Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center
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You can literally walk from the hotel lobby into the departures terminal! Oh and I got upgraded in my room; that always happens when I'm alone, have no time, arrive late and I'm leaving early! If I have lots of time in the room, I never get upgraded! The irony continues.
We ate a beautiful breakfast of berries and yoghurt, croissants, rye bread and cheese and Nespresso before setting off to the museum. What an amazing building with an incredible collection of paintings from the 16 th and 17th century. Rembrandt, Vermeer... Great descriptions of the works and a collection of other items from the time made a very interesting visit. We then walked to the Albert Cuyps market. A little disappointing. A long row of cheap clothing, ...
... for our cruise. Buffet dinner in the dining room was excellent with the opportunity to order also off the menu. We met Cheryl and Peter and Wendy and Greg, all from Sydney. Many drinks were had by some but I kept it to two only. Need to keep healthy for the next day! Guest meeting was at 7 pm to explain the rules etc. Off to bed at ...
... the quiet of the trip back - except the guide was still nattering so we didn't get any. Another walk through town with a salad and wine stop at the restaurant next door to our home away from home, and our time in Amsterdam came to an end.
The next morning we walked slowly through town and witnessed a barge cleaning out bikes from the canal. We stopped at the English pub for a bacon and egg breakfast and caught our train to Groningen. Read on in the next ...
... district, where we saw Santa's elves helping to spread some holiday cheer to the passersbys. All this sensory overload made us hungry, so we stopped at a pub for a couple $8 Heineken's and our last real bacon sandwiches for a while...
Today, we head out to Egypt...and I'm sure there will be a lot more to post on that ...
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You can literally walk from the hotel lobby into Departures!!!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center Haarlemmermeer
Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center Haarlemmermeer
Great location, comfortable hotel
Very professional, comfortable hotel in which to spend a night before a flight. Executive rooms are well-designed and very pleasant.
We stayed at the Sheraton with our new son while in transit to the US. The staff was very accomodating, especially given that it was New Year's Eve and they were quite busy. A crib was provided without delay and the room was very comfortable and had all necessary ammenities, except for an iron and iron board as has been mentioned. We chose to eat in the airport given the 20-40 Euro prices for simple meals from room service.
The location can not be beat if you need to stay near the airport. I got an off-season rate of 129 Euros on December 3, 2004. At this price, the hotel was an acceptable value. The room price included a full breakfast buffet but at 8am they were out of most of the hot food selections, which were never replenished during my thirty minutes in the restaurant.
Stayed here in June on a business trip to Holland. The hotel was very convenient as it is located in the terminal at the airport. This is great when you have an early flight back to the US or are getting in very jet lagged.
My partner and I booked two nights at this hotel from the 3rd of July. We were celebrating an anniversary and wanted to have an enjoyable weekend in Amsterdam. We booked an executive room as it offered superior facilities including access to the private executive lounge where a complimentary breakfast is served in addition we were told that beer, wine, tea and coffee would be available up until 11pm each evening.
It is possibly going a bit too far to rate this hotel as a five star but it is definitely a good four star standard and if, like me, you can get the room at three star prices it becomes something of a bargain. The twin room cost me about 95GBP per night through Expedia.
Was very disappointed with the quality of this hotel. Didn't even have robes in the rooms! Room was only 3 star quality. Prices are way too high. I stayed for 2 nights with my future wife as a treat for her during christmas. I was definately not satisfied. There are some 3 and 4 star hotels not so far away that I know have better than this hotel in room quality etc. It is good that Guests have 24hr leisure centre access. But the steam room was broken. There was no locker keys supplied in the changing room. Overall. NOT WORTH THE MONEY.
Using the advice previously posted, I avoided the high phone and service charges and had a great stay at the Sheraton. Staff were very nice. Upgraded to a "smart" room as a Starwood elite member.
Huge advantages of staying at the airport is that you save on cab fare, can literally roll your bags to check-in if you have an early morning flight, and the trains into the city run every few mins and takes 10-15 mins. Why schlep all your stuff into the city?
Gives new meaning to the word "ripoff"
If you are intransit at Amsterdam Airport, this is one of the hotels (the other is the Hilton) that is attached to the airport building. You pay for this convenience. The rooms are ok. Meals and other services are extremely overpriced. If you need to eat, make a phone call, or use other services, take a stroll back to the airport building. You will save at least 50%.
Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid.!
This hotel could not be more full of hidden charges. Don't use the phone or minibar, or even eat in the restaurant, unless you want to pay more than anywhere else (including 5 star hotels) in Holland. The rooms are at best adequate, but when the extra costs are factored in, this hotel is one of the most overpriced in the world. If you stay here, picture me saying "I told you so" during your days of frustration following checkout.