This hotel was one of the secret hotels listed in last minute.com. This is the description mentioned:
"• Fantastic hotel near the attractions of Amsterdam - 4* - Amsterdam
• Flower Market
• Anne Frank House
• Van Gogh-Museum
• Dam Square
• Nearest airport: Amsterdam
• Nearest train station: Amsterdam Central Station
This fantastic hotel offers all the necessary facilities to make your stay a fantastic trip in Amsterdam, both for leisure or business guests! The hotel offers stylish, modern sleeping rooms, a restaurant and a parking lot. All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning and television. Amsterdam city centre is within easy reach by different ways of public transport.”
After booking, we found out it was the NH Galaxy...
We were both very disappointed with the location of the hotel; it stated that it was near the local attractions. The hotel is actually outside of the city, across the river on the north of Amsterdam. I would state that this is NOT near the local attractions.
Now compare the above description with the one they use when not under a secret hotel guise:
“NH Galaxy is situated just north of Amsterdam's city centre. The hotel has 290 comfortable rooms, fitness centre and it's own parking offering 150 spaces. There is also a daily bus shuttle service into the city centre from the hotel, where you can visit the the house of Anne Frank, the Red Light District or the main shopping streets of Amsterdam. Other tourist attactions like Marken, Edam and Volendam are just a 15 minute drive from the hotel”
I let you make your own judgement, but if your thinking about saving money (considering taxis etc) and enjoying Amsterdam at a leisurely pace – avoid this hotel, the location is terrible.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The four-star NH Amsterdam Noord hotel in Amsterdam boasts 290 newly renovated rooms, all with modern facilities and air-conditioning. Located in northern Amsterdam, The hotel encompasses a large parking lot with 150 spaces, and offers complimentary shuttle service to the city center day and evening. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nh Galaxy Hotel Amsterdam