From the street, this 242-room Radisson looks no larger than a quaint bed and breakfast. However, the atrium-designed property expands significantly beyond the front doors. Many of the guest quarters overlook the indoor multi-story foyer, so those preferring a glimpse of natural light from their abode should request rooms on the exterior of the hotel. The entire accommodation is smoke-free and complimentary WiFi access is available hotel-wide.
Standard guest rooms are small and offered in two styles: Scandinavian and Maritime. Although the differences among the two are not very perceptible, some include different wall hangings, chairs, and other amenities. Beds are comfortable, bathrooms are clean, and 24-hour room service can cure those late-night cravings. If you're looking for just a bit more, there's the Business Class room, which also includes an in-room Nespresso machine and complimentary breakfast in the morning. The difference is about 80 Euro a night more for business class, so if you're on a budget, try the Standard on for size.
Radisson's complimentary gym is a somewhat dark, low-ceilinged, L-shaped space with a minimal selection of cardio machines, but better supply of strength apparatus. If the weather is tolerable, we highly recommend joggers take to the outdoors and discover the fabulous paths through Vondelpark (about 10 minutes jogging from the hotel). Otherwise, the in-house Technogym treadmill or elliptical will have to suffice. There's a spinning bike, as well as a Concept II indoor rower. Cyclists do receive an upright bike option, but annoyingly the footstraps were missing at the time of our tour.
As mentioned above, muscle-pumpers are treated much better here. New Technogym stack-loaded weight stations line the room (leg curl, chest press, shoulder press, vertical traction, and leg extension) as well as a 2-22kg dumbbell set is a useful free weight option.
Lap swimmers should take a taxi or the tram to Het Marnix for a proper workout.
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