This upscale hotel provided a large, newly furnished room with three phones, one next to the toilet. Unfortunately, as soon as we moved in, the phones began ringing and eventually had to be ripped out to stop the ringing.
However, the location was wonderful for sightseeing, as it was right across from the Centraal Station, where you can catch canal boats for tours as well as public transportation.
The hotel has two excellent restaurants, with prices comparable to those in the U.S. We had a wonderful dinner, and the waiter was delightful and helpful. The breakfast buffet (ours was included with the room rate) was excellent and hearty, with many selections. I have only seen one better in Europe.
Service in the hotel was cheerful and polite. The very nice gift shop has good souvenir-type gifts and quite good quality.
I noticed that on a weekend evening, gay men seemed to frequent the bar and perhaps the more expensive restaurant. One looked like he had jusy stepped out of Brideshead Revisited.
The hotel is located in a commercial area rather than one of brown cafes or the red-light area. It is an upscale hotel for business travelers and some tourists, but is quiet and does not bustle with tour groups.