Close to a metro station with direct connections to the city center
Rooms are spacious with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and kettles
Continental breakfast buffet included in room rate
On-site bar lounge for drinks and snacks
On-site business center and meeting room
Computers available for guests' use and free Wi-Fi throughout
Vending machines selling snacks, sandwiches, and drinks
Guests can use facilities of neighboring Holiday Inn Hotel
On-site paid parking
Outside the city center in an industrial area
No hot dishes at breakfast
No in-room mini-fridges or minibars
Generic, chain-hotel decor in rooms
Located in an industrial area in South Amsterdam, this 323-room mid-range hotel is popular with business travelers, but it's not convenient for travelers seeking to be close to tourist attractions, though a nearby metro station offers direct connections to the city center. Rooms are generic, but tidy and large, with such standard amenities as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, kettles, and roomy showers in the bathrooms. A continental breakfast is included in the rates, and the hotel also has a bar lounge, business center, vending machines, and on-site parking. Guests can also use the facilities of the neighboring Holiday Inn. For something with a more central location and livelier decor, travelers could consider the three-pearl Conscious Hotel Museum Square, which showcases a quirky forest theme.
Sleek -- but generic -- business hotel hosting corporate travelers
Located in an industrial area populated by boxy glass buildings, the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers has a low-rise generic-looking, white facade with large windows that blends right in with neighboring offices and other hotels. It's located next to another Holiday Inn, with both hotels sharing the same entrance. Situated on the second floor, the hotel's reception and lobby area has floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, gray-tile floors, and several modish sitting areas with sofas, armchairs, and square ottomans in bold blues and greens. Throughout, the space feels rather anonymous, but it's still sleek and sunny. Most guests here are business travelers that keep the hotel busy attending corporate events in the area.
Close to Amsterdam Arena and walking distance to a subway station
The hotel is in an industrial area south of the city center, and it's not ideally located for those seeking a hotel near tourist attractions. There's a metro station within a few minutes' walk away, with direct connections to the city center. There are several other hotels in the immediate vicinity, as well as a shopping center, restaurants, and cafes. Amsterdam Arena stadium, a popular venue for sports events and concerts, is within walking distance
11-minute walk to Bullewijk subway station
15-minute walk to Amsterdam Arena stadium
20 minutes to Schiphol Airport by public transportation
22 minutes to Central Station by public transportation
23 minutes to Rembrandt House Museum by public transportation
27 minutes to Dam Square by public transportation
28 minutes to the Royal Palace by public transportation
29 minutes to the Flower Market by public transportation
34 minutes to Heineken Experience by public transportation
37 minutes to Vondel Park by public transportation
38 minutes to Anne Frank House by public transportation
With 215 square feet of floor space, the 323 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam Arena Towers are spacious. Decor is decidedly generic, but it's not unpleasant, with peppy striped carpeting, accent walls in pale lilac, and aqua-colored bed runners and curtains. Textured wallpaper with a repeating rectangular pattern adds another little design-conscious touch. Modular furniture, finished in warm mahogany tones, consists of a combination work desk and shelf unit, and an open wardrobe. Large windows offer lots of natural light and expansive views, although they mainly overlook parking lots and other anonymous buildings.
Bathrooms have a few pleasant design details including contrasting black-and-white subway tiling and large mirrors. They have spacious walk-in showers, hairdryers, and basic toiletries in wall-mounted dispensers.
The hotel provides a range of pillows to choose from; other in-room amenities include flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, kettles with tea and coffee provided -- but no mini-fridges or minibars. Connecting rooms are available for families and groups traveling together.
Free breakfast buffet, Bar Lounge, vending machines, and a business center
Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers offers the standard package of amenities for the brand. Breakfast -- a cold buffet of various breads, croissants, cheeses, cold cuts, cereals, fruit, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers, yogurt, and boiled eggs -- is included in the rates and is served in the dining room located on the second floor. Espresso and cappuccino are available.
Next to the dining room is the Bar Lounge, with a range of alcoholic drinks, and sandwiches, noodles, and salads available. Vending machines sell snacks, sandwiches, and drinks as well.
For business travelers, the hotel has one meeting room available that seats up to eight people, and a business center with a printer, photocopier, scanner, as well as office supplies. Two public computers are available for guests' use in the lobby. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Paid on-site parking is also available.
Guests staying here have access to the facilities on offer at the four-star Holiday Inn Hotel, which is located next door in the same building. This includes meeting and event spaces, an all-day dining restaurant, and a cafe.
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