Having spent 5 nights at the Ramada Apollo Hotel I have to say it was the best location. Out of the hustle and bustle but only 20mins away by tram to Central Station using tram 13 and walking at a good pace 45 mins walk.
I was welcomed at the airport by the free shuttle mini bus which took me to the hotel in 20 mins and had the advice from the driver about the tram service which is in front of the hotel. You do not have to pre book the shuttle from the airport only from the hotel to the airport which is 5 Euros. The train is 4.50 Euros and you have to pay for the bus or tram on top.
I was on the 4th floor over looking Rembrandt Park, the neighbourhood has plenty of restaurants, bars and supermarkets. The room was very comfortable with tea/coffee making facilities and on the 3rd floor was an ice machine. I didn't use the floor 17 restaurant as I was out in the town anyway.The best thing I found was the 3 day tram/metro card amazing value and it only starts from the first time you check in on the tram the price was 16.50 Euros and if you need to, you can get 1hr cards for 2.80 Euros.
They have a free Sauna and fitness area but it was lacking in atmosphere so I didn't use it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This spectacular 4-star hotel, containing 446 rooms, is not only one of the biggest hotels in Amsterdam, but also the biggest Ramada hotel in Europe. The imposing building is situated only 15 minutes from the historic city centre and is ideally located on the Amsterdam ring road and next to the RembrandtparkRamada Apollo Amsterdam Centre contains 446 luxurious rooms and suites, 8 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, sauna and fitness facilities, solarium, 300 indoor parking spaces and a spectacular restaurant & skybar on the 17th floor; Floor17! The hotel is ideally situated next to the Amsterdam ring road, with a perfect connection to Schiphol International Airport as well as Amsterdam city centre.All of the meeting rooms have natural daylight and a magnificent view; 5 Sky Lounges on the top floor (18th floor) and 3 meeting rooms on the ground floor.The newest hotspot in town is Skybar Floor17! Richard Matulessy, former Executive Chef of the well-known Amstel Hotel, is in charge of the kitchen team. Enjoy Food Entertainment on the 'highest' level, while enjoying the staggering 360-view on Amsterdam and surroundings. An open kitchen, trendy staff and good music are the perfect combination for a great night out. Drink - Dance - Dine on Friday and Saturday night with DJ's, drinks and bites; the ideal start of your weekend! ... more less
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