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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1216 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Great service
  • Trendy/Boutique
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
  • Central location
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1216 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

Amsterdam Holidays & Hotels

Hotels in Amsterdam

From 5* canalside hotels to quirky cheap hostels, you can find virtually every type of accommodation in Amsterdam’s variety of districts. And whether you want something in the middle of all the action, or would rather experience the quieter side of the Netherlands capital during your holiday, there’s the perfect neighbourhood waiting for you.

Cultural events, parties and a rich tapestry of history: there are endless reasons why people travel to Amsterdam. Couples, families and groups of friends are spoilt for things to do in this eclectic city all year round, making it the ideal destination for everything from a winter city break to a week-long holiday.

Where to stay

Jordaan

You’ll need your cameras at the ready for this picturesque area of Amsterdam, which is home to quaint bridges and all the artistic vibes. The Jordaan neighbourhood is to Amsterdam what Shoreditch is to London. It’s full of independent shops, quirky accommodation, and chic restaurants - plus it’s handily just a short walk away from all the city centre sights, including the Anne Frank House. Just as you’d expect in this neighbourhood, accommodation is varied and stylish, ranging from budget hostels to upmarket canalside lodging.

Dam

If you want to be in the middle of the city on your holiday, the Dam neighbourhood is where you’ll find the heart of all the action, from the after-dark entertainment of the Red Light District to the main shopping centre. Large hotel chains are dotted around the centre, giving you easy access to key sights including Madame Tussauds, the Amsterdam Dungeon and the National Monument.

Amsterdam Oud-Zuid

Set a short walk away from the city’s central canal network, the Oud-Zuid area showcases a quieter side to Amsterdam. Check into one of the chain hotels or independent accommodation options and you’ll be on the doorstep of some of the city’s most exciting museums, like Rijksmuseum and the contemporary art of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. You’ll also be close to the 120-acre Vondelpark, perfect for daytime strolls, summer picnics and free open air concerts between May and September.

What to see

Whether you’re in Amsterdam for a weekend or longer holiday, you’ll be spoilt for things to do in this vibrant city. The first port-of-call for many is to track down the Instagrammable ‘I Amsterdam’ letters which move around the city every few months. Once you’ve taken all the photos to fill up your feed, learn more about the city by exploring it from a new perspective: by a boat tour, along its UNESCO protected canal belt. Tours take in the history of the city and provide the perfect views to take in the twinkling fairy lights over the charming bridges.

Culture vultures will love the range of museums available around the city. The Anne Frank House, based in the exact building where Anne and her family went into hiding during World War 2, is one of the most popular. However, there’s everything from Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art to the Museum of Bags and Purses and also Heineken Experience, catering for all tastes. And, of course, no holiday to Amsterdam is complete without visiting Bloemenmarkt. Found along the Singel canal, the world’s only floating flower market sells colourful plants and accessories to brighten up your home. Read more about the top cultural spots in our blog here.

Nightlife

From all-night raves to low-key bars, Amsterdam has it all for every type of holidaymaker. The city has a thriving nightlife scene, with clubs regularly hosting international DJs. Hen and stag parties are a regular sight around the city centre thanks to its influx of bars, pubs and coffee shops - there’s everything from old-school bars to lively clubs.

For quirky nightlife, head out of the main centre towards Amsterdam Oud-West. It’s got much more of an alternative scene, with speakeasys and jazz clubs sitting alongside world-famous clubs and various music venues.

What to eat

The Netherlands is famous for many tasty treats, including stroopwafels, pancakes, Dutch fries and raw herring. A short walk out from the Jordaan neighbourhood is Foodhallen, a site that features dozens of food stalls all under one roof. Pick up some Chinese cuisine, traditional Dutch snacks or some Mediterranean delicacies, and then huddle around the central seating area with your friends.

Shopping

Amsterdam is a shopper’s paradise, offering plenty of opportunities to pick up gifts for loved ones back home - as well as some treats for yourself. The city centre is home to a number of local and international chains where you can pick up clothes, Dutch delicacies, homeware and souvenirs. For something a little different, head to Albert Cuypmarkt in De Pijp. It’s open six days a week and is one of the most famous street markets in the city. You’ll find everything from food to bags, clothing and flowers.

Fast facts about Amsterdam

  • Direct flight time: 1.25 hours from London
  • Transfer time from Amsterdam Schipol airport to Amsterdam: 23 minutes
  • Time zone: GMT +1
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Dutch
  • Average price of a domestic beer: €4
  • Average price of a bottle of wine: €6.99
  • Number of Brit tourists per year: 1 million
Read more about Amsterdam

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