My friends and I stayed in the superior room for two nights last month as a relaxed ending to an Interrail trip.
First off, the design scheme was really cool and harmonious but I can definitely see why "too dark" would be a problem. If I remember correctly, the corridors had dim lighting and navy blue velvet walls with matching carpet which made running into a wall totally possible. The Victorian wallpaper was a bit creepy for my taste but it works well with all the dark wood and the vintage, industrial interior design. Hotel V Nesplein is basically that unapproachable and offensively cool but not cheerleader-cool girl from high school.
The rooms were exactly how it looked on the website; stylish and spacious. If anything, our room was actually a lot bigger than expected. Adorable packs of gum were left on our pillows on arrival, along with bathrobes and complimentary boxed (!!!) water. The bed was large and comfortable, with fluffy white duvets and two fat pillows for each person. The TV had internet and YouTube access so you can end your day by dimming the lights and watching a nice movie.
The bathroom was also generously large, with a massive bathtub that was perfect to relax in at the end of a long day and a rainfall shower. The type of surface they have in the bathroom made it a lot easier for water to dry...spotlessly? I can't quite describe it, but basically if you drenched the whole floor with water and left it, it would be impeccable within 2-3 hours. This was perfect for my fixation with bathrooms, which is normally a huge deciding factor when it comes to hotels.
Aside from the design, security and customer service were also on top. The key cards were scanned rather than swiped, and you needed to get past a locked door to enter the corridors on each floor. We actually misplaced two keys and when we finally plucked up the courage to call the front-desk, the loveliest receptionist called us down to get them replaced for no charge.
My only complaints (if you can even call them that):
1. The first receptionist we spoke to came off a bit condescending. We were a group of three teenage girls who needed to pay in cash and we had issues with the credit card used to book the room. He was still very kind and laid back, he just looked like he pitied us!
2. The bathroom lock didn't work. Again, really not a problem in a room for 2-3 people.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel V nesplein welcomes you to the heart of Amsterdam’s theatre district. Located just steps from Dam Square, surrounded by world famous canals, it is an ideal base for visiting the inspiring Dutch capital. ... more less
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