The hotel (for us) was in a good location and is a major reason I am giving it an 'average' and not a 'poor' rating. It's a 5min brisk walk to Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the night life of leidseplein. It is a 10-15min brisk walk to Anne Frank House, Heineken Experience, Dam Square and red light district. The service from most staff was ok, particularly the man who booked our tour for us, but one of the front desk ladies was plain rude and should not have a job - I think she may have forgotten that this is the 'hospitality' industry she works in! My partner rang front desk to ask if there were some scales we could use to weigh our luggage..in a very rough and unhelpful voice she was told "No of course not!" I also rang the front desk and asked if we could swap our bed pillows with thinner ones? Again I got the same treatment and told "No, I have no pillows, all the pillows are the same!".
Sorry but this doesn't cut it i'm afraid! What sort of hotel doesn't have alternative pillows for you, or at least TRY to find you some? In Athens we were staying in a MUCH larger hotel on the 8th floor and I had new pillows within 2 minutes!
Personally, it felt like staying in a hostel to some degree. The rooms are small and narrow with not a lot of space to lay luggage out anywhere. The double bed was against the wall, so one person can't get out of bed without climbing over the other one! It had a small desk and closet with a safe. No fridge at all however! Also lacked power points anywhere near the bed. Walls seemed quite thick, but the floors must be thin because we heard every little footstep from the room above us! The free tea and coffee in the lobby area was probably the best thing about the place to be truly honest.
I am sure you could find this same level of accommodation somewhere else for a lesser price, or better accommodation and service for the same price. We would likely look elsewhere if we returned.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We’re located in the city centre, near the many bars, restaurants and cafes of Leidseplein. Just a few minutes away are the Vondelpark, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, as well as the main shopping streets. We’re a charming and cosy three-star hotel with 70 rooms, a stylish bar, a lounge, free internet in the lobby and the warmest of welcomes from our friendly staff. Enjoy a free fresh coffee or tea during your entire stay! ... more less
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