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At a Glance

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Based on 1117 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Great service
  • Trendy/Boutique
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Central location
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1117 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Great service
  • Trendy/Boutique
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Central location

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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Overview

General Information


The Arena Hotel is situated in the Oosterpark. It is nestled in the eastern part of Amsterdam and is well-connected with other parts of the city. You can reach the city centre within a 10-minute walk. Major attractions of Amsterdam such as main attractions such as Museum Square, Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, and the Dam Square are a 10-minute drive away from the hotel complex. It is a perfect base for couples and families to stay in the heart of the city. 

Hotel Information

The Hotel Arena is a 4-star plush property, built in a historic building. Every corner of the hotel gives the authentic vibes of Amsterdam. High ceiling, large windows, antique furnishings, and wooden beams welcome you inside this hotel. It offers a wide range of modern facilities such as free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning, friendly concierge, multilingual staff, conference facilities, room service, and a 24-hour reception. There are creative studios for meetings and an old chapel for events. And, a terrace with loungers where you can bask under the sun. There is a tennis court for you to try your hand at.
The hotel houses an attractive open-air dining area that serves a lavish breakfast buffet with a variety of items and such as bread, croissants, cupcakes, eggs, cold cuts, fresh juices, fruits, and a range of hot/cold beverages. The Park Café Restaurant serves a selection of gourmet dishes such as Pumpkin soup with coconut foam, wontons filled prawns, and dishes made up of organic chicken. You can enjoy a glass of wine and relax in this lounge offering stunning views of lush gardens and the stream.      

Room Information

The hotel features traditionally decorated rooms that are classified as Arena Classic Room, Arena Supreme Room, and Arena Suite. These offer a warm and cozy atmosphere with in-room benefits like safety deposit box, satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, writing desk, coffee/tea making facilities, refrigerator and a complete bathroom. The bathroom comes with a walk-in rain shower, clean towels, bathtub, hairdryer, and high-quality toiletries. Plus, the suites feature a private Jacuzzi and lounge chairs for your added comfort.        

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet Corner
  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access in public areas - surcharge

Pool and Wellness

  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Gym

Activities

  • BBQ facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Nightclub
  • Ballroom(s)

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurants 2
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Bar / Lounge

Services & Shops

  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Business services
  • Medical assistance available
  • Event catering
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Concierge desk
  • Tour assistance
  • Area shuttle (Surcharge)

General Info

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Number of floors 3
  • Multiple small meeting rooms
  • Number of meeting/conference rooms 4
  • Patio
  • Elevator/lift
  • Photocopy machines
  • ATM/banking
  • Check-in time starts 3:00 PM
  • Garden
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Multilingual staff
  • Grocery
  • Shoe shine
  • No rollaway beds available
  • Check-out by 11:30 AM
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Eurocard
  • Total number of rooms 116
  • No- smoking property
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Parking

  • Parking
  • Parking nearby

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Electronic/magnetic keys

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • Satellite television service
  • Phone
  • Pay movies

Rooms & Comfort

  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Individually decorated
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Wake-up calls
  • In-room massage available
  • Window opens
  • Individually furnished
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds available

Bath & Shower

  • Shower only
  • Private bathroom
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Bathtub only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Oosterpark 0.14 miles
  • Tropenmuseum 0.32 miles
  • Artis 0.33 miles
  • Hollandsche Schouwburg 0.41 miles
  • Dutch Resistance Museum 0.44 miles
  • Royal Theater Carre 0.50 miles
  • Hortus Botanicus 0.50 miles
  • Dappermarkt 0.55 miles
  • Skinny Bridge (Magere Brug) 0.60 miles
  • Hermitage Amsterdam 0.61 miles
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Resort Info

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Cheap Amsterdam Holidays

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is a popular holiday destination known for its traditional architecture, charming cobbled streets, iconic monuments and vibrant art scene. Tourists looking for low cost holidays in Amsterdam can visit the city in winters as it has a unique charm with frozen canals, quiet attractions and there is always availability of cheap flights and hotels. But summer is ideal for Amsterdam holidays since most of the visitor’s flock to this canal-filled city to enjoy the phenomenal scenery and top attractions like museums, quirky cafés and art galleries.

Choose your accommodation in Amsterdam wisely to be within easy reach from the popular attractions without paying the high prices for food and shelter. Neighbourhoods like Jordaan, Plantage or South Amsterdam are a good pick to look for affordable Amsterdam hotels.

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a charming city and one of the most popular destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.5 million tourists every year. Featuring beautiful canals and a plethora of attractions including museums, coffee shops and a host of eating and drinking opportunities that keep visitors happily busy throughout their trip. The city’s vibrant artistic heritage and night life is very popular amongst tourists, seeking a good combination of exciting and relaxed holidays. The city is good to travel throughout the year as the it doesn’t have extreme temperature and it is fairly mild in winters. Make most out of your Amsterdam holiday by discovering the city’s antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals and of course the list of cultural events of this most planned city of northern Europe.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Whether you’re visiting the city for a day or a month, you can find a range of accommodation in Amsterdam, including hotels, campsites, hostels and short term Amsterdam apartments. Most of the accommodation choices on offer in Dutch capital are a great mix cool, contemporary design with intimate historical charm, making them the most exciting accommodation options in Europe.

Take your pick from lavish and sleek boutique resort, short-stay apartments or from a quirkier options like houseboats, a converted tram depot and even a crane, there is every possible accommodation available that can cater to even the most seasoned travellers. Cheap hotels in Amsterdam are also available in abundance to cater visitors on a budget. If you are planning for a cheap holiday to Amsterdam, book your stay with Alpharooms, where you can find some great deals even in the peak season in the month of July and August and during Christmas and Easter time. Some affordable hotels where you can book cheap hotels in Amsterdam are Flying Pig Downtown, Generator Hostel Amsterdam, WOW, Student Hotel – Amsterdam West, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. Visitors seeking luxury stay experience can book the with Hotel de l’Europe, The Dylan and Waldorf Astoria, among others.

What to see in Amsterdam

Plan lovely day trips in the city and enjoy leisurely walk through the leafy gardens and get an opportunity to discover most inimitable corners of this amazing Dutch city. Don't miss a quick visit to the famous Anne Frank Museum, the National Monument, and discover the city’s history at the Rijksmuseum. Spend a day in exploring sun-dappled canals, chic bars, cosy cafes and lively markets after lots of sightseeing but you can enjoy everything at your relaxed pace. If you’re looking for budget-friendly holidays then get yourself an ‘I Amsterdam City Card’ for free attractions, discounts and free public transport. It would be easier for you to plan your Amsterdam Holidays this way. The best way to enjoy the city is to go for a bike tour, which is very popular with locals here. For shopaholics, there are many good markets to explore, especially the large street market, Albert Cuyp, featuring around 300 stalls. Apart from shopping some cool souvenir, experience the real multicultural Amsterdam in this huge market.

Popular Nightlife

Amsterdam's reputation as a city to party is well deserved owing to the host of cool dance festivals, club nights and chic pubs that are available in almost every neighbourhood. The city transforms into totally different place than in daytime. Whether you’re a party animal or a romantic, Amsterdam is a great city to have a good time as it offers the most sizzling nightlife scene in the world. Dam Square, Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and Jordan attracts most of the visitors as these areas completely dazzles with cafes, discotheques and hippest clubs. Nightlife has long made Amsterdam holidays highly popular across the age spectrum as the clubs and clubs are filled with a different level of excitement. For an evening full of fun and a cozy intimate ambiance visit pubs and cafes like Cafe Weber Lux, BO CINQ and for music and dance head to MELKWEG.

What to eat in Amsterdam

There are many delicious Dutch delights which you must try during your visit to amazing city, Amsterdam. The Dutch food scene might not be very popular like French and Chinese cuisine but there are many tempting dishes that you can’t afford to miss. Whether you're after a quick snack while sightseeing or want to eat an afternoon pancake and a full scrumptious steak for dinner, you’ll find a variety of sophisticated and casual restaurants to satiate your taste buds.

In most of the Dutch pubs, the popular snack available in the menu are deep fried crispy meatballs, which are traditionally served with mustard dips. A variety of expensive Michelin-starred restaurants and cosy cafés are sure to grab your attention. Some cool restaurants that serves special culinary delight in an eccentric location, include an old greenhouse; Hotel de Goudfazant, Restaurant Freud, Bazar- which is an Arabic-kitsch café and Blue Pepper- an excellent Indonesian restaurant. And definitely do not miss these Dutch drinks to sample including Koffie Verkeerd, Verse Munt Thee ( fresh mint tea), Jenever and Dutch Beer, Heineken, Amstel and Grolsch a completely new style of beer.

What you need to know

Amsterdam is a fascinating and beautiful city to wander around on bikes. Rent a bike and cycle your way off the beaten path and all through the fantastic destinations, adoring the phenomenal scenery when you tour around Western Montana. We head to popular Amsterdam for bikes and boats, pancakes and play parks and culture that with origins dating back to at least the 12th century.

The city is famous for its red light areas and legalized marijuana, but if you are travelling there as a family, don’t worry as there is so much more to the city. They can enjoy canal tours, decorative bridges and over 50 museums. Families looking for cheap hotel in Amsterdam can book self-catering apartments which are budget friendly and offers you the opportunity to enjoy your stay like a local. See the city on two wheels, as bikes are most popular form of transportation here. Many hotels in Amsterdam have their own bikes which they offer on rent to the visitors or you can also rent it from private agencies. Going for any guided tour will be not only interesting but informative too.

Fast Facts About Amsterdam

  • Currency: Euro
  • Nearest Airports: Amsterdam International Airport
  • Flight time: 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Transfer time to each area: 20mins (train)
  • Official Language: Dutch
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Hotel Arena Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
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  • Trendy/Boutique
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  • Romantic
  • Central location
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9/10 Fantastic

23 January 2017

Great hotel

My partner and I stayed here last weekend, we loved the hotel! The bar/restaurant areas are lovely, they have clearly invested an awful lot of money into it and our room was fab, we had a room with a mezzanine level where the bed was and a huge bathroom with a great corner bath and power shower. The only downsides of the room was that even when the air con/ heating was off it still came on so it got a bit too warm at night. Our room also faced the main road so was a little noisy but nothing excessive. There is building work being carried out at the moment but it didn't affect our stay at all. The hotel backs onto a lovely park, if you turn left out of the hotel entrance and walk through the park you get to tram route 9 which takes you to central station and straight through Dam Square etc. There is also a parade of shops including supermarkets, we opted not to have the hotel breakfast so got fresh croissants from the local lidl shop in the mornings. There are also a few nice bars and eateries around the area. I would definitely recommend and would visit again!

The best thing about my stay was...

Our room and the bar
10/10 Amazing

13 July 2015

Amazing Stay

Very lovely hotel. I will make a return for sure. The hotel is very beautiful well designed, very good service. The room was quite big and clean, it has all the amenities you would need. it even had a fridge. I had dinner at the hotel and it was very well made arrive quickly and was not over priced. The hotel is in a very good location with many things to do locally (The Zoo !) and also the tram 9 to take you Centraal station in 10mins.

The best thing about my stay was...

Everything !
10/10 Amazing

26 July 2014

Exactly what we needed

My sister and I stayed in the Arena Hotel Jul 14 for a long weekend. The hotel was great. Our room was a good size for the two of us. Clean, light and airy. The women on reception were helpful, provided us with a map and pointed us in the right direction for where we wanted to go. The hotel is within a short tram ride to all the places you may want to go in Amsterdam. We bought a 72 hr tram pass from the hotel which was well worth the money as we used the trams several times a day. We had breakfast in the hotel each morning which gave us plenty of choice and set us up for the day. All in all a great hotel, close to the centre and the staff were pleasant and happy to help. Would go back again.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location
10/10 Amazing

03 July 2009

miss

We had a great trip,and really nice stay in Arena Hotel.The location is perfect,only 2km from Dam square.We didn`t use any public transport,but if you want you can do it.The tram stop is in front of the hotel.The rooms are very impressive,modern and very different then any other hotels.Staff was very nice, helpfull and friendly.If you arrive earlier then the check-in time from the hotel provide you a locker there you can leave your luggage.The breakfast was very nice,plenty of chioce,fresh fruits,fresh juices,cheeses...mmm.For your convenience there is a disco club in the hotel;there are few coffee shops near by hotel.So...definitely we will go back there.Don`t miss you chance to visit this great hotel!

8/10 Great

14 June 2009

Extraordinary style

Our stay at the Arena hotel was very exciting. The location itself is very beautiful; I love the mixture of the old castle like building and the very modern interior. It took us about 15 min. to get to the center with the tram. We had a two story room with a great big bed (best sleep!) and two tvs. The glass bathroom was very impressive, yet did not offer a lot of privacy. Staff was very nice, only downside was that the breakfast buffet took a very long time to be re-filled. Besides that, we really enjoyed our stay, would recommend it!

10/10 Amazing

29 March 2009

Very stylish

Nice accomodation, rooms renovated with stylish furniture, comfortable bed, located near the centre, price for beverages in the hotel convenient, room rate fantastic with regard to the level of the hotel (more than 3 stars)everybody was very friendly, a very warm welcome

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