Hotel Atlanta

Rembrandtplein 8 - 10, Amsterdam, Netherlands2 star star

6.5 out of 10

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Situated directly on the bustling Rembrandtplein, the Hotel Atlanta provides 36 standard rooms at pretty good rates. No, these aren't usually the cheapest rooms around, but the location is remarkably convenient, and the two-star rooms are attractive and fresh.

Quick read

Pros: Located on a popular dining and entertainment square. Rooms with minibars and free Wi-Fi.

Cons: Busy, touristy location. Not the cheapest. Steep stairs.

Rooms

Guestrooms at the Hotel Atlanta feature pretty wallpaper, chandelier lighting, and perfectly nice wooden furniture. They are equipped with a telephone, safe, minibar and free Wi-Fi.

The look is a bit traditional and dated, the color scheme a bit bleak, and the carpet a mossy green. Still, it’s not downright unattractive.

Happily, the hotel is currently in the process of renovating, and is adding private baths to all rooms. The renovations will hike the price up for some rooms, but overall it’s hard to beat the Atlanta’s rates (considering that it’s sitting on Rembrandtplein).

Throw in the no smoking rule in all rooms, wake-up calls, room service (for a fee), and a sizable flat-screen TV, and it’s a safe bet surrounded by tourist traps.

Bathrooms

Currently, many of the Atlanta’s rooms have private bathrooms, while the simplest and cheapest share facilities. All rooms, however, are are set to have private bathrooms by the end of 2012. The newest bathrooms are squeaky clean with dazzling modern tiling and bathtubs with small jets.

Hotel facilities

The Atlanta’s lobby is located on a second floor, its door wedged between two large café terraces. While breakfast comes at an extra cost, soup packets, coffee and tea are available for free all day. The breakfast room has an excellent view of Rembrandtplein, and it also serves as a TV lounge or a quiet place to retreat from the masses in the afternoon.

The staff is very friendly, international, and helpful – which possibly encourages guests to overlook the dated classical décor.

Location

The surrounding area is busy around the clock. Downstairs on the street level, cafés line the square and serve up coffee and snacks all day long for a touristy clientele. You can hear ‘em from upstairs, so we suggest asking for a room in the back of the building or on a higher floor (which, incidentally, also means climbing 68 steps to great views).

Guest Reviews in Brief

The ideal guest for the Atlanta isn’t fussy, and really is in Amsterdam for fun nights out with friends. First timers will love the central location, and the staff’s friendliness receive rave reviews.

The noise can be an issue, especially from the cafes and bars downstairs and on the square. Light sleepers should book in the back area or bring earplugs. And the stairs are narrow and steep, but that’s common for old Dutch buildings. A few guests complain about the cleanliness of the rooms, but just as many rave about how clean they were. Go figure...

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Transportation

Trams: Tram 9 from Amsterdam Centraal stops at Rembrandtplein, and the hotel is on the west end of the square. Or a 20 minute walk from Amsterdam Centraal.

From the Airport: Trains to Amsterdam Centraal leave every 10 to 15 minutes.

Taxi: A cab from the airport to the Atlanta will cost you about €50. From Amsterdam Centraal station it’s about €10.

Audrey Sykes

Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.

Amenities

Hotel

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Café
  • Currency Exchange
  • Groups welcome
  • Internet Access: Free
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Elevator
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Recently renovated
  • Reception: 24-Hour
  • Room Service
  • Safe at reception
  • Shuttle service
  • Tourist information
  • TV Lounge
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Wi-Fi Connection
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Room

  • Alarm Clock
  • Bathroom: Private
  • Bathroom: Shared
  • Cable TV
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heat
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Iron available
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • TV

Contact

Rembrandtplein 8 - 10
Grachtengordel South, Amsterdam, Netherlands

+31 (0)20 625 3585
Fax: +31 (0)20 624 9141

Website: http://www.hotelatlanta1.com

Email: info@hotelatlanta1.com

About the Hotel Atlanta neighborhood

The most elegant area within the city center, Grachtengordel South features opulent residences, mansion-lined streets and a hot nightlife scene. The area boasts both Rembrandtplein (the city's one-time butter market) and Leidseplein (a former horse and buggy drop-off point). Both squares have been reborn as hot spots for bars, clubs, restaurants and no small number of tourist traps.

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