Stayed here with a group of friends over a mid week.
As previous reviewers have said, watch for the really steep stairs!
The rooms were decent enough, though one of them had low headroom; even the smallest of our party banged his head. The other rooms were fine. Even though a request was made for the rooms to be twin rooms one had a single double bed.
The toilet and bathroom I found to be pretty small, though it was clean and tidy as was the remainder of the hotel.
The staff seemed pleasant enough, having not needed to be confrontational about anything I did get the impression that there was very little in the way of empathy with customers.
Seeing as it was mid week, the noise complaints that others mention didn't exist, the club to the rear of the hotel was not open and whatever was underneath the hotel was also closed.
The area it is in seemed pleasant enough for Amsterdam, not too far from the centre plenty of amenities locally.
The window of my room didn't seem all that secure and that backed onto the nightclub at the rear and a roof, also the safe didn't work. Didn't see any unwelcome guests either.
The main thing that was really annoying was the fact that having booked through a hotel search website, it wasn't mentioned that when you do actually turn up and check in, they want another 10% off you.
Somehow I cannot help thinking that this is so that they get to the top of the list in the hotel search engine cheaply and then sting you for another 10%, 5% City Tax and 5% Card fee - regardless of what card you use avoid that if you’re from a different country by taking Euro with you.
Breakfast was fine, however we decided the second day to eat at a bar in the square behind.
All in all pleasant with some, odd surprises - forewarned is forearmed.
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