Upon entering the Hyatt Regency hotel in Amsterdam, situated within the Oost area of the city, you can’t help but notice how green it is (supposedly the greenest hotel in Europe!). A living plant wall runs gloriously between the back and front entrances, plants hang peacefully from various ceilings and beautifully adorning the sides of the ground floor restaurant.
Botanical Influenced Design
And as you explore the hotel, it’s clear just how much of the concept is inspired and influenced by nature and the city’s botanical gardens, situated within walking distance of the hotel. Making our way to our room that overlooked a canal, we walked through hallways filled with images of lush plants. Given that Hyatt Regency hotels are typically associated with the ‘business traveller’ in mind, it’s refreshing to see them experiment with more locally-influenced designs.
While the room was cosily compact, it still felt very spacious due to the use of sliding doors (we were a big fan of this during our trip to Japan!) and the room’s layout. There were also some nice touches such as a digital clock in the middle of the bathroom mirror, which gave the overall design a futuristic feel.
Daily Breakfast Options – Great Way to Start The Day
Breakfast is served in the ground floor Mama Makan restaurant and is a place where it’s difficult to go hungry! There is an abundance of choice available from the variety of stations set up, serving everything from devilishly tempting pastries, fresh fruits and juices, a wide cheese selection and hot food cooked to your preferred specification.
Location – Getting Around Amsterdam
When you’re visiting a cycling-mad city such as Amsterdam, one of the best ways to get around is via bicycle and the areas around the Hyatt Regency are perfect to cycle around given its more spacious surroundings than the more crowded city centre. You can rent a bicycle from the hotel for the day and from here, it’s very easy to get to key sights of interest such as the Artis Zoo, Tropenmuseum and the Rijksmuseum.
Ending each day here was a delight. Not only was the mattress delightfully comfy but this green oasis was a pleasure to relax in. And did I mention there’s even a pool table behind the ground floor bar?!
Thanks to the wonderful hotel team at Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, who made our stay truly special. We are definitely looking forward to returning again soon!
If you are interested in the sister hotel of Hyatt Regency Amsterdam, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, I’ve also written a review, so make sure to check it out!
And with Amsterdam only 45 minutes from Heathrow and Gatwick airports in London, it’s now on the list of one of my favourite short breaks from the UK.
Sarphatistraat 104, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1018 GV