My 3 friends and I stayed for a long weekend; checking in on a Thursday afternoon and checking out the following Sunday morning.
With today's GPS technology the hotel was relatively easy to find - around 20 minutes or so walk from Central Station. What I didn't know was we were located literally right next to Rembrandt Square which is very popular with tourists,
The staff were pleasant. Their policy is to leave the key with them and to collect when returning (24 hours) which is great as you don't have to worry about losing a key. Also good when there is a group of you.
Our room was pretty much the top floor - the climbing of the stairs was a little tiring as the building was a typical Dutch building. A lift would have been nice but since we are all males in our late twenties, it wasn't a huge issue. Definitely something to think about if your party is quite young, elderly, unfit or overweight.
The room was a decent size, tidy and clean to an extent. Storage room could have been better. We had to share a medium sized wardrobe between 4 which wasn't convenient. We ended up draping our clothes off the table which was crammed in the corner. We initially looked to stack clothes on the top of the wardrobe but found a thick layer of dust so chose not to. No iron is available in the room. I believe you can borrow one from reception but we were told an hour wait so didn't use it in the end.
Toilet roll was plenty and the towels were replaced daily which was a nice surprise. There is also a generic body and hair wash located in the shower. The bathroom is a decent size and a wetroom type. This was clean too.
A bugbear that I had was that the room smelt a little of smoke. They do allow you to smoke cigarettes in the room but not marijuana. After airing out the room it was fine.
The noise levels when sleeping with the window closed seems to be fine. Although it gets a little warm with so we opened the windows... big mistake. Due to the location the noise is quite noticeable. As we were on the top floor, it was a little colder due to the breeze through the window but the heating didn't work...
The other problem is wifi. Apparently the hotel had updated the wifi but there was no connection to the router. Apparently this was being fixed but we left before this was done. In the meantime we had to connect to a random free one which could reach our room. When we COULD connect to the hotel wifi in the reception, it worked OK.
Walking to and from the RLD takes around 15-20 minutes. Barely noticeable. Especially when you start recognising your way.
For the price you pay, it's decent!
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