I took my boyfriend to the Albus for a surprise birthday trip to Amsterdam mid-August this year. After booking through Expedia, I emailed the Albus directly to enquire whether there were any additional extras I could add on to make the stay special. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who asked whose birthday it was - and told us we had been upgraded to a suite! My boyfriend was over the moon, as was I, as this was much more than I expected. The suite was beautiful, very modern with a huge comfortable bed, rainfall shower, Espresso machine, flat screen TV, the works.
Location of the hotel is great - no more than 5-10 mins walk from Dam square however far enough away that it doesn't feel too 'touristy'. Just behind the hotel is Rembrantsplein which is a lovely plaza with cafes and bars with outside seating, perfect for a drink on the way back. We covered the whole of the city on foot from the Albus which proved to be in an excellent location.
As if the upgrade to a suite wasn't enough, when we arrived back to the room after our first day exploring the city we were greeted with a bottle of champagne on ice along with a note from management wishing my boyfriend a happy birthday - these extra touches made the trip even more special and were unexpected however greatly appreciated.
The staff and service were excellent and the hotel itself was great with good amenities and everything we needed - we didn't want to leave the room! Will definately return.