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Citizen M Hotel, Schipol Airport Amsterdam Schiphol Reviews
Strangest, yet one of the best, hotel ever Oct 23, 2011
The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.
I gave the bathroom 4 stars, but, it's really hard to actually rate the bathroom. There isn't one. There's a tube with a toilet and a tube with a shower, but both are just part of the room. It's really strange. If you want more detail, look below.
The rooms in this hotel are incredibly small, but, so efficient with the space that the tiny size of the room has only minimal impact. The bed is at one end of the room and is approximately queen sized. Head to foot, it is the full width of the room and left to right, it goes from the window to a point approximately 3 meters from the door. The TV is mounted over the foot of the bed.
Working towards the door from the bed is a small desk (same wall as the head of the bed), on the opposite wall is the closest you get to storage space inside the room. Continuing towards the door, you will encounter the shower tube next to the desk. When open, the tube barely encroaches into the room just enough to protect the controls and nozzle for the hand shower. When closed, you get a glass cylinder in which you can take a shower. There is a hand nozzle and a very nice showerhead flush-mounted into the ceiling. It takes a bit of trial and error to fully understand this unusual showering environment, but, it's an innovative space-saver and works pretty well.
Directly opposite the shower is a very small sink.
Further towards the door from the sink is a similar tube to the shower tube, but, this one is frosted glass and contains the toilet. Again, minimally intrusive when open (other than the fact that there's a toilet just sort of plunked on one side of the room). Close it, and, you're all alone in your glassed in throne-room. It's slightly more spacious than the average airline bathroom, but only slightly.
The mood lighting and remote control are cool. The theme throughout the hotel is also very cool and innovative. I really liked the way they thought things through in the design of the hotel, even if walking down the hallways gives you the impression that the rooms are little more lockers designed to store humans.
The staff was wonderful and always eager to help. Complimentary wifi in the room (and the lobby) was useful and fast. There were guest-use iMacs (of recent vintage) in the lobby. I didn't use them, so I can't speak to the software compliment etc.
I highly recommend this hotel, but, come prepared for something a little different.
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