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Schiphol Airport: Hotel Mercure

Hotel Mercure Schiphol Terminal is very convenient for a stopover or if you have to catch an early flight. Just step out of the shower, slip into your clothes and walk to the gate.

The hotel is behind customs. When you are not intransit, it means that you need your flight ticket and passport to reach it. As the 30 rooms are very popular it is best to book your room in advance of your stay. This can be done be done two months before you need it. When booking, it is important to realise that all rooms are booked twice in twenty-four hours. Your booking is valid for 12 hours. Check in for day rooms is from 10 am and for night rooms from 9 pm. If your stay overlaps the day and night period you will have to pay twice.

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The rooms are the standard type of hotel room, including notepaper, pens, sewing kit, shampoo, toothpaste and brush. None of the rooms has windows but air conditioning sees to a pleasant temperature and enough fresh air. Meals are not included in the room rates. Catering at the airport closes at 10 pm, but some restaurants and fast food outlets outside customs stay open 24 hours. It means that you will have to leave the airport via the baggage claim hall, go up to arrivals hall to Schiphol Plaza. When going back to the hotel you will have to to through passport control and security check. The only counters that are open late at night are at the other end of the airport, some four football field away.

Room rates do not include breakfast, but Self-service Nautilus cafe in lounge 3 serves light refreshements and tasty sandwiches.

single room €85
double room €95
triple room €115

The hotel   Mercure Schiphol Terminal  is situated at Schiphol Airport in lounge 3, between gate E and F, on the second floor.

If you have some time to spare, have a look at the works of art at the airport.

photo credit: personal collection

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