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“A hotel you grow to love” 4 of 5 stars
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Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy
Ranked #94 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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8 reviews
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“A hotel you grow to love”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

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!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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TheLloydHotel, Manager at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, responded to this review, August 24, 2014
Dear Olivia,
Thanks for the lovely review. I know what you mean about the beds....I recently decided to buy one of our beds, including all the bedding :-). Our beds are from Auping and there is a great story behind that choice; The Lloyd Hotel was originally built as a hotel by the Royal Dutch Shipping Company in1920. When we were renovating the Lloyd Hotel (about 10 years ago) we came across a lot of paper work from the 1920's, amoungst that paper work we found a packing slip from Auping for the beds. We immediately decided that we had to use the same supplier!
Next time you stay with us check with reception and someone will be able to show you our history exhibition, where we still have a copy of the packing slip ons display.
Kind regards,
The Lloyd Hotel Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed a few nights here whilst on business. If you want old school Dutch, this is your place. Rooms are fantastic, high ceilings, huge beds and immaculate. Food is great, breakfast is typical continental style. Highly recommended. Staff very friendly and inviting, you get the feeling nothing is too much trouble.

Stayed July 2014
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TheLloydHotel, Manager at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
What a great review, thanks! I am glad that you had a fantastic time and that we were able to help where necessary.
I look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Amsterdam.
Kind regards,
The Lloyd Hotel Team
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The receptionists were friendly and helpful, but many of the rooms are absolutely horrible. We changed rooms a couple of times... the last one was ok, but not more than expected for a hotel. No air-condition, and some of the rooms with almost no possibility to open the windows what so ever. Not at all a family hotel. The hotel has a strange feeling about it, like an old psychiatric inpatient housing. The restaurant was good, and the staff very friendly. Nearby restaurants were great! ok transportations possibilities with tram to the city center.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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TheLloydHotel, Manager at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
So sorry to read that the rooms initially didn't live up to your expectations! We have so many different rooms it isn't always easy to find the perfect room straight away. I agree that air conditioning would have been nice during the warm days we've had in August. In general we don't have many very warm days (unfortunately), so the choice to place air conditioning wasn't that difficult to make. We do have fans on request at reception.
It sounds like you were able to enjoy our terrace. We've just placed an an outside shower, so I hope this offered you some extra refreshment!
Kind regards,
The Lloyd Hotel Team
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Clean, easily accessible via tram from Amsterdam central which is roughly a 10 minute ride. Right on the waterfront. Rooms are ok, common toilets/showers which are reasonably clean. Overall will stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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TheLloydHotel, Manager at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thanks for letting us and other travellers know about your stay. Good to read that you were able to find your way around the city easily. The tram system can sometimes be a bit confusing, I hope we were able to help you out with travel cards at the front desk.
Kind regards,
The Lloyd Hotel Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We stayed here just over a week ago in the 2 star room. It is a spacious room for what you pay and had a lovely double bed. There is no aircon so it can be a bit hot in the summer but you can open windows to get a draught through. The main thing about the room was the toilet and shower were at the other end and threre was just a screen covering them - it's fine for a couple.

The main disadvantage of the hotel is the distance from all the attractions. It's a minimum of 30 minutes walk to the city centre and then more to get to other places! Definitely hire a bike if you are staying here.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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TheLloydHotel, Manager at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you liked the room we allocated to you. Having so many differently styled rooms, this can sometimes be a challenge! I agree that discovering Amsterdam by bike is the best option.
Hope to see you again in Amsterdam.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

It's my 4th time here & I've stayed in 1*, 2*, 3*, 4* star rooms - & each time has been a great experience. I like the location, the staff are friendly & helpful. We hired bikes this time from the hotel which worked well. Can't wait to come back

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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TheLloydHotel, Manager at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
It's great to hear that you had another great stay with us! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Let us know if you have already found a "favourite" room so that we can make sure to book that room again for you!
Kind regards, The Lloyd Hotel staff
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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
#109 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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