We have just returned from staying at Hotel Orlando, on the recommendation of my parents who have stayed there previously. They booked three nights in the hotel for us as a wedding present and we decided to go on the first bank holiday in May.
Although we knew it was Queen's Day when we arrived on the Friday, we were not prepared for the spectacle that met us! The Dutch certainly know how to party! However, we found the hotel no problem, even though we were not able to be dropped outside, and we were in room 117. This light, airy and spacious room, complete with three windows overlooking the canal, provided us with the perfect base to sit and watch the festivities outside.
The room came complete with a safe, TV and mini-bar, as well as a large, clean and modern bathroom with a great shower. The beds, although twins, were extemely comfortable and the hotel was charming. As it only has five rooms, you don't feel like you are in a large chain and it was very peaceful - with the exception of the party outside!
Breakfast was wonderful - although continental in style, it was tasty and filling and set us up well for the day. Each day we had lovely rye bread, fresh croissants, bread rolls, ham, cheese, boiled egg, fresh orange, fantastic fresh coffee and a yogurt.
The hotel is perfectly situated for exploring Amsterdam, both in terms of the sights and the restaurants and bars. We found the city small enough that we were able to walk everywhere, but there are always the options of the canal boat and the tram as well.
Although there is no front desk at the hotel, we saw Rose every day at breakfast and they couldn't do enough for us in terms of booking a taxi to the airport, allowing us to leave our bags there on the day we checked out etc.
All in all, a fantastic hotel and we would highly recommend it to any independent traveller visiting Amsterdam.
- Also Known As:
- Orlando Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Orlando Amsterdam