Good hotel, bit far from centre
26/09/2016 VictorJuliaBeata, Glasgow, United Kingdom
The hotel is located in quiet suburbs of Amsterdam. We liked it however distance to the centre needs to be taken into account when booking. It is 20-25 mins by tram to the centre (Dam) or 25-30 mins ... more
The hotel is located in quiet suburbs of Amsterdam. We liked it however distance to the centre needs to be taken into account when booking. It is 20-25 mins by tram to the centre (Dam) or 25-30 mins to Central Station. Transport links are good - tram 2 runs frequently to the centre and a stop is opposite the hotel entrance.
It is 10 mins walk to Lelylaan Train station which has frequent trains to Schipol (10 mins).
There is no reception desk as such and you use self-check in kiosk both to check in and out. It feels a bit impersonal but works ok.
We had a double room which was smartly furnished. There is automatic mini-bar which is charged for room. Unfortunately there is no fridge available, you can use a small drawer shelf underneath the mini-bar to keep things cool. There is iron and ironing board in the room if you need it. There is a safe which is free of charge. We liked that there was usb sockets in the wall as well as one UK type socket on the wall in case you forgot charger or adaptor. There is Nespresso machine with supply of tea and coffee capsules. Room was cleaned daily and to good standard.
Bathroom has underfloor heating. There is supply of usual toiletries available as well as hairdryer.
There is restaurant if you would like breakfast or dinner. We felt that 15 euro/pp for a breakfast was bit steep especially if you stay several days. There is no kids eat free offer that you see in UK hotels, or any discount for children. You can have breakfast for much less than that in the heart of the city. Or for a fraction if you get stuff from local lidl/albert hejn (next to hotel)
We would use in the future. less