Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by LeisureGuest Amazing stay at the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam Schiphol
A few weeks ago I stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel together with a friend of mine just for leisure purposes. We had an amazing luxurious bed room with two king-size beds and had a very comfortable and relaxing night.
The service is great - the staff at the reception as well as the staff in the restaurant did everything to ensure we had a pleasant stay. The staff in the restaurant gave us some suggestions concerning the menu and we even got an appetizer twice. Great taste and service!
Overall we had a fantastic stay at this hotel. I would recommend this hotel to everybody who wants to have a great stay in a four star hotel near Amsterdam. I'm looking forward to return to this hotel!
9. Juni 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by traveller474747 Comfort rooms
A very convinient place especially for business and leisure trips. Near to the airport and not far away from the city center (15 min by train). Knowledgeable staff, clean and comfort rooms. An excellent facility for anyone travelling to AMS.
5. Juni 2013
Rated 4,0 out of 5,0 by Deanson1 Not a weekend city break hotel - perfect for business travellers!
So, arrived at the airport (which is AMAZING and so HUGE!) and went to find our busstop where our private shuttle collects up and delievers us to our hotel - easy peasy! - Only a quick 5 minute journey - and it's a free shuttle ride from the airport. Following this, check in was easy and quick - staff polite and accomodating.
Room - we were extremely lucky to have a posh suite on the 5th floor - the room was spacious and the beds were AWESOME!! - so very comfortable!! Only issue we had in the room was that the previous occupant left their bathers on the radiator (not obsevred very well by cleaner#. The view from the room was pretty nice - looking outwards over the hotel's driveway.
Food/drink - UK travellers be warned - the food and VERY expensive in Amsterdam - approx. 6euros for a drink - over 20euros for a bottle of wine - much cheaper to eat at home! BUT the food at the hotel was lovely - especially the meals - ample in size, hot - and the room service was efficient and brought to you by polite staff. The only issue we encountered was that on the final day, breakfast wasn't that great - good choice in food - but it went too cold to quickly.
Location - 5 mins away from the airport - 25minutes away from the city centre. As you walk out of the hotel and turn left - keep walking until you come across a bridge - under the bridge is a ticket machine to buy your train tickets #easy to use!# - please note that the machine ONLY accepts COINS or maestro cards!! We had this problem one day and couldn't get into the city - and staff on reception were unable to change over money so we were stranded for a day. HOWEVER - if you walk straight out of the hotel and head straight for approx 20minutes - you do come across a mini-shopping complex - this was an advantage and we managed to kill an afternoon here - I recommend going here for a nice chilled out morning/afternoon.
The location of the hotel is situated amongst a load of business parks - so nothing really in sight worthy of a visit.
Downside to hotel:
- The hotel is shut ALL weekend which isn't helpful - you'd think that they would keep it open for weekend travellers.
- The hotel pool was shut on the day of leaving due to problems so I could imagine that this annoyed other travellers.
- Don't pay for the return shuttle from the hotel to the airport - this will cost you 7.50euro each!! - instead walk the little distance to the train station and catch the train - only 8odd euro for two adults overall.
- Be warned of city tax charge when checking out - we weren't informed of this upon arrival and didn't know prior to travelling about paying city tax #approx 3euro a night)
- Take enough coinage to take you into the city.
Amsterdam is a beautiful city to visit and I would definitely return - maybe not to this hotel as it was too far away from the city to be able to enjoy more of the city - this hotel seemed only to accommodate for mainly business people.
4. Juni 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by flora24 Excellent hotel
Great and friendly staff, they were very helpful and I am looking forward to come back to this hotel.
4. Juni 2013
Rated 3,0 out of 5,0 by ooGMoo Standards falling - reduced benefits of loyalty scheme unpleasant
As a very regular user - in the highest tier of the loyalty scheme I have stayed in this Crowne Plaza every week for several years.
It is clean, rooms are a good size and the staff courteous and helpful. Its location is very convenient (for my work) - its big enough to have gym facilities, but not so big you are lost in it.
The staff really are helpful, pleasant and do their best - they are the hotel's biggest asset.
It is increasingly becoming a tourist hotel with coach loads/plane loads of tourists. If you are caught in the checkin or checkout behind them - you are lost. Most don't understand how the hotel works and its a complete nightmare.
Unfortunately the dining room is the bar and vice versa. So quiet meals are not possible - and the menu though good quality is limited and expensive.
The Wifi is very slow - often so slow its unusable. And chargeable.
And here is the real downside - apart from your room - there is no quiet area, no seating to have a drink, read a book or use your laptop.
There used to be a club lounge available to top tier loyalty card holders. You could order your meal there in peace and quiet and not in the dining/room bar and so avoid the hoards of tourists.
This facility has been withdrawn. So now - literally - there is nowhere quiet to sit or to eat except in your room. For a hotel of this price that is a real negative. Now if you want a peaceful meal you have to go to a little restaurant 10 minutes walk away towards the town centre. Actually though this restaurant has very high standards with a qulity, broader menu than the Crowne Plaza and its much cheaper - so if you can put up with a brief walk its highly recommended over the crowded bar.
Quality feel has gone - its now just any other "cram them in" tourist hotel with an unpleasant restaurant ambience and no quiet areas - but at top prices.
There is a Holiday Inn Express over the road, its around half the price, it is much quieter, the Wifi is very fast and free - and breakfast (though not as extensive a menu) is included. The bathrooms have much more powerful showers - and its closer to the restaurant! Only downside is there is no evening meal facility, but then there might as well not be an evening meal in the Crowne Plaza unless you like eating in a noisy bar with people pushing past you all the time.
21. Mai 2013
Rated 1,0 out of 5,0 by Mousehunter Mice in dining room
Mice running around dining room during visit. Hotel stated they were working on problem. I would stay and eat somewhere else if staying near the airport.
11. Mai 2013
Rated 3,0 out of 5,0 by Neal999 Nice hotel but needs a better gym for its size!
Great food and we were well looked after, but the gym was tiny and always too crowded as a result meaning you could not get on to any of the 6 machines in total without having to wait. A hotel of this size needs to have more facilities for guests
15. April 2013
Rated 5,0 out of 5,0 by Work12345 Great overall experience
Very good stay as always, I do use this hotel quite a lot, and would recommend it to colleagues.
27. März 2013