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Hotel Arena

"A lovely situation and easy to get into the centre of Amsterdam."

Judith - April 26, 2018
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Hotel Arena

's-Gravesandestraat 55, Oost / Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1092 AA - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Close to ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo
Within 790 m of property
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Popular landmarks
ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo 790 m
Heineken Experience 1.7 km
Red Light District 1.9 km
Madame Tussauds Amsterdam 2.1 km
Dam Square 2.1 km
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 2.3 km
Van Gogh Museum 2.4 km
The Jordaan 2.6 km
Anne Frank House 2.8 km
Vondelpark 3.2 km
Nearby landmarks
To Night 70 m
Spoedeisende Hulp 220 m
Onze Lieve Vrouwe Hospital 220 m
Olvg (Locatie Oost) 230 m
Oosterpark 240 m
Park Apotheek 280 m
Huisartsenpraktijk Buitenhof 330 m
Beslist Beter 350 m
Dunya Market 390 m
Allworld 410 m

8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

200 meters from city center
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • 600 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.1
Distance to city center2km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportAmsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
Distance to airport11.5 km

Rooms available at Hotel Arena

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.1
Arena Classic Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 queen bed
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Arena Supreme Room
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  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Arena Suite
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  • 1 king bed
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      Executive Suite
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      • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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      Deluxe Room
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      • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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      Superior Room
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Arena?

          Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Hotel Arena?

          A stay at Hotel Arena also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Arena has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for a fee of 35 EUR per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

          Is breakfast offered at Hotel Arena?

          Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Arena. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 22 EUR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

          What are my dining options at Hotel Arena?

          Hotel Arena features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Hotel Arena?

          Hotel Arena does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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          What people love about Hotel Arena

          • 10.0

            Exceptional

            "Lovely hotel, with very comfortable different rooms."

            Susan

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            September 15, 2019

          • 10.0

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The restaurant was delicious and staff super nice!"

            Genevieve

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            July 25, 2019

          • 10.0

            Exceptional
            Location

            "Located next to he park was great and relaxing."

            Genevieve

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            July 25, 2019

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          Overall rating:

          8.4

          Excellent
          3,017 reviews
          Cleanliness
          8.4
          Facilities
          8.4
          Location
          8.1
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          What travelers say they love:
          The building is very nice with several historic elements.
          Tom from Belgium
          Business traveler
          More about Hotel Arena

          More about Hotel Arena

          Situated in the Oosterpark, Hotel Arena is located in the upcoming eastern part of Amsterdam. Guests can enjoy food and drinks with a view at café- restaurant PARK. Furthermore, Hotel Arena offers a terrace, creative studios for meetings and an old chapel for events. The city centre is a 10-minute walk.

          The hotel is located in a historic building that once functioned as an orphanage and nursing-home. Rooms at Hotel Arena come with high ceilings, large windows, sloping walls, wooden beams and original ornaments. All rooms are different but each room has a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, seating area and private bathroom.

          The hotel offers 24-hour reception, free WiFi, bicycle rental and a host who can share various local tips during your stay.

          The hotel's entrance is accessible via the Oosterpark. Parking is available for a surcharge in the underground garage. Several trams stop around the corner and offer connections to main attractions such as Museum Square (2.8 km), Leidseplein (2.7 km), Rembrandtplein (2 km) and the Dam Square (2.5 km).

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          Most talked about facilities

          Housekeeping

          11 mentions

          Breakfast

          7 mentions

          Food & Dining

          4 mentions

          Car Park

          1 mention

          What they offer

          9.6

          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "The staff are so friendly and professional, helpful."

          Heather

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          August 10, 2019

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          Nearest essentials

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          Food and dining

          Breakfast options

          Continental
          Italian
          Vegetarian
          Gluten-free
          Buffet

          Restaurants on site

          PARK
          Cuisine:International, Dutch
          Menu:Buffet

          What's nearby

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          Reviews of Hotel Arena from real guests

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          8.4
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          10
          Cleanliness8.4
          Facilities8.4
          Location8.1
          Room comfort and quality8.1
          Service8.8
          Value for money8.1
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Athol from Australia
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

          What a Gem”

          We stayed at Hotel Arena for three nights, the final leg of our six week European holiday before the long flight home to Australia. What a gem it is! It is located within a former Catholic orphanage, so access from the street is not ideal and there are parts of the hotel which are not in pristine condition. For us this jut added to the appeal. Our room was modern, spacious and spotlessly clean. The staff are courteous, friendly and efficient. Step out the front door and you are in the stunningly beautiful Oostpark. Here a fascinating glimpse of the real Amsterdam is on show at any time of the day, a million miles away from the regular tourist traps. This hotel carries our strongest possible recommendation.

          Reviewed June 09, 2018

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Zuleyka from United States
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

          Gorgeous Hotel in Gorgeous Park”

          I want to stay in Hotel Arena every single time I'm in Amsterdam. The rooms are gorgeous and the staff is wonderful. It's located in a park that is beautiful and scenic. It's in a really quiet area. I would say for the price you should get just one or two additional amenities (like toiletries/lotion/etc) but I'm happy to pay again for the service and atmosphere. The size of the rooms is great and the bed is very comfortable. It is a bit far away from the center - about a 30-40min walk, so if you prioritize being in the middle of all the action, this is not the hotel for you.

          Reviewed March 16, 2018

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Ben from United States
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

          Exactly what we were hoping for”

          While not in the center of Amsterdam, Hotel Arena is very close to all of the action. It's just a short walk to the tram and only a 15 min walk into the city center. The staff was friendly and helpful in helping us get around and the rooms were clean and bright. There was construction at the time of the visit, but we didn't hear any noise and the hotel generously gave us two free drinks to apologize for the work.

          Reviewed September 10, 2016

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Christopher from Australia
          Solo traveler
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

          Unexpected quality for the price.”

          Value, room design, quiet surroundings.

          I had a great time at the Hotel Arena. It's not in the centre of Amsterdam but it is within walking distance (it's a nice walk too) and close to trams. The bed was comfortable and the room was nicely decorated. The rooms are designed well with light decor for the room and black tiles for the bathroom. I would of loved a bath in the room. The staff are friendly and I was able to check-in earlier than the stated time which was a godsend after my long trip from Australia. The buffet breakfast wasn't included in the price however I paid for it one morning and the offering was great and well worth the money. I would definitely recommend staying here.

          Reviewed July 17, 2013

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Gary from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

          Special”

          Staff were very pleasant and helpful, hotel is special because of our past being there before for special reasons and the addition of the new restaurant and bar area was lovely. One gripe regrettably was lack of vegan options on their menu although we did manage just about with sides of vegetables and portions were ok for both of us. Would like to add although not the hotels fault but our taxi back to the airport was frightening with speeds over the limit and careless in our view with the driver playing with his phone too and just wasn’t comfortable at all. I hope this doesn’t happen all the time and maybe the hotel can make a view on this for their customers to be happier and arrive and leave safely. I’ll happily give this hotel a great review as we’ve stayed before a few times and it’s great for walks with the park. As we are an older couple , our room perhaps wasn’t perfect choice as the steep stairs to the bedroom was bit tricky but we survived . All in all we will stay again.

          Reviewed June 11, 2019

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Syeda from Bangladesh
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

          Exceeded expectation. ”

          They gave us a free up gradation to the suite room, Huge bathroom, Beautiful interior and exterior.

          We had a great experience, in fact it was the best thing of our Amsterdam stay. In the beginning they were unable to find our booking and made us wait for 20 mins and gave us a free beverage coupons. But later when they found it, they provided us with a free up-gradation to their best room, the suite. The room was duplex and huge. The bathroom was humongous. The hotel had very nice interior and exterior. The internet speed was great. Overall it was the best hotel in our 65 days Europe trip.

          Reviewed May 24, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kim
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

          The best hotel in Amsterdam”

          I’ve stayed in a few places in Amsterdam but this hotel has become my favorite one. The rooms are decorated with the love for detail and are super cozy. The staff is amazing and the location is a short 5 min drive by bike to the center. Highly recommend this hotel :)

          Reviewed August 10, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jose from Spain
          Family with young children
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

          BEst experience ever”

          All the personal in Arena was fantastic. Thanks to Daniel that change our room to a safer room for the baby. It was incredible. In recomend the place for families and people who want to rest and also be near to the center. Thanks also to Samuel at the restaurant for the great service and recommendations. Also Mirta on the front desk was really kind!

          Reviewed December 07, 2017

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Tom from Taiwan
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2017

          Great place to stay, but a little pricy for what we got.”

          It was a good experience at the Hotel Arena. One thing, since the hotel was expanding, it didn't help with their only entrance and exit through the park, which made it a little effort when checking in or out.

          Reviewed January 12, 2017

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Claire from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 4 nights in June 2018

          Beautiful hotel ”

          We found the hotel was beautiful sat to the corner of Oosterpark, rooms were clean with plenty of space. Breakfasts were great, lots of choice and very tasty. We did find the location was quite out of the way from the centre, it was a good 40 minute walk into the centre, however there was trains and trams if you didn’t want to walk. Would highly recommend hiring a bike from the hotel as it’s a good way of getting around Amsterdam and seeing lots of the parks and canals. All in all a lovely hotel

          Reviewed June 25, 2018

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          8.4
          Excellent
          S from Germany
          Business traveler
          Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

          Excellent”

          Great Location, good public transit connection. Duplex rooms not suitable for people, who have problems with steep stairs. Breakfast costs 17,50-19,50€ per Person...is expensive, but Amsterdam is expensive and it is a great looking buffet. Parking is 30€ per 24 Hours....also expensive but nothing cheaper in direct area. Very comfortable bar/Restaurant, and hotel is right beside a lovely park.

          Reviewed September 23, 2018

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Kevin from Ireland
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2012

          Funky Hotel, friendly helpful staff,”

          Unique rooms, great use of space for a city with notorious narrow rooms and buildings!

          we had a great stay in hotel arena, really don't have a bad word to say about the hotel or its staff we really enjoyed our stay there. the hotel was one of the highlights of our stay in what is already a unique city! the location is a little out but the trams are only a 5 minute walk, perfect if you don't want to be in the hustle and bustle of a very busy city centre?

          Reviewed May 17, 2012

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          8.4
          Excellent
          Patricia from Canada
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 5 nights in September 2019

          Excellent”

          Our room was a bit dark, only one small window but we didn’t spend much time in the room so okay The hotel surroundings in the park was beautiful You do need to use the tram system to explore Amsterdam Can purchase tram tickets at the hotel front desk, very convenient

          Reviewed October 16, 2019

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          7.2
          Very good
          Catherine from United States
          Couple
          Basic Double/Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          Style over function”

          There were things that I liked about Hotel Arena, but definitely things that were disappointing. On the positive side, the room was spacious and the park was beautiful. We also had a king bed, which great. As far as challenges go, the hotel isn't very practical. Firstly, there is no privacy when it comes to the bathroom. The entire bathroom is glass (lightly tinted, not frosted) so anyone you are sharing the room with can see EVERYTHING that you are doing. The bedroom curtains also didn't fully close, so unless you found something to wedge them together, anyone outside can also see you showering. The hotel tries to be eco friendly, which is nice but resulted in a blow dryer that couldn't pull power and barely functioned. When I plugged in my hair styling tools into the bathroom outlet, they also could not pull satisfactory power and turned off within a few seconds. I ended up having to style my hair in the bedroom with no mirror because that was the only other accessible outlet.

          Reviewed January 14, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Gregory
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

          Perfect Getaway”

          A lovely hotel with a great team of staff!! About a 30 minute walk to the centre which was nice as we could stop and grab coffee on the way! It has a lovely park on on the door step which we went running around and a 15 minute walk from a crossfit gym. The staff were very helpful and they gave us the option to upgrade upon arrival which was a great offer. Everyone was friendly and more than helpful! Room was fantastic and felt very relaxed every time I set foot into the room! Room service and extras we're lovely too! I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting! Made the whole experience wonderful and I'd definitely go back!

          Reviewed September 03, 2019

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Wayne from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

          Perfect hotel for a city break. Smart, quiet md very clean. Great rooms.”

          There really wasn’t any cons if I had to be picky there was a slight drainage smell in the wet room. I could see that this hotel was catering for couples, families old and young, buisiness and students. Hotel was immaculate, staff were great and a nice decor finish making it very welcoming (specially after a long day walking). Just far enough out to be quiet but with a tram stop just opposite a little ride into town was easy. Restaurant I’m guessing is sort after by the locals as it got busy on the weekends and after wasting there we could see why(very good food). Would definitely book again.

          Reviewed March 24, 2019

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Bein from Malaysia
          Business traveler
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

          Very beautiful hotel currently under renovation”

          Clean, environment absulotely stunning.. The staff are friendly and helpful.. Location is good near downtown Amsterdam..

          Very good and satisfy for the price i paid.. Will definitively come back whenever i visit Amsterdam

          Reviewed September 21, 2015

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Frank from Australia
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

          great location”

          The hotel is right near a subway station, 200 meters or so away, The hotel is parallel to the shopping street with a big department store and other designer shops. can walk to the Grand Place in 10-15 min... taken us longer as we kept stopping at shops and strolling overall it was a very clean hotel and the room was massive, super convenient if you want to do some shopping!

          Reviewed November 06, 2018

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          7.6
          Very good
          Vickie from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Basic Double/Twin
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

          Lovely hotel”

          Great hotel in a beautiful park. The room was clean and well presented, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The only slight downside was the distance from the centre of Amsterdam, but the metro station was close if you can’t walk the distance

          Reviewed November 19, 2018

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          8.3
          Excellent
          Caprice from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Arena Classic Room
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2016

          Ideal location & price!”

          Bathroom, location and price!

          We stayed here for 4 nights for a long weekend away. Location wise it's perfect, it's 3 stops of the metro from the centre of town which took approx 4 minutes then a 5 minute walk or if you're feeling lazy you can get the tram for one stop to the hotel! Lovely rooms, we upgraded to a suite and the bath was lovely, huge room very spacious, nice views. Really nice toiletries provided. They have a lot of building work going on at the front of the hotel at the moment do they gave us a free voucher for a drink each... But we didn't notice it in our room, couldn't hear a thing however it does spoil the views slightly from the entrance of the hotel. I would stay here again though!

          Reviewed February 11, 2016

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