$56 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
30 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
Historic and Unique

Staff was very accommodating, rooms are unique and functional, hotel has an interesting historic... See full review

  • Newbie in Amsterdam
  • Sep 16, 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 (30)

Ratings and reviews for Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 30
Amenities:
2.4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
2.6
Value:
2.6

60% would recommend to a friend.

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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.

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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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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Rahway NJ
Jul 16, 2010

mixed feelings

at first was terribly disappointed. I'd requested a king bed, and got two twins pushed together, plus the bathroom was also the entrance... the room was sweltering, the windows didn't open, there was no AC or even a fan. The staff kindly upgraded my room, and it was a lot better, but it was one of their innovative bathrooms which folded out of the wall, and they didn't design the floor too well so the shower never drained properly and puddled all over. Way too far from everything to walk, and the only tram ended at midnight. The staff, however, were awesome, especially the restaurant staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
3
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

plan on taking a lot of taxi's and paying ridiculous fares

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Review of Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robster
St Petersburg, FL
May 29, 2010

Odd Hotel In Amsterdam

Check in was a snap. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Rooms range from odd to bizarre but you can tell it was to accommodate the original structure. Nice restaurant but breakfast is not included. It should be for the price. Speaking of which the price is the level of 4 star hotel and this place, while funky and fun is a 2 star location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Nightlife tip: Long walk from hotel

Or quick by city tram. But the tram stops service at 12 mn.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Paris, France
Jul 14, 2009

Great hotel off the beaten path

For a first trip ever to Amsterdam I was hesitant to stay outside the center, but the Lloyd Hotel was a great choice - well connected with two tram lines minutes away and a short ride to all that Amsterdam has to offer. The hotel felt a world away from all the Amsterdam craziness, which (depending on what kind of vacation you want) can be a good or a bad thing. I was glad to have somewhere peaceful to come back to in the evening after exploring all day. The hotel is very "design" but not in a way that feels precious or forced. My room had a sink and shower jutting out randomly from the wall (i.e. you took your shower in the middle of the room). It was a bit odd initially but I soon go used to it. Overall it was a great experience.

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