When reviewing or rating a hotel in Amsterdam, it is important to consider the standard and type of accommodation on offer in Amsterdam. Having visited the city many times, I am aware that good accommodation is generally quite pricey and anything else is pretty average.
Falcon Plaza was an "OK" option in the "anything else" category. The hotel is easy to find, about 15mins walk from Central Station. Location-wise it is about a 10 - 15min walk to major touristic areas.
The reception staff were all fine, no one was rude or unhelpful, though, to be fair, my interactions with the staff were limited. The hotel itself needs an update - the rooms were a reasonable size, but really needed a good clean, especially the bathrooms. The grout in the shower recess looked like it hadn't been scrubbed in a very long time and under the sink area was really quite unclean. We know this was not a one-off as we had 2 rooms, and they were both the same. There was also inappropriate text scribbled on the wall inside our wardrobe. In the corridors, there were doors with handles falling off and general wear-and-tear throughout common areas. Wouldn't suggest this hotel during the warmest parts of summer as it didn't appear to have aircon in the rooms.
The breakfast was surprisingly OK. Many hotels in European destinations offer very basic options, and although it wasn't the widest selection, it wasn't the worst breakfast I've ever had in a hotel.
To conclude, good location, pretty tired hotel, that would benefit from a bit of love.
For the right rate, a good option for a short, cost-effective visit.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Falcon Plaza