The hotel is ideally situated re: the tram lines (it's about 1 min walk from the intersection of the north south and the east west line) It's 5 tram stops from central station/2 stops from Leidseplien/1 stop from the Museum district).
The hotel is on a quiet residential street so, even with the widows wide open at night in a room at the front of the hotel, we were not disturbed.
The staff couldn't have been friendlier and more helpful (HI Kimo. Hi Jay)
I've seen criticisms of the "basic breakfast' that is available. I can't understand this! The breakfast buffet was great! Coffee is always freshly made and the jugs are always topped up. Other hot drinks are available. Bolied eggs. Fruit juices. Apples. Cereal (including Sugar Puffs!). Yoghurt. Cheese, Cold meat. Hot milk. Cold meat. Cheese. Lots of different breads. Raisin bread. Honey. Jam. A toaster would have been nice though.
Hotel is really clean. Beds are made up daily.
The bed rooms are a *little* bit tired looking but this isn't a huge criticism at all. They were fine. Comfy beds. The room we had was a triple so it was big enough. This is central-ish Amsterdam so the rooms are going to be huge anyway!
Really steep stairs (but, again, this is central Amsterdam. I wouldn't like to get a pram or a sofa up and down them but .... a suitcase and a backpack and myself was a breeze.
Shower was great. Hot water every time.
There's free WiFi in the rooms and a free internet terminal at reception.
If you pay by Visa Debit card, you'll still get stung for the 4% surcharge that you'd expect for paying with a credit card. Sneaky!!
I'd happily stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Warm welcoming hotel, frienly and helpfull reception, located in a quiet street in the center of Amsterdam. Rooms for all budgets, small and large rooms, with and without private facilities. Close to the booming "Pijp" area. At walking distance to nightlife and museumarea. Free Wifi, good buffet breakfast. Main building has an elevator. ... more less
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