I stayed at this hotel with my husband and two other friends, we were a little disappointed to be advised at check-in that we had been allocated a room in each of the hotels buildings given that we had booked the two rooms together some time ago.
We booked this hotel having done some research on the location and on other peoples reviews and we were not at all disappointed. This hotel is beautifully designed and the reception/bar area is absolutely stunning. The hotel is located right next to the tram stop at Fredericksplein so it is very easy to get to the centre, it is also only a 10-15 minute walk to Dam Square and about a 10 minute walk to Rembrantplein depending which way you walk out of the hotel.
As many of the reviews have stated the room sizes are very small. We booked standard rooms as we didn’t plan on spending much time in the rooms, they are perfectly adequate if you have a small case or rucksack that slips under the bed, but if you have a large case you may have to sleep with it in the bed as there is very little floor space!
The bathrooms were finished very nicely, with dark slate and pebble effect, our sink was in the room as the bathroom was too small, definitely not for the claustrophobic.
The bed is one of the most comfortable I have slept in, had an amazing night’s sleep in it, comfortable pillows and lovely soft linen. The rooms do not have air-conditioning, but this was not a problem for us, despite the fine weather. The rooms have black out blinds, fans and the windows do open. As the hotel is so near to the tram stop you can hear the bells from the trams but this did not interrupt my sleep.
My room was in the back building which does not have a lift and has incredibly steep stairs; the hallways are painted black and metallic silver and give a very nice effect if you like modern design. The front building does have a lift so I would recommend you request this building if you have any sort of mobility problems.
The breakfast was absolutely lovely, served until 11 at the weekend and 10 during the week. It is served in the bar area where there are plenty of tables, we never had trouble finding somewhere to sit. It is a continental breakfast but a very good spread, croissants, bread, rolls, cheese, cold meat, preserves, soft cheese, peanut butter, chocolate spread, fruit, cereal, boiled eggs, juice, coffee & tea (and probably more that I can’t recall!). We were going to breakfast at 10.30 and the spread was always extensive and fresh. A perfect breakfast to start the day, I cannot see how anyone could complain!
The reception has a fantastic feel to it, just stunning design. No shortage of places to sit. You get free hot drinks from the bar during the stay which is a nice touch. There are also two Mac computers in the reception with free internet and the hotel has free WIFI which they will give you the log in at check in. You must visit the bathrooms on the ground floor under the reception, the wallpaper is amazing. The staff give you a great map at check in which is really handy for recommendations of places to go during your stay.
I would recommend this hotel if you like modern design and don’t intend on doing anything other than sleeping in your room. The style is fantastic, location perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Dam, I will definitely return to the V hotel next time I am in the Dam.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel V Frederiksplein opened in 2008 and is located in the city centre. It has 48 rooms with lots of light and excellent beds. All designed with love and eye for detail. Each room is different and has a compact but comfortable bathroom with powerful rain shower, flat screen tv and free wifi. A complementary breakfast is served each morning in the impressive lobby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- v Frederiksplein Hotel
- v Frederiksplein Amsterdam