Flabby buttocks? Stay here for a few days and you'll soon firm up nicely! Seriously, the door buzzed open and we were greeted with the longest, steepest flight of stairs we've ever seen - go up and down them a few times daily and you'll feel the benefit for sure.
So, we arrived at 10am, well before check-in time and we hoped we'd be able to dump our bags somewhere. The owner went one better than that, our room was available so he let us take it. He was good enough to take the trouble to show us where all the places of interest were on a map. It was REALLY very strange hearing him talking very openly about where one can go to smoke pot, I kept looking around anxiously in case we were being overheard - everyone is so uptight about it in the UK!
Was given room 7 a twin/double with goodsized and spotlessly clean en suite. Lovely fresh linen and towels. For those of us who like watching people scurrying around on the street it is fine, but if you want peace and quiet this room is not for you as the trams and traffic noises are present along with the odd police siren (it is central Amsterdam). The other advantage of being up in the eves is that you have another two flights of butt firming stairs to mount! Have to say I don't think I've ever slept in such a narrow bed, even as a child, and it was pure luck I never fell out. It was cold outside so the central heating in the room and separate radiator in the bathroom was very welcome indeed. Small things I like to see which give the feeling the hotel is safe - electricity is earthed to the water supply.
What would I improve? There is no TV so no snippet of news (and none of the nagging for watching it), no kettle and mugs so can't have that all-important first cup of the day. As others have said - you get what you pay for and for what we paid this ticked all the important boxes - and saved us temporary gymn membership too!
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