A small B&B style hotel directly on one of the canals. Quiet residential & safe area.
You are given keys to your room's door and house door and can thus came and leave as you like. I chose room 114 on ground floor for EUR 115/night single use as a friend had kindly advised me that the stairs to the upper floors are very steep. Room very spacious, rather stylish & clean. Hope they will exchange the carpet for a wooden floor which would be another nice touch. Widest bathtub I've seen in a hotel so far. Mattress a bit soft for my taste. View of backyard & garden which guests are welcome to use. Old-fashioned TV but who cares when you've got a tablet with you anyway - free wifi works like a charm.
Hotel advised me well in advance that tram 4 station - only 100m away - is closed until end 2012 due to extended construction work in Utrechtsestraat. Closest station currently Frederiksplein at 400m distance where you also find a good supermarket (Albert Heijn chain).
Taxi from railway station EUR 12, 10 min outside peak time.
Ample & decent breakfast. Warm welcome and attentive staff: I had told Rose I needed to leave at 8 a.m. & she offered to be there early and call a cab for me. When I hadn't shown up by then, she thoughtfully knocked on my door just to make sure I hadn't overslept.
Highly recommended, will stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Orlando Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Orlando Amsterdam