I'm a youtuber that visited the hotel to have a great experience (as advertised) and when I was leaving to Madrid (hours after I left the hotel) I got arrested because the Faralda pressed charges of THEFT of an art piece that was part on the decor of the room. I was detained for 6 hours, lost my flight, and then the hotel said the Art piece appeared. It was the worst experience of my life. I feel that the hotel is too weird and shady in the way they operate. Please be careful.
When on vacation we love to find really interesting places to lodge at; the Faralda Crane Hotel is hands-down the most unique place we've ever stayed. Getting to the hotel: The instructions provided by the owner lead you directly from the Amsterdam Centraal train station. They guided us flawlessly to the Crane, and the ferry ride was quick and fun. Finding your room: Once you arrive at the crane, it's a bit of an adventure to reach your rooms. First, you need to enter your code in the keypad to unlock the door (hint: look for "password" to the left of the door). Second, you will take an industrial elevator up to the lounge deck, where you will need to locate a second elevator to ascend to your room. This second elevator is tiny, so depending on your luggage, you may need to make two trips. This second elevator will open directly into your room (we stayed on level 2, the "Secret" room). Accommodations: The accommodations are "sexy". Plush pillows, velvet drapes, cuddle nooks, etc. Amenities range from drinks to massage oil. The shampoo and other supplies smell lovely, and it's worth taking a bath in the copper tub. The hot tub on the top level has a fantastic view, and was pretty warm, though not hot. It's normally an additional 90 euros, however, it was complimentary for our stay (we are on our honeymoon, so worth mentioning special occasions). Service: The owner (Edwin) and his assistant (Olga) are very friendly. They are excited to show you the hotel and if you need help with anything, they are just a WhatsApp message away and will do their best to assist. Edwin even came up to help with the Sonos system when it wasn't working properly. Notes on value: It's definitely a unique stay! If you are looking for *luxury*, you may be disappointed. While the stay is very nice, it's not to the same standard as a stereotypical "five-star" hotel. To be fair, this is not a stereotypical hotel! If you love adventure, the experience is well worth a night or two. We have no regrets.…
Although the view is extraordinary, the comfort and condition of the room was average. Unfortunately the water did not work well, neither did other items of the room and it was not very well cared for. In any case, it is worth the view and the visit to the city.
Amazing place, admittedly it's not conventional in the atypical hotel sense but the views are absolutely second to none, it's clean, smart, funky, comfortable and a 2 min walk to the free regular ferry service and you're transported to the central station, we had a blast when we went and will probably be back again next month for a few nights in a different room, the hilton hotel is on the doorstep for a good breakfast as well
The faralda crane hotel is not just a hotel, it’s an experience all on its own! A hotel like no other, it has all round views of Amsterdam city and IJ river which change slightly with the movement of the wind. Each morning we woke up to different view. 5star design rooms, a jacuzzi spa on the roof and the cool, free spirited owner Edwin. On our last day we were invited to a DJ set in the cranes function suite but unfortunately we had to leave to catch our flight but hopefully next time. Thanks again edwin&the faralda Steve&anni
I have been here with a friend for just one night. As we booked I thought it is quite expensive for only one night but it was absolutely worth it! The view over Amsterdam is absolutely phenomenal! The room was amazing! We had the room on top - if you book this one, make sure you take a bath in the sunset in the morning! And experience the Whirlpool at night with a glass of wine you find in your room. The Manual you get via email before is Long, but make sure you read it in Advance - the ride with the Elevator is spectacular! Don't be afraid it works :-) We were welcomed by the owner himself. He really has the best advices for your stay - make sure you ask him whatever is important for you! The breakfast in the Hilton is really good and you get an extra Discount if you tell them that you stayed in the Crane Hotel and Show the Reservation. Also you should visit the Amsterdam Lookout and take a ride on the swing there - most thrilling view ever :-) Ferries in Amsteram are for free and it is a nice way to experience more sides from Amsterdam as well! At least the Rooms are very cozy and extraordinary. You will find everything you need. Oh - if you make your way to the hotel - please don't be afraid if somebody seems to fall down from the top - there are Bungee Jumping Sessions going on from time to time :-)…
This is an impressive place to stay, but calling it a hotel, let alone a 5* hotel, is a stretch. It’s a small box perched 30+ m up a crane. A rickety pair of lifts accessed through an improbable door gets you to your room. Room layout isn’t great, with a dangerous flight of steps between the duplex in the room box. There’s no room service, no room phone, no USB charging port, no lobby... It’s not a hotel. It would be impossible to stay more than a couple of days. It’s secluded but not social, and when weird drunk people from a nearby shed wander towards you in the dark at night you’ll wish you weren’t there at all. Edwin — the owner I think — provides good advance information which isn’t quite sufficient. It’s hard to find the “safe” and the keycards are unreliable. Although I arrived at the time I’d said to expect me I was unable to reach anyone for help. Fortunately one of the other guests had a solution. Coming back to the hotel question, it’s not even a bed & breakfast — because there’s no breakfast! Surely it could have been possible for a 5* property to arrange a ‘delivery’ at least. Or a bar — even an honour bar. The question is whether the location and experience justify the cost or make up for the shortcomings? They don’t. This ‘hotel’ promises so much and delivers so little. It probably makes the most of what’s there but it’s more like camping than staying in a hotel. My advice, if you must stay near NDSM, Hilton Doubletree or Botel. Or stay in the city and Uber. That’s what I’m going to in future. …
I must say this is totally wicked, when you have chance to sleep at (literally) crane, no chance this could be bad. Cosy rooms, interesting and helpful staff, great view from the crane, all in all very impressive! I would like to come again defo!
This is truly an extraordinary hotel. Comprising of three different self-contained apartments. The views over the city were amazing and indeed inspiring when appropriately viewed from our ‘free spirit’ apartment. Apparently we were lucky as we uniquely experienced the crane in gale force 8 winds. With a deep groan it turned about 25 degrees in the wind! Definitely for the adventurous in stormy weather. We loved it.
Loved the room and the magnificent view. Our room was one of the, if not the coolest hotel room we ever slept in. Don't miss out. You will love and very friendly staff! In the Top of the crane you have a big jacuzzi with a 360 degrees view over all of Amsterdam. Wowwww!! Lots of great restaurants in the nearby (walking distance) vicinity.