We got this hotel on a blind 5* booking so we only paid @ £360 for 3 nights, which in hindsight, was an absolute bargain for last week in August.
It is on the edge of town really, just to the right of Central Station on the map, but Amsterdam is so small compared to London that this was no problem for us, although we are enthusiastic walkers. The hotel is a 5-10 minute stroll from Central Station.
We were greeted by a porter on the steps of the hotel when we arrived. We checked in and although we had arrived before check-in time, once they had checked that the room had been prepared, they were happy for us to use the room straight away. The hotel reserve E300 on your credit card so be prepared.
The porter then explained and/or showed us the hotel facilities and then, our room. I didn't pay top hotel of the world price so I was more than happy with what we got. The room was big, the bed, huge, a good en-suite, ample storage, a seating area, plenty of hotel info, a big t.v with a couple of English channels to keep up with the basics. We didn't have a view but we did get exactly what we asked for....a quiet room. We didn't eat at the hotel, or use the spa, swimming pool, bars or anything other than in-room facilities, so cannot comment on these.
The bed was very comfortable with plenty of pillows. The en-suite had a very deep bath and a separate shower with a choice of drencher or ordinary shower-head. There was a full range of toiletries.
The in-room temperature was perfect even though we had every type of weather in our 3 night stay. There is a lovely coffee maker and nothing is rationed so a quick call to reception will get a top up on anything. Not long after we arrived, we had a knock on the door asking what we needed more of so we didn't even need to call them as they kept what we used topped up. There is a complimentary mini-bar which includes a bottle of red and white wine, spirits, beer, soft drinks, mixers and nuts which is refilled every day. Also, little things like an umbrella, guide book, safe, hairdryer, kettle, it was all we needed.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone. I'm not used to 5* star city centre hotels, so it didn't bother me that there were a few imperfections maintenance-wise here and there and that the decor in the room was horrendous. It was clean and had everything I wanted.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newest five-star deluxe hotel of Amsterdam in the monumental Shipping House. You can find us on the Prins Hendrikkade in the city center at only 500m from Central Station and 1100m from Dam Square. We have 165 rooms, of which 25 suites offer complimentary wireless internet, free minibar and from free access to the wellness center. Facilities furthermore include restaurant Seven Seas, meeting rooms and a bar/lounge. ... more less
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