Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. The Express is connected to the regular Holiday Inn. This is a large, modern complex with restaurants and bars. They also have a very nice European-style buffet, included in the room price, and public computers. Those are the main good points. They do not allow early check-in, even though they have numerous rooms. As the result, I had to spend hours wandering around Amsterdam in the rain, exhausted after an 11-hour flight. Although the public areas of the hotels are impressive, the rooms at the Express are the equivalent of a Motel 6, meaning very small, cramped, no closets or drawers, no clocks, no shampoo or conditioner,and limited coffee/tea service. I was never able to reach an outside line on the telephone (always busy), and had to go to the lobby to make calls. The hotels are located far from downtown Amsterdam. This leaves you the options of taking expensive taxis, parking in the lot at a hefty fee, or walking about a quarter mile, often in bad weather, to the metro station, waiting for the train, and riding about 20 minutes to Centraal Station. When I left, the hotel charged me an additional amount for local taxes. My Orbitz reservation stated that all taxes and fees were included. SMOKERS BEWARE! Some websites, including Orbitz, say that this property has smoking rooms. In fact, the hotels are 100% smoke-free. All in all, while I know hotel prices are absurd in Amsterdam, this was not a good value for me.
I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. Good points: Modern, clean hotel with bars and restaurants. Nice European buffet breakfast included. Free public computers. Bad points: No early check-in allowed, rooms are the equivalent of a nice Motel 6: small, cramped, no clocks, drawers, shampoo, conditioner, or bathtubs. Limited clothes-hanging space and coffee/tea service. The shower floor was dangerously slippery. I was never able to obtain an outside telephone line, and had to go down to the lobby to make calls. The hotel added about 35 euros to the price stated by Orbitz for local taxes, The hotel is located far from the main part of the city. Your options are to rent a car (and the hotel charges a hefty daily parking fee), take expensive cabs, or walk about a quarter mile (usually in bad weather), wait for the metro, and spend about 20 minutes on the train. In the context of Amsterdam's outrageous hotel prices, this is not a terrible choice, but I would not recommend it. SMOKERS BEWARE: Some websites, like Orbitz, give the option for smoking rooms, but the hotel is 100% non-smoking, with absurd penalties for violations.
- Walking distance to Heineken Music Hall and Amsterdam ArenA
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Amsterdam Southeast, Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as Heineken Music Hall and Amsterdam ArenA. This 323-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Ziggo Dome is also a short walk from this Amsterdam hotel.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.
All 323 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus.
Built in 2014, the brand new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers offers free WiFi in public areas, 10 meeting rooms, and a conference center. Self parking is offered for EUR 20.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center and a computer station.