Hotel Arena is a business-friendly hotel located in Amsterdam's East Amsterdam neighborhood, close to Tropenmuseum, Royal Palace, and Artis. Additional points of interest include Magere Brug and Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum.
We thought the hotel was great! Our room was very nice and beds comfortable. Reception were very accommodating and they addressed issues promptly and responded with great customer service. I would certainly stay at this hotel again. A more reasonable bed and breakfast rate would be welcomed as I felt it was a little pricey without breakfast. Looking forward to seeing the renovations of the hotel in the future as the exterior was looking a little tired in places. All round great hotel!Comment of B. Rebecca , United Kingdom the 2015-03-23
"Very Disappointed with room"
First impression is a lovely restyled building which is very welcoming and modern layout inside. Friendly welcome and quick check in - all good so far. Headed off to room 63 on the ground floor close to reception. Room was divided up with a mezzanine type floor to accommodate the bed. However the stairs to this floor were extremely steep and I would say dangerous, not helped by the hand rail coming away from the wall at the top. There was an excuse for a sofa in the lounge area which was uncomfortable and not pleasant area to sit. No wardrobe or drawer space at all in the room, which I thought would have been a basic requirement. The small fridge and lamp next to the TV were connected through a ball of cables to an extension socket just lying on the floor - really looked bad. To get a useable water temperature in the bathroom sink or shower required an extremely delicate touch and a lot of patience - actually I didn't manage to get sorted on the sink! Indeed the shower position in the bath was totally useless and had to hold the shower head in my hand to make it workable. Other than this, the restaurant/ bar area is lovely and the hotel is short distance from tram 3 stop to city centre. I hope that all rooms are not like this and I was just unlucky to get the dodgy room after all other rooms are taken. Only stayed two nights but would have complained if there any longer.
We stayed for 4 nights in November 2016, on arrival the hotel did not look very impressive, but we then realised that it was going through some major renovations, the room we were given was very nice (over 2 different floors), and clean. The bar/restaurant area is very nice, especially the open fire. The food was very good in the restaurant, located very close to the tram stop, so travelling into the city centre was no problem. Overall a great stay and we would stay again for sure.
"first visit to amsterdam"
hotel is a lovely old building but is modern inside my wife found it a little bit strange sitting in a see through toilet but otherwise a lovely hotel would use it again for any more trips to amsterdam
My friend and I stayed in the Hotel Arena for three nights. We wish we could have stayed longer. The hotel is situated in a lovely park but only minutes away from.a tramstop ,so getting around the city is easy. The Staff in the hotel are all lovely, friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble. The rooms.are very modern and pointlessly clean. We will definitely stay here again on our next Amsterdam visit.
"Nice area but noisy while remodelling"
They started drilling saturday at 8am and you could tell hotel was unorganized un terms of service and their staff. It is s really nice área and I think when it is ready Will be great. Food ST the bar was OK. Really good breakfast
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:30 AM