First impressions where good, nice reception area and greeting even though we arrived a little early and we were still able to check in. Concierge took luggage to room while we filled a form in. Then shown to room, ours was room number 6, nice big room, lovely bathroom and nicely decorated, view was overlooking another building, so no view at all really, which was maybe fair enough as we booked late and probably got last room available. We then heard hammering/drilling/grinding etc. oh what’s that noise? ‘Construction’ was the reply and at the building next to us that we were looking at, never saw that on any review so just be aware as the ‘construction’ was not near completion.
Read through the information pack for 717, it mentioned breakfast at €20 per person. We booked through Jettsetter and even rang up to confirm breakfast was included as the information on their web site was contradictory. Anyway as always when we asked at the hotel, breakfast was not included, which was what persuaded us to opt for 717 from a few others of similar quality. At the time of writing it does say Free Breakfast with your stay on TripAdvisor.
In the information pack it said contact reception for adjustments to air conditioning unit, when I did ring to get the room cooler the night porter didn’t know anything about it, so we opened a window and then got woken the next from the ‘construction’ to the building opposite.
We also contacted the night porter about mini-bar prices, we were informed €2.50 per can for either alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks. When we checked out we were told them what we’d had, he said “on the House” so don’t know if the mini bar was free or not in the end.
On the plus points room was nicely decorated, bed was comfortable, staff were very polite and helpful (except the night porter) , especially the young man who was there through the day always asking if we needed directions to anywhere and always opened the door for us when leaving the hotel. It’s an OK location, little bit out of the centre but that was ok, 25 minutes walk to the central station, 20 minute walk to Dam square and Hard Rock café was a 5 minute walk away. Most attractions are within walking distance so if you get the bus tour only do the 24hr one as you’ll soon find your way around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Exclusive private guest house in the heart of the city with Amsterdam's major attractions at walking distance. As our guest - either for business or pleasure - you will experience the unique combination of staying in a 19th-century building with all the contemporary amenities of today. Our main purpose hereby is to create a relaxed atmosphere and ‘A feeling of home away from home'. We look forward welcoming you! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel 7 1 Seven
- Hotel Seven One
- Seven One Amsterdam