My husband and I stayed at Linden Hotel in mid-August in Rm. 28 for three nights. We had a great experience and would definitely consider staying here again.
This is a renovated room with cool orange accents throughout and a street view. It had a comfy, full size bed perfect for a couple. We heard that rooms can be tiny in this hotel, but our room was quite comfortable. We had plenty of space for our luggage with space to walk around. Could I do a cartwheel in the room? No. Could I walk around the room without bumping into my husband? Yes, and that's good enough for me!
We really enjoyed our room. It was on the second floor, so the stairs weren't an issue for us. We had read that this hotel has thin walls and noise could be an issue. During our stay we could hear other guests closing their room doors, but didn't have any issues with talking or TV noise from other rooms. Hooray for good neighbors!
Perfect. Seriously, I can't say enough good things about how awesome the location is!. Located along a beautiful canal, it's very close to restaurants and shopping, but just tucked far away enough to allow for peaceful nighttime walks along the canal. The neighborhood itself is full of vintage shops, cafes, and artsy boutiques. It's very family friendly. I only saw a couple of "coffee shops" in the area. So the coffee shops are there if you are interested in paying a visit, but they are also easily avoidable if "coffee" isn't your thing :)
This hotel is located in the Jordaan neighborhood and is pretty much walking distance to everything in the city.The Ann Frank Huis is about a 10 min. walk from the hotel. Dam Square is a 15 min. walk. Rijk/ Van Gogh museum are a bit further, about 30 min. walk, so we opted to use the city bus for that trip. Centraal Station is about a 15-20 min. walk. With everything so close, we only used the city bus twice and walked everywhere else. Not paying for a hop on/ hop off bus= more beer money!
We couldn't be more pleased with the front desk staff at Linden hotel. They had great recommendations for site seeing, restaurants, and were very helpful in booking our airport transportation. They were always very friendly and happy to help.
The only odd thing we experienced, and it's really no big deal, is that when our room was cleaned, one day one our bath towels wasn't replaced and on another day, a wet hand towel was left on my suitcase (and neither my husband or I put it there). I don't think it was intentional and I assume that the cleaning staff simply forgot to grab/ replace the towel before they left. Again, no big deal and it certainly didn't affect our stay, but I did find it a bit odd.
Things to consider:
We loved Linden and would absolutely stay here again. However, depending on your interests and needs, there may be a few things to consider.
1. No elevator. This is very common in Amsterdam boutique hotels, so taking the stairs is a must. Our room was on the 2nd floor, so we had no issues. However, if you are on a high floor or have trouble climbing stairs, this may pose an issue for some.
2. No AC. This is also pretty common among small hotels in Amsterdam and didn't pose a problem for us. We visited in August during an unusually cool week. We found that opening the window and using the fan (located in the closet) kept us pretty comfortable at night and in the morning.
3. Wifi is a little spotty. We were located on the 2nd floor of the hotel and had issues with the wifi signal dropping periodically. Luckily, we had data coverage on our phones and hopped onto the 3G network whenever the wifi failed. This wasn't a big deal to us, especially since we were only in our room while sleeping and while getting ready in the morning.
Overall, this hotel is great and absolutely worth checking out. Next time we are in Amsterdam, we will definitely consider staying again!
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- Also Known As:
- Acacia Hotel Amsterdam