Category Archives: London

Top Tips for Business Travellers Staying in South West London

Business TravellersAccording 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

Top Money Saving Tips for Your Sightseeing Visit to London

Buckingham Palace

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

Top Events at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre this May/June

Earls Court Exhibition CentreDespite 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

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