Whatcha lookin for? It's NOT Eden on Amstel.
I thought Tom Kahnt (short termed General Manager at Eden) could of changed this crap hole, but he left and the thieves are back. While there a week ago, I was put in a very dirty and very small room that I needed a map to get to, the bathroom was like an outhouse in North Carolina (or rural Holland) and when I mentioned it and asked what that same garbage room would be if I stayed another day (hoping for a change of rooms)....they doubled the price to over 250 USD for a single room. That same day the Mint was 125 USD.
If anyone from there responds to this realize all know there what they did and thought it was right. DO NOT stay here and if you have not a hotel when you come, stop at Lindbergh Travel and talk to Pieter for his choice of the day..... Save up to 30% (I have saved more) on only the nicest of the nice in Amsterdam.
Tom thanks for trying to helf the clowns there.
Directions: Go towards Dam square from the train station, pass dam square continuing on the same course and turn left on Amstel. Then go back to CS turn to the right and stay at the Mint.
Good Little Hotel
Hotel is right on the tramway. Short walk (1/4 to half mile) to grocery, liquor and bars. Comfortable beds. The rooms we had, 119 and 116, were quiet. Door slams are expected not intentional. The breakfast IS included on certain plans, and quite good I might add. Friendly staff.
Unique Quality: It's a non-smoking hotel, but they have a great park 10 feet away. Nice for smokers of both kinds. It's quiet, out off the main drag.
Directions: Right across from Artis Zoo.
Cool Apartment Option
I was very happy with the service at this hotel. We arrived wee before the 15:00 check in time and asked to leave our luggage. Not only were we offer a room at the time but we were also offered an hotel owned apartment a few buildings down at the same price. BE WARNED its drafty and poorly insulated. They do however have two bedrooms a kitchen maid service and all the other hotel amenities. Located a few doors down from the main hotel. 4 story with NO lift...You do get your own apartment though which in Amsterdam can be a plus!
Very overcrowded town with expensive hotel rooms and rather dirty. Stayed here 3 days. 99 euros for a small double room, cleaning was very superficial. TV has 3 BBC channels. No real complaints though.
Sited near pubs/restaurants
Stayed in hotel as part of package deal. Was pricey (Eu120 per night double room) for what u get. i.e. Shower,TV,bed. However was clean and quite central to most areas such as shops,pubs,restaurants and nightclubs. About 25 mins walk south of Central Station but close to Rembrandt square with trams and taxi boats within 50m. Would recommend hotel for couples or groups as it is near to most main attractions in Amsterdam.
Unique Quality: Central to most attractions - Shops,restaurants,markets and zoo.
Directions: Near Rembrandt Square.
Nice Hotel in Old Amsterdam
I was in Amsterdam for a long weekend and stayed at the Best Western Eden. It is a decent walk from the hotel to the main train station, but the hotel is in a very nice area, right off a canal. It offers great views of old Amsterdam and the canals. The architecture in the area is very nice. It was a nice quaint hotel, but if you are going in the summer don't expect air conditioning...
One Night Stand
There is nothing wrong with this hotel at all: excellent location, on the river, pretty much central but not too central to be noisy.
Rooms are fine, if a little basic and if you book in advance and pay a small supplement you can get a front (river-facing) view. I think they also have some self-catering apartments if u stay more than x days.
But then all this info is on the site.
I should note I only stayed one night and so didn't get to know any of the staff, didn't really get a proper feel for the place............but....
Unique Quality: Ha...........polemic mode now!!
Nice easy check-in, unpacked and phoned down for iron and ironing board, - still can't work out why it is that the lighter I travel the more my clothes get creased up - but that's a digression to be returned to! (Actually I think the baggage handlers do it on purpose - find the lightest, squishiest bag ............and put it on the bottom of the pile, underneath the sets of golf clubs, then build from there...........)
Back to the polemic - having been assured the iron and board would be dispatched immediately............after about 45 mins I am considering ringing down again when it finally arrives..............and it is the crappiest possible iron and board. Anyway such is life!
No problems whatsoever with facilities, comfortable bed, hot and cold water, TV worked fine but only viewable from bed, but not here to lie in bed watching TV so not a big thing!
Check-out, no problems. "Can I leave my bag here for a couple of hours?"
"Certainly Sir. The luggage room is on the left, I'll ring for the concierge."
OK so far.
5 minutes later some guy with a tweed jacket turns up and using his swipe card opens luggage room - I'm standing here like a lemon - "Can I put this in here?" I asked.
GRUNT REPLY "You'll have to get the concierge to do that!"
Hey, just a minute..........I?? will have to get the concierge to do that.
These little things really bug me - I'm assuming that Mr Tweed Jacket was the General Manager...........so no wonder that there seemed to be no "service mentality" with the staff.
When the concierge did finally arrive he was actually a really nice guy - all smiles and moustaches.
And when I picked my bag up a couple of hours later he was the only person who actually smiled and said "Thanks for staying with us, have a good day."
OK, I'm a nit-picker, but a few more smiles make everyone's day (even if they're fake!)
Directions: On The Amstel, pretty much opposite the Opera House
Great Central Location
This hotel may not have had the charm that I was expecting but the benefits I believe outweighed the cons.
Amazing Central Local along the Amstel River near Rembrantplein
Breakfast Included in room rate
Elevators!!!! A big deal when you have a large suitcase.
Dataport in room
Window in room that opens to outside.
Safe well-populated area
Walking Distance to practically everything.
Internet access in lobby
Their attempt at scrambled eggs.
A little pricy at the time I was there due to a large internation convention going on.
Unique Quality: This hotel has a nice view of the Amstel river if you're lucky enough to be on that side of the building.
This certainly wasn't the nicest hotel I've stayed in but it had everything that I required.
Directions: Rembrantplein, Central Amsterdam
EDEN HOTEL AMSTERDAM
Within walking distance of the most important museums and attractions in Amsterdam, something very beautiful is blosseming now: the Tulip Inn Amsterdam Centre.
As of 31st March 2003, this is the new name of the Westropa Hotel on the Nassaukade.
The delightful *** Hotel with its 70 rooms, breakfast area, lobby bar and own parking facilities is the 5th acquisition of the EDEN HOTELGROUP.
The rooms and public areas of this hotel have undergone a complete metamorphosis - a guarantee for a stay according to the Golden Tulip Standard.
The hotel is located in the very heart of Amsterdam, right between the river Amstel and the Rembrandtplein.
Just a few minutes walk to the floating flower market and the many MUSEUMS.
The historic façades of the hotel proclaim the rich history of Amsterdam.
On request: non-smoking rooms and airconditioned rooms.
Families can reserve a triple or quadruple room!
If you want to stay a bit longer in Amsterdam, ask about our specially furnished apartments!
Unique Quality: For more info and reservations see:
Access: public transportation: tram line 4 or 9 to Rembrandtplein
Car/coach: Ring A10, take exit S112, follow the signs "Centrum" and the signs "Best Western Eden Hotel".
Parking at the "Stopera": Public Parking near the Hotel.
Street musicians, cosy bars and restaurants, Amsterdam humour, delightful shops and the romantic atmosphere of the canals by night, this is the direct environment of the Best Western EDEN HOTEL.
Directions: see maps and/or city plans, taxidrivers know where to go......
Unique Quality: A very reasonable priced hotel & extremely busy when we were there, which might have had something to do with the price. The room we stayed in was tiny.