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
If you are a regular visitor to Amsterdam or are handy with a smart phone this is for you. It is about half an hour walk from the train station. Or get a tram. If you are a smoker of the herbal kind there are coffee shops near by but not as regular as you would closer in to the city. This was the first time I have been in this hotel and at the time it was getting refurbished. Excellent could hardly tell there was workmen in the building. Or if you fancy a little walk the arena hotel is situated in the beautiful oosterpark
Lovely hotel with great staff. The rooms were cleaned daily and were immaculate. Will definitely be returning. We had the most basic room and that was perfect so the upgrades must be even better. Beautiful grounds to the hotel as well with optional extras of renting bikes
I stayed here 1 night with my family. I would say the overall setting of the hotel is lovely. Really grand looking and great decor. The staff were friendly. Our room wasn't ready on time so we got a free drink at the bar. Our room was nice; it was a bit shabby in places though. There were 2 dead fly squashed to the wall and the side walls had scuff marks etc. Part of the wall was peeling. It was very clean just a bit shabby though. I would say the hotel should make use of the side entrances this would make for a much quicker journey to the tram stop!! The doors are there so let your customers use them. It's a 5-10 min walk to the tram stop and a 12 min tram too town which is nice enough. You can get the number 9 tram from centraal/dam sq and get off at alexandraplien (the stop after the zoo)
"Nice hotel next to a beautiful park"
We stayed at this hotel for a weekend. The hotel is ideal for couples, cosy setting and calm arena. The city centre is not for away, 20-25 minutes walking distance. Nice room but the floor wasn't cleaned under the bed but for the rest it was perfect. Good and lovely breakfast. An extra asset is the parking lot under the hotel, just 30 EUR a day which is reasonnable.
"Beautiful hotel with good service"
Our initial encounter with this hotel was not what we had hoped for since they couldn't find our booking (we had booked through Secret Escapes). It sorted itself out and we got a normal sized room for two. We had however booked a larger room, which we got the following day. The staff was very helpful so there was nothing to complain about. The hotel itself is absolutely fantastic, very large and with nice, clean, spacious rooms. The larger room we got was situated on the top floor, maybe in what had once been the attic, with exposed beams. The bathroom was exceptionally large with a shower and a bathtub. Now on to the breakfast buffet: Amazing. A wide selection of food, very fresh and nicely presented. A lot of staff who made sure there was plenty of everything. We never tried the restaurant for dinner, but the bar offers some very nice cocktails. Would I recommend this hotel' Definitely. It won't be the cheapest option but in my opinion worth the extra money.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 11:30 AM