The College Hotel
What We Love
- The cool locale at the heart of the city's shopping and cultural district
- Atmospheric details like soaring ceilings, fireplaces, and romantic staircases
- There’s a restaurant, bar lounge, and terrace
- Traditional High Teas on Sunday afternoons
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What To Know
- Many of the youthful staff are students at hotel management schools
- Free WiFi
- In-house guests who book dinner at The College Restaurant get a free aperitif
- Some of the rooms are almost monastic in their minimalism
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Housed in an atmospheric former 19th century school, this 40-room boutique sleep recently won the Prix Villegiature for the “Best interior design in a hotel in Europe,” thanks to the beautifully pared-down guest rooms decorated simply but opulently in tones of chocolate, burnt orange, and gray. The restaurant–housed in the former gymnasium–has a lovely garden terrace shaded by olive trees, while the lounge sports a fireplace for cozy chats over cocktails.
In the Area
Right on the hotel’s doorstep is one of Amsterdam’s hippest ‘hoods, the Fashion & Museum district, in the city’s Zuid. Head straight to Museum Square, where a handful of legendary museums are located, including Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Art lust sated, head straight to Rijsel, a Flemish rotisserie-style restaurant across the Amstel that’s a big hit with the city’s creative classes. Try the perfectly roasted chicken or the home-made duck sausage.
How to Get There
We actually stayed one night only for our honeymoon nigh. We had wedding there. I must say i still love this hotel. It is small cause, charming and elegant hotel which is located very close to center. However I must say customer service it horrible. We encounter many issues and personnel had poor communication skills, in fact some of them on manager levels should never work with people. They were not helpful and we went through hell to close preparations for our the wedding. During dinner (which was I must amid was delicious) they decided (without consulting with us) throw away food. I found it very inappropriate.
We also had breakfast there which was buffet but I was very disappointing in it. The choice was limited and nothing looked fresh. I expected higher standard for this type of hotel.
What a lovely old style hotel which was converted from a school. Rooms are a little dark but no real issue. Nice food and staff very helpful. Nikita was most helpful with our issue of a taxi pre booking. Well done
This small stylish hotel is a gem. Lovely rooms, we were upgraded to a junior suite overlooking garden. Free minbar also a plus. Staff friendly and helpful, bar serves food for sharing , small plates designed for two or more all very tasty. If weather had been better Im sure we would have enjoyed sitting/eating in the garden bar.
Its also close to museum quarter and good tram links to the centre of amsterdam.