My wife and I stayed at Hotel 717 in February 2013, our third visit. I am sorry to say we won't be staying a fourth time !
Let me start with the positives. The hotel is charming, well positioned, and the rooms are a delight.
On this occasion we stayed in the Schubert suite, which is huge and overlooks the canal.
This turned out to be the main problem. Since our last visit, the area around the hotel seems to have opened more bars and clubs, and the noise outside only subsided around 4am.The hotel is an old building, the windows are single glazed and even with the shutters and curtains closed, sleeping was a struggle (we did stay over a weekend). After our first night we bought earplugs which did the trick.
I noticed in other posts mention is made of the complimentary mini-bar, this was certainly the situation on our earlier stays. On this occasion I could find no mention of this in the room, so I enquired and was told this was not the case. We also had some house keeping problems, bulbs not working on arrival and turn down missing 1 night. The TV reception was very poor and I was told this would be looked at, it wasn't.
All in all I think 717 is perhaps past it's best, the high room rates suggest a level of expectation which sadly is no longer being delivered.
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- Exclusive private guest house in the heart of the city with Amsterdam's major attractions at walking distance. As our guest - either for business or pleasure - you will experience the unique combination of staying in a 19th-century building with all the contemporary amenities of today. Our main purpose hereby is to create a relaxed atmosphere and ‘A feeling of home away from home'. We look forward welcoming you! ... more less
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