Arcade Hotel

Love Gaming? You’ll Love This! – Arcade Hotel

Arcade Hotel Amsterdam

We went to an amazing hotel in Amsterdam. The Arcade Hotel! Check out the video below to see how we got on!

Love Gaming? You Will Love This Hotel!

We went to Amsterdam recently to check out the famous The Arcade Hotel If you love gaming, you will love this…Marcus Bronzy Funk Butcher Nick Bright DJ Ace

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As the Arcade first and foremost is a hotel and comes with a wide range of rooms to suit your needs. The Arcade Hotel caters for singles, couples and groups and they all have their own unique gaming related nickname. For example a single person room is titled 1 Player. The rooms that are available if you’re a 1 Player sort of person are: “Love Shack” and “Highlander”. Whilst if you’ve got a tag team partner and you’ll be able to pick up a 2 Player room: “Luke and Leia” For the 4 Player teams out there you can pick up a room called “The Fantastic Four” or “Double Impact” Each coming with their own unique twist.

Tech Wall!

Arcade Hotel Tech Wall

Arcade Hotel Tech Wall

Each of the rooms come fitted with a “Tech Wall” which have big televisions on complete with an Nvidia Shield as standard alongside a modern and retro console. Plus you get your own gaming couch to play in complete comfort!

Arcade Hotel Gaming Couch

Arcade Hotel Gaming Couch

Retro consoles

So, you get a retro console in your room. But which retro console do you get? Well, that is, is a secret. The Arcade Hotel won’t tell you which console you get as their sworn to secrecy! Guess you’ll have to find out on arrival!

Arcade Hotel Retro

Arcade Hotel Retro

However, there are a wide range of consoles available to you in other areas of the hotel. The gaming isn’t just limited to your room. There’s other areas where you can get your game on and show other visitors of the gaming hotel who’s boss!

Gaming Lounge & Library

Arcade Hotel Gaming Wall

Arcade Hotel Gaming Wall

There are other gaming spaces available to visitors located next to the cafe and bar. While our rooms are very cool and we could have spent hours playing all of our favourite games in there. Arguably this was one of the coolest areas of the hotel.

Arcade Hotel Gaming Lounge

In this area there is literally every retro console that you can think of available to you. Not only that there is a HUGE gaming library. (The whole wall) That you can access with some high quality gaming classics to play. We could have spent months in that room alone!


Gaming suite

Arcade Hotel Gaming Suite

Arcade Hotel Gaming Suite

If you want to get a bit more high tech and away from all the old school gaming, you can check out the gaming suite known as the Game Room!

In here there are:

  • VR Consoles (HTC Vive)
  • 6 TOP OF THE LINE gaming PC’s (Which are also networked up for multiplayer)
  • All of the modern consoles (PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One) with a HUGE gaming library, displayed on two big screen LCD’s
Arcade Hotel Gaming Suite

Arcade Hotel Gaming Suite


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Amsterdam obviously!

Here’s the location though:

Book a visit to the Arcade Hotel by clicking here! (map below).

Hyperkin Smartboy

Hyperkin SmartBoy – Smartphone Gameboy!

Hyperkin Smartboy

This is the Hyperkin Smartboy, the easily and quickly way to change your smartphone into a retro gameboy!


Turn your Samsung into a Gameboy with the SmartBoy by Hyperkin. Music Credit: Mate Lyons – Instrumental Hip Hop

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There is not much that can be said about the Hyperkin Smartboy, apart from that it is absolutely incredible!

The device will turn your phone into a powerful handheld gaming console. The Hyperkin for the Gameboy/Gameboy colour attaches to an Android USB Type C device and even uses Gameboy or Gameboy Color cartridges. As, the device then utilizes your smartphone’s display to show the Gameboy colour games! Just pop the device into the Hyperkin Smartboy and away you go!

  • According to Hyperkins website the Hyperkin Smartboy is compatible with: 
  • ASUS ZenFone 2, ZenFone 3
  • Gionee Marathon M5
  • Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
  • Huawei Honor 8, Nexus 6, Nova, P9 Plus, P10
  • LeEco Le 2, Le 2 Pro
  • Lenovo Zuk Edg, Zuk Z1
  • LG G5 LG Nexus 5x
  • Meizu Pro 6 Plus
  • Motorola Moto Z, Moto Z Force
  • OnePlus 2, 3,3T
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7, Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+
  • Vivo Xplay 5 Elite
  • Xiaomi Mi 5
  • ZTE Axon 7



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Super Nintendo Retro

The golden age of
16-bit gaming returns

Yoshi, Samus and the Star Fox crew are waiting for you to come and play.

The Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System has the original look and feel of the ‘90s home console, only smaller. Plus, this one comes fully loaded with 21 games!

Two wired retro Super NES controllers are included for multiplayer gaming right out of the box.

Get your hands on some of the best two-player games of the era, including Super Mario Kart and Donkey Kong Country.

Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System is also compatible with the Wii Classic Controller and Wii Classic Controller Pro accessories


To pre-order (but get in quick!) your own Super Nintendo console please click here!

Ready Player One


Ready Player One, Co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Zak Penn and Ernest Cline, based on Cline’s novel of the same name.

In the dystopian near-future, much of Earth’s population centers have become slum-like cities; to escape their desolation, people engage in the virtual reality world of the OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), where they can engage in numerous activities for work, education, and entertainment.

Wade Owen Watts is a teenager from Columbus, Ohio who frequents the OASIS and attempts to win “Anorak’s Game”, a game created by the recently-deceased creator of the OASIS, James Halliday, in search of its Easter Egg. The winner is to be granted full ownership of the OASIS and Halliday’s $240 billion fortune. While Wade works with several friends from the OASIS to discover Anorak’s treasure, the corporate giant Innovative Online Industries (IOI) employs a number of players to try to discover the treasure first and seize control of OASIS for themselves. Due For Release March 2018.  (Wiki)

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