Firstly a big thank you to Jordy and Stefan polite, friendly and a good laugh,
Location:- The Hotel is in a fabulous location (pease see reception staff for the free tour maps) central but in a residential area so you can have your kicks in town and still get a good sleep.
Decor:- not going to lie - in places its tired but you can see the ongoing renovations/works in progress and when I mentioned that the Bathroom we had needed TLC the Manager agreed and its on his list which is fair enough, A friend had a room that has had work carried out and she was delighted with her bathroom, and honestly if you take 2 mins to look at the "loud"/smoke room you can see what they are working towards, and frankly the prices for a stay here reflect this.
Beds:- super comfortable - a previous reviewer said they only had 2 pillows, the pillows I had were huge and fuffy and i only needed one, rooms tidied daily towels changed & beds made, (can i just point out that if you leave your stuff everywhere the cleaners cannot do their job properly they are damned if they move your stuff and damned if they cant clean everywhere)
Food:- Basic breakfast meats and cheeses and juice with tea or coffee, we requested English tea and more juice and staff promptly sorted it for us, Food is fresh daily and set out in small quantities to maintain freshness, if something needs topping up a smile and a please translates to good service in any language.
Bar:- Has no spirits (not such a bad thing in hindsight) yet it does have a small range of beers/lagers, again a request for bottled lagers was met promptly. The bar is covered by the night staff between their other jobs, this wasnt an issue as they always said i just have to do some work i will be 10 mins can i get you anything first, we mainly stayed to have a catch up on our various excursions before bed, and with the amount of bars in town a small selection for a night cap was fine for us.
Other bits:- The stairs are steep and winding, as they are in every other building I visited in the city - be warned you will walk for miles and up and down (thats why a quiet beer in the bar IS needed before tackling the stairs)
Yes there are only hand towels, but dont most people take their own? Hand wash is provided in the bathrooms.
Toilets, Dutch loos are odd, they have a very flat pan and water sluices things forward to the drain. If you do not flush properly your waste will sit in the down pipe part of the pan, and the rooms are warm and it WILL smell.
Windows can ony open a little but thats the law we were told.
Room doors, if they dont close properly they buzz, if they stop buzzing but are still open, when they are moved they will buzz, yes annoying BUT a handy extra security feature
Never used the TV so cant comment there. there is so much to see and do!
More than enough plug points for 4 sets of straightners phones and hairdryers and irons
We had an early arrival and late check out but we were not put off to book in and not rushed when we had booked out, in fact staff kept our baggage safe so we could enjoy our day and simply collect our bags for the late check out (thank you again that made all the diffefence to our stay)
Would I come here again, YES, the staff worked hard to ensure we enjoyed our stay and I felt welcomed and comfortable there
If I was bringing my children I would pay more to stay in the appartments but I would visit this charmingly quirky family run hotel before paying for somewhere with a higher "star" ranking
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