The hotel is nice. But the building walls are too thin, that I can hear clearly the tv next room and people walking outside.
Management are yet to be improved, such as baggage storage service is one of the least secured practise among the hospitality industry. They simply led me to their baggage storage room, opened the door and allow me to put my bag onto the rack by myself. Without any receipt or ticket, I simply requested the front desk staff to enter the storage room when I was back, went inside and took my (or someone else if I felt like to!) bags and go. Staff had already walked away before I came out, and only if I were nice enough to help them close the storage room door.
Also a little bit disappointed on my request of having a 2pm check out which required a sucharge of 50 euro (60% of my room charge per night). I told the nice lady manager I have to be leaving by 1-ish, as I need to catch up my flight, but she kindly offer me to stay until 1pm without charge. I felt like making a bargain at the flea market! I didnt mind to have a strict NO, but the bargaining part sounds cheap to me. This lack of flexibility is also not too competitive among the hospitality industry, as most hotels in town can offer a 2pm check out on request. As said, if availability is not affordable, a strict no would not be a problem instead of a flea market bargaining!
- 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