First of all, Merel and Susan are great hosts. Communication was timely and complete, leaving us no worries about our arrival and our stay. We met Merel upon arrival and she accommodated all of our needs and answered our questions. You won't find better hosts.
The location is very good - everything is easy to get to from here, although many of the shops in the 9 Streets district close early. It is a safe area night and day. The cafe next door has excellent coffee/espresso drinks and some breakfast items. There is a market 3 blocks away so we brought food into our room for breakfast and late dinners.
The place itself is great. It is modern with nice amenities such as free wi-fi and free minibar items. Most importantly, the room was clean. The bed is comfortable and the size of our suite (Reestraat) was very spacious. The living area faces the street, which is not very noisy at night. The shower and toilet in this suite are in the middle of the living area and the bedroom. (Note: The shower area is enclosed in glass so there is no privacy, and the main sink is inside the glass enclosure. There is also a small sink inside the toilet room)
I highly recommend staying here and I'd definitely stay here again. Five stars for Hotel IX are well-deserved.
The only downside was that we had two heavy pieces of luggage and there are no elevators. Reestraat Suite is at the top level (3 flights of narrow stairs). There are no street level rooms, but no problem for us. Totally worth the weight lifting exercise.
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- Also Known As:
- Belga Hotel Amsterdam