Stayed here for 3 days Sept in Single room on 4th floor.. Observations as follows. LOCATION - Excellent - quiet street in a nice residential area (behind the Marriot Hotel) beside Vondlepark & 2-3 mins from Leidseplien & museum areas, 20 mins walk to Dam Sq or catch trams 1,2 or 5 from Leidsplien. STAFF - Very friendly & helpful. BREAKFAST - was OK - continental (cheese, meat, cereal, bread & tinned fruit salad, juice & coffee - would've been better with bowls of various fruit though ). ROOM - Small & compact (as are all in Amsterdam), Double bed which was comfortable, toilet / shower room, safe, 1 wardrobe, TV, Mini Bar (which I didn't use as there was a well stocked AH supermarket nearby), ceiling fan which was handy as was very humid. Bit disappointed no kettle or facility to make coffee or tea (which could be bought from reception) which would've been good & standard to me for the price paid. Cleanliness - ended up with couple of bed bug bites but that can happen in the cleanest of hotels too. SECURITY - Good - own key to get in after 12, window lock / fitting in room 37 was old & loose & could easily be broken but as room was on 4th floor, I wasn't too concerned unless Spiderman decided to break in.. VALUE - Average - disappointed but poss not the staffs fault, more website "Easytobook". Original initial price for 3 days was £169 / 197 euro, (late deal 1 day before arriving), final price (including 6% tax ) rose to 210 euro.. At hotel final price (adding 5.5% "city tax" ) rose to 233 euro / £203. I queried that 5.5% of 210 was 11.5 euro?. Staff stated that Easytobook display it wrongly & correct price was 233 euro?.. For a hotel of this standard I would normally only pay £50/55 per night Maximum so paying nearly £70 a night, after all the Easytobook "add on's" was I felt too much but time pressures meant booking was made but Easytobook should only display a correct final price & not a misleading one.. OVERALL - a nice little place in a great location but next time I would look elsewhere personally unless a better deal as hotel was not full.... Give it a try though..
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