While traveling to the Netherlands last month to explore Inside Design Amsterdam, I had the opportunity to stay at the stunning Lloyd Hotel. The hotel's historical building dates back to the '20s, and while it oozes with inherent old world charm, it's also filled with an eclectic mix of gorgeous antiques and edgy modernism - all created by a well-curated mix of Dutch designers and artists. The hotel also embraces the innovative concept of offering a variety of rooms for every budget - from cleverly efficient one-star options to the more fantastical five-star spaces. Either way, every guest can enjoy the hotel's democratic decor, scrumptious restaurant and bar, alfresco dining space, free WiFi, and close proximity to the central station and city center.
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