Service is superb, kitchen (breakfast and dinner) is excellent. Murat and his son take a personal interest to make your stay is comfortable and at home. Housekeeping is excellent too. We stayed here for a week whilst visiting our daughter here. We previewed a few hotels and found Larende to be extremely helpful and accommodating.
The location is not really central, but there is a tram stop almost in front of the hotel that can drop you in town center in 5 minutes. The room was modern, big and very clean. Even in front of a street that can have some traffic, the room was quiet. The breakfast was fairly good with croissants, orange juice, bread , several type of cheeses and ham.
Detail: the large bed was made of two small beds joined together and due to the difference between mattresses, the whole large bed was "unbalanced".
The hotel was great in all respects. The room was modern, new, convinient and clean, also the hotel had an elevator ( wich is not an obvious thing in small 3 star hotells in amsterdam). The service was the best you can get in any hotel, the staf was helpful and kind, the coffee was free in the hotel lobby, we got umbrellas for the rainy days, every request we have made was immediately handled. The location of the hotel is also great for exploring amsterdam and the cities near by, 100 meters from the hotel you have a tram station with lines 12,13,14 wich take you to any place you want to go in 5- 15 minutes including central station. The hotel is 25 minutes walk from the city center. The brekfast was modest and the variety was a little poor for some one that stays for more than 3 nights, but it was good and had every thing you needed.
Good value for money.
The only negative thing about this hotel is the rooms in front of the hotel, the nois from the street is terrible all night because of the tram and the small bar next to the hotel, also there is alot of light from the sreet lights . All of these things are not a problem if it's a little chilly or cold and you can close the windows and the curtains but if you come during the hot days you must sleep with the windows and curtainins opened since there is no air conditioning ( we've spent one night in a room like that and have recuested to change the room on the next day, they have immediatly mooved us to the room that was next to it, on the rear side of the hotel, it was very quit ).
I recomend this hotel and for sure will bee back there on my next visit in amsterdam.
We recently stayed 10 nights in this small, modern, clean hotel. Murat and Lenny were welcoming and provided great advice on what to see and things to do. The location is excellent with trams just outside the door- you can get anywhere quickly. The neighbourhood around the hotel has many restaurants with outside tables and a great atmosphere for eating, enjoying a drink, and relaxing in the evenings. The restaurant at the hotel was very good as well. It was great to get away front the busy, noisy city centre in the evenings and enjoy the canals and surroundings. We used the hotel bikes and enjoyed biking in the city and on the paths. A generous host, great service and a great quiet room. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
We stayed here for ten days and we really felt at home. Staff is friendly, very helpful. Hotel has a great location, in peaceful part of Amsterdam, a few tram stops to center, Museums plain and all other places of interest. Hotel itself has great restaurant, pizza and pasta is very tasty. You can have a room facing the street or yard, each choice is good. Soundproof rooms assure you a good night sleep. We had a sunny room with a great view on the third floor, spacious and very comfortable. Hotel is very clean. It has only 14 rooms, so you can really enjoy quite atmosphere. Usually, the guests are couples or singles. Breakfast is served from 7.30 till 10 am, and it is excellent. But, above all, I can say that soon after leaving Larende, we missed it. We recommend this hotel, hoping to be back in Amsterdam as soon as possible.