We arrived early in the morning, exhausted after the long flight from Australia, and were pleased to gain access to a room. A mix-up with our booking meant we wre allocated a room with one bed, instead of twin beds. I needed to be as far away as possible from my snoring partner for the five night stay, so asked for a different room. Staff member Sophie showed us a room on the fifth floor, which was not rated as highly, but which still had a very nice view. The difference in cost was 100 euro in our favour so we were delighted to take the room.
The room was spacious and well presented, with orange and yellow decor. There were rust coloured drapes, teak side tables, bedhead, desk, etc, and cream lamps. A medium sized TV was more than adequate. The bathroom, with grey floor and yellow walls, looked a bit tired with its cracked basin but the bath was easy to climb into.
The only minus to the set-up was lack of hanging space.
A large double-glazed window looked onto the canal. It showed a really nice view and was quiet. Across the canal were several restaurants and cafes offering a good range and styles of affordable food.
With our 100 euro credit, we ate breakfast in the hotel one morning. It was a very nice spread, but we preferred to have a lighter meal on the other mornings. (Breakfast deal was 17.90 euro per person: good value by European prices.) We also ate in the restaurant one evening and found the food good.
The position of the hotel was excellent for us. We headed to a few of the museums a short walk away, and used trams for further sorties. We would have hated to be near Central Station, with its seething masses of loud-mouthed tourists!
We really enjoyed our time in Amsterdam, and the amenities of the NL Amsterdam Museum Quarter.