My review of the brand new Hilton at Amsterdam Schiphol

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This is my review of the new Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hotel.

Or, to be more precise, my wife’s review.  It may have taken over three years but she finally volunteered to contribute something to the site 🙂

As HFP wrote back in October, Hilton has built a brand new hotel at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.  The old hotel is now closed and will be demolished.  It is competing with the ageing Sheraton which is the other hotel directly connected to the terminal.  There is also a Yotel (click here for details) in the transit area.

Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol

This is the funky exterior.  However, most guests are unlikely to see it.  You enter the hotel via a covered passageway which takes you past the Sheraton and the World Trade Centre complex.

The hotel and lobby

The first impression on entering the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a great sense of light and the general ‘newness’ of everything.

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The walkway deposits you on the first floor ……

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…… which means taking an escalator down to the lobby.  This has been designed as all purpose ‘eating, drinking, meeting’ space – you can see the bar immediately to the left of the reception desks in the picture below.

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…. and here is the bar closer up.

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The rooms

As a brand new hotel, the room had a feeling of freshness which is always appreciated.  Whilst not huge, I found it functional and certainly didn’t lack for anything.  It was not clear if I was upgraded or not due to my Diamond status.

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Unlike many new hotels, it also has a decent desk for working:

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The bathroom looked a little ‘plasticy’ but still looked good because the hotel had just opened.  It may lose its appeal over time.  Toiletries were the standard ‘Roth’ in-house Hilton brand.  It only had a shower, not a bath.

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Soundproofing in the room, always important for an airport hotel, was excellent.

The club lounge

Like many HFP readers, I am a top-tier Hilton Diamond following the status match promotion run over Christmas.  This meant I was given free access to the lounge.

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This was, for a Hilton, a surprisingly impressive space – although the bar stool seating in places was a slightly odd touch.

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Due to business commitments I wasn’t able to see what was on offer in the evening.  Breakfast, however, was more than satisfactory and it was a good perk of Hilton Diamond to receive it.

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….. and more breakfast …..

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….. with good quality furnishings …..

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and

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Conclusion

As usual with airport hotels, this was a very short stay and I had little time to discover the hotel in full.

The new Hilton at Schiphol Airport at Amsterdam is a breath of fresh air if you are used to the Sheraton.  On the night I stayed, the price gap was only €9 and that was easily offset by the higher overall quality and, of course, the free lounge access I got as a Hilton Diamond.

The only downside is the slightly longer walk from the main terminal building but I feel this is well worth the effort.

As a Hilton HHonors redemption, you are looking at 60,000 points per night if you book this as a redemption.  If room rates are higher than €225 then points may be a good move – you would be getting the HFP typical 0.3p valuation.

You can book the hotel, or find out more, on the Hilton website here.

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Comments

  1. vindaloo says:

    Unless it’s been closed since I stayed there a couple of years ago, there’s also a Mercure in the terminal building airside.

  2. Tip for anyone using a Hilton VISA voucher – if you’ve got Diamond status then the increased availability you see IS bookable. The first agent I spoke to wasn’t sure but I asked to be passed through to Diamond Desk who booked it in under a minute for me – Hilton New York for 80k points 😀 When looking at NYC availability not signed it I found it was about half of that available when signed in as Diamond, worth keeping in mind.

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