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Hotel Arena
Hotel Arena
Hotel Arena
Hotel Arena
Hotel Arena
Hotel Arena
Hotel Arena

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8.3

Excellent

6,153 reviews

6,153 reviews

Housekeeping14
Breakfast6
Food & Dining2
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8.1

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 200 meters from city center
Parking
Available
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

Hotel Arena

's-Gravesandestraat 55, Oost / Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1092 AA - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Oost / Watergraafsmeer part of Amsterdam, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Van Gogh Museum. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

600 meters to public transportation

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

790 meters to ARTIS Amsterdam Royal Zoo

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Amsterdam every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
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 Suite
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  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Arena Supreme Room
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  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Villa Loft
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  • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
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Deluxe Double or Twin Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
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Executive Suite
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  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
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Villa Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
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Suite Club
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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 12:00 PM. 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 18.5 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.

    What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Hotel Arena?

    Wibautstraat Metro Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 670 m away from Hotel Arena.

    What restaurants are nearby Hotel Arena?

    Restaurants including Todine, Arena and Oost pizza pasta are popular in Hotel Arena’s neighborhood which is known as Oost / Watergraafsmeer.

    What popular shopping places are close to Hotel Arena?

    Shopping options in Hotel Arena’s Oost / Watergraafsmeer neighborhood include All the Luck in the World and Dappermarkt.

    What are popular attractions near Hotel Arena?

    Hotel Arena’s location in the Oost / Watergraafsmeer neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Oosterpark, Holocaust Memorial Walk and basket.

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    What people love about Hotel Arena

    • 7.6

      Very good

      "The chapel in the hotel is stunning, lovely to have the architecture and history."

      Emma

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      September 5, 2022

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Breakfast

      "Great breakfast as well!"

      Nikola

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      August 21, 2022

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Location

      "The hotel is situated in the oosterpart which is a lovely green park."

      Daphna

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      August 16, 2022

    Property ranking|Compared to 1,143 Amsterdam properties
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    Room comfort score
    8.1/10
    Cheapest price score
    Service score
    8.7/10
    Value for money score
    8.1/10
    Better than
    97
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    Better than
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    Better than
    92
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    Overall rating:

    8.3

    Excellent
    6,153 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.3
    Facilities
    8.4
    Location
    8.1
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    What travelers say they love:
    The staff are so friendly and professional, helpful.
    Heather from United Kingdom
    Family with older children
    More about Hotel Arena

    More about Hotel Arena

    Hotel Arena

    Wake up to the wonder of Amsterdam with a stay at Hotel Arena, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Sampling the authentic culture of Amsterdam is easy with a stay at Hotel Arena, just 2.4 km from Van Gogh Museum.
    The range of services provided by Hotel Arena ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Amsterdam. Parking is always available, provided by the hotel for their driving guests.
    While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less.
    In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.
    Guestrooms at Hotel Arena are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The hotel provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Keep your entertainment options wide, even in your room, with a range of facilities, including cable TV available in select rooms. The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms.
    Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hotel provides a hair dryer and toiletries in some select rooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar.
    Hotel Arena promises you a fun-packed holiday with a variety of activities and facilities. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the souvenir shops.


    Reasons to stay here

    Rooms here are cheaper than 94% of accommodations in the city.
    This hotel's food and dining score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.
    Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.4

    Most talked about facilities

    Housekeeping

    11 mentions

    Breakfast

    7 mentions

    Food & Dining

    4 mentions

    Car Park

    1 mention

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair accessible

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Breakfast in room
    • Breakfast takeaway service
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • Restaurants
    • Room service
    • Vending machine

    Services and conveniences

    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Chapel
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Fireplace
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Heating in public area
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Shrine
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Kids meal

    Access

    • Allergy-free rooms
    • CCTV in common areas
    • CCTV outside property
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms

    Getting around

    • Bicycle parking
    • Car park [charges apply]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Shuttle service

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Blackout curtains
    • Closet
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Desk
    • Free bottled water
    • Hair dryer
    • Heating
    • In-room safe box
    • Ironing facilities
    • LAN Internet in room [free]
    • Mini bar
    • Private bathroom
    • Refrigerator
    • Satellite/cable channels
    • Seating area
    • Sofa
    • Telephone
    • Toiletries
    • Trash cans
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    Restaurants on site

    PARK

    • Cuisine: International, Dutch
    • Menu: Buffet
    Location
    's-Gravesandestraat 55, Oost / Watergraafsmeer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1092 AA
    Excellent
    Location

    8.1

    Airports

    • Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS)
      11.5 km 28 min drive
    • Lelystad Airport (LEY)
      42.6 km

    Public transportation

    • Weesperplein Metro Station
      600 m
    • Wibautstraat Metro Station
      670 m

    Hospital or clinic

    • Spoedeisende Hulp
      220 m

    Shopping

    • Bloemenmarkt
      1.7 km

    Convenience store

    • Avondwinkel
      330 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      320 m
    What's nearby

    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
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Infant 0-2 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    Baby cot/crib available upon request
    Children 3-4 year(s)
    Must use an extra bed
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from15:00
    • Check-out until12:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee45 EUR
    • Distance from city center2km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

    Extras

    • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)18.5 EUR

    The property

    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors3
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 139
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened1886
    • Most recent renovation2017

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee35 EUR

    Reviews of Hotel Arena from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.3
    Facilities8.4
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality8.1
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.1
    High score for Amsterdam
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (62)
    8-9 Excellent (27)
    7-8 Very Good (44)
    6-7 Good (14)
    <6 Below Expectation (23)
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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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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Patrick from United States
    Family with teens
    Arena Supreme Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

    Lovely stay at the Arena”

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Arena hotel in Amsterdam. The beautiful and historic building set in the edge of one Amsterdam’s nicest parks (Oosterpark) made for a very comfortable and scenic stay. Staff was very attentive and helpful and the food and drinks from the restaurant were quick and excellent. Walking distance to popular areas of De Pijp and the Rijksmuseum add to the appeal of the location. We will happily return to the Arena we we come back to Amsterdam!

    Reviewed June 20, 2022

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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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    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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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Susan from Zambia
    Business traveler
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

    Great location with easy access to the trams and buses. ”

    Lovely hotel, with very comfortable different rooms. Lots of history to the hotel. Service great, staff friendly and the food in the Park Restaurant was excellent....both dinner and breakfast.

    Reviewed September 15, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ahmad from Jordan
    Business traveler
    Arena Supreme Room
    Stayed 5 nights in June 2022

    Magnifecent Hotel”

    The hotel is gorgeous from start to finish. The rooms are clean and beatifuly designed. The lobby is super nice. And the property is right next to one wonderful park full of trees and small lakes.

    Reviewed July 02, 2022

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kate from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Great hospitality and location to explore all areas of Amsterdam ”

    We love this hotel and have been 3 times now. The location in the park is perfect with great bars and restaurants in a 5 minute walk away. Beautiful rooms with great facilities, everything you need for a city break.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Genevieve from Canada
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    Great location even if it was a little outside of the center. Located next to he park was great and relaxing. Very quiet. The restaurant was delicious and staff super nice!

    Reviewed July 25, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    zeynep from Turkey
    Couple
    Arena Supreme Room
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

    The rooms and the bar”

    Rooms were wonderful and the enterance was great, next to a wonderful park. Definetly will stay here next time

    Reviewed June 28, 2022

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Heather from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

    Such a beautiful location. Great staff. ”

    Stayed here last year, loved it. Searched various places, countries for this years holiday. It was my 17 year olds choice to return again. We both absolutely love this hotel. The staff are so friendly and professional, helpful. It's about 45minute walk to the city centre, although trams are available. We walked everywhere. Especially round the park in which the hotel is situated. Beautiful grounds

    Reviewed August 10, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Florence from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Business traveler
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    A fancy hotel and much more !”

    More than just another fancy hotel, this historical building has been beautifully rehabilitated. Standing by a beautiful park, with its ex-chapel, this place is stunning. "Icing on the cake", the hotel staff : cheerful, helpful and courteous.

    Reviewed February 12, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Fiona from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    New young couple first holiday together”

    The room with stairs up to the bedroom was spacious and beautiful. The bathroom was large and fashionable. We especially loved the huge choice at breakfast. Would return and already recommended to friends.

    Reviewed March 28, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Danielle
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2019

    Amazing Hotel & Welcoming Staff”

    Hotel was beautiful all rooms vary in size and design our room was lovely and spacious; radiator heating and air con, TV, fridge, kettle. literally could not fault one bit.

    Reviewed February 12, 2020

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    MARIA from Greece
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2019

    excelent value for money”

    this is a beautiful hotel, very impressive decor, in the middle of a beautiful park. It is 40 minutes walking from the center of the city but very convenient in terms of Tram transportation. Very clean rooms and friendly staff

    Reviewed October 10, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Richard from Canada
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2019

    Helen from Canada”

    Beautiful setting in a quieter area of the city. Lovely bar/restaurant. The room was well appointed with spacious, barrelled ceilings. It looking on to a court yard with a chapel beyond. The staff are all friendly and accomodating. We travel frequently and felt his hotel was good value . We will keep this hotel on our list for return visits.

    Reviewed September 08, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Emma from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Great hotel, lovely location very minor problems”

    he hotel is lovely, located right next to the gorgeous park, its about a 20-30 minute walk to Dam Square but lovely in the sun. The only problems we found were that the walk in showers tended to overflow onto the bathroom floor and breakfast was too expensive for us to eat there. Other than those minor problems, the hotel, rooms and staff were amazing. Will definitely come back!

    Reviewed April 22, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jannie from Netherlands
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    Perfect location and wonderful room

    Reviewed March 10, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    APOSTOLOS from Greece
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

    Perfect hospitality ”

    Perfect hospitality. The breakfast was amazing and with great variety. Near the center of the city. You need only 15-20 mins to arrive in center with metro or tram. The park close to hotel is beautiful. Clean room and the high designed interior

    Reviewed March 19, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kosala from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

    Beautiful hotel in a middle of a park. Good location 15 minutes metro/tram travel from city center”

    Nice big rooms, very modern, there was a festival in the park with lot of food stalls and live music while we stayed, kept us entertained...

    Reviewed July 07, 2019

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Maurice
    Couple
    Arena Classic Room
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

    Very nice hotel nice use of an old church and on the edge of the park which provides a good settin.”

    Good value, a bit far from the centre and not a lot of restaurants close by, but close to trams

    Reviewed September 01, 2019

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