Near the IJ and the Waterlooplein
Nicely located, 3 stars with a double room with included shower a good deal. Right around the corner is an Albert Heijn, and the Waterlooplein is only a few blocks away. The breakfast was decent, and having a bar available was a bonus. Modern facilities, and a health club is beside the hotel.
Directions: Metro to Waterlooplein. Trams #9, #14, #20 Waterlooplein exit.
ok for the money
the hotel for the price was not bad. i paid 90 euros per night when i stayed there last new years. the room was great, my only complaint was the food in the restaurant off the lobby.
but then i ordered BBQ ribs and i guess the dutch just dont make them the way im use to. they were terrible!!
then the pizza i paid $18 american dollers for the worst small pizza i have ever had in my entire life.
other than that i would stay here again i just would'nt eat there.
Unique Quality: ok location
Ibis Amsterdam Stopera
I remember the night manager was a very sarcastic guy when i checked in.. but i think that was down to having a couple of customers-from-hell before me... he was very nice to me. :)
Considering the double room cost about €160, it was quite small, i've stayed in cheaper hotels with more facilities in the room.
However the bed was comfy and the shower and TV worked, and it was on expenses, so that was fine by me! :)
Unique Quality: Because I checked in so late, and had an early start, I did not have a chance to explore the hotel and try out their services.
However the location is great for the city centre.
Directions: From Centraal Station, walk down PrinsHendrikskade til you get to the crossroads of Oosterdook bridge & Folienstraat, turn right, keep walking past the car underpass and IBIS on the right hand side of the street.
Good for a long layover
Near Schipol the Ibis Hotel has nice basic rooms. Nothing spectacular but very handy if you need a place near the airport. If I remember right you can catch a bus into the center of the town.
discount hotel rates online
Good clean, comfortable hotel with huge buffet breakfast. Location is quite central.
Unique Quality: Nothing outstanding but good price for very comfortable rooms. IF you book through one of the online discount bookers you will get as much as a 60% DISCOUNT on the rack rate. We got a double room for around 70 Euro - the rack rate was around 150 Euro!
It is a 3 star hotel in a quiet part of town. The room that I was given has view of a canal with canal houses and boats.
Unique Quality: The double room has a proper double bed. I mean one double bed and not two single beds joined togather as a double bed which was offered in the 4 stars hotel we stayed in. There's a shower and toilet in the room. No bath tub. No tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Overall, it was comfortable and clean with satellite TV in a reasonably sized room. The room is just enough for two in a double room.
Breakfast is good with wide selections of bread. There's two types of cheese and 2-3 types of cold cuts. If you fancy something hot, there's sausages (I love this!), scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, baked beans to choose from. I love the yogurt there.
Directions: Nearest underground station is Waterlooplein. Then about 5-10 minutes walk to the hotel. No public transport reach the hotel. The nearest is Waterlooplein, then walk.