The hotel was covered with scaffolding so we could not even find it.
The room was meant to be a 'superior room with private bathroom', and it is seen in the photos provided by the hotel just like that.
However, arriving there showed a very different reality: it was a dismal room, with scaffolding views and a toilet and shower two doors down the corridor!
It was explained that it was for private use, they obviously meant it was of exclusive use (although anyone could have accessed and used the toilet and shower as it was not lockable from the outside) but it could hardly be called 'private' when you have to get dressed in the middle of the night to go to the toilet or take your clothes to the shower to get dressed there (as if you were in a gym) to not catch a cold or indiscreet looks, on the way to the room!!
When we saw the workmen, the room and this separate but supposedly exclusive toilet/shower we wanted to leave but the booking was non-refundable.
To top it all, we were woken up at 7.45am the next morning by loud noises and shouts from the constructors, a heavy duty drill seemed to be use just by my head.
Although things seemed to be clean enough, we saw the clean, ironed and folded sheets on the corridor floor when rooms were being done up the next morning.
The booking was made through 'easytobook'. When I placed the booking it stated it was £54, the confirmation said €67.50 but easytobook's paperwork to the hotel, which I had to sign on arrival, stated €71 and my bank account has been charged £61.69. All in all, I would recommend people stay away from this hotel, even without the scaffolding, it is a rip off!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family run hotel in the centre of amsterdam.Typical canal house with spacious rooms, some ensuite and most are budget rooms with shared bathroom. The rate includes a dutch continental breakfast.We are located very near the van gogh museum and just walking distance from leidseplein.We have been 30 years established hotel owners.This building is a goverment historical listed building. From june 2013 we have eight new ensuite rooms with lovely new bathrooms, some are smaller than others and the price is adapted to the size of the room. We also offer low rates room only and our clients can buy breakfast if they wish.Our ground floor has been totally renovated as well as all our public bathrooms. We hope you will enjoy your stay at the kooyk hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kooyk Hotel Amsterdam