Hyatt Place, Amsterdam Airport

Hyatt brought it’s Hyatt Place brand to Europe with the Hyatt Place, Amsterdam Airport some months ago. I was recently able to visit for the first time. Whilst it is located about 10-15 minutes bus rides away from Schipol, it’s pretty nice for a Hyatt Place. Although stuck in the middle of nowhere, it was fine for a one night stay.

The pickup at the airport is easy enough – it picks up and drops off at the same location – in Arrivals 3, opposite the Starbucks where the Schipol transport picks up pre-booked cabs. The bus stops outside and you can pick it up easily. The member of staff driving the shuttle was friendly. (The bus is silver).

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The shuttle seats about 15 and has really nice leather seats.

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The property is large, and red-brick.

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The lobby is double height which give a spacious air to the whole area.

The Reception desks are shown in the distance under the red lights.

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The helpful agent gave me information about the property and was able to check me in – even though I was there at 1pm. There was a 24 hour bar, kitchen area where you can buy food to heat up in the microwaves provided and where breakfast would be the next day.

My room was at the end of the corridor and so was quiet. A fairly typical Hyatt Place room layout awaited me when I found my room.

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The room had light wood finishes, bright white pillows and duvets and a large window.

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The large bathroom, adjacent to the entry door, is large with a shower (no tub).

The view from the window gives an idea of how isolated the property is, and you can see planes land and take off. The sound proofing is good enough not to hear them.

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There are meeting rooms on the first floor.

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I popped down for dinner to the restaurant in the evening – the other options was to use the pantry or a ten minute walk to McDonalds. (In fact, there is a food store at Schipol in the area by the train stations, so I could have bought something there before my pickup). The menu was more extensive than a usual Hyatt Place:

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The restaurant is the same area as used for breakfast.

My burger was nice, but at EUR18, expensive in my view.

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The staff were pleasant and the service prompt.

I slept well and went down for breakfast in the morning. There were some hot options – bacon, eggs but no sausage. The rest of the food was cold.

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Breakfast was busy but seats were not a problem.

Check-out took a few minutes as there was a little queue. Most of the customers seemed to be on package tours as they boarded their coaches in the large car park adjacent to the property. I was never offered a pantry voucher nor Gold Passport points at check-in, but this was fixed after the stay posted to my Gold Passport account. There are two PC’s and a printer by reception where boarding passes can be printed. (The helpful reception staff offered to do this for me if I had a problem – which was nice).

So a good nights sleep a little way away from Schipol but at about EUR100 for the night, a very nice price.