I stayed at the France hotel January 2013 and it was the cheapest hotel and we was expecting a lot worse that what we got!
The Location was outstanding, it was no more that an 5 minute walk to the centre and to the red light district. I don't think you could get any better
The outside of the hotel does look very tired and could do with painting but you are not going to be looking at the outside for very long so don't be to critical and just get on with it. the inside was very tidy and clean and modern which was a good start and then the receptionist was very kind and spoke very good English. Our room was very basic and didn't have much to it but we didn't care because we were only sleeping in it. was have no bed bugs and no stained sheets, nothing! the bed was very comfy and i had a great night sleep each night we were there. our bathroom was also very clean but a bit tired but it had a great shower and everything worked fine, as did the TV and lights. i could of done with a kettle so we could of had a tea and coffee in the morning but that's the only fault i had with it.
You can not be to critical with this hotel because it is a basic hotel and you are only sleeping their! and for a young person like myself you don't need anymore than what you get. a TV with English channels and the shortest walk to everything.
I am now going back to Amsterdam in 2 weeks for 3 nights and 4 days and i am staying in the France Hotel because it is worthy of going back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- France Hotel is located on a quiet canal street and yet only 200 meters from Amsterdam Central Station. The hotel has an adjoining restaurant and Irish pub. The rooms have air conditioning, free WiFi and Free International phone calls and are equipped with private bathroom. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the restaurant and pub. When weather is nice, guests can sit on the small, waterside terrace. During the day, guests can get coffee, tea, snacks and drinks from the vending machines in the lobby. There is free WiFi in all the rooms and public area.From France Hotel, you can take a 10-minute walk to Dam Square and go shopping in the Kalverstraat. The Red Light District is a 5-minute walk away. Trams 5, 16 and 24 at the station offer direct access to the Museum Square. ... more less
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