We stayed here in May 2013 and the hotel was perfect. We had a large room with a view of the canal, good bathroom, furniture in keeping with the ambience of the hotel. Keep in mind they are not kidding about the stairs. We were luckily only 1 floor up (and the very kind staff carried our bags). Walking distance to everything. We kept turning the wrong way out of the hotel, but it was great because we found areas that we weren't originally going to visit. Rained every day we were there and the hotel had these wonderful big umbrellas to use. Would go again and would recommend.