At the Rembrandtplein square
Hotel Schiller has a long history. It is designed in Art-Deco style.
The location is in the middle of restaurants, bars and nightlife, with the major shopping streets nearby.
Directions: South side of the Rembrandtplein square
No rest for the wicked...
Well we got to this hotel and got our room, the hotel itself is right in the heart of 'party central'
Prices in the restaurant were sky high and if you want room service you have to pay 4 euros more for that too...menu is VERY limited and expect to pay 25 euros for a steak which is ok...but as a chef I know they are making a killing in thier restaurant.
Calling in a bottle of fruity house wine to your room will cost you about 15 euros (with the 4 euro surchage) and the wine would've cost you about 5 euros tops in a store.
Room service staff from the restaurant is very friendly, house keeping is thourough and friendly as well. Tea, coffee and a kettle, tv and phone all all provided...BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT USING THE PHONE, international calls will cost you at least ten euros for about 3 minutes of time, the phone will rack up your costs ten fold even on local calls ina hurry.phone use from hotel=bad.
Theres two sandy blond girls at the front desk who thought they were all that and a bag of chips, real snot bags, but there were some staff there that were nice as well.
the hotel itself is clean, lots to look at in the lobby, but some awful artwork in our room...
Breakfast is sliced meats, bread and scrambled/boiled eggs etc...not impressive for NINETEEN FLIPPIN' euros at all.!!!!!!!!
HERES THE IMPORTANT PART if you get a room here and it is facing REMBRANT square (statue of Rembrant) dont expect to get a good nights sleep AT ALL during the summer months at least (we were in June) The place has a bunch of Dope cafes around it, and Amsterdams top nightclub across the square facing the Schiller plus a bunch of pubs and such...drunks yelling, stag and hen partys all the time screaming, chanting and being stupid all night till 4-5 in the morning mostly all nights of the week, then around six am the cleaning crew cleans the square which is 2 hours of machinery making noise...not too mention theres a 30 foot wide digital TV screening advertising right across the square directly projecting into the Schiller's face...we were on the fith floor and I tell ya it was a nightmare for two weeks!. No fans either, hot humid and hellish. For a modest 'standard double with a view of the square' room it was 120 euro...can you believe we payed extra for a view of the square?!?!?!?!
Also, I might add that we did enjoy the Marachi singers, acordian players and generally street musicians were a nice touch at first...they drove us up the wall after hearing 'La Bamba' Tequila', 'Strangers in the night', 'My way' and 'When the saints come marching in' for the 10,000th time .
This would be a ok place to stay for say...a weekend...just not a long time.
Unique Quality: -no pool
-great view of square
We arrived dinner time and the staff were very helpful, we went straight up to our room on the first floor it was at the back of the hotel, we hoped it would be quieter out there rather than overlooking the square. We chose this hotel mainly because of the location, we stayed on the rembrandtplein before and liked it. The NH Schiller was a great hotel. The room we had was lush, very clean and spacious. The bed and pillows were so comfortable, it was really nice. All the staff I came across were helpful and polite. They had a mini bar in the room, the prices weren't too bad considering that it was a 4 star hotel. It did have a restaurant but we didn't venture in there, looked a bit posh for us, but was probably very nice. The lady at reception helped us get a cheap taxi which was nice of them. I would recommend this hotel to others, i'm glad I picked to go there and we will be going back next year.
Unique Quality: It is based in a good location on rembrandtplein, which is full of bars / restaurants, and is within walking distance to most places. We walked pretty much everywhere from the hotel apart from central station which is a tram ride away.
comfortable beds, great views
the only complaint I had was the girl at the front desk was not very helpful when we went to get our transportation to the airport. she said they had trouble with that company and would not call for me she gave me the number but i had trouble getting through. so i went back down later on and there was a nice man who booked it for us. god bless him because we were so tired from our long trip. i would recommend this hotel they are in a great location with lots of restraunts and pastrie shops. we stayed on the 5th floor with a view of the rembrandt circle.
Unique Quality: the hotel shiller has a wonderful bar and restraunt. they offer room service, and they had the most comfortable beds. we had a great view of the skyline and could watch airplanes going by. also they had a vending machine right out our room 503 that had heinken for 2 euros my moms favortie thing about the hotel she could get a beer in a vending machine.
Directions: rembrandt square