This place certainly looks the part but has a long way to go before achieving b&b status and a long standing good reputation. I booked the loft room purely due to the reviews on here.... i was travelling with my partner and was hoping for a romantic weekend....our room was doubled book. The nice couple that was staying in the loft room had arrived 2 or 3 nights before us...so my question-why was we not notified before we left ? I could of booked my second choice hotel, it was a case of the owner wing'in and not wanting to loose money it if you ask me....
Anyway the room we had was on the first floor, we had a bathroom with SEPARATE toilet on the landing, so showering or going to the toilet be prepared to walk out into the hall....
Our room was clean, bright and airy but ill equipped, no wardrobe, no bin, no mirror and other items a standard hotel/b&b would/should have, the bathroom was lovely and clean with a great shower. Breakfast is continental, pretty standard. Location is excellent and within walking distance to most attractions. This place has so much potential, hope they pull their socks up and take note and provide the standard but much needed essentials that they lack.
I have family in Amsterdam and like to sample the many wonderful hotels/b&b's Amsterdam has to offer when I visit, however this is one I would not stay at again at the given price and lack of amenities at present.
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- The Vanguard is hidden in the vibrant heart of the city which is part of the Unesco World Heritage. All rooms in this hous view on two canals, unique in Amsterdam.The whole interior is recently restyled by Robert Broekema with a fresh take on the design of the traditional canal house. The city's cultural highlights and hotspots are all in walking distance. ... more less
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