Travelled as a couple, and we didn't agree on everything.... However there is no doubt that the location is 100% spot on; 5 mins walk from the station, Dam Square, shopping streets, and on the edge of the Red Light area which is great for eating, drinking etc. Although the hotel is on a very busy pedestrian street, we were not disturbed at all by any noise.
We asked for room 401 (we had read an earlier report) and were given it; it's at the top of the hotel on the 4th floor (3 by lift and 1 by stairs), by itself so no noise in corridor outside. There are also 4-5 steps once you are inside the bedroom. The room is situated in the attic, so has sloping ceiling. This meant that the mirror on the bathroom wall was pointing down at you at a 45 degree angle, which really annoyed my partner as it was difficult to apply make-up etc, especially as there were no mirror lights, only those higher in the ceiling. There was also no mirror on the wall by the dressing table in the bedroom, although there is plenty of room to put one up. There is a long mirror on the wall just by the door but again the lighting is poor. Back to the bathroom, and the floor gets wet during a shower as there is no curtain, there are very few places to hang your towel (a few hooks/rails would be nice), we imagine its cold in the winter as there is no heating for the tiles, and the extractor fan is next to useless so there can be a lot of condensation. These are the things my girlfriend didn't like, and it's only fair to write about them.
Otherwise the room was nice and large, big bed, 2 windows, dressing table with tea/coffee, chair, wardobe, bedside tables with lamps. There is a code-safe inside the wardrobe but I couldn't get it to work, probably my fault. The flat screen TV has various English Language channels such as BBC World News, BBC1 and BBC2, CNN.
On arrival at the hotel we were given the code for the free WiFi, which worked very well. Also they gave us a city map which was excellent. A wake-up call one morning happened without any problems. We found the staff to be helpful, with no English language difficulties. The breakfast is well worth the €8.
We walked everywhere in the city; no bicycle, tram, bus or taxi. Anne Frank museum is about 20 minutes away, Museum Quarter (Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum etc) were maybe 35 minutes away.
Would we stay here again? Almost without doubt, although my girlfriend would take her own mirror with her... Thank you Hotel Luxer x.
- Also Known As:
- Luxer Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel Luxer Amsterdam
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Luxer is located right in the centre of Amsterdam's old and historical heart. This hotel is located in a completely renovated building and we offer you all the comfort you may expect from a 3-star hotel. The historic heart of the city, Amsterdam-Centrum impresses with world-famous attractions such as the Anne Frank House, Red Light District and Royal Palace. Enjoy a boat tour past traditional canal houses, old bridges and converted warehouses. Mornings can be spent browsing through the flea market on Waterlooplein, a square near the Jewish Museum. The Flowermarket is open 7 days a week and a must-see for every visitor. The picturesque Jordaan area radiates a unique atmosphere, thanks to its cosy cafés, art galleries and local boutiques.Hip clubs and trendy cocktails bars make up Amsterdam’s colourful nightlife. The hotel has a cozy bar and lounge. The Central Station, shopping area, restaurants, the Nieuwmarkt and the Dam Square are just 5 minutes walk from the hotel.There is a (public) car park in the direct vicinity of the hotel, which is easy to reach by car.Our amicable staff are ready to give a warm welcome to our private or business guests, and will make sure that you feel at home during your visit. ... more less
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