I had had a lot of communication with Domingo before we left the UK and he had always been quick and efficient in coming back.
I had originally enquired after the small room as we were really only using it for a base to sleep in the evening, but Domingo offered us the larger room, with the canal views, for the same price.
We arrived fairly late on the Friday night (not late by Amsterdam Standards) and were met by Domingo. Thanks to his earlier emails, it was very easy to find and we were soon in the room and out of the cold.
On 1st impressions the room was very well decorated and had a really homely feel to it. The bed was very comfortable, as were the pillows. There was a hot plate and fridge, so could easily be used as a little studio for whilst you are there. We did not use the hot plate, but made good use of the coffee machine in the room. It has to have been one of the best coffee machines we have had.
The view over the canal was stunning, especially after it had snowed the one evening.
The bathroom was again very clean and modern, and there were plenty of amenities that were provided, in case you had left anything at home (like me and the razor). The one oddity was that there was no full screen on the shower and was worried the water would spray every where. As it was, this did not seem to be the case and just put the bathroom mat there, which seemed to stop most of the water.
The hotel is very centrall located for all parts of the town. We walked to most places, but then we don't mind a 15-20 minute walk. The tram is very easily accessible if you wanted to use this.
We were very surprised to be given a bottle of Champagne on arrival and was very well received. We were also given a basket of crisps, chocolates and some biscuits, which we used as snacks over the coming days.
The only reason I would not give this 5 stars is on the basis that it advertises itself as a b and b, and this was not the case. Breakfast was never mentioned to us, except to say that there were places locally that were good for breakfast.
There can be a bit of noise from the road as they are just single glazed windows, but there are ear plugs provided if this is an issue. It was not for us, and just added to the charm of the place.
Don't let this put you off, as the room is stunning and Domingo was a lovely host.
We would have no hesitation staying here again, and helped make our anniversary even more special.
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