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“Convenient if you come by car, otherwise tired and not very "Dutch alike"”

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Tulip Inn Amsterdam Riverside
Ranked #233 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Convenient if you come by car, otherwise tired and not very "Dutch alike"”
Reviewed 6 November 2012

We stayed in the hotel in the August 2012. We booked it for a very reasonable price for four nights. We came by car, so our goal was to get a cheap hotel with possibility of parking. And Tulip Inn it was. I was a bit sceptical, because it is marked as a motorway hotel, but in fact, it is a bit off the motorway. Anyway, the sound of motorway is heard very much. There are plenty of parking spaces, behind the fence(which is never closed), in front of the hotel. We were given a spacious (25m2) room on a second (top) floor facing inner yard, countryside and a canal. Room was a bit tired, but its size, amenities and large bathroom compensated everything. Everything in hotel looks a bit tired.Maybe because it is always full.
Breakfast was ok, without surpluses, hotel also had its own, rather expensive and not very tasteful restaurant. Bar/restaurant also has a neat seating area in the garden and in front of the canal, but the chairs are dirty and scraped, there is full of fag ends etc.
The biggest thing that bothered me was, that they advertise bicycle rental in the hotel. Everybody cycles in the Amsterdam. But its "rental service" has only about 10 bikes for 192 rooms! We payed for two bikes and were given one bike with a flat tyre and there was no one that could fixed it. As we asked on the recption were we can rent a bike in vicinity of ther hotel, they were not able to give us an answer. Their only answer was in the city center, 8 km away! Luckily we found bike rental shop in the nearby camp site, about 500 from the hotel and we even got better bikes with gears, even cheaper as in the hotel.
As I said, hotel lies almost in the middle of nowhere, on the outskirts of the Amterdam, rather far from the Subway, about 15 minute walk from the hotel. Subway takes you in city center in 15 minutes or it is a 45 minute bicycle drive, through some Afro-arabian immigrant neighbourhoods.
To summarize, we really enjoyed Amsterdam and were away in the city for whole days, so I did not have troubles sleeping, inversely, I slept like a baby. Though the people really did not used the doorknobs, doors were slamming all the time. The food was mediocre, location was ok, because of the free parking, everything in the hotel was tired, many bus tour guests but the value of the hotel was excellent.

Room Tip: Always ask for the room facing the canal (away from the motorway)!
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

I would say, nice Motel....as opposed to Hotel. Building and furbishment is fairly old and dated but quite doable.

Tariff is all important for such establishments on the outskirts of a City. . I would not go with the high rack rates. Book only via the various hotel websites.

The below niggly points are probably acceptable but hardly a big deal for the hotel to rectify......very sloppy management given the fact that similar comments have been left by others.

Niggling problems experience in a standard room.::
- No TV channel reception during my three night stay - not rectified by reception.
- Noisy. Both form corridor and ventilation ducts.
- Blocked wash basin - not rectified by reception.
- Telephone present but not connected.
- Alarm/Radio broken.
- Poor quality mattress.

Bright points:
- Nice staff.
- Plenty of parking.
- Very broad property with large and airy public areas
- Food OK

Room Tip: Careful with rack rates for a standard room. Definately not worth more than 75 euros.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Potsdam, Germany
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Reviewed 29 October 2012

I like the hotel a lot. Great location even for those who is going to visit Amsterdam by public transportation. 10 minutes to walk to the station and 20 minutes by train to the central station. Train leaves every 7 minutes. 5.40 for 2 tickets for 1 hour. If you are going by car to Amsterdam, it will take from 5-8 euro per hour for parking in the city.
Standard rooms, not super clean (carpet and floor in bathroom), but ok. We had the room on ground floor and the view is very nice. The bathroom is big. It was quite a challenge to regulate warm water for shower. It is either very hot or very cold.
Breakfast is not worth of 15 euro per person, nothing special. The same thing you can have in McDonalds for 5 euro.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

I have stayed there with my girlfriend during our weekend trip to Amsterdam.
Rooms are very basic but clear. In general hotel could be renovated but it's still OK.
There is a restaurant atthe ground floor that works till late evenning.
Location is major advantage of the hotel when travelling bu car. It can be easiely accessed fro highway, free hotel parking and 10 min max walking to subway station. Much cheaper to use subway then pay 4-5EUR/hour for parking in Amsterdam

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Normandy, France
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

We visited thinking the location, just on the outskirts of Amsterdam might be a problem but it was a short walk to the train station. So much better to take public transport if you really want to get a feel for the place. Although this hotel seems to be mainly for business travelers it was family friendly too. The staff were all thrilled the hotel is about to be refitted as they want to be proud of where they work and it was reassuring they took such an interest. The information we received in response to our questions was excellent local knowledge, freely given, just what was needed. The location is a sweet spot near a picturesque canal and a perfect place for a sundowner !

Room Tip: Rooms at the back have a view of the canal.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Groningen
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Below average hotel, my room was old and somewhat dirty. Shower was clean, but it's old.
Carpet in the hallway is really bad. They are in-home tiles, why not refurnish.
Location is good, thats nice. But big thumbs up for the food. I had dinner and breakfast a nice contrast to the rooms itself. My mixed grill was a lot, breakfast more than I could choose.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Hotel rooms in the Netherlands are often tiny places. We paid less than 50 EURO per night for a double room including breakfast and we expected not only a small room but also a room in a dreadful state with paper pealing off the walls etc... Instead we had a very pleasant really large room with a table and two extra chairs. The breakfast was awsome, the staff friendly, the parking of our car was free. The only disadvantage is that the place is far away from the centre of Amsterdam. The metro station is 850 meters walking.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Tulip Inn Amsterdam Riverside
Address: Provincialeweg 38, 1108 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#95 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Tulip Inn Amsterdam Riverside 4*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a weekend break in Amsterdam? Or do you have a business meeting in the area? The 4-star Golden Tulip Amsterdam Riverside offers a relaxing stay whether you are visiting for pleasure or on business! The hotel is in the south of the city, set in peaceful surroundings on the banks of the Gaasp river, near the Zuidoost Business Centre. ... more   less 
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