The NH Barbizon Palace is smack opposite the Central Station. The building looks good from the inside. Went on a work trip with colleagues in August. It was the peak tourist season. Landed on a Sunday (Work starts Monday). We timed it so that we land up at the check-in time of 2:00 p.m.
(lucky with a flight from Abu Dhabi).However we had to WAIT till 5 p.m. for getting a room as the hotel has a late checkout policy on Sundays!. Great , 5 p.m. check-ins? Unheard off and this is with prior booking and intimation of arrival times!
The room I was in was in two levels (I guess many of the rooms are:). The bath room is soon as you enter and then you got to go down a flight of stairs to the sleeping area. Very uncomfortable trotting up and down stairs every day and we stayed five days. And the rooms are small.
Had room at the back. The canal is at the back/side whatever and there are pubs and restaurants. It got very nosy at night on the first day with music blaring away very loudly.
In all the days I was there they did not clean the hotel fully, sometimes not emptying the bin, tea cups not cleaned etc. The bed was made however.
This is definitely not five star, all added restaurants /facilities do not make a five star if the room is not comfortable !
The breakfast was good and the restaurant nice.
Hotel staff pleasant.
Location is central and good for getting around.
Not worth the rating . Room not comfy.
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- Also Known As:
- Nh Barbizon Palace Amsterdam
- Nh Hotels Amsterdam