According to research released last year, the changing nature of the business landscape means more and more companies are getting out on the road. Whilst this does present new, unique opportunities for growth for British businesses, it also presents first time business travellers with their own challenges.
Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we regularly cater to business travellers visiting South West London, and asked some of our regulars for their top tips on how to make the stay more affordable, efficient, and most importantly of all, enjoyable.
Make your travel budget go further
Business travel may be on the rise, but as we’ve heard ourselves time and time again, business travel budgets are being reduced at every turn Continue reading
One of the best things about sightseeing in a city like London is that many of the major landmarks and attractions are free. Marvelling at the majesty of Buckingham Palace and witnessing the famous Changing of the Guard won’t cost you a penny, nor will visiting some of the capital’s most renowned museums and art galleries such as the National Gallery, the British Museum, and the Tate Modern.
Meanwhile, guests at our Earls Court hotel can take a leisurely stroll to the likes of Kensington Palace Gardens, one of the most serene and beautiful spots anywhere in London.
Invest in the London Pass
That said, there are some attractions that do come with an entry fee. One way to avoid this -and to beat the sometimes lengthy queues- is to pick up a London pass Continue reading
Despite the London Olympia taking its place as one of the UK’s premier exhibition centres, many guests at the Hotel Amsterdam on Earls Court Road still fondly remember the former Olympic Games venue known as the Earls Court Exhibition Centre for its role in hosting everything from the Brit Awards to the Crufts Dog Show.
Indeed, one of the more common questions we’re asked after guests have passed the iconic venue en route to our hotel, is whether there’s anything going on there that they can check out whilst they’re staying with us.
The answer, thankfully, is always yes. Though mostly known these days as the London home of numerous trade fairs, the London Olympia still hosts an array of special events Continue reading
We’re still a few months away from one of the biggest events set to hit London this summer, and already, the team here at the Hotel Amsterdam in Earls Court are seeing a higher number of bookings for the 2016 Notting Hill Carnival.
The more we think about it, the less of a surprise this really is. Each and every year, the event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors so it’s no wonder that eager revellers are already on the hunt for the best hotel accommodation deals for a weekend packed full of vibrancy, colour, and music aplenty.
Book Early to Avoid Disappointment
Yet before we get booked up completely, we wanted to offer both regular Hotel Amsterdam blog readers and first time website visitors alike the chance to secure our low cost, high quality accommodation for Notting Hill Carnival before it’s too late Continue reading
For over 100 years, the Royal Hospital in Chelsea has played host to an annual celebration of horticulture that is known today as not only a highlight of the London spring calendar, but a true world-renowned event in its own right.
This year’s event takes place from Tuesday May 24th to Saturday May 28th just a few short minutes’ down the road from the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court. So it’s no wonder that many guests have already booked their accommodation with us ready for the week-long festival of flora and fauna.
Affordable Hotel Accommodation Close to the Chelsea Flower Show
If you’ve yet to book a hotel for the big event, or if you’ve only just made the last-minute decision to head down to Chelsea in May, there is good news Continue reading
Staying in Earls Court when visiting London puts the best that the English capital has to offer right on your doorstep. Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, The British Museum, these, and many other London landmarks are only a stone’s throw away.
Yet that’s not to say you need be confined to the capital when planning your London city break. With Earls Court Station based right next to your hotel, you’ve essentially got the whole of Britain at your disposal, with a number of iconic landmarks only a few hours away by train.
Whether you’ve already seen everything you could want to see in London on previous trips and are now thinking of venturing further afield the next time you come to stay, or if you’re simply looking to escape the hustle and bustle of London for the day Continue reading
The mighty giants of Chelsea Football Club may have wrapped up their campaign for another season, but make no mistake about it, their home turf at Stamford Bridge is still a hype of activity.
Regardless as to whether the blues are tearing up the pitch or not, their stadium itself serves as a world class conference venue, playing host to some of the biggest corporate events in London all year-round.
So when you’re travelling into Chelsea for a conference, training course or important business meeting, it goes without saying that you’re going to need somewhere to stay.
That’s where we come in. Based just ten minutes away from Stamford Bridge, our Earls Court hotel makes the ideal headquarters for business travellers Continue reading
Ask any seasoned backpacker or solo traveller and they’ll likely all tell you the same thing; there’s few things more exciting in life than simply gathering up some essentials and setting off an adventure across the cities, countries and continents.
Yet without having somewhere warm, comfortable, and -above all else- affordable to lay your head at night, The Grand Adventure can quickly turn into a nightmare journey. This is especially true if you’re planning to visit London, where the sheer cost alone of some hotels can make a stopover in one of the most important cities in the world somewhat of a costly proposition.
Not that it has to be. By booking at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, you’ll not only save on those limited expenses, but enjoy a wealth of other benefits designed Continue reading
Easter 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
Finally, 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