We've just returned from 3 nights here. Very helpful reception (especially as we kept losing our maps!) & good service throughout our stay. We'd just booked the standard room which was lovely and bathroom very nice (although no bath). We were facing onto the main road but the double glazing did a good job of diminshing the trams, if I went again I would ask for a canal or back facing room though. Pluses of the room was a good size, very clean, lovely Nespresso machine (but only give you 3 capsules!) & decor, my only criticism would have expected proper bath sheets, not the small std towel size and would have liked a mirror above the console table. We ate the first evening in London brasserie which was fine as we were late in and just wanted a snack but with so many fab restaurants around the city and in nearby De Pijp I would encourage exploring! We liked the location being out the old centre and walking back to the hotel down Utrechtsestraat is fab, lovely road full of gorgeous little shops, cafe's & bars. If we went back again for another weekend break (& we intend to!), I'd perhaps consider more of Jordaan area but overall for our first visit, really good hotel and do recommend to others.