on October 1, 2009
This small hotel is located in the Museum district on a mostly residential street. For that reason, it is great for a good night’s sleep as it is relatively quiet. The hotel is very convenient to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum and well within walking distance of the central canal areas. Lots of restaurants are close by as is Vondel Park, providing a green oasis within the city.They have a variety of room sizes but we stayed in the penthouse which allowed my spouse and I to stay with our teenage daughter but not have to sleep in the same room. The penthouse is huge by European standards. It has a bedroom area, a bathroom with shower only, huge living room with a double sofa bed at one end, a terrace, a dining area and a lovely kitchen with large windows on two sides. Some basic food supplies were in the kitchen. Most important for us was the coffee maker which helped rouse us every morning. There is skylight so the penthouse feels very spacious and light when the sun is out. It is at the top of three sets of very steep and narrow steps. There is no elevator so staying in the penthouse insures a bit of a work out each time you return to the hotel!A breakfast buffet is included with the room and offers a reasonable variety of cold breakfast items. The main floor reception area also has a computer available for guests although wi-fi is available free of charge throughout the hotel.Best of all, the staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Our daughter had a massive suitcase as she was going to be staying in the Netherlands to go to school. We were a bit jet lagged and very grateful to the two staff who negotiated the huge case up the narrow, steep staircases. We mentioned we wanted to go to the Van Gogh museum and they were able to provide us with tickets which saved us the long queue at the museum.
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