Two of us stayed for two nights a couple of years ago.
The location is perfect, tucked just off the focal point of Dam Square.
The room was fine and good value.
What made me decide not to stay there again was the fact that we are, regrettably ,smokers.
When I asked the lady on reception if there was any enclosed (garden) area for smoking, she said no, and that there was a big fine if we smoked in the room.
Just checked friend's memory and he says "We were treated like pariahs".
I do recall the receptionist behaving almost gleefully that we had dared to even ask about a smoking area.It was quite offensive and a dismal start to our stay.
So, it was a trek up and down the steep stairs, to go outside .
There was no awning to shelter under if it was raining, and you were jostled by the teeming crowds of grazing bands of tourists.These memories have stayed with me, and I was surprised to see that apparently there ARE some smoking rooms.The GERSTEKORREL is now featured on Smokers-United .com as a smoker friendly hotel !!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for an excellent central location with friendly service and extras like breakfast in bed? Then choose Hotel de Gerstekorrel, where guests return year after year! Our 32 room hotel offers single rooms, 2 persons rooms, triple rooms as well as four persons rooms - come alone, with a friend, the whole family or a group of friends!Smoking rooms are available in the hotel by advance request. Hotel de Gerstekorrel is a popular and modern hotel close to the famous Dam Square, shopping streets such as De Kalverstraat, the canals, wonderful restaurants and unforgettable nightlife. Do you come for a concert in Ziggo Dome or Heineken music hall? Or want to see the Music Awards? Interested in football stadium Arena, Ajax? Stay with us and you easily reach all these places by public transportation.The famous Amsterdam museums - newly opened Stedelijk Museum and new Rijksmuseum, Hermitage, Van Gogh and several other museums and art galleries are also close by. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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