We discovered the Alp Hotel through booking.com and reserved our room less than an hour before arriving; I selected this lodging based on what I felt was a reasonable rate, the convenient location, free WiFi, free breakfast & numerous positive reviews on Booking.com & TripAdvisor.
Even though we arrived about about 40 minutes after making the reservation & 2 hours before normal check in time the associate at the front desk was very organized with our information and more than happy to accommodate us with an early check in.
Immediately after checking you in you are are offered to sit outside at one of the tables in the walled garden patio and enjoy a "Welcome Beverage" which was either a soft drink, a cold glass of beer or wine; we selected a beer for me (Heineken) and white wine for my wife. This is a very nice touch and we appreciated a chance to relax and chat in the peaceful setting the hotel provides.
After giving us 10 minute or so to relax the associate (Onur Alp) returned to provide us information about the hotel, the immediate areas and to answer any questions we had. Onur was wonderful at making you feel welcomed & appreciated for choosing to stay with them.
We would come to learn over the next three days that all of the staff associated with this hotel were extremely friendly and always willing to be of service however they could
Our rooms (we had two over the two nights we stayed there) were very clean, comfortable & very adequate in size for the two of us.
The first one had a nice balcony that overlooked the walled garden patio area in the back, the second was larger and had a sink & mini refrigerator, this one was street side so you were able to watch the action and had a nice view of the wonderful old buildings up and down the street.
We were very pleased with both of our accommodations & personally I found the age/history of the building very charming. I would have to say though both of our rooms were on the "first floor" (there are no street level rooms) so we did not have to carry our bags up to the higher floors, which would have been a real workout I'm sure.
We would hot hesitate and look forward to staying at the Alp Hotel on future visits and highly recommend the lodging to anyone traveling to Amsterdam - I am certain you would not be disappointed.