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Amsterdam — By Marianne on June 5, 2010 at 10:05 am
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Affordable Accommodation at Schiphol Airport

No surprises at the Ibis Hotel. It is part of the Accor Hotel Group and is the second cheapest option of a hotel close to Schiphol Airport. The rooms are a bit bland and anonymous, but the air-conditioned rooms are always reliable. The cheapest airport hotel is Etap Hotel and also part of the Accor Hotel Group.
The two hotels are next to each each other at Schipholweg, an island in between motorways. No shops, no restaurants, no cafés and no street in the vicinity. All you can do is have an early night, have dinner in one of the Ibis’ three restaurant or a Heineken at the bar. If this is not exciting enough, take the free shuttle bus to Schiphol Airport, visit the panorama deck or shop at Schiphol Plaza. The courtesy shuttle bus whisks you to and from the airport between 4.30 am and 1.30 am. The airport – hotel stretch takes 10 minutes, the hotel – airport journey 15 to 20 minutes.
The rooms are comfortable and sufficiently large and equipped with the standard hotel furniture. Double glazing shuts out most of the noise of incoming and departing planes. No tea or coffee making facilities, but you will be entertained by TV programmes, BBC World and other international channels besides the Dutch ones. Bring adaptors for phone and camera chargers because they may not fit the hotel’s outlets.

The Ibis hotel has 644 rooms, enough to come without a reservation.. However, if you made a credit card booking be sure to have that card with you, or at least a copy of the card with which the booking was made as you will be asked to show it. If the hotel is fully booked, try Etap next door.

Room rates range between € 69 and € 155. Breakfast at € 14 is not included in this price. If you have an early flight, it is good to know that breakfast starts at 4 am. If you are very price-minded, you can go next door to the Etap Hotel because their breakfast is only €7. It includes unlimited coffee, tea, toast, jam, bread, cheese and chocolate sprinkles (the ultimate Dutch breakfast treat).

QUICK FACTS

Ibis Schiphol Airport,
Schipholweg 181 (map)
Badhoevedorp

Red Baron Bar, open 24 hours
Sip jenever or order a Heineken with a snack and nibbles.

Cafe Pizza and Pasta, 11:30 – 23:00
Enjoy Italian meals for lunch and dinner on the fourth floor.

Star Class Cafe, 11:30 – 24:00
Sit down for tasty sandwiches, salads or home-made soup.

L’Estaminet Bistro, 11:30 – 23:00
Savour regional dishes washed down with red or white wine.

Photo: courtesy of Ariete @Tripadvisor

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