We booked the hotel after seeing a special offer on one of the popular travel websites.
At the time there were a number of reviews circulating which indicated that the hotel was still being built and we wondered what we would find when we got there. However the value for money was just too good to ignore. A four star hotel which even before the price reduction was cheaper than most three star offerings was not to be missed.
We needn’t have worried. It turned out to be one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in.
The hotel is superb. There are still minor things which are being sorted out. On one day all but one of the lifts were refusing to work, and some room facilities like the mini bar are still being installed. That said the rooms are spacious clean and comfortable. The TV system carries channels to please every nationality including a full range of BBC options. The bed is huge and comfortable, the bathroom spacious and well appointed.
It gets better. On the top floor there is a superb cocktail bar. (Ask Michael, the bar manager, to make you one of his specials. They are divine.) Meanwhile downstairs the hotel has a restaurant which can compete favourably with many of the best in Amsterdam.
Venture into the sub basement and you will find a well appointed gym and a heated swimming pool which is maintained at a most agreeable temperature. It was this above all which caught our eye as we have our own pool at home and like to swim every night. The hotel keeps theirs at a pleasant temperature in the high eighties and the chlorine levels are not too high either.
Our stay was made all the better by the attentiveness of the staff and their friendly and helpful advice on everything from places to see to how to get around. The hotel is located on the 1 and 17 tram routes about equidistant from Surinam-Plein and Lelylaan.
We traveled to Holland by Eurostar and train. If you do the same it worth knowing that the ticket you buy, which takes you to Amsterdam central station, also entitles you to change trains at Amsterdam Schipol. If you do this then you can pick up from there, at no extra cost, a train which takes you direct to Lelylaan station - just one stop! From there it is less than five minutes walk to the hotel.
To get from the station to the hotel follow the cycle path through the housing estate turning right onto delftandlaan. Walk approximately 50 yards to the roundabout and cross the road heading west on schipluidenlaan cycleway which goes under the motorway. The track veers round to the left as it emerges from under the motorway. Continue for a further 150 yards until you are just about to go under the roadway for Cornelius Lelylaan. The Fashion Hotel is now directly on your right. The reception area is on the street level You can either climb the steep steps outside or go in via the downstairs entry and take the lift up.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fashion Hotel Amsterdam (4-stars) is situated opposite the World Fashion Centre, within ring road A10 of Amsterdam. It has a fantastic location; Leidseplein is within a 10 minute tram ride, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam RAI are also 10 minutes from the hotel by car and the Vondelpark is only a 5 minute walk away. This makes the hotel suitable for a business stay, but also weekend break to Amsterdam. Fashion Hotel in Amsterdam has 260 spacious modern design rooms with free WIFI internet. After a visit to Fashion’s Restaurant and Bar, with adjacent terrace, you can drink cocktails in the stylish SKYY Bar on the 10th floor. It has a great view over the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Golden Tulip Amsterdam