Hotel Uptown, or Rookies as it is now more effectionatlly known was ideal for our needs as a crash pad for somewhere to stay during our short break to the Dam in April 2008. The phrase you get what you pay for very much rings true here - which was fine as I assume most people visiting Amsterdam are not planning on spending much time in their rooms anyway! The hotel was well equipped & clean, and the rooms a fair size for your money. Only negative would be the steep steps to get to the rooms (especially with my heavy case!) which were situated above the Rookies coffee shop (a very nice cafe, with a lot of selection - just to add!).
John on reception was very welcoming, if a bit eccentric but that all added to our Amsterdam experience! He was more than happy to give us advice on where to go and what to do... Breakie in the hotel was typical continential which was quite nice.
Located in the centre of town, everything was very accessable. I have read the hotel would be noisy where it is located in a lively area but I didn't hear a thing once our room door was closed. The main rail station was a short tram ride away, and getting around Amsterdam from the Rookies was a doddle!
I'd highly recommend The Rookies for your short break to the Dam... just watch those stairs if you come in from a night on the Grolsch!!
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