$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 28, 2014 Check-out: Oct 1, 2014

Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

3 stars
Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam, 1019 BN
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
29 reviews
Great hotel to relax

The Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam is very unique in its design of the rooms and main common area. The... See full review

  • StefanBathman
  • Sep 11, 2014
Great stay for couples

We have just returned from our stay here our room was to a high standard and was clean. Only thing... See full review

  • Mrs wobo
  • Aug 24, 2014
Vintage and modern décor combine on Amsterdam’s trendy East Side

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.

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
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.

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.

Transportation
  • Amsterdam Central Station (2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (15.5 mi/24.5 km)
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

Hotel Map

52.3743 4.9355
Area served
Amsterdam.
Nearby airports
Schiphol - 13.8 km, Rotterdam Airport - 57.2 km.
Area description
The Lloyd Hotel is located in the fashionable Eastern Docklands, near the city centre (only 5 minutes by tram from Central Station). Access from the ring-road is easy and many rooms offer lovely views over the water. The hotel has (paid) parking facilities in a nearby parking garage. There's also plenty of space in front of the hotel if you're interested in getting there by boat.

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Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam Rooms

5 STARS - Suite
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.
4 STARS - Deluxe
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.
3 STARS - Superior
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.
2 STARS - Comfort
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.
1 STARS - Economy (shared bathrooms)
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
Handicapped 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:
1500
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (29)

Ratings and reviews for Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.4
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.4

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dr Bryan
West Yorkshier
May 8, 2013

family weekend in Amsterdam

location very good and in easy reach of the centre of Amsterdam with tram 26.It is definitely an unusual building and refreshingly different from the usual bog standard hotels. I find the rating from 1 to 5 star a bit misleading as it denotes more the quirkiness of the room.The more stars the quirkier but not necessary more luxury. We had a 3 star and a 4 star room which were very spacious and clean but the WC/shower are in middle of room.(not very private)Overall I recommend it as a posh hostel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Leah the wanderer
Austin, TX
Jan 27, 2013

Pleasantly surprised

The shared bathroom turned out to be HUGE and private. There were free hot tea and coffee stations located on some floors. The odd history of the hotel added to the intrigue. The dining room was clean and offered a variety from the menu as well as a breakfast buffet. The staff was mostly very friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
MPants
London
Jan 4, 2013

Really interesting hotel

Loved our stay in a 3* room. The room lacked some facilities (although to be expected for 3*) but was still good value. Hotel building, concept and design are unique and interesting. Staff are friendly and the cafe/restaurant is great. Location is a bit far away from central old town - but we were there for an event at the Convention Factory so couldn't have been more perfect!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
montanadutch
montana
Dec 6, 2012

On the harbour but needed a step stool to see it

The staff was fantastic! The room...well not so much. When we found out that it used to be a prison (among other things) it made a lot of sense. The communal toilet and showers definitely could use some tender care. The restaurant and bar were great as well...clean, friendly, appropriate. The staff makes that hotel!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Twink
Bristol, UK
Sep 3, 2012

A unique hotel

This hotel was unlike any other we have stayed in. We enjoyed exploring its unique design and layout. The hotel staff were friendly. Our room was spacious and the bed one of the most comfortable. The hotel is located in an up and coming area 2km from Central Station and served well by the tram network. We would highly recommend this hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ABC123
UK
Aug 17, 2012

Quirky Amsterdam

The hotel is not in the centre of Amsterdam but this made it perfect because it gave you a chance to get away from a very busy city. We loved the quirkyness of the hotel which meant that it felt unique and not like most hotels which tend to be bland. Breakfast was very expensive which was a bit of a disappointment because the restaurant looked very inviting. Be prepared for a 15 minute tram ride into the city centre but this is part of the experience of visiting Amsterdam.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Use the tram - it gives you a great view of the city without tired feet and is very easy to use

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
klayboy
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 5, 2012

Very Great Hotel in a Great Location!

Very unique and clean rooms in a really great location, just 10 minutes from the City Center by Train. Great in-house restaurant, with really great service.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
normanite
Norman, OK, USA
Nov 22, 2011

Fun place to stay!

Lloyd Hotel is quirky, and fun. The staff is excellent, and so is the restaurant. Pretty darn convenient, just a short Tram ride from Central Station. i can definitely recommend staying here, and would do so again on my next trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: In Hotel

I really enjoyed the traditional European Breakfast.

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dallas, TX
Jul 11, 2011

Great hotel, awesome location

I was going to a conference at the RAI convention center, and the hotel was located right along one of the tram route that was only 3 stops away from Central Station, so getting to the RAI was quite easy. Also the hotel's locale was in a more residential area of Amserdam, which was nice, I got to experience more of what it's like for the people that live there, and less of just a view of a really touristy area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The most choice of dining is near Dam square or Leidsplein

Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
JosephGray86
Galway, Ireland
Sep 25, 2010

Avoid This Hotel

Upon arrival the hotel staff tried to swindle me out of half my holiday money as deposit. They made no effort to send an email or make phone call to inform me in advance of this. They were quote thick and rude about this and didn't give me the best start to my holiday in Amsterdam. There was no proper lighting in room. only a few small wall lamps that took a bit of work to use. On the last day the hotel staff tried to hold onto the small deposit i did give them Not a nice hotel. Avoid at all cost .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

GVB Tram (26 Ijburg) goes to Central Station. Rietland Park stop is right in front of hotel.

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