Hotel Arena, Amsterdam
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ToStay is greatfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Fantastic - basic roomsfrom boutique_chic,Leeds
We had booked a double room but the first room they gave us was a twin - the second room had guests staying in it! whoops and the third was over a busy road. We gave up - they gave us free drinks at the bar and food vouchers so they were forgiven.
The rooms are Ikea hostel style and not as lovely as they look on the web. It was really hot when we were there and staying in a twin level room meant you were even hotter. Getting up in the night to go to the toilet was an experience - balancing down an open staircase while half asleep. Would go again - loved the bar and the atmosphere would pay the extra and get a bigger room in future.
Not bad for the pricefrom gvaguy
Major disappointment!from Maya4242
A great hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed in a twin room which was basic but had storage space for our suitcases, two single beds, a tv and a shower & toilet. It was in the same minimal style as the rest of the hotel but was still quite cosy with a nice skylight looking over their pretty gardens.
The staff were friendly and willing to answer any questions you might have. At breakfast the atmosphere is gentle and the buffet provided is of good quality. The club in the hotel is only open on Friday and Saturday nights, and even then you don't have to worry about noise- we didn't hear a thing.
The location is not strictly central but I enjoyed the 10 minute walk into the city centre, Amsterdam is one of the best cities in the world to wander around in. Just watch out for those cyclists!
Hopefully I will be returning to Amsterdam soon, and when I do I'll definately be staying at the Hotel Arena.
s a rip off, trust me!from FrancescoToronto
Impracticalfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The room was quite impressive when we entered. The bathroom was good.
There was nowhere to put our bags. There was a revolving mini-wardrobe (Ikea??) with two hangers. There was no bin. As there was no ashtray, some enterprising previous visitor had used a nice designer
vase instead. In front of the large TV is a single chair, so we couldn't watch together.
By the time our bags and clothes had been sprawled across the floor, it didn't look impressive at all.
We checked out early for a real hotel.
Friendly staff and modern hotel.from A TripAdvisor Member
The second time, the room was not as good as the first time, but the friendly staff and very nice food (Lunch & Dinner very nice, but breakfast a bit boring) made up for it.
The hotel it self is very nice and modern and I will return.
Fine..!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
The breakfast was very, very good. If the hotel was more central we would probably stay there again. Fell in love with Amsterdam, how pretty it is and the people are friendly. We are going back in January so looking forward to that.
Rip offfrom Jen1978
Added to all this, it was freezing in our room, there was nowhere to drink or eat within a 20minute walk (it was even further to the main centre of town) and the wooden floors may look pretty but noise travels a LOT!
Yes, it's a cool hotel and a gorgeous building but it's quite stark and a very long walk from the vibrant centre. We managed to have a good time as it's such a great city but I had a much better time on my next visit when I stayed at The Amstel Botel which is a bit poky and grubby but cheap, friendly and central.
Top Local Tips for Amsterdam
Tram 'scam' While waiting at a tram stop, two men came and stood near us. When the tram pulled up, they said that they had spare tickets and so they would get us on. They said the tickets would go to waste otherwise. We were swept along by the quickness of the tram's stop and before we knew it, they had used their strip of tickets to get us four on the tram. We thanked them and they followed us to our seats and said we owed them 1.60 euros each (the maximum one way price). We inevitable paid them. Afterwards, it was clear these people buy strips of tickets at a discount price and then make money off them by lying and then charging people the full amount of a one way trip. They weren't particularly nice people until we paid up....
abraxas coffeeshop. good. go.milkshake yum!
Trams are the way to go Unless you are willing to brave the bike lanes, be sure to purchase either an iAmsterdam tourist tram card at the tourist info station by Centraal Station OR purchase a strippenkaart from a convenience/tobacconist store. To travel within the center of Amsterdam you need to count 2 boxes on the strippenkaart and stamp it on the 2ND box; and the stamp is valid for ONE full hour no matter how many trams your board within that hour.
Other names for Hotel Arena
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- arena hotel amsterdam
- Address: s-Gravesandestraat 51 - Amsterdam - 5401 BB - Netherlands
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