4.0 out of 5

"Amazing hotel! Fantastic location, great food and big rooms! Nice staff, rooms well cleaned and nicely decorated too. Great value for Amsterdam as wel ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 15 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the breakfast at Hotel Arena. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Oosterpark. Features include a restaurant, a bar and outdoor tennis court. Built in 1890, this 4-star hotel has 139 rooms over 3 floors. Free WiFi and flat-screen TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with separate sitting areas, flat-screen TVs and fridges
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Enjoy Mediterranean cuisine and garden views while dining at PARK
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes an outdoor tennis court and bicycles to rent
  • Guests like the accommodation for the comfy beds, spaciousness and overall comfort
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Oosterpark and 7 minutes on foot from Tropenmuseum

Classic Room (Arena)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£109 per night

Superior Room (Arena)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Suite (Arena)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Hotel Arena ratings based on 115 verified reviews

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Guest reviews for Hotel Arena

Everyone (29) Couples (52) Business (5) Family (9) Friends (15) Other (3)
5 out of 5
great hotel with very friendly and helpfull staff, lovely park to relax in outside the main entrance good food and drinks in the cafe had a great time

Posted by on 26 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

28 Apr 2019 by Ozgur Eylen

Thank you a million for this! You made our day! Kind regards, Ozgur Eylen General Manager

4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Dec 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

7 Dec 2018 by Ozgur Eylen

Thank you very much dear guest, hope to meet you next time again. Kind regards, Ozgur Eylen General Manager

5 out of 5
Amazing hotel! Fantastic location, great food and big rooms! Nice staff, rooms well cleaned and nicely decorated too. Great value for Amsterdam as well

Posted by , from Belfast on 15 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Apr 2018 by Ozgur Eylen

Dearest Susan, thank you very very much for your wonderful review, much appreciated and hope to meet you again, Kind regards, Ozgur Eylen General Manager

4 out of 5
Very nice room, spacious and clean, did not have breakfast option but was available if required

Posted by on 25 Mar 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

26 Mar 2018 by Ozgur Eylen

Dear guest, Thank you very much! Glad that you liked it and hope to meet you next time too. Kind regards, Ozgur Eylen General Manager

5 out of 5

Beautiful

The most beatiful hotel we have stayed in. Spacious, comfortable and peaceful room. Welcoming and friendly staff. Gorgeous decor and great location. Round the corner from 2 tram stops into the centre. Loved it, thank you.

Posted by , from leeds on 18 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Feb 2018 by Ozgur Eylen

Dear Megan, How wonderful to read this and how lovely is your photo! Thank you very much for sharing your words, hope to meet you next time too. KInd regards, Ozgur Eylen General Manager

5 out of 5

Very cool building and restaurant. Room not best.

We stayed for three nights and were generally very impressed. The staff were great and the restaurant was cozy. The hotel was quiet st night and the rooms are quite quirky. A couple of things let the stay down but these were room specific so may be different elsehwhere. The room (209) was a bit delapidated. The floorboards were bouncy, the finish on things wasn’t great. The door had chunk of veneer missing. The lights didn’t work properly. I expected a bit more for the money, but the issues were only cosmetic and perhaps this room was on the list to be upgraded. That said, we had a great stay and the hotel was great in all other things as far as we were aware.

Posted by , from london on 11 Dec 2017

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4 out of 5

Lots of character

This was my 3rd visit, the last being 10 years ago. Some of the changes since then are brilliant - the terrace overlooking the park, the bar & restaurant area. However, the reception area has lost its charm, I think. It had a friendlier feel to it & was a little more casual before. I have to give 5 stars for the amazing dinners. Such tasty food! Beautifully presented, too. I also like the fact that the entrance is now in Oosterpark because I had never thought of exploring it before & it is really beautiful.

Posted by , from London & Cape Town on 17 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect stay

Pros: The decor and rooms
Cons: Reception staff were a little slow on the check ins, but that's only minor and didn't effect our stay
Location: Great location, nice and quiet but only a few minutes away from the city centre. Loved the park!
Great hotel, just a short walk from the city centre and the train station which was the perfect location for us. Great hotel interior and bar/restaurant, really nice atmosphere. The rooms were very clean too.

Posted by , from London on 10 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Gothic! Not your run of the mill hotel

Apparently the hotel was full while we were there - but you'd never know it. It was quiet and atmospheric. Massively high ceilings and walls covered in billowy curtains make for an exceptionally different environment. The staircases are amazing, the gothic foyer welcoming, and the rooms are surprising. Definitely different, and interesting. I'd go again!

Posted by on 15 Aug 2016

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel

Fabulous 3 night stay with my 21 yr old daughter. True, there is construction work going on but during our stay we never heard or saw anything to bother us! The interior of the hotel is fabulous, very gothic and grand in the reception area but very modern and stylish in the bar/dining areas. The staff are very friendly and helpful too. Our room was on the 2nd floor/attic style but very modern and good use of space. Bathroom very stylish/hot shower and nice toiletries provided. Lovely comfy bed too. Tea, coffee etc provided and a mini fridge (great for keeping the wine cool!) Set in a nice quiet area about 10 mins from the centre and no 9 tram stop is only a 5 minute walk away. The hotel is walking distance to Artis Zoo which is well worth a visit and lots of other sights are only minutes away. Would love to return and see the finished restoration work. I'm sure it will make it even better. Good price for a 4 star hotel that is not too far out of the Centre. Will definitely recommend.

Posted by on 3 Aug 2016

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Event space at this hotel measures 3649 square feet (339 square metres) and includes conference rooms. A terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Hotel Arena. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 4-star Amsterdam hotel is smoke free.

  • 139 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 3649 sq ft of conference space
  • 339 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 1890
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol) (20.9 km / 13 mi)
  • Train station: Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station (1.5 km / 1 mi)
  • Metro station: Weesperplein Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Hotel Arena offers 139 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Amsterdam hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily.

PARK – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Park Cafe Restaurant – Overlooking the garden, this diner specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates). Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property charges a late check-out fee per hour. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 6.422 per cent city/local tax will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 22 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR 35 per day
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Arena Amsterdam
  • Hotel Arena
  • Arena Amsterdam
  • Arena Hotel Amsterdam