No English or German is spoken by the staff. The hotel rooms are fine (category two or three star) it appears to be a Turkish family place. We were able to communicate by sign language they were-other guests very friendly. The second night we were there, there was a wedding party with loud music til midnight.Breakfast perfunctory. With a car, the city of Amasra is well worth visiting. The pool area is relaxing - you can withdraw to a shady area to read a book.