This is a delightful hotel in a perfect location. If you’re looking for the usual corporate blandness you get from many chain hotels, then this may not be for you. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for somewhere that’s friendly, family run and full of character, then you’ll struggle to do better than this.
The hotel is set in the southern part of Amsterdam. Even though it’s on a fairly busy street, the overriding feeling is one of peace and tranquillity. This is helped no doubt by the fact that it’s right next to the most beautiful part of Vondel Park and in an upmarket area with amazing Art Deco architecture. There are lots of excellent restaurants, bars and cafes within minutes of the hotel and some really interesting shops too. If you’re in Amsterdam for the culture then it’s only a short walk to the most famous art galleries and museums in town. If, on the other hand, you’re looking for the city’s more lively offerings then you’re only a ten minute tram ride from red light hell (or heaven, depending on your perspective). The tram stop is just over the road from the hotel and you can easily get to anywhere in the city from there should you have a particular aversion to walking.
I was travelling alone on this occasion and so only needed a single room. This was fairly small even by single room standards and about ready for a lick of paint, but it was clean, functional and perfectly adequate. The buffet breakfasts incidentally are excellent. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and seem genuinely proud of what their hotel has to offer which goes a long way to making for a really enjoyable stay. I'll certainly be staying here again the next time I visit Amsterdam and would recommend it to anyone. The hotel has its own website which, apart from being very informative about the local area and the city, offers a small discount for direct bookings and will give you something of a feel for the character of the residence in general.
- 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