This was a return visit to the College Hotel, where I have stayed a few times in the past several years ago. Impressive building, well-located if you are planning to visit all the museums nearby.
However, sorry to report that the service has declined from previous visits and the rooms and some public areas are looking very tired and are in need of renovation. Considering that the prices for our three deluxe rooms are similar to other comparable Amsterdam hotels, the attention to detail in the rooms is severely lacking: bed linens are fine, but bathrobes were old and used, towels thin and cheap, and the tiny samples of bath gel, shampoo just not very generous. Aside from that, the dark colors of fabrics and carpeting are outdated, and the large room entrance is a waste of space. Waited almost 25 minutes for three Caesar salads in the bar at lunch, despite the fact that there were plenty of staff nearby. There seems to be a total lack of management. The young staff is kind and friendly, but needs some supervision and pushing. The College seems to be living on a reputation that it no longer deserves. Too bad, because with a little attention to detail and service, and some room renovations, it could once again be a good choice in Amsterdam
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