Yotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Review

Yotel Schiphol Airport Review

Yotel Schiphol Airport Review

Yotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Review

WJ Tested on April 29, 2013

When you need a comfortable, convenient, cozy and clean place to spend either just a few hours or an entire night at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, Yotel comes to the rescue!

If you want a full-service, full-amenities, large and luxurious hotel, Yotel is not for you! But if you like the idea of a compact, modern and functional hotel that you can rent from just 4 hours and up to 24 hours, Yotel is definitely ideal – there is a whole lot packed into a small space.

Yotel Schiphol Airport - Corridor

Yotel Schiphol Airport – Corridor

At Amsterdam Schiphol Airport:

  • Yotel was not too difficult to find when we arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport  by train.
  • As this Yotel is behind security we needed to go through security and passport control to gain access. So follow the signs towards passport control. No problems going through – just needed a valid passport, Yotel confirmation print out and departing flight (for the next morning) printout. (full details are available on Yotel’s site)
  • Once through security we were in Lounge 2 area and could see see signs directing to Yotel. Go up lift or escalator and continue to follow signs.

    Yotel Schiphol Premium Cabin #4

    Yotel Schiphol Premium Cabin #4

Checking in to Yotel:

  • Checked in at 5:20pm (reservation was for 6 pm but the cabin was available and ready)
  • Kiosk check-in was out of order (not a big deal as we prefer people to machines).
  • Checked in by the delightful Priscilla. She then showed us to the cabin we were booked in – a premium cabin (#4) for 2 people.
  • Priscilla showed us how to operate the bed (it goes down and back up with press of a button), explained the climate control system and the lighting options.
  • We were given 1 key card for the door to the cabin (we could get another key card from reception if we needed it).

    Yotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Review

    Yotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Review

Premium Cabin Amenities:

  • Double bed – easy to adjust with the press of a button. Very firm, but comfortable and good quality linens and pillows.
  • TV
  • Phone
  • Desk (folding)
  • Chair (folding)
  • Ample electrical outlets
  • Monsoon shower
  • Good water pressure in shower and we loved the shower gel – body/hair combo
  • Nice plush towels
  • Free WiFi – worked well for us to get work done
  • Mood lighting
  • Full-length mirror
  • Window out to corridor (when the blind is open you can see into the corridor and be seen)

    Yotel Premium Cabin

    Yotel Premium Cabin

Food & Beverages:

  • There is a limited but very adequate food and beverage menu for room service or to go.
  • Pricing was certainly reasonable and the service was prompt and friendly.
  • In the evening we ordered a very tasty ham and cheese panini (€4.50), and a bottle of Heineken (€3.20).
  • We pre-ordered the Continental Breakfast (€6.95 apple, orange juice (or apple juice), yogurt, health bar, pastries) to take with us when we checked out at 5 am – good value and very convenient.
  • Free tea, coffee, cafe latte and cappuccino – served in a large take-out cup with a lid (the cup was big enough so not to slosh about while walking to our flight).

    Yotel Premium Cabin Bathroom

    Yotel Premium Cabin Bathroom

Checking Out:

  • The extremely efficient and helpful Diane checked us out after making our lattes and giving us the bags with our pre-ordered Continental Breakfast. Then she gave us directions to find our morning flight and even walked part way with us when we looked confused.

    Yotel Premium Cabin - Monsoon Shower

    Yotel Premium Cabin – Monsoon Shower

Other Available Amenities:

  • Free use of alarm clock (€15 charge if you don’t return it at check out)

    Yotel Premium Cabin - TV, Desk, Folding Chair

    Yotel Premium Cabin – TV, Desk, Folding Chair

Additional Observations:

  • Can’t have the desk open while the bed is down in the sleeping position – so nowhere to leave laptop charging overnight.
  • Need more hooks to hang clothes – only 2 hangers
  • Storage under the bed will easily fit 2+ large pieces of luggage
  • Privacy between the bathroom and bedroom – the division between the bathroom and the bedroom is clear glass
  • Non-smoking facility
  • 24-hour Front Desk

    Yotel Premium Cabin - Climate Control

    Yotel Premium Cabin – Climate Control

Other Yotel Cabin Options:

  • Family Room – 2 bunk beds and 1 double that sleeps 4
  • Standard Cabin – small and compact and only for one guest. Single bunk style bed, glass-enclosed shower, sink, toilet area. The cabin door window has a blind that shuts out the corridor view.

    Yotel Schiphol Airport - Room Service & To Go Menu

    Yotel Schiphol Airport – Room Service & To Go Menu

Bottom Line:

WAVEJourney thoroughly enjoyed our 11-hour stay at Yotel Schiphol Airport and would certainly book this service again whenever we are in a location where these cabins are available.

Yotel Schiphol Airport - Coat Hangers in Premium Cabin

Yotel Schiphol Airport – Coat Hangers in Premium Cabin

If You Go:

  • Yotel – Locations also at Heathrow, Gatwick and in New York City
Yotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Review

Yotel Amsterdam Schiphol Airport Review

Note: WAVEJourney were guests of Yotel on April 29, 2013. Read our full disclosure statement for more details.

 

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