Eden Hotel Amsterdam - Hampshire Eden
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Less than an hour after taking off from Birmingham, we’re touching down at Schiphol Airport. My usual meticulous planning appears to be deserting us a little as we wander around aimlessly looking for the bus-stop for the 197 to take us direct to our hotel on Leidseplein… eventually we chase the bus down the plaza and discover that it …
Today is the day. I am determined that today I will do something I have always frowned upon. Other people enjoy it, and after all, everyone does it over here. Mr Fletche enjoys it but understands my aversion so only allows himself the pleasure very occasionally. I can smell that distinctive scent wafting from all manner of establishments. This is …
The pizza experience has caused no ill effects, although my feet are still screaming about the torture I am putting them through. The sun is shining, and the temperature appears to have crept up a degree or two, so we revisit our favourite Starbucks hotspot before setting out on today's trek.
Our first task is to time how long it will take …
It only seems five minutes since we were unpacking our suitcase and saying hello to our new home… now we're throwing everything back in the case and heading home to the familiar grey streets of Birmingham. The hotel was pre-paid, with just the 12E City Tax to pay, and check-out is quick and painless. It takes us less than the anticipated time …
Arrived at the schiphol Airport
We tried to find a place that sells tickets at the airport for seven
days travel around the city the tourist office only sold tickets for
travel up to 96 hours and that did not include travel from the Airport.
Got a Taxi from the Airport to Theater District that cost 45 euros in …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEden Hotel Amsterdam - Hampshire Eden
Rooms small and internet expensive but so its ok on day one
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Historical Traveler Reviews Eden Hotel Amsterdam - Hampshire Eden
Overrated and Overpriced
The full bed is two twins pushed together and very uncomfortable. Rooms are sparsely furnished and dimly lit -no clock radio or bottled water as indicated in promos. A light with no bulb took two days of my three day stay to get replaced, and another light had a broken tilted shade resting on a bulb which represented a fire hazard. No air conditioning - just a stand up fan which made a lot of noise and a small window that only opened a crack onto the alley which contains Sinners nightclub.
Disposable washcloths which were not replaced on second day of my stay, and I could go on. Very overpriced considering rooms, service and location. Would not stay there again!
Loved the Eden Hotel
Excellent 3* hotel and very reasonably priced. Staff were exceptionally helpful and the rooms were very clean and a good size with en-suite facilities. The breakfast buffet was included in the price with a wide choice of hot and cold food which you could help yourself to. The main shops are just a five minutes walk away (especially clothes shopping!) whilst there are plenty of cafes, pubs, restaurants also close by. It is an ideal location for couples and families. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Amsterdam. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will certainly be going back in the near future.
Ordinary and overpriced
Despite the attractive, canal-facing location, this is a thoroughly ordinary hotel. Rooms are by no means the cheapest and, if you're unlucky, you can be landed with dank, smokey accommodation. If you're fortunate, you'll end up with the standard, uninspiring corporate blandness you'd expect from a chain hotel. In general, not a hotel to seek out, though not one to be entirely avoided.
Had a fantastic time
We spent three nights here in January 2003, and we had a fab time. We did book the hotel months before, and I subsequently sent an e-mail, telling them how much we were looking forward to staying there. When we arrived, they said that they were giving us a free upgrade to an apartment, which we were amazed at, given that the hotel seemed fully booked. It was lovely, right at the front of the hotel, overlooking the river, and with it's own front room, kitchen, bathroom and separate bedroom. The staff were lovely and very helpful, even down to giving me some pain killers when I asked where the nearest chemist was ( I had a terrible hang over that day ). The breakfast was very good, loads of food to stock up with for the day ahead. All in all, I'd thoroughly recommend it, and we had no problem with noise from the nightclub.
Good location. beware of nightclub
Just got back from a trip March 23rd. Stayed 3 nights in Eden Hotel. Had read reviews before we left, and was hopeful not to get a room by "Sinners". Of course, we did. The hotel was nice, and luckily, Sinners was only open on Thurs, Fri. and Sat. Being that we stayed Wed - Sat. We asked to be moved so that we could be rested for our long trip home on Sat. The staff moved us, but you can tell they must get complaints about it quite a bit. Other than "Sinners" letting out at 4:30 am (lots of talking in the tiny alley as patrons were leaving) - I don't have a complaint with the Eden. It was very central, canal cruises available a short walk, sites easily available. We walked everywhere, did not use public transportation. Our rooms were very comfortable, but kind of standard. All streets in Amsterdam are busy and kind of dirty - didn't see where this one was worse than any other. They may all be prettiere when leaves are on the trees.Right across the street from the Amstel river was good, but don't be fooled by descriptions making it sound like the brasserie overlooks it. This hotel is across the street from it, not on it. I didn't feel like I needed to eat there to get a neat view of the river - you can do that other places.Breakfast was very good. Probably the best one provided on our 2 week trip!All in all, a comfortable, centrally located place to be. If sleep is necessary for a good rest before you come home, and you're staying on a Thurs - Sat., - make sure to tell them you don't want to have a room facing Sinners.
For Tour Group types
I stayed there for a few nights in the SMALLEST ROOM EVER! As a single, I suggest that you buy up. The room was about 6 feet x 25 feet. The location was so so, and it was over priced.
Great Place to Stay
If you want to get the flavor of Amsterdam, this is the place to stay. It is located on one of the most famous
waterways in the City, the Amstel River, and is just about within walking distance to everything, including the Floating Flower Market just down the street. If you can't walk somewhere, the City bus service line runs on the street behind the hotel. The 2 rooms we stayed in were small, but were very clean and the service and staff were wonderful as was the buffet breakfast. The only down side was on our first stay we were placed in a room which was located across an alley from an all night disco. We
would have liked to sleep with the window open, but the noise wouldn't allow it. However, if we closed the window and turned on the air conditioning, the noise from the disco disappeared. Right next to the disco though is the Stoelitie Diamond Factory which gives free tours and is well worth the visit. There is a nice square with several restaurants just a few blocks away. The hotel also provided free internet access in their lobby for those
of us who want to check on the kids back home.
I had a great time staying at the Eden hotel. THe rooms were nice and clean and friendly staff in the hotel. Breakfast was OK just not what us Brits are used to. Overall a great hotel to stay in.
Well appointed, but room faced nightclub
This is not a horror story, but a cautionary one. The hotel was clean, had a modern lobby, and the rooms were clean and relatively big. Bathrooms were modern. Located near Amstel River and close to everything except the Jordaan. However, one wing of the hotel is across a narrow steet from the "Sinners" nightclub. We stayed a saturday night, and the music was so loud we could not sleep. Pleading with the management for a room chance only got us a 25% discount. If you are unlucky enought to be on the wrong side of the hotel, don't bother trying to sleep.
Hotel with a great breakfast
This hotel was clean with a lift for guests only operated with our room card.It fronted onto the River Amstel.The street it was on was a bit shabby but the hotel was really good.There is someone on duty in the lobby 24 hours a day.The seating area in the foyer was pleasant as were the bar staff.It is very central to all sights and breakfast was brilliant...a great selection of hams, cheeses, cereals, breads, rolls etc.and all types of tea and coffee.The breakfast room was spacious.There was no view from our bedroom window however ..just back yards...but so what.. unless you particularly want a river view.