For a reasonably priced hotel, this place was clean and comfortable though clearly older, in a great location. It is attached to a hostel, but that is a separate part of the structure. The disadvantage of being close to a hostel is that the breakfast can be quite busy and the luggage room, while convenient, gets quite full at times. The location is really good--close to the museums and restaurants, as well as a grocery store right around the corner. The room itself, while somewhat dated, has good climate control as well as updated bathroom--we were new to Europe, but we didn't have any trouble using anything in the room. I couldn't get the power adapter that I brought to work, but the front desk has some for a deposit of ten euros. The front desk personnel was always very helpful; we used the laundry service offered by the hotel, but the front desk even offered us an alternative that may have been cheaper. They always had the pad of maps handy to show the best way of getting somewhere. One other possible downside that didn't affect us much but someone might want to consider is that there are a few preschools on the street where the kids are outside playing during much of the day--lively and fun, but rather noisy. We weren't around much of the day, so it didn't matter much to us, but as we were in the bottom level room, we noticed that the noise came into the room. I liked the breakfast, which offered an assortment, but be sure to prepay for it if you think you might want it because it is cheaper. There's a wonderful cafe, Bagels and Beans, just around the corner, so there are other nearby options. The coffee came from one of those ubiquitous espresso machines where a patron presses his/her selection, and I wasn't crazy about this, as Americano coffee is just watered-down espresso. It also seemed that the machine was overworked and needed a lot of tending. I'm a coffee addict, so you can probably tell this was important to me. One final note is that the wireless Internet connection worked very well, something that we need because we work online. Hotel Van Gogh isn't a mint-on-the-pillow kind of place--lacking some amenities--but I would certainly stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vibrant Ventral Location & Young Vibes , Affordable Comfort!Situated in a top spot at Amsterdam city centre, the most vibrant centre for art, fashion and culture, 3 major World Famous Museum at your doorstep: Van Gogh Museum & Rijks Museum, Stedelijk Museum. hotel is fully air-conditioned, guest kitchenette available. hotel attracts lot of young travelers who enjoy comfort and quality accomodation, yet affordable rate. ... more less
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