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The Hotel for Business Tourist Jul 23, 2013
Train is very convenient for a ten minutes ride from the Schiphol Airport to the Rai Amsterdam station and 5 minutes walk is the Novotel Hotel Amsterdam.
The hotel is located between the Airport and city downtown but accessible by means of tram, train, bus and Taxi. I am loving the tram because it cost less and it will give you enough time to sight seeing as you pass by the residential parts of the local Dutch streets.
Anyway, the hotel is just a across the famous Rai Convention Centre as the land mark or named as Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre or in Dutch they call it RAI Congrescentrum.
At first we were amazed of the silence of the location. Perhaps it was holiday or winter time is just like moody. But then when we realized we are in place nearby the exhibition venue, then we knew this is about business people around.
We were welcomed with naturally good looking and well groomed hotel front desks staffs. Very efficiently, they had our room ready in no time while I was about to use their apple desk computers for guests located in the waiting lounge.
Let me start with our room:
Our room is located in the upper floor which has the best view of the yellow leaves like yellow ocean from our window. It must be fall in Amsterdam. Despite the cold outside it is a relief to see such wonderful art of nature.
Our room is very small for the three of us sharing. The bathroom is not that convenient to use because moving inside is like you are on board a plane. Taking shower not comfortable really as you mess up everything in the cabin. The waters will spill everywhere and it do not drain as quickly as it must be for the next user.
Though everything look so clean, what I don't like is the low foundations of wall that a sneeze of conversation from the guest outside the room is a complete nuisance to the other. The tv sounds are a total hassle to the next door. Cleaners working on the carpet vacuum is working while we were still deep on our dreams after a long day.
Wake up call is very upfront and the buffet servings in the ground floor is just very wonderful. The servings are generous and sumptuous. Unlike the standard hotels located in the downtown, here you will only notice everyone on their business suits and sling id's on their neck.
The hotel's contemporary interior design of the lobby is worth a place to hang-out after meals.
The staffs outdoors are very helpful in telling what options we can get to where we are heading and most of all they are very much after your needs when your approach them.
I recommend this hotel when your business trip is related around the area or you wanted to experience a place quite a distant from the busy metropolis.
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20 minutes from the airport Jul 24, 2011
Novotel Amsterdam Airport is located quite a way from the airport. The hotel offers free shuttle bus, which took 20 minutes to reach the hotel. The shuttle bus stops at the Ibis Hotel and at the Etap Hotel before the Novotel. The shuttle runs 2-4 times pr hour depending on the time of the day.
I arrived in the afternoon and the hotel was pretty quiet. Check in was very efficient, and done by a very friendly and helpful lady. She was very informative and did not miss to tell me about all the hotels facilities. There was a small souvenir shop in the lobby.
My room had a nice size, but looked a bit old. It had an old TV, an empty mini bar and AC. There was WI-FI in the room, but it was not free. For 24 hours the charge was €5,25 for WI-FI and €10 for wired. There were two Mac computers in the lobby, where you could get free access for 15 minutes. It was so slow, by the time I had logged in to my e-mail account the 15 minutes were up. Great!
The bathroom was small, but had a tub. It looked nice and clean.
Breakfast was served in the restaurant on the ground floor. It was not included and cost €18,50.
In the basement there were a pool, a sauna and a steam bath. When I walked through the changing room by the pool and saw all the dirty towels and filth on the floor, I lost interest in getting into the pool. The sauna and the pool might not have been as dirty as the changing room, but I was definitely not going to find out.
Would I stay at the Novotel Amsterdam Airport again? Probably not. It is a bit far from the airport and also far from the city centre, so which ever place you want to go to, it doesn´t have the most convenient location.
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Novotel Amsterdam Airport Overview
This hotel is located near the airport overlooking the surrounding countryside. There is a shuttle bus to the airport which offers excellent train links direct to Central Station every 10 minutes, with the fast train taking 12 minutes and the slow train taking only 20 minutes.
This hotel has a 'green' location while still being very close to the airport and only 20 minutes by car to the centre of Amsterdam. There is a shuttle bus to the airport where there are connections into the centre of Amsterdam and to the rest of Holland and even Europe, with trains every 10 minutes to Central Station, with the fast train taking 12 minutes and the slow train taking only 20 minutes.
The hotel is a modern, purpose-built block in grey. The hotel is a modern, purpose-built block in grey.
All the medium sized rooms are double glazed and standard in both size and decor. They are modern and decorated in similar colours to the public areas with up-to-date, white tiled bathrooms.
The medium sized lobby is pleasantly decorated in coordinating colours of dark blue and pink with a chandelier as its central feature; it includes a few armchairs and a sofa. This area also leads into a comfortable lounge as well as the bar and restaurant.
The restaurant caters to both group and individual guests offering a good selection of local and international dishes.
10 km to the nearest fair site (rai), 10 kms to city centre, 10 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 21 km to the nearest beach, 5 km to the nearest station (schiphol), 5 kms to the nearest airport (schiphol).
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