Overall, it was a good place, the location is great, central to lots of sites in Amsterdam (we walked everywhere). Although we had a few issues, we would consider staying here again as the value was great.
Pros: We walked from the central trains station and it did not take long at all (maybe 15-20 minutes). It's just off a major tram line for easy connections. It's close to lots of little restaurants, a grocery store as well as a laundromat. There's a kettle that we used for coffee and oatmeal in the morning and a mini fridge that we stored a few groceries to make lunches.
Cons: We had arranged to drop off our luggage early so that we could explore the city luggage free, however when it came time to do so, no one was around. It turned out the owners were away on holidays and someone else was looking after it for that time. With them being away as well, breakfast was not an option and neither was laundry. The room is small, but if you are planning on spending most of your time out and about in Amsterdam, then the space is fine. The bathroom does have a large step up and into it (higher than your average stair). It is quite noisy in the room, you can hear vehicles and people going by and the hallway that is right outside the door into the next apartment (I believe the owner's residence), there were people going in and out non-stop every night slamming the doors and talking loudly. So definitely bring your earplugs. The beds also sag into the middle and we were constantly rolling into each other and my travelling companion said her side was very lumpy. The pillows were lovely, not too large and not lumpy. Overall, for the price we paid and the location and facilities (ie bathroom and beds to sleep on) it was fairly decent.
- Also Known As:
- Pension De Laurier Hotel Amsterdam