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“Rotterdam opened in Dec 2014”
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citizenM Amsterdam
Ranked #44 of 374 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Came across the hotel by chance by the old harbour. A wonderful location and i was very warmly welcomed Even the receptionist offered to come with me to show me a parking spot. No frills in state of the art bedrooms which suited me fine
free cocktail was mmmmmm
Can't wait to return with friends.

Room Tip: Go to Rotterdam by train if you can
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights in May. Arrived at hotel about 12, expecting to have to leave our bags before we could check in. We were greeted by an extremely helpful member of staff, who explained that if the self-service kiosk let you check-in, our room was ready. It was great to freshen up before heading out for the rest of the day.

The rooms are quite small, but clean and compact, with a wall to wall bed that was very comfy. The shower/toilet pods suited our needs absolutely fine, though I imagine you would have to be fair comfortable with someone if you were sharing a room. The room remote is fun, changing the lighting, blinds, music, TV and alarm for you at the touch of a button.

We only used the hotel as a base so cannot comment on the food/drink but there was always people eating/drinking so imagine it must be pretty good.

Overall, staff were excellent, very helpful -even lent us an umbrella on a rainy day, and made sure our luggage was left safely until we returned before our flight later that day.

Would definitely return to CitizenM.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Wasn't there for fun. I was in Amsterdam for an interview and the company booked this hotel that was close to their headquarters.
I wasn't disappointed, the room was really cool with the concealed lighting and a SO big bed I could have slept with 4 other people easily.
Nice experience.
I was alone there however shower and toilet are "isolated" by transparent walls so not sure it's quite convenient when you come in couple/group.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled on business
Thank Paul L
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

A group of 9 cyclists choose this as our Amsterdam base for the night. The hotel is very modern and all rooms are identical 'pods' with king sized beds and 'space age' bathroom fittings in the same room. The hotel was by far the cheapest option compared to the more traditional options. It is in a quiet location but is 50 metres from the Number 5 tram line which runs all the way into the main attractions. We did a lot of sightseeing and the number 5 was the only tram we used. It was a 10 minute ride to the centre - simple.
The hotel offers free Wifi and also free PC use in the lobby area. There are a number of areas to sit on the ground floor which are furnished with chic designer furniture.
The staff were all friendly and helpful. They have city maps and sell the 24 hour public transport tickets so it acts like a traditional hotel in terms of service.
The bar area has all types of food to buy if you don't want to eat out, including fresh sushi and microwave meals, all at very reasonable prices. You even get a complementary drink voucher when you check-in.
We really liked this hotel, the only downside is that the rooms are quite small for 2 people, however, the beds are amazingly comfortable and we slept very well.

Room Tip: All rooms are identical and the lift is efficient, so there are no distinguishing features to name.
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I have previously stayed at the CitizenM hotel in Glasgow and liked it very much so for my trip to Amsterdam I decided to book it as I knew I would recieve good service and a good room.

I was wary as it is a bit out of the City and as we were here on a holiday I wanted it to be as easy as possible to access museums and other tourist destinations but it has excellent transport links to both the Airport and the City Centre. The number 5 tram is literally a minutes walk from the hotel and takes you straight in to Centraal station and past many other prime locations such as Museumplein and Leidsplein. It's also easy to get the train from Schipol Airport to Station Oud Zuid and the hotel is located about a 3-4 minute walk from the train station. If location is important to you do not rule out this hotel, it may not be in the city centre but it's no problem to get there!

The staff were friendly and helpful with any queries we did have, we were even able to keep our luggage stored safely in the hotel as our flight home wasn't until 7pm.

The rooms are immaculate and well presented however, be aware that the CitizenM's concept is to minimise space and to do this the toilet and shower are in cubicle's within the room, the only downfall about this is that it did not provide much privacy. I don't like the design of these rooms, the rooms in Glasgow are much better as the toilet and shower are in the same cubicle and have frosted glass covering them. The bed is brilliant, 2 of the best nights sleep I've had all year! Free wi-fi which was handy and free movies which was nice at night before bed.

A handy tip if you are visiting Amsterdam for tourism is to get an 'I Amsterdam' card which provides many free and discounted attractions and free travel throughout Amsterdam. Well worth the money and can be purchased online.

Room Tip: High floors have good views.
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

No criticism could be found in the common area. I love the chicness, although modern but still make you feel homey with seating area, TV, bookshelves etc. Breakfast was simple, only cold food but quite okay.

Unlike other comments that I read on this site, we met a staff which was quite cold and arrogant. I guess she was just very proud of her hotel and she thought everything should be self-explanatory.

The room, hmmmm, it wouldn't be too much of a problem if you are travelling alone. But if you are in couple, be aware that the toilet and the shower is in the middle of the room! Of course this is part of the design but still has its downside. On top the shower was leaking some drops in the beginning of the night and even with closed door the noise was unbearable and we had to put our ear plugs...

So 200 euro for a night in this hotel which is still a bit off the center, I wouldn't really recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leslie L
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

What not to like in the hotel? Good service, amazing staff, automated room, nice bar. The food is provided only as a convenience, nothing to write home about. But the breakfast is very good. It was nothing like any hotel we stayed. It's 100 meter from Station Zud, but it's best to take the tram.

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with any one.
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Address: Prinses Irenestraat 30, 1077 WX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#25 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £87 - £187 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — citizenM Amsterdam 4*
Number of rooms: 215
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Amsterdam on Prinses Irenestraat just ten minutes from city center, citizenM Amsterdam boasts 215 luxuriously appointed rooms at an affordable rate. A perfect spot for a cultural excursion or quick business trip, enjoy free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, 24/7 on-site dining and cocktailing at canteenM, contemporary living rooms decked out in iconic Vitra furniture and a prolific MENDO library collection. Be sure to try out the hi-tech MoodPad tablet to control your room amenities like mood lighting and temperature, power rain shower, or sprawl out on the XL king-size bed with upscale Italian linens. ... more   less 
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