I love this area of Amsterdam. Much quieter than around Dam Square, but still really vibrant with some great bars, restaurants and cafés.
Reception staff were really friendly when checking in, as you would expect from a hotel like this. The porter than took us to our room was so wonderful. He gave such a great first impression.
Our room was great. As two sisters we found the room to be a perfect size. Some other reviews are saying the rooms are small, but when you are out all day, we didn't find it an issue.
Loved the coffee machine for my morning coffee too!
It's a 10 minute walk to the Van Gogh Museum and a short 10-15 tram ride (16 or 24) into Central Amsterdam. These trams also go straight to the Central train station, so really handy to make your way to and from the airport.