Hotel JL No 76 was on Jan Luijkenstraat street which seemed to be a reasonably quiet street [despite a primary school] which contained numerous hotels. It does require a taxi ride from the airport which from memory was around 30 euros for us & took about 15-20 minutes. It’s a nice small boutique style reception & small’ish hotel. You can walk down the end of the street to the Rijksmuseum & not much farther to the Heineken factory & tour. Also it is close to trams. There is an ‘honour bar’ system in the reception in order to take drinks & you leave your room number for it to be charged to you later. Turning right from out of the hotel you can walk down to the main road & turning left at that point you will be not far away from a supermarket which has all your basics at cheaper prices, open til 10 pm. What I also liked was our room had a dvd player & you could borrow dvd’s from reception. The room itself was quite nice, cosy [small] but we had a small balcony overlooking the street which was nice. Nicely furnished & bed was comfortable, tv was modern & as I said dvd player was good. Bathroom was not really a bathroom though, the sink was a double design so handy for couples, but it was placed out of the main bathroom & just inside of the door, with the toilet, bath & shower being separate inside the bathroom. Unusual layout as I’m used to the bathroom being a totally separate contained area but hey at least it’s not the toilet sitting out amongst the room. The shower was unfortunately weak pressure & only a rainhead rather than a combined or dual layout for anyone who might prefer a normal showerhead, also it is more like one wetroom in there as there is a glass door you can partially pull across between the shower & toilet but really you can’t avoid it going Everywhere, even over the only place in the bathroom where you can hang your towels up. It was a puddled messy lake in the bathroom for hours afterward, kind of annoying. Breakfast was decent enough & cheaper if you pre-book it, but fairly bland food & narrow eating space, service was good & they can make an omelette or eggs generally separate if you request it. Overall I did find the room comfortable & I should note that the evening staff were actually very friendly & accommodating [get it? ]. I particularly noticed this as hubby jumped on a tram too fast for me one night in the middle of the city, having been chivalrously holding my bag at the time, as my mouth fell open in dismay watching him ride away I realised I was stranded after following & not finding him at the next various stops. Over an hour later having obtained a map from another hotel, I eventually found myself back on foot & the young man at 76 had already been contacted by my hubby & was very nice & discreet in connecting me via phone to chat to him, walking away to give us privacy & help save our marriage etc. Wifi states a charge in the folder material in the rooms but was actually free which was quite good. Overall I’d stay again & liked the hotel, again not exactly cheap but nothing in Europe generally is
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel JL No76 is located in two 18th-century mansions in the heart of Amsterdam, right in the middle of the museum & fashion district. Leidseplein, Vondelpark, Concert Hall and its two sister hotels, Hotel Vondel and Hotel Roemer are a stone's throw away. Hotel JL No76 has 39 luxurious rooms, a lounge, honesty bar, restaurant and a private inner garden. The honesty bar allows guests to make or serve a drink or bite at any convenient time. The hotel is decorated in boutique style with the use of high quality materials and has a large collection of art on display. Barbara Broekman, a well-known Dutch artist, has designed a special range of wallpaper for each of the 39 rooms. This wallpaper is based on details enlargement of originally embroidered artworks. The rooms are decorated in 5 ambiances and are equipped with modern facilities like free use of iPad, wireless internet, iPod dock station, Nespresso coffee machine, Flat Screen TV, DVD player and DVD library. All executive rooms have a Jacuzzi with built-in TVs. The comfortable COCO-MAT beds in all rooms ensure a relaxing stay. ... more less
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