Hotel Arena Amsterdam

Four stars hotel 87%of guests recommend Hotel Arena Amsterdam

's-Gravesandestraat 51, Amsterdam Map 2.1 km (East of the city centre)

Score of 23 reviews: 8.0

The monumental building in which Hotel Arena is situated has served different purposes since it was founded in 1890. In the early years it was used as a Catholic orphanage and later on as a home for the elderly. In the eighties of the 20th century it was transformed into a youth hostel. Renowned designers were attracted to participate in the renovation. The end result is visible: the building has been transformed into a modern hotel that is full of character. On top of that it is now also used for all kinds of international and local cultural events.

Hotel Arena is a unique concept that combines hotel accommodation with a bar, club, conference halls and a restaurant, called respectively: TOSTAY, TODRINK, TONIGHT, TOMEET and TODINE. Its unique character can also be noticed in the hotel rooms, which are all different in shape and size. The rooms are all equipped with a private bathroom, television, a direct-dial phone and a safe. The interior is a nice mixture of designer furniture, wooden floors, authentic elements and warm shades of colour.

The hotel has a private parking area and is therefore easy to reach. There are good connections to the city centre, but the eastern part of the city centre also has a lot to offer. The green Oosterpark is worth a visit as well as Artis Zoo, which is the oldest zoo in Europe. A lovely walk will take you to the lively Rembrandtplein, where you can enjoy a fun night out in the restaurants, bars and clubs that are located here. Frequent tram and bus connections will take you to the heart of town quickly, where you can discover numerous museums and cultural sights. The Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum are also easy to reach by tram. If you prefer a nice walk, then you will love the green surroundings in this part of town.

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Surroundings

Hotel Arena is situated in the eastern part of Amsterdam city centre. In the vicinity you will find the Tropenmuseum and Artis Zoo. The city centre can easily be reached as well. Several tramlines can take you to the centre within 10 minutes, although a lovely walk is still the best way to admire Amsterdam in its full glory.

Food and Drinks

Throughout the day you can visit TODRINK, this spacious bar is tastefully decorated. In the morning you can wake up with you own selection of the lovely continental breakfast buffet. This bar has an adjacent outside terrace and offers you a perfect location for lunch, dinner, cocktails and tapas. The menu of TODINE offers a combination of surprising international dishes as well as traditional Dutch delicacies. Its luxurious interior is accompanied by a warm and intimate atmosphere. On sunny days you can enjoy dinner on one of the two beautiful outside terraces.

Details

Check-in
From 15:00
Check-out
till 11:30
Number of rooms
116
Wi-Fi
FREE! Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.
Bike rental
On request
Car park
The hotel has a private parking area. The costs are €4 per hour with a maximum of €25 per day.
Children/extra beds
One child up to 3 years old can stay for free in the parents' room.The maximum age of a child to the parents' sleeping room is 12 years. Price per child: from 4 to 12 years is that of an adult.
Smoking policy
The entire hotel is non-smoking
Pets
Not allowed
Facilities
24-hour reception, Bar, Breakfast, Garden, Internet, Lift, Luggage storage, Outdoor Terrace, Restaurant, Free WiFi. On request: Dry Cleaners, Laundry, Meeting/Function Room.

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Reviews

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All reviews are completed by our guests after their stay at the hotel Hotel Arena Amsterdam.

8.8
  • (Older couples)
To Stay - Great
  • * my tip Lovely park
8.8
  • (Older couples)
we enjoyed our stay in Arena hotel and highly recommend it to others
  • + Quite new hotel, nice and very responding staff, esp. the reception, headed by it's young and energetic manager, wonderfull service, tasty food, very comfortable and clean rooms (we received one of the studio rooms)
  • The hotel needs some investment here and there in petty maintanance issues.
  • * my tip The tropical museum right around the corner is an amazing place to visit. Worth the investment of at least half day. The same holds for the maritime museum not far away. Many nice resturants in the close neighborhood, about 700 meters around.
8.4
  • (Older couples)
The space at the Arena Hotel is addicting
  • + Staff at the reception was very cooperative and nice in finding solutionts to not every day-problems. So much space in the Arena Hotel, it's makes one relax if you want it or not!
8.0
  • (Friends)
  • + Clean hotel, pleasant employees, quiet area, easy transport into centre, bikes for hire!
  • A bit out of town but nice to get away from the centre and see some of Amsterdam not normally visited.
9.0
  • (Other)
Well-designed rooms, nice location
8.4
  • (Young couples)
  • + Extravagant interior, romantic atmosphere, excellent service and catering
  • Thin walls, can hear people talking in the corridor, apparent dishonesty from housekeeping service, coats left in wardrobe after checking out cannot be found a day after there.
9.6
  • (Young couples)
The Hotel which really made our holidays
  • + Very good location - almost in the middle of the park, with good communication to old Amsterdam and museums. Extremely friendly and polite staff, really looking after the guests. Great design features all around the hotel. Beautiful dinners, really good quality food and service in the restaurant.
  • no wireless internet - the one on tv is very slow and cumbersome. Having MacBook Air could not access all my mailboxes (hotels server does not support me.com and does not open all attachments). Surprised being charged for breakfast...
7.8
  • (Travelling alone)
Nice hotel but closes the bar and restaurant for private parties
  • + Excellent design, very original
  • Private parties result in bar/restaraunt being closed
8.4
  • (Friends)
Nice atmosphere.
  • + Very nice luxurious atmosphere. Beautiful building. Tastful decoration.
  • small room, no bath
7.8
  • (Families with older children)
This hotel has a lot to offer
  • + interior, great design, beautiful room, great service, friendly staff, easily accessible by public transport
  • if any, it's not located downtown Amsterdam
7.0
  • (Travelling alone)
Far from center but nice place to stay
  • + Very Hyginic,god price quality.The rooms are absolutely clean and new.The hotel is beautiful with a wonderful night club for which I paid 18 euros for entry.
  • Not in center and check in time is 3 pm.
9.6
  • (Young couples)
Posh and Modern Hotel at nice price
  • + Excellent service. Staff are friendly and helpful. Excellent security level. Room is cosy, clean and neat; with comfy furniture and bed. Bathroom is spacious, with nice shower-gel and shampoo. Good restaurant of int'l cuisine at reasonable price. Will definitely book again.
  • Location not that central but hotel is close to metro station, thus still manageable to access to almost everywhere. No other negative comments.
6.6
  • (Older couples)
  • + the Service at reception was very good the Staff were exstremely pleasant.
  • We thought the Deluxe room that we booked was quite disappointing. On the web page it told us that it was minimalist, which was true but we felt it was mininalist in a cheap way not in a modern way.
6.0
  • (Young couples)
  • + restaurant, bar and discothéque in the same place.
  • no "colgate" in the bath room expensive parking the métallic cupboard Small TV
6.0
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + lobby/entrance is nice. rooms are chic
  • It is a maze if you are not in one of the wings near the lift. Size makes it unfriendly. Price is far too much considering the minimal amenities.
4.4
  • (Young couples)
  • + The actualy hotel is very very nice indeed, yet when you enter the room, you can see where the money has been spared.
  • Very far away from Amsterdam City centre, but there is a metro near.
6.0
  • (Young couples)
  • + great night-club!!! Cool people!
  • Bad shuffle-bus experience, all most got to late to the airport! Asked the hotel to send our postcards, no one has recieved them yet...
7.2
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + Nice and original building
  • small room with very few space to put your luggages.
5.6
  • (Other)
  • + - good location - pleasant staff - fency website
  • - too small room - questionable hygiene in the shower - somtimes birds in the rooms on te 2nd floor - no internet connections in the rooms
9.4
  • (Young couples)
  • + staff was very friendly and helpful and the hotel is perfectly located if you want to be close to the center but not in the middle of all the buzz.
  • we were first checked into one of the new rooms which we found small and unpractical because of the stairs to get to the bed, and also it was at street level and very noisy if we wished to open the window (weather was great). But as soon as we asked for another room we were given a much bigger more spacious room which was lovely.
7.8
  • (Friends)
  • + A hotel with all the advantages of a top class night club right next door, a young chilled outlook toward all aspects of the stay, would definatly stay again!
  • A little way out of the city centre, about a 15 euro taxi ride, or public transport, some aspects of the hotel need a little attention but not many!
8.0
  • (Travelling alone)
  • + Great for visitors who which to escape the routine of standard business hotels.
  • Not recommended for the snobby business traveller
6.8
  • (Older couples)
  • + Staff were very helpful and the bar had a good friendly atmosphere. Our saves did not work initally but that was rectified very quickly.
  • We had two rooms - doubles. One was a good room - okay size and space. The other was 2 beds pushed together against a wall - with only 30cm space around the 2 free sides. The bed separated many times + room was very cramped for 2 people.
7.2
  • (Young couples)
  • + Very helpful staff and good service. Private parking lot, tram station round the corner - less than 10 minutes to Leidseplein.
  • Bathroom not quite the standard we hoped for.

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