Though not central, the tram ride from the stop close to the hotel to the Centraal Station takes just seven minutes. There are trendy clubs and restaurants in the Eastern Docklands - the Lloyd often has deals that include a meal at Jamie Oliver's nearby [node:169838] restaurant. Best way to explore the docklands is on a bike, which you can rent from the hotel.
Available at vastly differing prices and levels of comfort. They range from small, cabin-like spaces, rated one star by the hotel and with shared bathrooms, to palatial, if unconventional, rooms costing five times as much, with perhaps exposed pipework everywhere and a bath in the middle of the room. Note that the one-star bedrooms all have twin beds (not doubles).
The Lloyd's focal point is a vast, bright and uplifting open-plan hall, which serves as a multi-purpose bar, lounge, café and restaurant. Upstairs lie various exhibition spaces.
Eating and drinking
Locals pop in for a coffee and bowl of chips with mayo, as well as straightforward but good full meals.
The hotel's Cultural Embassy arranges a busy programme of in-house exhibitions, concerts and talks, and is far more clued up on what's happening in the city than most conventional hotel concierge services. There are also bikes to rent.
Willing, but informal.
Who stays there
Lots of creative types, and locals make much use of the café/restaurant.
Rates range from dirt cheap to expensive, depending on the size and comfort of the room. Full buffet breakfasts cost a hefty 17.50 euros per person extra, but you can have just a coffee and croissant for a few euros.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Live entertainment
- Special occasions
- Design and architecture
Pros & Cons
- The Cultural Embassy's artistic programme and on-tap advice
- Some of Amsterdam's cheapest hotel rooms
- Laid-back atmosphere
- The docklands location won't suit everyone
- The industrial aesthetics of some bedrooms are also a matter of taste