After a long search i finally went for the Mercure Amsterdam Hotel Arthur Frommer: a long list of positive reviews helped me pick this one rather than others
What struck me was the attention to details from the very moment you checkin until you get to the room:
The receptionist greets you warmly and asks relevant question like the time of departure of your flight in order to offer late checkout if necessary. I was acknowledged as a loyalty cardholder, which is highly appreciated when you know that lots of hotels don't bother asking or checking this detail, resulting in losing loyal customers who prefer to switch to another program.
I was given all the information before i needed them as well as visit advices during my stay.
Let's talk about the room.
It was very big,I had Room 206 during the weekend, i guess that privilege rooms are the largest in inventory but according to the pictures, the different shouldn't be much with a classic room. Rooms were renovated a few years ago with a good balance between modernity and baroque style, reminding that Amsterdam is renowned for Arts, black and white square carpet prints, a pink rocking chair and a Dutch painting on the wall.
The bedding is pretty good, mattress is firm and pillows are great.
Bathroom is small but just what you need: italian open shower (which actually very large), toilets, washbasin decorated with a Dutch marine theme
every amenity product comes in double ! no need to request, it's already there, what a delight
single-use caps on all products (that's a detail for stayers wasting 1/3 of a product to make housekeeping putting new ones), well, you don't to do that
you also get vanity kit, sewing kit…
well the offering is very complete
there is a Nespresso coffee machine with a box of 3 capsules and there is also an extra pillow and an extra kettle and tea bags in a closet.
Mini bar is complimentary in the privilege room.
The hotel is located in a courtyard, which offers the advantage of not having street noises.
2 ideal locations to benefit from a good environment would be the western channels and the southern channels, the Mercure is in the second place. Its location in the city is excellent, just in the south of Dam, 15 minutes away from Amsterdam Central station by tram. The neighborhood is really nice, quiet and residential.
OK, there is just one weakness: the wifi is pretty slow. But honestly you would not use it much unless you spend your time in your room instead of visiting the city…
Buffet breakfast is fine (booking it online would make you save 20% on its price), good choices of food
It was a memorable stay. I will definitely come back in this nice property when a new occasion comes up to visit Amsterdam again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The charming boutique Hotel Mercure Amsterdam Arthur Frommer is a located close to the Prinsengracht in the Canal Dsitrict. Completely non smoking. This hidden gem is set in a quiet street in the very heart of the city centre of Amsterdam. Shops, restaurants, museums and other places of interest are within walking distance. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh- and Stedelijk Museum are nearby. The hotel offers 93 design rooms as well as a Dutch bar, breakfast restaurant and limited private outdoor (paid) parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mercure Amsterdam Arthur Frommer Hotel Amsterdam
- Accor Amsterdam Arthur Frommer