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
Stayed 1 night as we flew the next day to Bangkok. Super close to the airport literally like 5 minutes walk and easy to navigate. The room it’s self was ace. Loved that the iPad controlled everything even multiple coloured lights near the showers. Great touch. The shower was probably one of the best I’ve even been in. Ace hotel. If I’m ever flying from dam again no doubt I will be returning. Loved it!
The hotel is within a minutes walking distance to Schiphol airport hotel and connecting buses and trains.
Despite the proximity, the soundproofing is very good, and I went through 2 nights without much disruption due to airport noise.
The room is clean and boasts high tech features like iPad room controls and rain showers. I esp love how UK and US power points were provided for international travellers.
Waited 45 min for my meal. It appeared to be completely forgotten.
Do you recognize a meal that has been in the microwave too long and with too high power? Hate it. That is what I got within 2 minutes....
The location is perfect. The staff whom works there are amazing people. Very friendly and you feel that they really care about making it good for you when you stay there..Breakfast is very good and i just have positive things to say about the place and the staff. The rooms are very nice and comfortable..
Citizen M hotels are built and designed based on a very good concept and are of high and reliable quality. This Citizen M hotel at Schiphol airport is surprisingly quiet, although located almost directly next to the runway. Didn't hear a thing from the airport buzz, but had good view on runways.
The lobby and living area in the hotel is very nicely decorated with high quality design furniture from Vitra. It is really a pleasure to sit here and enjoy a good coffee. Personnel is dedicated and kind. One of the better airport hotels you can think off.
Would be good to upgrade the rooms with usb chargers and some of the newer tech outlets. Other than that, great place.