July 15, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
The College Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
In the Museumplein, near the center of Amsterdam, discover the artful design of The College Hotel. Constructed in an 1894 schoolhouse, this fantastic luxury hotel -– part of the Lifestyle collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – holds true to its original purpose and is operated solely by students of the Amsterdam Hotel Management School. With 40 amazing rooms designed in pristine white and earth tones, the hotel offers an elegant open, airy feel with the touch and warmth of beautiful polished woods. Wake up as the sun playfully shines over the gorgeous city views and warms you to the exciting day to come. Then invigorate your morning with the heated-tile floors and cascade showers of your room before you head out to explore the amazing and historic city of Amsterdam.
With its location, it is only natural to begin with a trip to one of the enchanting museums near The College Hotel. The Rijksmuseum offers traditional Dutch art, while the Stedelijk Museum showcases modern works. Or spend the day marveling at the talents of Van Gogh and his contemporaries in the Van Gogh Museum. If you prefer a day of luxurious shopping, walk down the P.C. Hoofstraat and peruse the seemingly unending upscale shops. Known for its nightlife, be sure to experience the best Amsterdam has to offer in bars and libations. For truly remarkable and inspired jenevers, plan a trip to the Stedelijk distillery. Here the tasting room has not been changed since 1679, and guests delight in the tradition of sipping over-filled aperitif glasses from the enjoyably sticky 300-year-old bar. If you are more of the adventurous type, traditional absinthe may be a thrilling option. After an amazing drink, delight your palate with a falafel or the customary fish and chips at one of the deliciously fun stands sprinkled throughout the city. Or return to the College Hotel Restaurant for a traditional Dutch menu presented with a contemporary flare. At the College Hotel, surrounded by such history, culture, and luxury you will find discover true relaxation and an amazing stay.
Location of The College Hotel
Nearest Airport: AMS
Amenities for The College Hotel
- General Information
- 40 Guest Rooms
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Bicycle Rental
- Valet Parking
- Limousine Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Bike Tours
- Meeting Rooms
- Culture & Arts
Reviews for The College Hotel
What an amazing hotel, however the was just one thing that let them down. The air con wasn't working on one side of the hotel we checked in and unfortunately we were stuck on the side that had no air con which we weren't told on check in by the way! We probably had the worst night sleep. I woke the next morning and spoke with the supervisor as the manager was surprisingly unavailable. I explained we cannot stay in this room another night and asked to be moved,this lovely young lady moved us and also surprised us with a bottle of presecco and also organised our late check out as a form of compensation. The rooms ( junior suite ) were spacious beds were comfortable and very clean also FREE MINIBAR which was such a nice touch. The grounds were amazing and the interior was beautiful and elegant. Location was great and was able to walk everywhere It's also very close to most of the museums. Food in the restaurant was excellent very attentive staff. Despite having the air con issue I would definitely stay here again.
Maria C - London, United Kingdom
The hotel is situated closer to museums area only 2 minutes away from tram (tram no 5) stop, the public areas are nicely decorated especially restaurant and bar (there are outdoor seatings for summer and sunny days). The rooms on the level 2 is quite small, we have got the attic room so there is no view as the window is located right on the top. Room features are ok, there was a Nespresso machine however the capsules are not from Nespresso (and unluckily we had one capsule which is already used). There is no iron and ironing board in the closet so we have to ask for. Breakfast offering is 22 euros, inclusive of coffee/tea, juice, muffins, eggs, fruit, yoghurt, cereals, cold cuts and dutch cheese. We found it is a bit pricy for that offer. Service team at the reception is quite friendly and efficient, check in was quick and they escorted us to the room as well.
DioEkapoj - Bangkok, Thailand
Just had a one night stay which was very enjoyable. Staff were very friendly and welcoming room was quiet and comfortable. One issue.. we hired bikes which were great but 16 euros a day per person?? I looked at bike rental shops in the city and the average price is 8 euros per day. We had 2 half days that were charged at full days. 64 euros for 2 half days seems unnecessarily high. Hire elsewhere..
1sallysugg - Guildford, United Kingdom
Let's understand one thing ~ good hotels, that represent value, are hard to come by in Amsterdam. Be warned! Maybe this comes from the monumental flood of visitors nearly all year round. This one is really close to some of the museums and accessibility to the rest of AMS comes easily, with tram stops a few minutes away. The building is a converted school and the decor is really good. So are the rooms, but some of the fittings just don't work (poor lighting, particularly in the bathrooms). The staff are well aware of this and should do something. Also the servicing could be better. There is constant mention of students working at the hotel but, at Eur 350 a night, an excuse like that is just rubbish. Great restaurant and bar (Ferilli's). Would I go back? Yes ~ but I would be really careful to ensure that we got what we paid for.
David Graham S - Johannesburg
Nice idea having a hotel supported by Students but this does lead to some oddities. Good location and impressive building with comfortable rooms. Reception is welcoming with the option of a drink while you check in which is nice. They did struggle on one occasion when a few guests turned up all at the same time but to be honest that is normal for many hotels. Rooms I have had have been generous with high ceilings. All comfortable and well appointed. Now for the buts.... It can be hard to get attention for a drink at the bar or even coffee. You have to ask for an iron Breakfast is almost Fawltyesq. You order a set breakfast and it all comes at once. Yoghurt, eggs, meats, pastries orange juice, coffee all served on a tiered stand that there is barely room for on the table. I only asked for yoghurt followed by eggs on toast but you get served everything on the set menu regardless. And then the staff disappear..... Quirky certainly but well worth the stay. They do try hard and are learning..
CHews - Chelmsford, United Kingdom