I stayed here with my boyfriend mid July, the trip was a birthday treat for my boyfriend and anyone who has looked for hotels in Amsterdam will know that they are incredibly expensive if you want to stay centrally located. The location was perfect here, just around the corner from Anne Frank House and on the Western Canal ring which was just beautiful. I had asked for a room with a nice view (as you either have a canal view or a street view) and we were given a corner room with a view of the canal and the church, right next to the breakfast room. There was also a bunch of flowers with a Happy Birthday note, which was a nice touch for a 2* hotel.The decor in the hotel is a bit tired, but it all has to be taken in context with the location of the hotel and the price that you pay here, it was clean and we had our towels changed every day. Family run, the people on reception and in the breakfast room were very friendly. Breakfast was continental and simple - croissant, cake, bread, cheese, jams, apples, yoghurts, but adequate. The only complaint that I had was that there was a cat (there were 2, but I was informed by reception that one had sadly passed away earlier in the week) and it was always say behind a glass window next to our room in the corridor. As a cat nut, I was frustrated I could not stroke him/her and only see it - however I suppose the cat may get a bit upset if every resident wanted to stroke it.....All in all, good trip and a great location to get around Amsterdam.