Amsterdam | Inntel Hotel Review

Here's me finally getting round to blogging more about our mini holiday! I thought I'd start where most holidays begin, checking in at the hotel... We stayed at Inntel Hotels in the centre of Amsterdam, just a 5 minute walk from Centraal Station. The hotel is in an ideal location as we were able to walk everywhere - the furthest place we went was the Museumplein and even that was only about 30 minutes away on foot. If you don't fancy walking then there's a bike rental place (Yellow Bike) literally next door to the hotel so that came in handy too! I'm always a bit nervous about booking hotels as you never really know what you're going to find when you get there but I was more than pleased with what we found at Inntel!

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Entrance to inntel hotel in Amsterdam

We arrived too early to check in but, after a quick Superman change in the toilets, the reception staff were more than happy to keep our bags for us so we could explore the city until our room was free. The staff played a big part in our experience of the hotel - they were always friendly and happy to help. They helped us make dinner plans a few times by recommending restaurants and offering to reserve tables, and marked places out on a map for us when needed. Free wifi always gets a thumbs up from me too!

White linen bed, desk and Tv in Inntel room

I had read reviews on TripAdvisor etc and the majority were good but a few complained about the rooms being too small. We booked the superior room, mainly for the king size bed as my 6ft tall boyfriend isn't too keen on sleeping with his feet hanging off the edge of the bed! The room was the perfect size for us. It had a king size bed, table and chair by the window, TV and desk, wardrobe, full length mirror with plug nearby and the en suite bathroom. Nothing fancy but nice and clean, room to move around and relax, and exactly what we needed. The decoration is modern and streamlined with the "Face" of Amsterdam theme continuing from the lobby throughout the rooms. I even liked the corridor outside our room which was designed to look like a typical Amsterdam street.

Pastries and fruit for breakfast

Most days we had breakfast at nearby cafes but on our last morning we decided to save time and eat breakfast in the hotel so we could catch our early flight on time. It was a typical buffet style breakfast with loads to choose from - cereal, pastries, cheese, fruit or the usual fry up selection. Gordon had sausages, bacon, eggs and hash browns but I went for a croissant, mini pain au chocolat and some fruit. Throughout our stay we weren't given any information about the breakfast (price or serving times) so we were a little taken aback when we were charged an extra 35 euros when checking out! I'd expected to pay extra for it but not quite that much. Especially when I only had pastry and fruit! So on the breakfast front, I'd recommend eating out. The street is lined with various cafes and restaurants so choose one of those instead!

Fireplace and dark sofas at the Inntel bar
Bar stools in Inntel hotel
cosy fireplace area of Inntel Hotel

Our favourite thing about our stay at Inntel was definitely the lounge area. It is beautifully designed with big comfy sofas, bar stools, a coffee table with up to date magazines available and a free internet corner. The fire place is the real centre piece and just makes the lounge feel all the more warm and inviting. We finished each night with a cocktail or 2 in the lounge (the bar opens 4pm-midnight) and it was so relaxing to sink into the big chairs at the end of a long day playing tourist. On our last night we just chilled with a cosmo and watched Harry Potter on the TV! 

Long Island Iced Tea in a tall glass
Lit fireplace
Us relaxing and enjoying cocktails in the Inntel Hotel

I'd recommend Inntel Hotels to anybody looking for a classy, modern, reasonably priced hotel in Amsterdam. In my opinion they deserve their 4 stars and I didn't feel overcharged at all. It was the perfect base for us and I'd definitely stay here again!

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  1. Looks like you had a great time! We stayed at the Sumner when in London a few years back - it was fab really near to Oxford St! x

  2. Amsterdam is so so so high up on my list of places to-go so I'm going to have a big nosey through your other Dutch posts. xxx

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