When my siblings and I took our parents to visit Amsterdam last month, we stayed at the Cityden The Garden Amsterdam South.
We needed a place for a party of 5. At the time of booking, most hotels near the city center were quite pricey and has a maximum occupancy of 2-3 people. Booking 2 rooms was not economical, so I looked at other options outside of the city. This Cityden hotel apartment is located 35 minutes away from the Museum District.
Since public transportation seemed convenient, I booked the “Grand Apartment”. It is the largest room type and can accommodate up to 6. It is a spacious apartment at 840 square feet, with 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Double Sofa Bed. The unit sits on the top floor of the building.
I booked early enough and got deal (the room type later sold out during our dates). The average base rate was about €250 each night. It does not include taxes, mandatory hotel fees, and extra guest fees, which brought the actual rate closer to €300 per night.
The Hotel Apartment in Pictures
The dining / living room space:
Free WiFI is included. You can pull out the sofa out into a sofa bed.
Living room space facing the sofa.
One of the bedrooms with the King-size bed. It comes with a master bathroom.
The bedroom with the two twin beds. It comes with a shower/sink/vanity area (the second bathroom is located outside the room).
There is a “food market” station on the first floor of the hotel, if you need something light.
There is actually a supermarket within 10 minutes of walking distance from the hotel. Beware: the market doesn’t accept any major credit cards.
There is a small lobby area right at the entrance, and a bar/restaurant space further in.
I like that there is a separator between the elevators and apartment hallway space.
The apartment hotel is of walking distance to a tram station (an easy stroll). It was super convenient and we were able to take the tram directly to our museum stop.
This is a view from the apartment window.
There is a shopping complex that is of walking distance as well, but I will say this: Since the apartment hotel is located outside of city center, the area is not bustling with activities. That said, if you are looking for a reasonably priced accommodation for your family and you don’t mind taking public transportation to get into city center, this is a nice, quiet, and spacious space to stay.
We had a great stay at the Cityden the Garden South. In fact, it was even more comfortable than the hotel we stayed in at another destination. This was a great choice for us for our needs.
Knowing what I know now, I would absolutely book this apartment hotel again.
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