citizenM Hotel Amsterdam City
What We Love
- Movies on demand are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Chic and spacious lounges, where sassy young staff mix cocktails and you’re invited to play couch commando with the TVs
- There’s a distinct aversion to ripping you off; WiFi and movies are free, and prices for international calls are comparable to Skype
- The self check-in process is seamless and takes seconds
What To Know
- A 5.5 percent city tax per night, will be collected by the hotel at check-in
- All guestrooms have a maximum occupancy of two; Twin beds and cribs are not available
- It's a short tram ride into town
- It’s not possible to open windows in the guestrooms
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- Free WiFi
Unlike many spaces in Amsterdam, citizenM’s lobby has the scale to pull off an “eclectic world traveler” vibe without looking like a thrift store. Almost the entire ground floor of this converted office building is given over to lounging, and there are plenty of colorful talking points to kick-start the conversation, from the adorable Scotty dog shoeshine machine to the racy coffee table material by the likes of David LaChapelle. The pea green Hella Jongerius sofa — one of several couches strewn about the place — hints at a healthy pride in Dutch design without (mercifully) going the whole clog.
Bed and Bath
Imagine a diminutive, light-flooded Tokyo apartment decked out by Stanley Kubrick. Bed and bath (well, rain shower) are one and the same at citizenM, with space-saving amenities encased in retractable glass enclosures that can be pushed back to increase the square footage when not in use. Of course, whether you want to stare at a toilet — however chic — is another matter. Everything deemed surplus to requirements has been dispensed with, but what remains is a tactile, modular joy. The bed, which takes up more than a third of the room, is more of a nest, complete with a pinstriped plush toy by the name of Marvin.
The traditional hotel restaurant/bar has been nixed in favor of a central bank of on-the-go services designed with characteristic cleverness by in-demand Dutch architecture firm Concrete. This seductively low-lit space offers everything from a decent morning coffee to a snog-me-senseless breath spray from U.K. cosmetics brand Anatomicals, plus hearty microwave meals that can be heated up whenever hunger strikes, a fridge full of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, and addictive raspberry cheesecake from the deservedly venerated Holtkamp patisserie across town. The bank of Apple computers for guests’ use could easily be mistaken for a start-up PR agency’s office, and the proverbs stenciled in the corridors (“A good lawyer is a bad neighbor”) are typical of a brand of hospitality that favors wit over fussy wallpaper.
How to Get There
-The location was of course very convenient, right by Schiphol airport.
-The modern hotel facilities was very nice as well.
-Best thing about this hotel was the huuuge comfy bed!
-Great in room services but the whole time we were there, the "movies" section (which had a great selection of new films and tv series) on their entertainment panel was not working. Such a bummer cos it would have made the stay a lot better!
-Also, not a big fan of the room lay out but we got some good sleep so it was all good.
This is very practical to be walk-by the airport when your flight is leaving early. Very convenient. However, minimalist environment in the room. Tehcnology is interesting but the layout of the room is not very practical.
I was in a hurry to get in to Amsterdam. It took me 10 minutes to check in, get to my room, sort my stuff out, change and leave. Very organised, very clean, very efficient. If your worried about airport noise and smell, then don't. The room was very quiet (no noise of planes taking off). The perfect hotel if you need to stop at the airport or even going into Amsterdam (10 euro return on train, 14 minutes to the centre and a train every 10 minutes)
The hotel was fantastic, not a sound of airport noise. Very convenient for the airport or even a trip into Amsterdam Centraal, which is only a 15 minute journey on the trains from inside the airport. The technology in the room is very cool.
I would definitely return
The experience in the hotel was great. The kind and friendly service from the ambassador, the unique and creative spaces where great.
We fund different and fun spaces into the room and also in the other locations.