History is rife here in the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam. Lloyd Hotel Opened in 1921 as a hotel for emigrants heading to South-America is located just 10 mins by Tram from Central station. This time-capsule Hotel holds tales that are loitered across its long winding corridors from its journey of being a Prison, Youth center and now taking up residency a multi-starred ratings sleep easy and restaurant.
Opened in 2004 with a history of the original building in mind, Lloyd Hotel Amsterdam offers a national and international feel and approach from offering a range of rooms from 3 stars to Luxury much like its history, this 117 room hotel serves a range of people, backgrounds and cultures.
When it comes to the interior of the building, it was the architectural firm MVRDV who was asked to let the dark past escape from the building, but to keep or restore the original parts of the building wherever possible. This is executed to perfection with each room holding a separate story. Many set as a standard double, but kitted out with all contemporary traveler essentials you need. Whilst every room doesn’t hold a bathroom if you do end up opting for a room fully equipped you’ll be pleasantly surprised by there industrial inspiration and in some rooms, grandeur, all designed by different Dutch designers.
Food and drink become the newest addition to this international hotel. A large reception room is converted into the hotel’s heart; including booth seating, cafe, bar, and lounge area. The restaurant dishes up seasonal feeds, local produce of classical European cuisine.
Whilst we visited in the colder months, Lloyd located on the south side of the building, is the hotel’s terrace which seems the perfect place for your early morning coffee, business meeting, lunch al fresco or dinner.BOOK: Oostelijke Handelskade 34, Amsterdam, 1019 BN, 0031 20 561 3607, lloydhotel.nl
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