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Top 5 Reasons to Spend Easter 2016 in Kensington and Chelsea

Easter 2016Easter  2016 is nearly upon us, bringing with it the first signs of spring, plenty of cute bunny rabbits, and of course, chocolate, chocolate and yes, more chocolate.

Excited? Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we certainly are, and not just because we’re expecting a visit from Easter Bunny.Nope, the real reason we’re looking forward to it is because it’s the first opportunity we’ll have to welcome many of you to our hotel.

Taking place from Friday March 25th – Monday March 28th, the first bank holiday of the year provides the perfect excuse to get away and finally take a much deserved break after a long, cold winter. And whilst we admit, you could choose to go anywhere Continue reading

Top Reasons to Stay in an Earls Court Hotel Before Flying from Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow AirportFinally, that long, wet winter is behind us, spring has sprung, and you’re now looking forward to jetting off to somewhere warm and wonderful for a well-earned break.

There’s just one problem; you’re flying from Heathrow Airport at such a bizarre time in the late night or early morning that you’ve now got little choice to book a hotel room to catch some rest before you fly.

Sure, there’s accommodation to be found next door to the airport, but let’s face it, they’re hardly the most cost-effective solution to airport layovers, and you’d much rather save your money to spend on better things once you’re abroad.

By opting to stay outside the airport area and transferring in via train, you’ll not only save money, but enjoy a number of other benefits too Continue reading

Why Stay at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court for the London Wedding Show 2016

London Wedding ShowBy the time you read this, London will be up in full grip of Valentine’s Fever, with countless events, activities and attractions on hand to help loved up couples declare their undying devotion for one another.

When the big day itself arrives, we’ve got plenty of advice for guests to the Hotel Amsterdam on how to plan the perfect Valentine’s Weekend in our neighbouring areas of Kensington and Chelsea, though if none of that takes your fancy, you can simply sit back and watch the huge number of hopefuls drop down on one knee to pop the big question.

If you’re one of them this year, you might want to consider staying on for a week longer to start planning your dream day with a trip Continue reading

Last Minute Valentine’s Bookings Available at the Amsterdam Hotel, Earls Court

Valentine 2016Roses are red, violets are blue, February’s here, and Valentine’s, too…

OK, so maybe we’ll leave the love poems to those more in touch with their inner-muse and instead use this week’s Amsterdam Hotel blog update to profess how much we’re looking forward to welcoming loved up couples from across the country to our hotel near Kensington and Chelsea this February.

As we’ve already discussed in our previous post, both areas make the perfect location for that romantic Valentine’s Day Weekend, but the sights and delights of South West London aren’t the only reasons why we’re getting into lo spirito di amore.

The real reason is that we’re pleased to make the several remaining rooms we have during February 11th – 14th available for last minute Continue reading

How Sites Like TripAdvisor Can Help You When Booking a London Hotel

TripadvisorAt the Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court, we’re thrilled to see so many of our new guests and regular visitors alike leaving us glowing reviews on top travel review sites such as TripAdvisor.

That said, we’re also just as happy when you use these kind of platforms to tell us what we could be doing better. By doing so, you give us a great opportunity to listen to your feedback and continue to make the service we provide the best in West London.

Still, TripAdvisor and the like aren’t only useful for us in the hotel industry. When it comes to booking a place to stay for your next trip to London, consumer review sites can play a big part in helping you choose the perfect hotel Continue reading

A Beginner’s Guide to Using London Public Transport

London Public TransportAs one of the largest and busiest cities in the world, it should come as no surprise to find that getting around London can be a challenging prospect for first time visitors.

Faced with getting from the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court over to Buckingham Palace for example, most newcomers to the Capital are left staring at a map that seems so complicated it’s almost tempting to stay in the hotel room and forget all about it.

Yet of course, as much as we love welcoming you to the Amsterdam, even we know that you didn’t come all the way to London to stay in your hotel room all day.

That’s why we’ve put together this short beginners guide Continue reading

Top Events at the London Olympia in 2016

Earls Court Exhibition CentreIf there’s one thing we love about our Hotel being based in the heart of Earls Court, it’s that we’re never too far away from all the goings on at the London Olympia.

With events officially moving to the venue from the Earls Court Exhibition Centre in the past few years, the Olympia is now home to a broad variety of public and trade shows throughout the year.

And whilst it would take us far more than the space of a single blog to tell you about all of our favourite up and coming events, we didn’t want you to miss out on some of the best ones heading this way in the new year.

Without further ado then, here’s the Hotel Amsterdam’s guide to the top events at Earls Court’s London Olympia in 2016 Continue reading

Booking Now: Hotel Accommodation near Kensington for the Perfect London Shopping Trip

january saleChristmas is behind us, another new year is here, and for those visiting Kensington over the next few weeks, that can only mean one thing: The January Sales.

As home to some of the world’s biggest department stores, not to mention a wealth of boutique retailers, high street chains and independent stores, Kensington serves as something of a mecca for shoppers not only during the sales, but all year round.

At the Amsterdam Hotel, our base in Earls Court – just a few minutes’ walk from Kensington itself- means we’re always a prime choice for shoppers looking to make a weekend (or perhaps even a whole week) of their trip Continue reading

Top Five Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Kensington and Chelsea

New Year EveHere at the Amsterdam Hotel near Kensington and Chelsea, we’re as excited as anybody about the upcoming festivities on New Year’s Eve 2015/206, especially because we happen to know where all the best parties and celebrations are going to be.

Indeed, we’ve been welcoming our guests to West London for many a New Year gone by now, and in that time we’ve had a chance to see for ourselves just which locations consistently prove to be the most popular for those looking to see out the year gone by in style.

If you’re planning to stay with us on New Year’s Eve and are still searching for the perfect place to welcome in 2016, here’s the Amsterdam Hotel’s guide to the top five places Continue reading

Wishing You a Merry Christmas From the Hotel Amsterdam, Earls Court

Merry-ChristmasDoesn’t time fly when you’re having fun? It doesn’t seem like five minutes ago since we were happily checking in guests to our Earls Court Hotel ready for the big Boxing Day sales in Kensington and Chelsea, and yet here we are. Almost a whole 12 months has flown by and we’re already gearing up for the next group of guests to arrive for a weekend of post-Christmas retail therapy.

In doing so, it gave us time to look back on the kind of year we’ve had at the Hotel Amsterdam, as well as giving us a gentle reminder that we haven’t yet taken a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday, whatever you and your loved ones celebrate this season Continue reading