My husband and I arrived in Amsterdam on an overnight train trip from Budapest (via Munich) at 9:00 a.m. on a Sunday . We arrived at Hotel Zandbergen a little before 10:00 a.m. fully expecting not to be able to check in because of the early hour. Henk and his staff made us welcome instantly by offering coffee, a map, and suggesting things to do nearby while we waited for our room to be ready. They were very busy with guests checking out but managed to get us into our clean room by 11:00 a.m.! We stayed in "Evert's Room," a lovely "apartment" in the building next door to the hotel. We had a kitchen, sitting area bedroom and bath plus a charming balcony that overlooks a lovely garden. We were enjoying our complimentary glass of wine with lunch on our balcony when my husband accidentally closed the balcony sliding door, stranding us on the balcony! Thanks to a friendly neighbor hearing our pleas for help, Henk was summoned and we were rescued. This is just one example of many throughout our stay where the service was outstanding. The beautiful Vondel Park was only a few blocks away. We exercised in the park everyday and used it as a shortcut to the city center. The hotel is also only a few blocks from the Museum Quartier but in a quiet neighborhood so we slept very peacefully. Henk, the owner, and his staff worked tirelessly to make our stay pleasurable, giving sightseeing advice and making sure we were comfortable. We truly felt as if we were staying with friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The cosy boutique hotel The Neighbour’s Magnolia (formerly Hotel Zandbergen) features 21 restyled modern rooms in soft pastel tones, with large beds, a desk with a brightly coloured HAY chair and a flat-screen TV. Each room has a private bathroom with shower or bath. Some rooms have a balcony or terrace overlooking the garden. We can put a private mini fridge on request in your room, as well as tea and coffee making facilities . Many additional features you can just take yourself from the colourful hallways. For our single (female) travelers , we have created a comfortable and above all safe environment. The hotel itself is in located in a typical Amsterdam listed building from the early 1900s in residential Amsterdam Oud-Zuid and is one of the few independent and privately owned hotels in Amsterdam.The homely LivingRoom with reception service is furnished and decorated with a unique combination of vintage and contemporary pieces of HAY furniture. Here guests can enjoy our continental breakfast. Complimentary tea , coffee and mineral water is waiting for you upon arrival. From the Honesty Bar in the casual setting of the LivingRoom guests can enjoy a Nespresso coffee, soft drinks, beer, wines, savoury and sweet snacks. Many excellent restaurants are located just outside the hotel on the Cornelis Schuytstraat or on the Willemsparkweg.Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel and is free of charge. Tickets to various attractions in the area you can get at the front desk where you can also rent a bike (and a packed lunch if you like). By the way, dogs are very welcome too.The famous art-packed Museum Quarter is a 10-minute walk away and houses the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum. It’s also close to the renown and exclusive shopping area of the P.C. Hooftstraat. The Amsterdam canal area is easily accessible on foot or by public transport. The tranquil Vondelpark and the Leidseplein entertainment area offer an amusing stroll. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Zandbergen Hotel Amsterdam