This hotel has quite the history and quirkiness that we like about the Dutch! This hotel is nothing different. Me and my friend went here and went for a 2 star room. We got the one with the funky shower in the middle of the room....for a couple, great! For two friends, not so great. So we asked for another room and got one! Easy peasy! The room was clean, quirky and the beds massively comfortable. Clearly a place for people who want to go to Amsterdam to enjoy the city, not to go there for a hen party. Amsterdam Centraal is about 10 minutes away with the tram and the this little bit of the city had some nice cafes, bars, little shops and a grocery shop (Albert Heijn). We were being a bit tight with our money and bought foot at Albert Heijn and made lunchboxes.
The hotel itself has an expensive breakfast but the food there is actually really good and the staff are extremely helpful. There's also free coffee and tea on each floor, in the hallway, which makes up for there not being a kettle. I enjoyed my stay immensely and I will be returning there!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam