Amsterdam Journals

Hotels in and around Amsterdam

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An April 2009 trip to Amsterdam by koshkha

Van der Valk Schipol A4 Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands More Photos
Quote: I often travel to Holland and find myself needing hotels in the Amsterdam area. This journal is a collection of hotel reviews for hotels in and around Amsterdam - but mostly within a short distance of Schipol Airport

Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Airport

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Hotel | "It's Ibis, It's Cheap - That's all!"

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Every 10 years the Dutch put on a massive flower festival known as the Floriade. The last one was back in 2002 and at the time I had a very large number of KLM frequent flier miles and decided to blow almost all of them on taking my parents, my sister and her partner, my husband and I to Amsterdam for the weekend to visit both the city and the Floriade. My family are lovely but they drive me nuts because they never can make a decision about ANYTHING. Even going out for lunch is enough to make you crazy because they'll walk miles before they finally settle on somewhere to eat. So when I realised that there was no point at all in consulting them on a possible choice of hotel I decided to take an 'execut...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on June 23, 2009

Hotel Ibis Amsterdam Airport
Schipholweg 181 - 1171 Pk
Badhoevedorp, Netherlands
31-31-5025100

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel

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Hotel | "Great Location - Not Such a Great Hotel"

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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I was due to attend an all-day meeting at the Sheraton, one of the most expensive of the Amsterdam airport hotels but the price to stay there was just ridiculous. So I did the noble thing and looked for where cheaper, but preferably near enough that I wouldn't need a transfer bus to get there. I found a really good deal on the Hilton at the airport which was about half the price of the Sheraton and not much further away but the good price was dependent on me paying up front. Since there was little or no risk of my meeting getting cancelled, I grabbed the room.When I say that it wasn't much further away, I'm telling the truth - but only half of the story. It's not far but it can be very c...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2009

Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel
Schiphol Boulevard 701
Schiphol, Netherlands 1118BN
31-20-710-4000

Van der Valk Schipol A4

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Hotel | "Sleeping with the Big Bird"

Van der Valk Schipol A4 Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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As we sat in the car getting lost on the way to the hotel, my colleague Karin entertained me with horror stories about the hotel we were about to visit. Firstly she told me it was 'the one with the big bird outside' which sounded pretty ominous. My mind was filled with Sesame Street images. Next she said that the sales guys from her office claimed the hotel was 'full of prostitutes' especially during trade-shows (we had just been to a trade show of course). Another colleague had allegedly turned up late when all the normal rooms were taken and been given a jungle-themed room with a four-poster bed and plastic palm trees. Apparently that room was normally rented 'by the hour' and the porn channels were...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 11, 2009

Van der Valk Schipol A4
Rijksweg A4

+31(25) 2675335

Mercure Amsterdam Airport 4m

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Hotel | "To Be or not to Be an Airport Hotel"

Mercure Amsterdam Airport 4m Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Hotel airports are a drag. Hardly anyone really wants to stay in them and they never seem to try very hard to keep their clients happy because most don't come back very often. To me they are just a 'necessary evil' in the process of travel rather than places I'd actually choose to spend time (or for that matter money). When I needed a room for an overnight stop at Amsterdam airport and the two hotels at the airport came back with ridiculous prices in the £250-350 per room range, our secretary put her foot down and booked me into the Mercure Amsterdam Airport at a price of Euro135 for the night. My first reaction was horror - but I calmed down once I realised I was confusing the Mercure wit...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 14, 2009

Mercure Amsterdam Airport 4m
OUDE HAAGSEWEG 20 1066 BW
Amsterdam, Netherlands
31-31-6179005

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam

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Hotel | "An Utterly Dreadful Hotel"

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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When I found myself in this dreadful Dutch hotel the only bright side I could find was knowing that it was only for one night. I was there for a futile and predictably pointless business meeting but I thought the least they could have done was book a nice hotel. ===Where?=== To be honest, I don't actually know. I'm told Zaandam is just north of Amsterdam. Someone else said it's about 15 minutes and 4.5 Euros from Amsterdam Airport on the train but if you made the mistake of getting a taxi from the airport you can kiss goodbye to 40 minutes and a massive 70 Euros. There must be hotels of better quality at cheaper prices and nearer to the airport. ===Arriving=== ...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on February 14, 2009

Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam
Provincialeweg 15
Amsterdam, Netherlands 1506
31 75 6311711

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