Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam, 1019 BN, The Netherlands
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Institutional Chic!!

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on July 17, 2007

This is definitely the most characterful hotel I have stayed in, in fact so characterful that I will eventually get round to putting together a travelogue on some of its unique features - amazing place!!

The hotel itself dates from 1921, built in that solid brick "Amsterdam School" style, with some striking Art Deco touches. It was originally built as a hostel for emigrants to the Americas and has had, over the years, various uses, including as an immigration centre and as a young offenders institution.

It is now a 117 bedroom, officially 3*, modern hotel with all the facilities one would expect of a good standard city hotel. The rooms are actually graded (and priced) from 1* to 5* and are all very individual. My 1* room was fairly basic, still retaining a very insitutional feel (and decor!!) but perfectly comfortable and spacious and the shared facilities once again insitutional but perfectly clean and functional.

Despite the different room gradings all guests enjoy the same level of service including 24hr room service, free wi-fi throughout and use of the hotels other facilities. Service is spot-on and reception friendly and efficient - definitely stay here again.

Unique Quality: Even at 1* this isn't the cheapest hotel in Amsterdam but the rooms are spacious and most have views over the docks. The free wi-fi is a big plus and there are various exhibition spaces and an art library open to all. Not quite sure what the Cultural Embassy bit was all about but the place certainly is buzzy and arty - might spend some more time here next time.

And here's the promised travelogue - Lloyd Hotel

Directions: By Foot - follow the docks East from the back of Centraal Station (about 20 mins).

Tram 26 from Centraal, alight at Rietland Park and the hotel is about 100 metres veering left.

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Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on September 20, 2005

The Lloyd Hotel is housed in the former migrants boarding house build in the 1920s, a kind of Dutch Ellis Island. Much of the original decorations and installation are used in the redesign to create the new Hotel. The Lloyd Hotel has set the goal to act as a Dutch cultural meeting point.

Unique Quality: The rooms vary from 1 to five star, because the interior walls more or less were untouched, creating a variety of room sizes with their unique furniture. Prices vary from Euro 95 to 450.

Guided tours can be arranged on appointment.

Directions: Public Transport: Tram 26 tramstop Rietland Park.

By car: From the A10 ring take the Zeeburg/Centrum/Artis exit and follow the S114 through the Piet Hein tunnel.

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Address: Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam, 1019 BN, The Netherlands

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Pets Allowed
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  • Free High Speed Internet

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