Holiday Inn Amsterdam - Arena Towers
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Ideally situated in Amsterdam Southeast, the Holiday Inn – Amsterdam – Arena Towers hotel offers superb accommodation just minutes away from Schiphol Airport and all major train connections to the city centre. Enjoy a pop concert at the Ziggo dome and Heineken Music Hall, visit top attractions such as Dam Square and the Van Gogh Museum or just sit back and relax in the city’s variety of restaurants and bars. Alternatively, take a cruise along the picturesque canals and see some of the famous sights of the city.
All of the guest rooms at the Holiday Inn – Amsterdam – Arena Towers hotel are stylishly decorated and offer a wide range of additional facilities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Guest rooms include a walk-in shower, free tea and coffee making facilities, cable/satellite TV, a stereo, Wi-Fi access and a choice of pillows.
The Open Lobby is open throughout the day and serves a delicious array of freshly-prepared food, as well as an extensive drinks menu. Guests can also enjoy the To Go Café and 24-hour room service. Additional amenities at the hotel include a virtual concierge, a rent-a-scooter service, a mini-gym, an Open Lobby with games, a newsstand and a dry cleaning service.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Concierge Desk
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Internet Access
- Air Conditioning
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Cable/Satellite TV channels
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 213 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Perfect venue to attend Amsterdam Half Marathon
Stay Date: 10/2016, Jonathan H wrote this review.
My purpose was to attend the Amsterdam Half Marathon, and I chose this hotel given the proximity to the Metro line 50 which connects directly with Amstelveenseweg. It is also easily accessible to Schipol airport and the Centrum. The hotel is a new … See more
My purpose was to attend the Amsterdam Half Marathon, and I chose this hotel given the proximity to the Metro line 50 which connects directly with Amstelveenseweg. It is also easily accessible to Schipol airport and the Centrum. The hotel is a new and spotlessly clean building shared with the sister brand, Holiday Inn Express. I was delighted to hear on check-in that I was upgraded as a Platinum IHG member, and had an Executive room on the 5th floor. The room was super, with a separate living area (sofa and additional TV, with a table and chairs). The bathroom was large and beautifully appointed. The bed was comfortable too. I used the bar for a drink in the evening and found it to be a relaxing place, with a lounge area and a couple of Mac machines for internet catch-up. I opted for the addition of breakfast at check-in, saving on the walk-in rate. I had a super breakfast the following morning, one of the best I've ever had at a Holiday Inn in fact. I then checked out, and left my bag in the secure store, returning after my race. The staff are all clearly proud to work here, and exhibit a clear commitment to customer care. I would highly recommend this hotel. Collapse
Stay Date: 10/2016, romanrzv wrote this review.
A good hotel placed right near the Amsterdam Arena ( Ajax) . The surroundings are full of office buildings so there is nothing else to see in the areea . Although the areea has very good transport facilities with the city center and for that reason … See more
A good hotel placed right near the Amsterdam Arena ( Ajax) . The surroundings are full of office buildings so there is nothing else to see in the areea . Although the areea has very good transport facilities with the city center and for that reason can be a good hotel for visiting Amsterdam . Bus , tram and train . The Schipol Airport is at 12 minutes by train ( 4.80 euros one way ticket ) . Good breakfast and nice view from the room . Collapse
Decent Hotel and Good Value
Stay Date: 10/2016, Liane_Sean wrote this review.
When the hotels in the centre of Amsterdam were going for €230+ a night, the price of this hotel made sense. The hotel is an easy walk from the train and metro station, and it is a quick ride to the airport via the train, and to the city centre via … See more
When the hotels in the centre of Amsterdam were going for €230+ a night, the price of this hotel made sense. The hotel is an easy walk from the train and metro station, and it is a quick ride to the airport via the train, and to the city centre via the metro. The staff were immediately welcoming and tried to get us into a room despite arriving at 10:00am. They gave us a good map of the city and a great explanation of the best way to get around. The room itself was modern, but a little spartan for my liking. I felt it was a room more suited for a Holiday Inn Express, rather than a proper Holiday Inn. The main grip about the room was the tiny, tiny closet. We managed to fit a small jacket and two shirts in before we were pressed for space. The bathroom was very, very clean, but we found a receipt balled up in the corner that should really have been picked up. The towels were way too small and seemed to be very old. The most annoying aspect of the hotel was the silly double doors you needed to go through to get from the lift to the room. This was annoying when you are trying to get luggage through, and even more annoying when I was carrying two cups of tea. Overall, it was a fine stay but nothing special. I think that it is a good option when the central hotels are outrageous. Collapse
Lovely rooms and awesome breakfast
Stay Date: 09/2016, Angie M wrote this review.
We stayed here during pretty busy season in Amsterdam. The hotel was very good, very quick check in and check out process. Location wise it was an easy walk from the one of the main metro stations Arena which was 650 mtrs and had a direct bus from t… See more
We stayed here during pretty busy season in Amsterdam. The hotel was very good, very quick check in and check out process. Location wise it was an easy walk from the one of the main metro stations Arena which was 650 mtrs and had a direct bus from the airport (bus 300) stopping only 300m away. The breakfast was fully continental with lots of variety to choose from and the staff where always very friendly. The rooms were good size and clean. Would definitely stay here again. Advice to the hotel: include breakfast in the standard room rate as this allows a discounted breakfast price instead of selling Bed Only via booking engines. Also we noticed the shower gel was not replaced daily and eventually we ran out. Collapse
Very convenient for major RAI trade show
Stay Date: 09/2016, Robert B wrote this review.
The hotel seems fairly new (< 10 years old) and offers everything you would expect in a standard American Holiday Inn room, including real air conditioning. (Every day I would find the maid had set the room to 19 C and I would adjust it back to 24) … See more
The hotel seems fairly new (< 10 years old) and offers everything you would expect in a standard American Holiday Inn room, including real air conditioning. (Every day I would find the maid had set the room to 19 C and I would adjust it back to 24) However, there are a few minor deficiencies. The room itself is of a reasonable size for American business hotels in Amsterdam, perhaps 12 x 14 feet? However the coat closet is a slot about 12 in. wide, and 6 in of that is taken by the ironing board. My clothes fit, but it was tight. The bathroom is mostly grey marble and nice modern fixtures. The shower (no bathtub) is large enough for two people and access to the bathrom and shower are by thick 1 m wide glass doors. Good flow from the shower head with temperature control. However, the sink is tiny in comparison to the scale of the bathroom. I would guess about 16 x 16 inches, with a similar size area on each side to put your supplies and equipment. Good strong hair dryer. The room had a cold refrigerator, electric kettle, and instant coffee and tea. Internet was free. Desk has plenty of room and power with swivel chair. Decor of the hotel is modern. The bedside tables are glass and 1/2 inch steel tubing and easy to move around. The headboard has unusual reading lights that I didn't use. Room lights can be turned off at the headboard. Soft and firm pillows were provided. Like all northern EU hotels, the mattress is firm but tolerable. Access to the room is by RFID card in the elevator and room door. I used the laundry service and it was one-day without issue. The restaurant has a buffet breakfast and will cook eggs to order. It has good food with large portions in the evening, but is on the expensive side - perhaps 35 Euro for dinner. I stayed at this hotel to attend a trade show at the RAI convention center. It is a pretty good choice for that, if you walk to the train station, and take train 50 to the RAI station and then tram 4 to the front of the RAI complex. (Note that you can easily walk from the RAI station to the RAI itself, about 1500 feet, but I wanted to save my feet for actually walking the show floor) It can take 10 minutes to catch a train and 15 to get to the RAI. The train and tram were never crowded. This is a very different situation from staying in central Amsterdam, where at the end of a show day it can take 30 minutes of standing in the packed tram 4 to get to the Central Station or Dam Square area, after waiting in line at the tram stop for perhaps another 10-20 minutes. At this hotel you will be traveling in the opposite direction to the crowds going into central Amsterdam. It is also easy to travel to the airport on the train. I did this with two big rolling suitcases without any issues by standing in the empty area at the end of the train. (At Schipol, the train station is directly under the airport terminal, so this is very fast) It is about 1800 feet from the hotel lobby to the train station platform if you walk along Hoogoorddreef street. On the other side of the train station there is a shopping area with two supermarkets. There is also an Albert Hijn convenience store and Etos drug store in the train station. The hotel is close to the Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena, which seems to be where the Ajax football club plays. There was an event there one day while I was staying, but the crowds were not a problem when I walked past. I have no idea what the situation might be like during a major soccer game or rock concert. Collapse
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