This hotel was a great find. As we were in Amsterdam for the Easter weekend, it was very difficult to find anywhere at all within budget, that wasn't miles away or a hostel. This place seemed cheap, and near enough to walk to the centre - my two main considerations! However, this place was much more than that. We arrived at ten AM, after having been up since 3am. We were fully expecting to be told we had to come back after 2, but were pleasantly surprised to be told that there was a room available. We had booked a smoking room, and we still don't know if what we got was a soming room or not. There were no ash trays, but also no "no smoking" signs. We smoked in there and had no problems.
One thing - they wanted to take an impression of a credit card, but as we wanted to pay in cash they took a 50 pound deposit instead. This was re imbursed on our last day, and it worked out well because it meant that we didn't have to worry about keeping money aside for the last day.
The location is good - really nice bar over the road, and near to nice bars, cafes, etc. I was concerned it was too far from the centre, but I realise now that the centre really isn't all that great, and the areas further out are nicer and less tacky. It took us about 20 mins to walk to Dam square, which was fine, and as near as I would want to be to the place! One thing about the trams- really easy to use and cheap, but we did have trouble getting off at the right place! We never managed to get up in time, and always ended up getting off at the next stop. It wasn't a problem, but it might be worth bearing in mind. It's not a typically touristy stop, so you wont be able to rely on others getting off too.
We never ate in the hotel, so I can't comment on that. The bath was lovely, loads of hot water, as was the shower. It was all pretty quiet, even though we were by a lift. I also liked the fact that we got a lovely view of the canal, with nice big windows that opened. Good, as it was hot and sunny!
I liked this hotel because we felt like we were free to do as we liked; we never felt that we were being hassled, the room was nice and clean but we never saw the maid, and reception were really helpful if you asked for it. The fridge in the room worked well, the hairdryer was good, and the bed was large and comfy. I would definitely stay again. Only thing I wold change was the toiletries in the bathroom. There was only a small cheap looking shampoo and shower gel. As I imagine a lot of visitors will only be arriving with hand luggage and nothing else, it would have been good to have more toiletries.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guests of the 4-star NH Amsterdam Museum Quarter are surrounded by the art and culture of beautiful Amsterdam from our central location between a picturesque canal and the famous Museum Square. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nh Museum Quarter Amsterdam
- Nh Hotels Amsterdam