Located a quick train ride from Amsterdam city centre, in what appears to be a trendy office block. Lives the Q-Factory Hotel. We spent 2 nights here and this we would potentially stay again. Our visit was early January 2020, the Christmas trees were still in the lobby.
Checking in was easy and quick. We had already pre-paid and just had the city tax to pay on arrival, which I always forget about in European hotels. At the front desk, also randomly reception for the building, we left our luggage as the room was not available for early check-in and went to explore. We returned a few hours later collected our luggage and room key.
The Studio Room
There are 4 types of room, The Studio had a little more space than the ‘basic’ Backstage room. It also had a real bath as well as a stand-alone shower. A bath feels like a real luxury these days, they take up valuable space I guess. I liked the feel of the hotel as a whole but the room I felt was missing something. It was really modern, think concrete and steel. It has an actual factory feel. Which is explained on the Q-Factory Hotel Website, but it was a little cold for me. More rugs, throws and soft furnishes would have made the room more welcoming. Think the ACE hotel (if you’ve stayed there) but budget.
Booked via booking.com, at £74 per night over a weekend we thought to be a pretty good price. Many other hotels started at £100+ and even hostels were averaging £70 per night. The price like many places seems to fluctuate a little. It can be found as low as £54 per night if you hunt around.
Found in Amsterdam East, only a 5 min walk from Muiderpoort train station it is the Q-Factory Hotel perfectly located. Especially if you prefer to stay somewhere a little less touristy. The Q-factory is also home to Concerts, Events, Rehearsal Studios, Offices, Stores and a Café. It is a very busy building.
Would we return?
The short answer, maybe. It was ok. Not bad. Not great. Just ok. The room was clean but lacked amenities, the window blind broke in the middle of the night and scared us half to death and as I have hit 30, the floor was freezing and I wish there were slippers available. It was, however, perfectly located for us. The neighbourhood had cafes, restaurants and was close to the train station. If we were to visit Amsterdam again and needed a clean safe bet we wouldn’t be averse to staying here.
Find the Q-factory
The website has lots of details in English
1093 NE Amsterdam