We went here following TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed.
The location is excellent - right opposite the train station and near the centre - and you can hire a bike just across the road. The staff were all very friendly and gave local advice and tried to help if they could. I was very pleased that the phone calls from the phone in-room were very cheap.
The room was spacious and well equipped, and I loved the theme of the hotel with all the little train items. Breakfast was good, the shower was good, and the rooms were clean.
The only thing we didn't really like was that we always had to hand the key in upon leaving. I understand why they do it, but we didn't know that you had to carry the little yellow card to get it back and then got in trouble after turning up late on the first night without it!
Overall a very positive experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The A-Train Hotel is a unique 3 star hotel with a train-theme. It is ideally located in front of the Central (Railway) Station, right in the beating heart of Amsterdam. Shopping areas, tourist attractions, pubs, restaurants, theaters, are all within walking distance. All 34 rooms are comfortably furnished and have modern bathrooms with a hair-drier and are equipped with radio, satellite TV with pay TV, safe, work desk, direct-dial telephone with wake-up system and FREE WIFI. The hotel has a lift, a luggage store room and 24 hours check in. An easy chair, coffee and tea making facilities, fridge and a great view off the Central Station are the extras in our 4 excellent 'First class rooms', also very suitable for business guests. For special occasions we have the 'Old Dutch Suite' with a small private garden/patio. Furthermore smoking and non-smoking rooms and 2 excellent family rooms. No two rooms are alike in our surprising train-themed hotel! All major public transport lines operate from the Central Station, only 15-20 minutes from Schiphol Airport, RAI and WTC. There is an (expensive) underground public parking opposite the A-Train Hotel. Cheap parking, from €10,- per 24 hours at 5 minutes walk from the hotel.. The A-Train Hotel is a cozy hotel, run by Jos and Erika Heijnsdijk and manager Ali Hassan and will be a comfortable place to stay during your tourist or business visit and will make you feel like "Home away from Home". We aim to please with an informal atmosphere and are looking forward to see you soon in our hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- a Train Hotel Amsterdam
- Europe Train
- Train Hotel