I suppose depending on where you come from will depend on your expectations which is why i have a few problems with some of these negative reviews about the Kooyk Hotel.
Firstly, chaps and chapesses this hotel is a typical listed building in Amsterdam. Limited Space people, thus more floors hence steep stairs, smaller bathrooms etc.
Secondly, this is not an expensive hotel near the centre of town, just diwn from a theatre in fact. What do you expect for your money?
These 2 points having been said my sister and I took my mother here for a significant birthday in may of this year and while yes it was undergoing major refurbishment none of us had a problem.
The room was clean and the beds comfortable, we had our own key so we could come and go as we pleased, the staff both family and hired were helpful, friendly without being obsequious. They all got on well which showed in their professionalism and pride in their Hotel. The food (continental buffet style) was fresh, tasty and frequently replenished. I should mention; as i cannot function in the morning without it, the coffee was hot, just strong enough and if required also replenished. What more could you ask?
To finish i would not take my mother on a surprise holiday to a rundown, filthy hole no matter how cheap it was as i value my continued existence to much. By the way my mother, sister and i enjoyed ourselves so much we are going back there whether the refurbishments are finished or not.
- 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:
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