I used to stay here whenever I came to Amsterdam, never looked beyond it The location was, for me at least, the best in town and everything else about the place ticked the relevant boxes. A few years back, I felt standards slipping and the level of service dropped off to the extent of borderline arrogance from some of the staff and so I started to stay elsewhere. Banks, Estherea etc
Fast forward a few years to last Thursday and for reasons undisclosed, I wound up back at the Krasnapolsky for a long weekend and I am pleased to say that things have changed significantly since I was last here. Most noticeably the general attitude of staff. Every member of staff I encountered appeared warm and friendly, from housekeeping upwards, every interaction was a pleasant one and especially so in the wonderful Winter Garden breakfast room. It really is a jewel in the crown of this impressive building and the staff that serve this magnificent room deserve more than a little recognition for the smile they bring to their work.
It's not all love and bubbles though. There's still something to have a pop at;
The Mini Bar: Why do hotels persist with these ridiculous things? It is stuffed choc full of various uninteresting snacks and drinks that are priced to the point of extortion and renders having a small refrigerator in the room as utterly useless. Removing an item for even a fleeting second will add a zillion dollars to your room account instantly and replacing it won't help.
So, mindful of not closing unfairly on a negative slant because of a minor irritation, I'd just like to add that the enormous Queen bed (real Queen, not two oversized singles pretending) was the most comfortable hotel bed I've ever slept on.
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