This hotel is one of the newest in Amsterdam and is the talk of the town. Formerly a school, it has been lovingly restored to an exceptionally high standard and comes highly recommended. 050908JG
As the name suggests, this building used to be a school and has been restored to its former glory which is very traditional in design with a small garden at the entrance with flames lining the pathway.
The lobby is very attractive with exposed brick walls and a small seating area in the style of a private drawing room with many different materials on the walls, on the floor and in the seating arrangement. The reception area is quite small but very welcoming.
This city hotel is conveniently situated near the Museumplein (Museum square). Although there is a tram stop in front of the hotel, by means of a pleasant stroll the guests can reach several areas of interest with ease. Amsterdam's concert hall, the Concertgebouw, and numerous museums are situated within a 300-metre radius. Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is approximately 10 km from the hotel.
The hotel is under the supervision of young managers, who aim to take international hotel standards to new heights, together with the students who staff the hotel. A nice detail lies in the fact that the hotel is housed in a former school building which stems from the same architectural period as the Rijksmuseum. This style is easily recognisable and the building rightfully enjoys a monumental status. In the lounge and the beautiful courtyard guests can enjoy a soothing cup of tea or a refreshing cocktail. The private salons can be used for business meetings, as well as private meetings. Facilities at the hotel include a lobby with 24-hour reception and a restaurant. For an additional fee, guests can make use of WLAN Internet access, laundry services and the car park.
The College Hotel is aptly named, and not simply because the hotel is set in a spectacular 19th century school building. This small, elegant, luxury hotel is actually run by students, albeit under the supervision of world-class professionals. It is situated in the residential Oud Zuid area (South/centre), within walking distance of the Museum Square with its Concert Building and the main museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Furthermore, attractions such as the Vondelpark, the exclusive shopping street PC Hooftstraat and the upcoming fashionable neigbourhood "De Pijp" are only a stroll away. Right in front of the hotel is a tram stop, which can take guests to all directions in Amsterdam. Also within walking distance are the city’s nightlife hotspots, theatres and cinemas. The College Hotel is designed by paying homage to the past while filling the hotel with up-to-date facilities and modern design touches. The result is an eclectic, enticing mix of history and high-tech technology. From the moment guests enter the property, the hotel exudes a sense of relaxation and refinement that seems to reflect its historic scholastic past. From the high ceilings to the huge fireplaces to the sweeping staircases, the building leaves plenty of evidence of its fascinating history. The hotel’s forty luxurious rooms have each been individually designed to maintain their own identity. Elegant fabrics and colours were chosen to accent warm nurturing tones, and all rooms are characterised by a harmonious blending of black with shades of brown and sandy colours. Bathrooms are finished with chic, subtle details including exclusively designed washbasin furniture in black French polish with brown marble and chrome legs and ZenZone amenities. The College Hotel restaurant is a free-standing restaurant located in the former school gymnasium. Here, the chef and his team pay tribute to the golden age of Dutch cuisine by honouring classics from the past from a contemporary perspective, resulting in a surprising culinary experience.
Rooms with In-house movie, Radio, Direct dial phone. Laundry facilities, Baby sitting.
Opened December 2004.