I found this newly opened hotel on a search for unique accommodation.
It is a little out of the central ring (three subway stops) but I preferred being away from all of the tourists anyway.
The lobby, bars, dining and rooftop are all great social spots. Cool design and comfortable. The rooms are quirky, and while some points are great - heaps of storage space and the loft in the quad room, and fabulous big windows, some are not for everyone - the clear glass that divides the shower and toilet from the main room in the double (i'm not prudish at all and stil thought it was a tough call), and a bit of thump thump on the 6th floor from the nightclub on the 7th.
The beds are comfortable, though our sheets were a little scratchy (felt like only about 25 thread count), and the breakfast was pretty yummy with bacon and pancakes as well as the usual cereal and bread fare.
They seem to be ironing out a few other kinks while they are still building, and as it's a little off-centre I just accept the fact you can see the men's urinal from the rooftop hot-tub/sauna area (even if it's just weird).
Having said all of that, it is good value for what you get, and if you want somewhere that is not a standard hotel motel, then this is it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Volkshotel was once a newspaper headquarters, now home to 172 hotel rooms ranging from cosy hideouts to huge hangouts. Stay in a bed with a view or a unique room designed by our creative folk. Raw materials of wood, glass and concrete and always a hint of history. ... more less
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