I was a bit shocked when I saw the junior suite as it was not what I would call a junior suite, very very tiny and cramped. Not really a suite so I would hate to see the size of a normal room. Yes, the room was new and clean but with the shower and toilet cubicles opening into the room so you don't actually have a bathroom but a bench with a basin in the bedroom, gives you even less room. NOT a Junior Suite and a bit of waste of money.
The hallways are very dark, especially with black paint, and one has to walk a fair way along these corridors up and down stairs to get anywhere. Obviously, the dark paint was trying to hide a lot of sins down these hallways. Surprising when everyone knows that light and bright makes places look clean and bigger, but, yes you will see the dirt and actually have to clean.
Like most hotels there are guests who do not obey the non-smoking policy and there is very little the hotel can do. Even the staff smoking outside has their smoke blow straight back into the hotel even when they stand out near the fire escape and have their smoke blow into the hallway.
This hotel has done it's best to renew a few old buildings joined together to make this hotel. The front foyer and restaurant is the best part of the hotel. Unfortunately, the restaurant runs as a separate agent during the day and no matter if you are a guest in the hotel you will be ignored and sent away if they are busy with people from outside. They do not care you are guest nor that you have just arrived and would like a meal. No priority system here.
At breakfast the staff are friendly and try to help you enjoy your experience but it does get crowded so once again you might be sent away even though you have breakfast included in your stay.
The styling is new vogue in the front foyer so the sitting is not very comfortable if you want to sit back and relax with a drink because they have low set hard stools, lounges and high set chairs which is not comfortable for most people after a certain age as it leaves your legs dangling. No real chairs. A good note the front foyer looks lovely with it's fake fire.
The staff in the staff foyer tried to do their best whenever you ask them of anything. Unfortunately, some of the lifts were broken and no one really cared when you had to walk several floors of steep steps even though you have paid good money for a suite. (A very tiny one.)
Probably a good hotel for young people or single people on a business trip. Not that great for families or anyone wanting a relaxing stay - too many stairs, dark depressing corridors and funny shaped rooms. The hotel was difficult, difficult to get a feed, difficult to get to your room, difficult to get a comfortable seat, difficult to move around your room,.... I tried to give this hotel the benefit for trying something new and so all-in-all it is an OK hotel but I would not want to stay there again as it was not very comfortable and everything was just hard to do.
If you have any walking problems or prams or wheelchairs don't bother staying here as you will be your worst nightmare.
- 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