I stayed here on the 1st February 2014 for my 40th Birthday. A surprise trip made possible by my wife.Knowing how fussy I was about flying she booked a P&O mini cruise which meant 2 nights in the cruise ship and a night at this Hotel.How it is not 5 star is a mystery.The place oozes class.We were put on the 17th floor (which was a request) and the view is nothing short of spectacular! The staff are more than welcoming and they even recognised my birthday in the way of a big bar of swiss chocolate! The rooms are very spacious and clean and has everything you need. We drank in the bar which was cheaper than some of the Amsterdam pubs and we had a 1st class meal in the restaurant.Granted, it was quite expensive but you get what you pay for and the steak was delicious.Overall the whole mini cruise and amsterdam was a fantastic experience and I cannot wait to do it all over again very soon.
Tram station 26 is right out the front of the hotel.Amsterdam centraal is 1 stop on it.Pay 2.70 euros for riding the tram for one hour or buy a 48hr pass for 7.50
The hotel is only a ten minute walk from Amsterdam centraal train station but beware a taxi will cost you 10 euro's to get there ( we found out)
The pubs and bars will charge you a 50 cent fee for using their toilet, including McDonalds!
The hotel requires a deposit on a credit card when you get there of 50 euro's ( I suppose this is in case of breakages )
We asked for an extension on the room on the day we were leaving ( normally depart by 12.00) but the hotel gave us the room until 2.00pm at no extra charge.