We had a few problems with this hotel. It is large and somewhat impersonal, though the staff were friendly. But finding a dirty spoon with the tea set when we arrived was not a good start.
My wife's credit card was declined at reception which was very worrying. We had to ring the card issuer the following morning to ascertain the problem and the call through the hotel cost £25. It turned out that the receptionist had swiped the card multiple times with the wrong name on the screen and it had been blocked.
The first night (a Sunday) we had dinner in the hotel restaurant and it took an hour and half from start to finish as service was incredibly slow, and while the food was nice it was a bit sparse. We ate out after that - Amsterdam is not exactly short on restaurants. One morning I found a silverfish in the shower.
The weirdest thing about the room was that the shower/loo were in a corner cubicle, and there was clear glass in the wall so you could look through and see someone on the loo. There was a hideous picture above the bed, a giant photo of a woman's foot in a high-heeled shoe. Who thought that was a good idea? The blackout curtain was brilliant and the room was completely dark. Our room was at the front but we were not bothered by traffic noise.
The hotel is a little way from the centre but the tram service is brilliant and we never waited for more than a couple of minutes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hampshire Hotel - The Manor Amsterdam is situated in a unique building in Amsterdam-Oost: the former Burgerziekenhuis (hospital). This historic building on the Linnaeusstraat was renovated in 2011 into a trendy hotel with luxury rooms and its own Italian restaurant, Enoteca. The hotel is easy to reach by car or public transport. And by tram, bus or bike, you’ll be right in the centre of the city in 7 minutes. ... more less
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