I have selected the hotel based on a few criteria - I wanted something new and unusual, close to RAI, free Internet, free phone calls and maybe free movies.
I'd say that the hotel did not disappoint at all, maybe some small things, which did not let me give it 5.
Location: 7 minutes walk to RAI through a very green and pretty park. Right next to Tram #5 to take you to downtown. Right next to Zuid train station - 7 minutes to Airport!! Hard to beat. There is a food store about 3 minutes away near the Zuid station.
Funky - it does look and feel unusual, but very cool. It can be a great place to go with your other half and have fun, not like us business people:(
Sleep - very comfortable - huge bad would fit 4 people. Window shades are automatic. Very quiet room - perfectly sound proof.
Everything is controlled by a remote control - room temperature, TV/Music, Alarm, Lighting - and really cool color and intensity adjustable lighting - asking for a romantic time together:)
Service - great ambassadors are cool guys and gals and are there to help with your every wish.
Check-in/out - a breeze
Food/drinks - 24-hour open bar and restaurant
Internet - free, but a bit sketchy - they need more bandwidth for sure. PCs downstairs help.
"Living area" - cool area to seat downstairs, even alone, and watch TV, enjoy quite music.
Free movies - one can select Penthouse "full-speed" stuff, but there are plenty of fresh movies, like the last Johnny English.
Shower and toilet - did not know if it's a pro or con, but they are cool "tubes" right in the middle of the room. The water pressure is great. If you are there with a shy partner it can be a problem though to see him/her taking shower. I see it as a pro, since it was again "cool".
Intimacy - it is a great place to be with someone - feeling of romantic is everywhere. They even have a poster by elevators of the windows/wall of the hotel with different couples and groups involved into funky stuff.
Cons - not too many:
Since I was a business visitor - the breakfast for 12 euro - too small and expensive; coffee americano for 5 Euro - outrageously expensive; wine or water in the bar is about 3x the normal price. I suggest buying water at the airport or at the train station.
I think the 150+ Euro hotel price was just a bit more than I wanted to spend.
No gym or sauna.
Small room with very limited business accommodations or even cloth hangers.
Overall, very much recommend to stay thereat least once. If you can bring your wife/gf it would be even better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Amsterdam on Prinses Irenestraat just ten minutes from city center, citizenM Amsterdam boasts 215 luxuriously appointed rooms at an affordable rate. A perfect spot for a cultural excursion or quick business trip, enjoy free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, 24/7 on-site dining and cocktailing at canteenM, contemporary living rooms decked out in iconic Vitra furniture and a prolific MENDO library collection. Be sure to try out the hi-tech MoodPad tablet to control your room amenities like mood lighting and temperature, power rain shower, or sprawl out on the XL king-size bed with upscale Italian linens. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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