$50 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 16, 2015 Check-out: Aug 17, 2015

Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

3 stars
View map of Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam, 1019 BN

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
42 reviews
Great Hotel!

The hotel was a short tram ride away from Amsterdam Central Station. You get the number 26 (to... See full review

  • Megan S.
  • Apr 18, 2015
Welcoming Atmosphere!!

The service was great, the receptionists were lovely and very informative. The cleaning lady tended... See full review

  • Helen T.
  • Mar 21, 2015

Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy offers a one-of-a-kind guest experience in Amsterdam's trendy Eastern Docklands district. In its design and décor, the hotel presents a masterful balance between 1920s heritage and cutting-edge, contemporary statements by leading Dutch designers. While its 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi are ideal conveniences, the hotel's unique touches--from its striking design, art library and performance space to its upscale eatery and specialty shop--are what make this hotel a delightful immersion for the senses.

Rooms

The Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy offers a wide range of rooms, from deluxe affairs to compact singles. The 117 guest rooms all blend innovative contemporary design elements with authentic details that recall the building's 1920s origins. Leading Dutch designers like Richard Hutten and Christoph Seyferth contributed furniture pieces in many rooms while innovative design solutions, like fold-away bathrooms, came courtesy of such leading Dutch names as Bureau Lakenvelder, Atelier van Lieshout and architects MVRDV. Lloyd Hotel guests relax on plush bedding with quilts while enjoying modern amenities like satellite TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.  Some rooms offer stunning water views. Hypoallergenic bedding is available on request.

Property features

Located in Amsterdam's trendy Eastern Docklands, the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy is a dazzling blend of heritage and contemporary design. The Richard Hutten-designed gift shop, with attractive clean lines and high shelving is both an organic food counter and a high-end specialty shop, selling everything from the Lloyd Hotel's homemade jams to up-market travel books. Elegant, traditional recipes and locally-grown produce are staples at Snel, the in-house eatery serving all-day European favorites and cocktails. The Cultural Embassy is a vibrant local hotspot for innovative art, music and performance. The in-house library provides an excellent selection of art and design books, while the hotel's 24-hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi add essential comforts and convenience.

Highlights
  • Unique, innovative blend of vintage and cutting-edge décor and design
  • Snel, the in-house restaurant and bar, offers excellent European favorites
  • Hotel shop offers homemade jams, chutneys and oils
Nearby attractions
  • Rembrandt House Museum (Rembrandthuis) (2 mi/3 km)
  • Royal Palace/Dam Square (3 mi/4.5 km)
  • Rijksmuseum (3.5 mi/5.5 km)
  • Van Gogh Museum (3.5 mi/6 km)
Business


  • Business center
  • 12 flexible meeting and event spaces
Transportation
  • Amsterdam Central Station (2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (15.5 mi/24.5 km)

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Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam Rooms

Deluxe double room (5 star)
These rooms are breathtaking and very spacious. All five star rooms are different. Some rooms have a bath in the middle or a bathroom designed by Atelier van Lieshout. You can sleep in a bed with room for eight, or practice scales on a concert grand. One thing is for sure: you will never forget this room. Additional bed is available at 35 Euros per night.
Superior double room (4 star)
Beautiful, spacious rooms with an exceptional interior. In some of the rooms original cabinets have been retained or they have a recessed bed build in the wall. In other rooms wood-slated shutters provide a special, high atmospheric light fall. The furniture is designed by famous contemporary Dutch designers and it is combined with classic furniture, like chairs from the early twentieth century by architect De Bazel. Additional bed is available at 35 Euros per night.
Standard double room (3 star)
These rooms are equipped with furniture from famous contemporary Dutch artists such as Richard Hutten, Ineke Hans. Office Lakenvelder, and Atelier van Lieshout. Architects MVRDV have designed remarkable bathrooms for these rooms. In some rooms the brightly coloured bathroom is clearly visible in the middle of the room, in other rooms the bathroom seems absent, but can be folded-out. Additional bed is available at 35 Euros per night.
Economy double room (2 star)
Beautiful, amazing rooms with private bathroom. The design of MVRDV and Seyferth has led to imaginative solutions for efficient use of space. Some rooms have a surprising shower, others a magnificent view over the water.
Budget twin room, shared bathroom (1 star)
Original, historic rooms that have been restored with love and devotion so that the original wood panelling and tiles could be maintained. Christoph Seyferth designed the furniture for these rooms including the Lloyd Table. All these rooms overlook the Docklands. A bathrobe is provided for the tiny walk to the bathroom.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Eastern Docklands: 0.5 mi
  • Zeeburg: 0.6 mi
  • De Gooyer Windmill: 0.7 mi
  • The National Maritime Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Dappermarkt: 0.9 mi
  • Museum of the Tropics: 1 mi
  • Science Centre NEMO: 1 mi
  • Bimhuis: 1 mi
  • Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ: 1 mi
  • Artis Royal Zoo: 1 mi
  • The Resistance Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Trade Unions Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Hollandsche Schouwburg and Memorial: 1.2 mi
  • De Schreeuw: 1.2 mi
  • Oosterpark: 1.2 mi
  • Eastern Docklands: 0.5 mi
  • Zeeburg: 0.6 mi
  • De Gooyer Windmill: 0.7 mi
  • The National Maritime Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Dappermarkt: 0.9 mi
  • Museum of the Tropics: 1 mi
  • Science Centre NEMO: 1 mi
  • Bimhuis: 1 mi
  • Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ: 1 mi
  • Artis Royal Zoo: 1 mi
  • The Resistance Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Trade Unions Museum: 1.1 mi
  • Hollandsche Schouwburg and Memorial: 1.2 mi
  • De Schreeuw: 1.2 mi
  • Oosterpark: 1.2 mi
  • Botanical Garden: 1.3 mi
  • Scheepvaarthuis: 1.3 mi
  • Markenplein: 1.3 mi
  • The Chocolate Factory: 1.3 mi
  • Portuguese-Israelite Synagogue: 1.4 mi
  • Schreierstoren: 1.4 mi
  • Moses and Aaron Church: 1.4 mi
  • Jewish Historical Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Church of St. Nicholas: 1.5 mi
  • Rembrandt House Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Nieuwmarkt: 1.5 mi
  • Waterlooplein Flea Market: 1.5 mi
  • Museum Het Rembrandthuis: 1.5 mi
  • Waterlooplein: 1.5 mi
  • Waag: 1.5 mi
  • Shan He Hya Temple: 1.5 mi
  • Euronext Amsterdam: 1.5 mi
  • Stopera: 1.5 mi
  • The House with the Waterfall: 1.5 mi
  • Central Station: 1.5 mi
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: 1.5 mi
  • Van Gogh Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Erotic Museum: 1.5 mi
  • Hermitage Amsterdam: 1.5 mi
  • Zuiderkerk: 1.5 mi
  • Royal Theatre Carré: 1.6 mi
  • Blue Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • Absolute Danny: 1.6 mi
  • Skinny Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • Old Church: 1.6 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The menu reflects the Lloyd Hotel 1 to 5 stars concept of the hotel. It offers dishes from sweetbread to fries. High-quality products are used for all dishes, coming from organic farmers in the area or quality suppliers such as Menno (baguette, pain de campagne), Holtkamp (croquettes and biscuits) and Lindenhoff (meat, imported cheeses). We make our own cakes, jams and mayonnaise, by traditional recipes. On the menu are products of the season as well as "forgotten vegetables" such as parsnip and black roots. The food is pure in its quality and in the way it is presented. The menu consists mainly of French and Italian cuisine, but dishes from the rest of Europe are also available. From 5pm there is a wide range of pinchos on the bar. Here we offer a large selection of beers, including beers from the local brewery and an exclusive wine list in several price categories. All wines can be ordered by the glass.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.5
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
anja f.
Business
Phoenix
Jul 13, 2015

A good weekend

Book at least a 3 star room, or you'll be sorry. Below 3 stars, and you're sharing a bathroom with others. No AC. WiFi works great, basic television. Very close to several trams, 5 minute walk. 2 super markets 5 minutes away, with several places to eat also right outside. Hotel restaurant is pricy, but the food is good. Used to be a juvenile detention center, so the entire hotel looks and feels like a giant prison. Extremely quarky decorations and room design everywhere, I mean the strangest hotel you could imagine. Staff was really great, they will meet your needs. They also sell passes to the museums and tours so there is no need to wait an hour in the lines at places like the Van Gogh museum. Overall, good stay, I will return.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Katherine
Business
Oak Park
Jul 13, 2015

Young travelers

Hotel was a good value, bit outside the center but well connected.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Megan S.
Business
N/A
Apr 18, 2015

Great Hotel!

The hotel was a short tram ride away from Amsterdam Central Station. You get the number 26 (to Lijburg?) tram right outside the station and it's a 5 minute, 3 stop, journey which drops you off seconds away from the hotel (you can't miss it)! The receptionist staff were super friendly and we received a free upgrade from a 2 star to a 3 star room on arrival. A city tax was expected on arrival, as in every hotel in Amsterdam, but it was less than 10 euros. Everything was explained clearly, including the option of a buffet breakfast which was a little pricey at 17.50 euros. There was a free tea/coffee station on the 2nd, 4th and 6th floor (we were on the third but it wasn't far away). There was no milk and the boiling water came from a temperamental tap but it was a nice option to have. The room itself was very unique. As stated, ours was a 3 star room and very clean. The bed was huge, clean white sheets and very comfortable. I would say the room/hotel was best suited for couples as it was very open plan. The huge bath was exposed in the middle of the room with a sink behind cupboard doors and a separate toilet cubicle. It was a nice idea but the bath and sink in the cupboard were quite restricting on space when there is more than one person in the room. Only one window opened a small way, understandable for safety reasons, and some of the paint was chipping slightly. However, the room was lovely and clean, had a free television and excellent wifi connection. My partner and I really enjoyed our stay, particularly with the location being so close to the center of Amsterdam. The rail/tram networks are pretty easy to work once you have used them a couple of times. We bought a 2 day travel pass for 20 euro which we definitely got use of and it includes a return to Schipol airport. The city is clean and picturesque, even though the beer can be a little pricey! We would definitely recommend the Heineken Experience, which we found by jumping on the number 16 tram. A lovely, short trip and we didn't want to come home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Byeongwook L.
Business
Exeter
Apr 16, 2015

not bad trip..

All hotel staffs are fluent in English.And in daytime's wifi speed is moderately good but when it comes to night time... it becomes horrible.. . Anyway apart from the wifi speed everything was fairly good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Helen T.
Business
N/A
Mar 21, 2015

Welcoming Atmosphere!!

The service was great, the receptionists were lovely and very informative. The cleaning lady tended to us efficiently when we had a problem with one of the bed covers. Would stay here again for sure!! Hotel is located near City centre and the tram is easily accessible within literally 3mins

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
angus h.
Business
N/A
Feb 20, 2015

4 days in February 15

The hotel is well located on the no 26 tram 10 minutes from Amsterdam Central to get to all tourist destinations. The Staff are really helpful and allowed us to print off email bookings to simplify our arrangements. The food in the café/bar/restaurant is good and the history of the building fascinating. If you like novel settings (a former hotel/prison/hotel refurbished in the Modern style this is the place. Locally there are supermarkets restaurants and shops. Great value at 2/3 star. We'd certainly stay there again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
peter b.
Business
N/A
Jan 12, 2015

solo tripper

i stayed in room 511 1* room from the 24th of dec till the28th dec. really nice small but clean room with a good view of the amstel river. staff were very freindly and good to talk too. would return for another stay anytime

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
jenjen24
Business
Carlisle
Dec 3, 2014

great place!

This hotel is an ex prison which was pretty cool! Staff were super friendly couldnt do more for you! Only a few mins tram ride away from town centre! Bed was comfier than mine at home! 1* - topped some of the 3/4*s I've been to, brilliant!! Restaurant was a lil pricey but theres a discount supermarket right behind if you are sticking to a budget! Pretty cool, so was the history of the place!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lilybet
Business
U.K
Nov 28, 2014

First trip to Amsterdam!

We had a lovely experience on our first visit to Amsterdam. The hotel was welcoming, staff helpful and restaurant top notch.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Buy tram pass

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TravelLover85
Business
Florida
Sep 23, 2014

Great hotel for the price!!

Very clean and spacious rooms. Not far from downtown!! Friendly staff!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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