Category Archives: London

How an Earls Court Hotel Makes an Ideal Stopover for Solo Travellers and Backpackers

Solo TravellersAsk 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

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

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

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

Top Five Things to Do When Staying in an Earls Court Hotel on Christmas Eve

Christmas“‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house , Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.” – Clement Clarke Moore – A Visit from St. Nicholas

Here at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court, we can’t promise you an evening as quiet as the peaceful abode in Moore’s famous poem, but we can promise you that whether you’re looking to relax, have some festive fun, or simply treat the kids this December 24th, there’s plenty in store for you right on our doorstep.

Like what you ask? Well, just take a look at our pick for the top five things to do when staying in an Earls Court Hotel like ours on Christmas Eve Continue reading

Top Five Restaurants in Earls Court to Enjoy Christmas Lunch

Christmas LunchIf you’re staying with us at the Amsterdam Hotel in Earls Court this Christmas Day, we can guarantee you that you’ll be waking up on a beautiful Christmas morning in a warm, comfortable bed and looking out of your window at London in all its festive splendour.

We can also guarantee that there’ll be a front-of-house staff member on hand should you need our help throughout the day, and that we’ll do all we can to make your Christmas Day as enjoyable as possible.

There is however, one thing we can’t guarantee; that we’ll cook your Christmas lunch for you. For that, you’re going to have to head out. Not that you’ll have far to go. One of the best things about staying with us at the Amsterdam Hotel is that you’re surrounded by some of the finest bars, restaurants and eateries, many of which will be serving both traditional and non-traditional festive food on December 25th Continue reading