We stayed at the Amstel Corner hotel this weekend for 3 nights and cannot speak highly enough of the place.
On arrival at the airport we followed the instructions from our booking and got on the train to Amsterdam Central station (4 euro each) and then got on the tram to the hotel (about another 4 euro). On arrival at the hotel we were met by Fokko (the owner) who helped carry our luggage up to the Duke suite on the top floor.
The stairs have been mentioned before and are killer but you start to get used to them and we just carried out heels down and put them on in the porch as they are very steep and narrow.
The room was beautifully clean and the bathroom is amazing with a huge shower. The kitchen area had all the essentials for cooking and the tv is HUGE and has netflix and Apple TV!! Also there is a lidl just across the road which had everything in for breakfasts, lunches and toiletries.
The hotel is in a fabulous location with a lovely market across the road (and to the right) with spices, chocolates and trinkets and only a 20-25 minute amble to the Van Gogh museum and the Bols experience which is great fun.
The red light district is only a 16 euro can ride away and the gay district is again a 14 euro cab ride away. We had an amazing night in the gay district after eating at Rosas Cantina we went to club solo and danced until the wee hours.
There was some confusion with the price before we arrived but this was sorted in a few days and also on our last morning there was an engineer in fixing the hot water so there was a bit of noise but nothing to really complain about and he was very polite.
Only complaint would be that you are very much left to your own devices so when we realised out adapter wasn't working on the first night we emailed Fokko asking whether he had one or knew where we could get one but we never received a response.
That being said I would definately recommend this hotel to anyone looking to see the less tacky side of Amsterdam as this hotel is amazing value for money and just out of the way encough to feel like you are seeing the real Amsterdam. I would definately recommend doing your homework so you don't end up just doing the touristy things and missing out on all the lovely little streets, markets and other more appealing attractions.
Would come again :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This friendly hotel in the heart of Amsterdam provides tasteful luxurious studios and rooms along a beautiful Amsterdam canal. " In 1870s it was the site where the Amstel Corner is now housed, a large water where the Amstel river ran through. The inner harbor was called Amstel Haven. " On 16th of April 2004, the current owner purchased the property and rebuild the inside to fit modern living. The following years a hotel license 2012 was applied for and obtained and the Amstel Corner hotel was born and the rest remains History." You are assured of a warm welcome at the Amstel Corner hotel ... more less
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