As some of you might already know, I went on a Guru tour of Amsterdam few of days ago. As I spend my days finding nice places for you all to stay in, I had to also find one for myself. So, feeling inspired, I decided to stay at the 4-star Westcord Art Hotel Amsterdam. I wanted to check with my own eyes the excellent rating this hotel has on TripAdvisor and then share my experiences with you, so sit back and enjoy :)
Surround by art – Location of the 4* WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam
In choosing a hotel, one of the more important things to look out for is its rating on various platforms plus previous guests comments. For me however, the location is the pinnacle pint of any hotel’s criteria. The Westcord Art Hotel Amsterdam is in the city quarter, by Westpark, on the border of Spaarndammerbuurt. The area makes an ideal place for some leisurely strolls as it’s located in an area rich in Amsterdam School Architecture. The centre of Amsterdam is only 10 minutes away by public transport, with a bit of a walk to the tram.
Gurutastic-tip incoming: the friendly hotel staff provide you with a 24 or 48-hour card from GVB that you can use to travel on public transport. This can be purchased directly from the hotel’s reception. It counts down the time from when you first check-in. I bought a 48-hour card for €12 which is great value as you can use it as much as you want. Oh and by the way: every time you enter a public transport in Amsterdam you need to check-in AND to check-out with your card. Make sure not to forget it :)
About the WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam
The WestCord Art Hotel hotel has a stylish look, inspired and enriched by the work of the famous Dutch artist Herman Brood. The hotel has 130 modern hotel rooms, all with free WiFi and you’ll find a piece of the artist’s work above the bed in each room. What’s more, every 4-star room has it’s own Nespresso machine which is free to use, starting each day with a hot cup of coffee or tea :)
The hotel rooms are categorised in 3-star rooms and 4-star rooms. The 3-star rooms are the standard rooms with all basics that you need. The 4-star rooms come along with some luxurious features like bathrooms with two shower heads, bath tubs and a Nespresso coffee machine that turned out to be a great lifesaver after a funny night out in Amsterdam :)
Your Holidayguru had the chance to see the rooms of each category and I have to say, all of them were very clean and have a high modern standard. There is one room that took my fancy immediately: it’s the ‘Silk Room‘! This room is perfect for honeymooners as it boasts a huge jacuzzi, cosy little lights on the ceiling and on the wall of the bedroom. The bed is surround by many mirrors and there is a walk-in wardrobe; girls’ heaven! :)
Guru-Tip: it’s always worth filling in the comments during your booking! That’s how you can kindly ask if you can upgrade to a suite if you’re, for example, on your honeymoon. The hotel staff of the WestCord Art Hotel are very friendly react to the comments the guests give them :)
Some of the 4-star rooms have big windows offering some great views over a pool…
Wait… A pool?
Yes, the WestCord Art Hotel boasts a pool right in front of their Art Brasserie where you can enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pool is not a private pool, but it’s a public pool which is free to use as a hotel guest. The pool is only open during warmer months, so check out the opening times.
Service and Conclusion – An exciting & inspiring stay
Having stayed in one of the 4-star rooms, I really have to agree with it’s great rating of 4/5 on TripAdvisor. The location is a bit outside of the centre of Amsterdam, but still very good to access the city centre. For me, the location is ideal to reach the city centre, enjoying the bustling nightlife but returning to a quiet place that provides a great sleep. In my opinion, most hotels that are situated directly in the city centre have to deal with noisy surroundings. That’s not going to happen here!
Furthermore, I really liked that the hotel is inspired by the art of Herman Brood. His paintings are very interesting and they give the hotel that something special.
I also liked the fact that the WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam has an access to a public pool right on its doorstep, which is free to use for its guests. Not many hotels in a city can brag about an outdoor pool like this one and this adds even more value to the hotel.
Another fact that I would like to point out is the outstanding and friendly service of the hotel staff. No matter what I asked, the staff were always happy to help go above and beyond all of your expectations.
So all in all, I was glad to stay at the WestCord Art Hotel. It provides a very good quality for the price, a great location, an extraordinary style and it has a nice staff. What else can you ask for, right? :)
All facts in a glance:
- Location: 10 minutes by tram from the centre of Amsterdam, walk to the tram station 15 minutes
- Service: excellent service, friendly staff, perfect English speaking staff
- Hotel: stylish artsy ambience
- Rooms: clean, modern, free Wifi, Nespresso machines (only 4-star rooms), great colour choice
- Extras: public pool free to use
- Rating: 4/5 on TripAdvisor out of 1,098 reviews + Travellers’ Choice Winner
- Price: from €82 per room per night with breakfast
Hope you enjoyed my review about the WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam and I’m sure this hotel will sweeten your stay in Amsterdam even more :)
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