We checked into the hotel on the second leg of our holiday. I booked the hotel based on the reviews on trip advisor and the good web site and app that the hotel has.Our first room was in the basement which would have been fine if it was not one of the hottest days of the year. This was when I discovered that the hotel does not have air conditioning which is something that a "4 star" hotel should have. Our second room that we were moved to was in the front of the hotel which is fine if you don't have a problem with the continual traffic noise. Given the fact that there is no air conditioning we had to sleep with the windows open. This was an impossible and I requested that we were moved yet again. We finally were moved to a back room which was adequate. The bathroom is a wet room so once you have showered, you have to dry the floor otherwise you have a problem when you want to use the toilet. The room has one very small ineffective fan which hardly cooled the room down at night. The hotel has only one very slow lift so we used the stairs most of the time. The breakfasts were good but the wheels fell off on the Saturday when the restaurant was full. They ran out of bacon and we had to wait some time while it was being grilled in the oven. We had to ask for cutlery and plates as they had run out. The restaurant was understaffed. On the plus side, the reception staff were excellent and went out of their way to attend to our every request. They suggested excellent local restaurants and made several reservations for us. Would I stay there again - I don't think so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Albus is a four star design hotel where you can experience the vibrancy of central Amsterdam from your doorstep and unwind afterwards in our luxurious rooms. The Albus is located in the historical heart of Amsterdam within the famous Canal Belt and next to the most prestigious part of Amsterdam: The Golden Bend. You’ll be 2-10 minutes away from to the 4 main squares: Rembrandsquare, Leidsesquare, Damsquare and Muntsquare. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Albus Hotel Amsterdam
- Albus Grand Amsterdam
- Hotel Albus Grand