I spent 3 nights here on my own and stayed in a Small Double Room. This room type is fine for 1 person. If there are 2 persons, you'll need to limit yourself to 1 large suitcase, or 2 small suitcases.
The room was clean and all the essentials were provided for. The only things that could be better:
1. The bed was very soft -- not enough support as it sank in various places as I moved about in bed.
2. The shower stall has no door, so the bathroom floor can get wet after a shower. But it does dry quickly as there is a good exhaust fan in the bathroom.
But I would definitely return to this hotel because:
1. Excellent location -- lovely quiet street, yet only round the corner from the museums, the high-end shopping street and tram lines. A large supermarket is just a short walk away. Felt very safe as a single female traveller. Much better than staying near the Centraal Station/Dam Square area.
2. Nice breakfast included -- no hot food, but the selection was good enough -- breads (toaster provided) and spreads, cold cuts, cereals, hard boiled eggs, fruits and veg (cucumbers and tomatoes), milk, selection of teas, and a machine offering coffee, cappuccino, etc. You can also ask the staff to make sandwiches from the breakfast selection to take away if you need it -- nice!
3. Value for money -- good price for the great location, breakfast and a safe, clean hotel.
4. Good service -- the staff were helpful and friendly. They were able to help me with my various queries and requests, such as tourist information, taxi booking, food delivery, etc. The lady in the breakfast room would chat with me, which was nice, as I was travelling alone.
I enjoyed my stay in Amsterdam and would recommend Hotel Aalders to other travellers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Small, family owned 3-star hotel in southern part of the city centre containing 28 rooms of different sizes and types, with it's own unique character and personal attention towards guests. Certified member of HoReCa Nederland and ANWB Hotel classification guides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aalders Hotel Amsterdam