. When I booked I knew the bathrooms were communal and down the hall. I did not know that the hotel is considered five star and maybe this is a stretch but I was thrilled with the quirk that this hotel offered. Imagine very clinical. When we walked into our room the room was floor to ceiling white tile that didn't even look clean (it was), the bed was comfortable and clinically white as could be. Furniture clinical. The whole room a photographers dream. Open you mind and enjoy.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank stewartlane60
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Property: Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Address: Oostelijke Handelskade 34, 1019 BN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#66 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#90 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#110 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy 3*
Number of rooms: 117
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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