Nowhere but Noisy
14/08/2019 Thoenes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I chose the hotel for the gym and the gym and squash accepts outside customers, even though the Apus equipment does not fit anyone’s body and is mostly broken, I could go and work out daily, there are... more
I chose the hotel for the gym and the gym and squash accepts outside customers, even though the Apus equipment does not fit anyone’s body and is mostly broken, I could go and work out daily, there are 30 KG dumbells.
The breakfast buffet has a good spread.
I arrived around noon and was not allowed in the room before late afternoon (indeed room cleaning only finishes with preparing this room around 17:00).
At arrival we discussed my charge for my stay and I changed an enormous amount into Zloty to pay cash, when I did not pay reception I found out the money was charged to my credit card.
The room is noisy, slamming doors on the corridor, trains passing by (all night too), construction noise and loud buzzing sounds outside, I asked for a different room with the reason given that I do not like the smoke of tobacco and got one on a higher floor. Tobacco smoke and diesel fumes do get into this room. If windows are properly closed the airco is supposed to switch on but the airco in the room did not cool under 24 degrees Celcius, I had a handyman in the room and the usual talk.
The airco in the gym and the at the breakfast buffet did work well.
The toilet could not swallow my poop and the Wi-Fi in the room did not support online banking or watching a videoclip.
The building is in a business area, not near any tourist attractions but I walked and took public transport everywhere. Receptionists did try to give directions. less