Having decided on a whim to spend a long weekend in Amsterdam for the wife's birthday with nothing in place we set off having booked the crossing the night before. Whilst the wife snoozed on the ferry I found The Park Hotel on the exceedingly slow wireless connection on the ferry. Figuring at least I'd have somewhere to point the sat nav at we set off. Arrived outside the hotel and sent the wife in to check room availability fully expecting to be disappointed. We weren't :-) From the time we checked in until the time we left the staff were polite and helpful. The room we asked for wasn't available so we were gifted a free upgrade. The executive room was more than adequate for our long weekend. Special mention must be given to the 'jensen' original zone' bed and the bedding which I must say was a distraction when sightseeing as all I could think of was sinking into that superb bed!!!! That said I'd probably drive to Amsterdam just to sink in that mattress again :-) The location was ideal to strike out to see Amsterdam with canal boat trips across the road and bike hire just a little farther. Of course it was possible to book everything via the concierge service but we decided, as per normal, to do 'our own thing'.
One handy point, the front desk do try to charge for internet access in the rooms. We found they would give a free card with access code if you said you were using it in the lobby. These ranged from an hour to 24 hours access. These worked just fine in the room too.
The only one downside, probably due to the shortage of parking in Amsterdam, was the cost of parking in the hotel's garage. At 59 euros a day it was a little extreme but once agreed to the parking was a relief. One could spend hours trying to find a place to park only to have to pay around 34 euros a day anyway.
In conclusion a great place to stay and visit Amsterdam from. And that bed made it so much more enjoyable :-) believe me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Park Hotel is located in the city centre of Amsterdam next to the Leidse Square, the Museum Square, the prestigious shopping district of P.C. Hooftstraat and Vondelpark. Park Hotel has its own in-house parking garage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Park Resort Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Park Hotel