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Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Nice stay in a historic building with all kinds of options to choose your room. The hotel is easy to reach bij public transportation, close to cheap P&R and close to reach the center of Amsterdam. Staff at the reception was very kind and helpfull

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

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

Staff was very accommodating, rooms are unique and functional, hotel has an interesting historic story behind it.

The Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam is very unique in its design of the rooms and main common area. The staff is fantastically nice and the bed couldn't be any more comfortable. It is not the cheapest of hotels and the location requires some planning, as it is a bit detached from the center. But if you're on a bike, what is another 10 minutes?

The idea of this hotel is so much better than the execution. It is an easy tram ride and short walk from central station, which is great. It is on the water and our room had great views of harbor and nice area/park to walk around on or go for run. The architectural reuse and crazy history (it was an immigrant hotel then a WWII prison and then a real prison) are bonuses. Love the creative common spaces on each level and the restaurant cafe serves good food (although breakfast buffet was a tad overpriced for no eggs, sausage or bacon). But might be a little too hipster for its own good because it was more cool than comfortable. Our room was giant, like a pre-war apartment but the furnishings felt old, the pillows were uncomfortable and the curtains felt straight 70s. They also fell out of the ceiling when I tried to open them and had to be fixed while we were out the next day. It is also extremely drafty in some places and the heat is old school radiator that cannot be turned on without the curtains open otherwise they touch. Our room also only had a tub so i never felt quite clean and very hard to wash hair. Had to borrow an iron and ironing board and they were cheap and old and the cover was so threadbare that I got an imprint on the pants I tried to iron of the metal of the board. But the room was spacious and had a great dining table and a big mini fridge and there was definitely an element of super cool when there. staff was pleasant and stored our luggage happily when we arrived early but for $233 a night this was not the appropriate star rating. if you value comfort over cool this is not the hotel for you.

Staff is extremely good at the reception and restaurant. Hotel has perfect room comfort and value for money. Its near to Tram station and just 3 stops away from central station hardly 5 to 8 minutes to reach central station. Food is good in restaurant. Cost is also effective.

It was a great surprise, the staff is really very helpfully, they change the room immediately , gave us everything we need for a comfortable stay. It is very arty, full of surprises, artist, books... Very pleasant experience. We would recommended highly.

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.

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!!!

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.

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.

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.

Amazing rooms, small, not over the top. emjoyable

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.

This was my first trip to amsterdam and this hotel really impressed me. the staff was friendly and helpful, and they answered all my questions

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.

This hotel is different, maybe not for all, it was great for us, and the location is great

We stayed in a 1 star room. It was relatively cheap (compared to other places), especially for it's location. The hotel was the 3rd stop away from Amsterdam Centraal station on the Tram 26 line. The Tram 10 line was also located right outside the hotel which goes to the Leidseplein stop (right by many bars, restaurants, coffee shops, the Holland Casino and Van Gogh Museum). Get the OV-chipkaart (Anonymous card) for public transport. It's the cheapest since you pay only for distance traveled. We bought ours in the Metro stop outside of Amsterdam Centraal. The machines had an English option, accepted cash/coins or credit, and 10 euro lasted us the weekend. Be sure to look into how to use it online, or else you might end up paying more money for your travels. The room was definately interesting. It wasn't too small or dirty, but it had old feel to it. The walls and floor were old tile. We had a nice view of the water though, and the beds were comfy. Althought the bathroom was shared, it wasn't too bad. It also had some old tile but it wasn't dirty. I didn't see any bugs or mice. We didn't eat at the hotel restaurant. There was a public computer with internet available on the 2nd floor. The people at the front desk were very helpful. They helped us with getting to the sites as well as where to go for the nightlife.

Oostelijke Handelskade 34 Amsterdam

Hotel highlights

  • Close to National Maritime Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Zeeburg within a mile (2 km) of National Maritime Museum, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Nemo Science Museum. This 117-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. On a river, it's also near Artis and Hortus Botanicus.


Dining

In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

The 117 rooms are individually decorated and have phones and desks. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer free toiletries.


Property features

Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy features free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and a library. Self parking is offered for EUR 25 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include free newspapers, a terrace, and a gift shop.

Room options

Standard Double Room (3 Star)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Economy Double Room (2 Star)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room (4 Star)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room (5 Star)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy

Couples (8) Business (2) Family (3) Friends (6) Other (4)
4

super location

Couples

Nice stay in a historic building with all kinds of options to choose your room. The hotel is easy to reach bij public transportation, close to cheap P&R and close to reach the center of Amsterdam. Staff at the reception was very kind and helpfull

By on Dec 6, 2015

4

a good weekend

Couples

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.

By on Jul 13, 2015

3

young travelers

Families

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

By on Jul 13, 2015

4

great hotel for the price!!

GetawayWithFriends

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

By on Sep 23, 2014

4

historic and unique

Families

Staff was very accommodating, rooms are unique and functional, hotel has an interesting historic story behind it.

By on Sep 16, 2014

5

great hotel to relax

BusinessTravelers

The Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam is very unique in its design of the rooms and main common area. The staff is fantastically nice and the bed couldn't be any more comfortable. It is not the cheapest of hotels and the location requires some planning, as it is a bit detached from the center. But if you're on a bike, what is another 10 minutes?

By on Sep 11, 2014

4

hipster creative reuse project; more cool than comfortable

Couples

The idea of this hotel is so much better than the execution. It is an easy tram ride and short walk from central station, which is great. It is on the water and our room had great views of harbor and nice area/park to walk around on or go for run. The architectural reuse and crazy history (it was an immigrant hotel then a WWII prison and then a real prison) are bonuses. Love the creative common spaces on each level and the restaurant cafe serves good food (although breakfast buffet was a tad overpriced for no eggs, sausage or bacon). But might be a little too hipster for its own good because it was more cool than comfortable. Our room was giant, like a pre-war apartment but the furnishings felt old, the pillows were uncomfortable and the curtains felt straight 70s. They also fell out of the ceiling when I tried to open them and had to be fixed while we were out the next day. It is also extremely drafty in some places and the heat is old school radiator that cannot be turned on without the curtains open otherwise they touch. Our room also only had a tub so i never felt quite clean and very hard to wash hair. Had to borrow an iron and ironing board and they were cheap and old and the cover was so threadbare that I got an imprint on the pants I tried to iron of the metal of the board. But the room was spacious and had a great dining table and a big mini fridge and there was definitely an element of super cool when there. staff was pleasant and stored our luggage happily when we arrived early but for $233 a night this was not the appropriate star rating. if you value comfort over cool this is not the hotel for you.

By on May 15, 2014

4

perfectly good hotel

Families

Staff is extremely good at the reception and restaurant. Hotel has perfect room comfort and value for money. Its near to Tram station and just 3 stops away from central station hardly 5 to 8 minutes to reach central station. Food is good in restaurant. Cost is also effective.

By on Mar 31, 2014

4

unique hotel

GetawayWithFriends

It was a great surprise, the staff is really very helpfully, they change the room immediately , gave us everything we need for a comfortable stay. It is very arty, full of surprises, artist, books... Very pleasant experience. We would recommended highly.

By on May 11, 2013

4

pleasantly surprised

Couples

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.

By on Jan 27, 2013