first, the good things about the hotel: the location is good. you can take tram 1 from central station and then walk 5 blocks to the hotel. you can also walk very easily to all the tourist sites in the center city. there is a lidl grocery store 2 blocks away which is very cheap. there ares some english tv channels including bbc and cnn. breakfast is from 8-10 and was fine: cols cuts and cheese on bread, cold cereal, milk, juice and coffee. the men at reception were always responsive and helpful and pleasant.
the bad: hotel is in disrepair and i never saw maintenance or cleaning staff. the toilet is in a tiny closet- i can't imagine how a tall or big person could possibly fit in the room. and the toilet seat was broken off completely- too bad if you're a woman!! there was no soap in the liquid soap dispensers in the room, toilet or shower room- bring your own soap and shampoo!! there's no wardrobe, no place to put your suitcase, no in-room safe as advertised- only 3 hooks on the wall, no hangars. no chair or desk in the room- just 2 single beds and a sink. my window was broken as was the handcrank. there was hair on the pillows and trash had not been emptied. there's no daily maid service or change of towel. the rug was filthy, wallpaper peeling, dim lights,thin walls.
the rate was good enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sara's Boutique Hotel Situated only 500 metres from the famous Leidseplein, Sara's Boutique Hotel is located in Amsterdam. It offers modern accommodation, housed in a classic canal house. Free WiFi access is available here. Rooms here offer king-size bedding, a 32 inch, flat-screen TV, a desk and a small seating area. The private bathroom comes with a shower and luxurious toiletries. Most of the rooms are also equipped with a balcony. Sara's Boutique Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the bus- and tram stop Raamplein. From here, a direct connection will bring you to the Central Station within 15 minutes. The Museum Quarter can be reached within 10 minutes. Schiphol Airport is 13.6 km away from this property. Oud-West is a great choice for travellers interested in cycling, museums and shopping ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crystal Hotel Amsterdam