We loved the location, right next to the Vondelpark and on the main Overtoom road. It was an easy walk in to the centre of Amsterdam, or tram ride during the rain.
The hotel building is lovely and full of character. We stayed in the 'Zen' room which was fantastically decorated and had a lovely view of the garden from the tall windows.
One problem was the quality of the fittings. One of the lamps didn't work unless propped up, because the bulb fitting is loose. The bed, mattress and duvet need to be replaced - they are lumpy, sagging and overall uncomfortable. Also the carpet is worn through at a couple of points around the bed, and very rough on bare feet.
Also, despite a maid visiting our room every day and tidying, our sheets weren't changed for 4 days.
If the bed had been better then I could have easily overlooked all the other issues. Because I was waking up with back ache, the other problems wound me up even further!
We enjoyed our time in Amsterdam, and if the rooms were updated with new furniture then I would definitely stay here again.
The area around the hotel has lots of great restaurants and cafe's, so no need to pay the €15 for breakfast.
In regards to the airport - we caught the train to Leyalan, then the tram to H.P. Heijestraat.
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