This Hotel was on the whole satisfactory. The plus points are the superb location - very close to pretty much all of the things you want to do in Amsterdam (within walking distance or within short tram ride) but in a surprisingly quiet and smart street. The friendly staff is helpful. Also the nice peaceful garden at the back.
The room was OK in terms of size and view, but not always pristine in terms thoroughness of cleanliness. The carpet was quite dusty the whole time we were there.
The en suite bathroom was OK, with a decent shower, but there was quite a bit of mildew from dampness, poor ventilation around the floor tiles and shower doors. The smell in the bathroom was never very fresh and I don't think the cleaning staff used bleach for cleaning the drains and bathroom units. A bit of bleach before check-in of new guests would do wonders!
Also the breakfast - not very good, poor selection and very difficult to manoeuvre around the area as during the weekend the place was full and made the breakfast area difficult to move around for the self service continental breakfast (selection was three types of sliced bread, poor quality cold meats and cheeses which looked a bit tired around the edges. Boiled eggs and a very slow toaster. Orange juice, water, tea coffee, and two very basic types of cereal). After two or three days, you would get pretty tired of the selection.
Having said all that, we were reasonably happy with our stay even though it was overpriced for what it was, but that could be because of the reasonable goodwill and good mood as we were on holiday. I certainly would not recommend it for business or family use if you have children. For adults travelling solo or as couples it is fine for a couple of days, but perhaps shop around and keep this hotel as a fall back option if you can't find a hotel within budget in the same location (which as I said is just about perfect)
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