This hotel is totally unlike anything that you will ever see. Amsterdam is not a great city for hotels, but this one is way out of the ordinary. Forget the usual lobby with bellhops hovering around d for tips, forget the intimidating front desk with the superior attitude, this place is fun with a capital F.
The entrance looks like a criss between Alice in wonderland and a Chihuly showroom. You will be met by a friendly Netherlander with a iPad who will check you in tout de suite, no fuss, no attitude.
You ascend an elevator to your room, the elevator has a glass wall that slides up an outer wall of funky murals. Into the room, no bathroom as such.The shower is behind a frosted glass door, and the separate toilet (so civilized) is behind a regular door that looks like a cupboard but the interior is far from that. The entire interior is decorated in what I call "Late polystyrene Rococco", I cannot thing of any other name. It is a collection of fantasia that is at the same time novel and fun. The beds are marvellous, especially for someone like me with a bad back.
And the whole place is spotless.
The ground floor has no doors, each room is around a corner with more way out decoration than the other. Hard drinks are on the house each afternoon, coffee etc all day. And what coffee!! No hard boiled bitter stuff here. The restaurant has a team of chefs and you sit around. The chefs are having fun, really, chatting about what they are experimenting, tasting each others creation, it is a revelation. And the food is clean, beautifully cooked, artistically presented by the nicest folk and reasonably priced.
If this sounds all to strange and new to you, you are right, but if you are in Amsterdam, you simply must not miss it, so refreshingly different, so "Dutch".
Yes, my fourth trip to Amsterdam, and this was too short.
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Warm greetings from the Canals of Amsterdam. Thank you very much for your great and detailed review. Of course, we are very happy that you liked our hotel and your stay but most of all I want to thank you for taking the time to write constructive reviews.
I hope we can welcome you again maybe at your 5th trip to Amsterdam.
General Manager - Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
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