Steeped in history, the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam originally opened within the 1920s. Over the years your accommodation has served as a refugee center, juvenile detention center and artist studios. It reopened in 2004 because the Lloyd Hotel with 117 rooms, including a Cultural Embassy which, based on the hotel's website, “represents Dutch culture in Amsterdam, and organizes the exchange with the cultures from the guests from all over the planet.”
Another characteristic unique towards the Lloyd Hotel is its “one to 5 star” design. Yes, you heard right – guests can pick in which to stay a one-star room, a five-star room or anything among. While all rooms are comfortable and trendy, it is the five-star rooms which are most impressive; you have a swing dangling in the wooden beams, another includes a grand piano and one provides a giant bed that comfortably sleeps up to eight!
Guests can dine on locally sourced fare within the hotel's restaurant which offers dishes like crispy free range chicken and roasted pumpkin salad. Gleam buffet option.
The Lloyd Hotel won Time Out magazine's award for the best Hotel in 2010. Wondering more? Journalist Annette Lubbers wrote a book, Lloyd Hotel, which further details the overall good reputation for this historic building.