The room was up on the highest floor so the views over Amsterdam were great, and the canal view was great.
The hotel is close enough to areas such as Dam square, but far enough out to be away from the real hustle and bustle of the city.
The rooms were cleaned every day and towels replaced. We didn’t try the food here, but the dining area was nice but basic. There was a small bar near the reception area. We stayed for the weekend and had a great time and would defiantly recommend this hotel.
Sand and dirt were being tramped in all day, and the staff must have worked hard to overcome these problems. However, I did hear them being very offhand to some people at the desk, and on our last day one of the receptionists was less than communicative about how to get our luggage to the taxi through the back of the hotel.
The renovation work on the roadway also meant it was really noisy from about 7.30 am. We could have asked for a room at the back, but the view was lovely so we put up with it. They were very helpful about directions to places, ordering taxis, replacing the broken down tv etc.
It was otherwise a quiet location, but only 100 yards from Dam Square. We were able to walk to all the places we wanted to get to, though the Heineken museum was a bit of a trek. Overlooked the nicest canal with spire of Westerkirk just behind.
The room was a good size, think they vary a lot. The bed was rather a small double, and only 1 rather flat pillow each. There was no safe, hairdryer or kettle in the room.
Breakfast was not very imaginative- cereal, cheese, ham, boiled or scrambled eggs, bread, rolls, jam, a few apples etc in a bowl. Some nice fruit and croissants or sweet pastries would have made a difference.
A basic room service was available between certain hours ( up till 9.30 pm) but so many places to eat we didn't try it. The bar was hardly ever open. It opened for a couple of hours at about 3pm, and the from about 8pm to 10.30.
Not a bad hotel, but there is so much choice in Amsterdam that for the price I'm sure one could do better.
Travel operator: expedia
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