I was very impressed with this hotel especially after staying in other hotels in Europe.
The service was excellent! This hotel is staffed properly and in my opinion 5 star quality.
The atmosphere and attitude of this hotel is exceptional.
The room was very nice and modern. Excellent quality bed, bedding and furnishings. Heated marble floors in the bathroom. The room was not "huge" by any means, but I didn't find much of that anywhere in Europe compared to the United States. They do offer suites if you need a lot of space.
The views from this hotel are wonderful. Either canal view or courtyard, and for once it was actually a very charming courtyard. Most hotels say that they have a courtyard, but it usually ends up being just a patch of grass.
The location is perfect. Just two blocks from Anne Frank's house. Walking distance to just about everything. Nice restaurants and pubs all around this area. I couldn't believe how quiet and peaceful this hotel was. I was expecting some racket from the streets and canal, but I heard nothing! Not even from the hallway. I felt like I was the only one staying on my floor.
This hotel and area is very safe. I am a female solo traveler, so that means something to me. If you are looking to spend a lot of time in the Centrum area that's ok too. It is within 10-15 min walking distance to that area. You can knock yourself out in the coffee shops and redlight all you want and still return to a quality hotel. : D
The hotel offers a wonderful canal tour with their own boat leaving directly infront of the hotel. Everything can be billed to your room. I took the canal tour and was very impressed.
I also recommend if you are going to visit Anne Frank's House to buy your tickets online.
The concierge recommended it to me, and I did it right in the business center of the hotel. When I went to Anne Frank's house there was a HUGE line waiting for tickets. Online ticket holders get to use a seperate entrance. There was not a single soul in that line! I was buzzed right in. I couldn't believe it. I tipped the front desk help heavily after returning. It saved me precious time that I was able to spend seeing and doing other things instead of waiting in line to buy my tickets.
I had wonderful service from the concierge desk. The best part was the front desk was staffed properly at all times. Prompt service every time I needed them. Plenty of bellhops and doormen that were extremely professional. There is one staffed outside at a podium at all times ready to welcome you.
I had to exchange some currency while there, and they do offer that right at the front desk. It is at a slightly higher rate of course, but I found the convience of not having to waste time trying to find a better location worth it.
I did not get a chance to eat at the restaurant in the hotel, but I did walk by it and it seemed very elegant. I did look over the menu and it I liked what was available. I did order latenight roomservice and I liked that they had good choices and the service was prompt. If I remember right, I think it said "within 30 minutes" right on the menu. I know that my order did not take that long.
There are a variety of food places in different price ranges all over this neighborhood if you are looking to change it up often. If you like Indian, you're in the right city because there is a lot of that.
There is a nice little English pub on the corner across from the Westerkerk Church (near Anne Frank's House) It's a great place to sit outside and have a few drinks while people watching. They also serve English pub style food.
I am already planning on returning to Amsterdam and I will definitely stay at The Hotel Pulitzer again because when you find something good you stick with it.
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- Charming Downtown Hotel comprising 24 restored 17th- & 18th-century canal houses. ... more less
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