REVIEW: Hilton, Amsterdam Airport

I had two recent stays at the (relatively) new Amsterdam Hilton Airport. The hotel is connected to the main terminal of the airport. Once you leave arrivals, walk towards the train station. There is a walkway from there which takes you past the Sheraton and finally delivers you on the first floor of the hotel. A short escalator ride and you are in front of the Reception desks. The remnants of the old property and still visible against the backdrop of the stylist new hotel (below right).

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The property is built around a large central atrium which brings light in to the lobby during the day and is attractively lit at night. The property never felt dark.

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The desks (there about 4), which when I checked in were all manned. There was a cancelled EasyJet flight so lots of passengers were trying to get to their rooms but there was no real delay.

 

The rooms are either inward facing, outward facing or have views of the airport. My first stay was an inside facing room, with a view over the atrium. Upgraded (as a Hyatt Diamond) to the Executive Floor, the hotel doesn’t improve your room. So for example my booked room was atrium facing and I wasn’t upgraded to an outside room.

You do need to keep the curtain drawn as people can see right in to your room from the walkways and other room.

The Executive Lounge was open for breakfast before my flight and had an excellent morning selection – cereals, breads, hot sausages, eggs and bacon as well as cold meats and cheese. A wide range of juices and coffee from what seems to be the obligatory espresso machine. It does get crowded at times but I always found a seat during my visits. The staff are friendly and helpful, clearing items as people left.

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The room above is a large runway view room. The windows are diamond shaped but the blackout blinds work really well. A kettle and a nespresso coffee machine are provided. The large bathroom had both a shower and a bath, with the standard Hilton toiletries.

You can request a free shirt pressing between 6pm and 8pm, and on the occasion I used it the shirt was back in about an hour.

A large flatscreen TV with numerous European TV channels is in each room, with the ability to have the sound follow you to the bathroom by adjusting the built in speaker volume.

The beds are comfortable and I slept well. There was some aircraft noise – the Sheraton next door had better soundproofing, but it was not excessive and I simply turned over and went back to sleep.

Overall, an excellent property and usually cheaper than the Sheraton next door!

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