We have just arrived back in the UK after a four day stay at the Hotel de Hallen, and found it to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in. The hotel is quite new and the conversion of the old tram shed into a modern boutique hotel has been brilliantly carried out, with clever detail and quality fittings throughout.
The bedrooms are beautiful equipped with excellent showers etc and the beds are large and extremely comfortable.
All of this would make a good hotel, but the friendliness and helpful polite attitude of the staff make it a great hotel.
When we arrived we were greeted by Millanie on the front desk who dealt with everything from booking in to making sure we knew where to go in Amsterdam, in such a pleasant manner it was really refreshing. Nothing was too much trouble, it really made our stay very enjoyable. Staff with this attitude to service and going the extra mile to ensure your stay is the best possible experience are seldom found.
The hotel is in a great location just outside the main centre with a good frequent tram service which only takes minutes to get into the heart of the city.
The food and service in the restaurant both at breakfast and evening meal were very good, with only one very minor criticism that the menu in the evening was a bit limited and would benefit from more frequent changing.
We will definitely be going back and would recommend this hotel wholeheartedly and without reservation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel De Hallen is situated in one of Amsterdam's finest industrial heritage sites. The blue steel and rusty highlights of the grand building become an inspiration to each and every one of our guests. Imagine spacious surroundings with an abundance of plants, brought to perfection with modern furniture and design and decorated with a selection of contemporary art, handpicked by the owner. The modern facilities and quality of service are outstanding. Dishes from the cuisine are served not only in the bar, restaurant, lobby and pavement cafe, but also in the superb Internet garden. The garden is situated above De Kas, our meeting room in boardroom setup. The fashion and museum districts, Amsterdam's breathtaking canals and the Jordaan district are all within walking distance. We look forward to seeing you soon in Hotel De Hallen. ... more less
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