My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in a 3* room. The room was light and spacious with a great open plan shower/wet-room and an AMAZINGLY comfy big bed. We chose not to eat breakfast at the hotel, simply because of the price (we were inter railing so tried to avoid paying for luxuries) instead getting up, getting into the city and getting some food in town.
This crazy concept hotel is not to everyone's taste, but I personally loved its wacky charm. The bar/restaurant area was really comfy and nice to relax in after a day in the city.
In terms of location, it was perfect for us - as, staying for a decent chunk of time, the fact that it was further out from the main sights didn't matter. The number 26 or 10 tram takes you straight into the city and is a great way to take in the sights of Amsterdam. Also - a bit of respite from the hustle and bustle is welcome at the end of the day!
Food recommendations nearby: 'de Cantine', a sort of gastropub right next door, does great food with a local and friendly vibe. Similarly, Odessa, a restaurant on a boat just outside the main entrance also offers some great food for a fair price!
I would definitely recommend Lloyd Hotel to anyone visiting Amsterdam, but would suggest to go for a 3* room minimum!
- 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