Prior to booking this hotel I spent a good hour trawling through hotels close to the Central Station in Amsterdam. We needed something that was within walking distance both of the station and most attractions in Amsterdam, that offered a level of quality above a hostel or similar, and which was preferably under £100 a night for a double room. I settled on this hotel and can say from the outset that it was exactly what we were after, so at this point feel free to book it yourself if you're after similar criteria without reading the rest of the review.
First of all, the location is absolutely perfect. It is a couple of minutes walk from the Central Station and was reasonably straightforward to find (the front of the hotel is hardly subtle). We never mind doing a bit of walking on city breaks, and found that as well as being ideally situated for the Red Light District and surrounding areas (it is literally right next to it), we could also comfortably walk to other attractions such as the Rijksmuseum. The latter is a couple of kilometres away from the hotel, but was perfectly manageable at an ambling pace whilst stopping to take in other attractions along the way.
For the room price of £90, the quality actually exceeded our expectations as well. The hotel is clean and well presented. The staff were polite and helpful, easily dealing with standard requests such as providing somewhere to store our bags during our last day after checkout. The rooms were perhaps a little small but not unreasonably so for a hotel located in the middle of a capital city. The bed was comfortable, there was a very good shower, and ultimately the room was more than sufficient in terms of quality and well appointed, with welcome extra amenities such as free Wi-Fi.
All in all, we were more than happy with the quality for the price and felt that we got excellent value for money. For those wanting a hotel with a central location in Amsterdam that is one step higher in terms of quality from hostels and such, look no further.
TOP TIP: Some reviews have commented on noise being an issue. Given the location of the hotel noise is always a potential problem, but we were advised to call the hotel the day before checking in to ask for a side room and not a street room. We actually forgot to do so, but requested a room away from the street when checking in and the staff member on reception was happy to oblige. As such from our room we had no issue with noise and had an excellent nights sleep. My advice would be to book the room and then call the day before to secure a room away from the street to minimise the chance of noise being an issue.