My fiancé and I only arrived home yesterday after spending 2 great nights in Amsterdam staying at the Albus. What a fantastic hotel in a perfect location with the friendliest staff you could ask for :-)
We arrived at 10am and there were rooms available but I had asked for a double bed and high floor so the lady said we could wait until 2pm if we wanted those requests fulfilled - she said the room she had for us was very quiet too which was good. We were happy to leave our bags in the secure luggage room and come back later if it meant getting a better room.
There were free tea, coffee and cold water facilities in reception as well as a well-stocked jar of marshmallows which was a nice touch. The reception area was very clean and pleasant with a modern fire going which was lovely and cosy.
The location of the hotel was perfect, close to all of the main squares and also the main shopping street which you walked through to reach Dam Square. There were plenty of bars and restaurants nearby and everything was very close, including the tram which ran outside of the hotel. We got the train and tram from the airport which was also very easy and it cost half the price of a 40 euro cab - everyone spoke excellent English so asking for help with tickets etc was not a problem.
We arrived back at 1:30pm and were given the key to our room - 801 on the top floor. The room was excellent, as much space as you could need with a bath/shower. It was extremely clean and very warm so we had the windows open for most of the time, despite the snow outside! There was a TV which had a couple of English channels and a Nespresso coffee machine - a bottle of water was also included which is always handy. The room was very quiet, even with the windows open at night so I would recommend a high floor as there is a tram running outside so some may find that noisy as I believe they stop at midnight.
I cannot praise this hotel enough; we will certainly be returning again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Albus is a, recently renovated, trendy four star Superior design boutique hotel with 75 rooms that is well located within the famous Canal Belt and a short walk from Dam square, Leidse square, Rembrandt square and many well-known museums. Whether you’re in Amsterdam for business or leisure, this hotel is an excellent choice to explore this lively and vibrant city. Experience a service that’s out of the extraordinary and personalized. Provided by the professional yet down-to-earth friendly hotel staff. Each room in the Albus Hotel Amsterdam City Centre is fully equipped with the newest energy-saving air conditioner system, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, an in-room Nespresso machine with complimentary cups, a safe with laptop charger, free wi-fi, heavenly beds lined with high quality cotton bed linen, luxurious mattresses filled with a combinations of rubber/foam, super snug big pillows for optimum comfort and designer chairs so you can emerge yourself in one. You will feel a sense of bliss when stepping into the gorgeous bathroom. Equipped with a 30 cm rain shower, luxurious toiletries, fluffy towels and bathrobe. The sink-module is one of a kind and especially designed for the Albus. This environmentally friendly and Green Key Gold certified hotel provides complimentary, fast and secure wi-fi throughout the hotel to keep your social networks updated or to let you work with no fuss. Start your day with a generous breakfast buffet with a variety of local and organic products. From healthy tidbits like cereals and grains, fresh fruit, soya milk, Dutch treats to homemade pancakes and fried eggs. We serve Fairtrade and UTZ-certified coffee and tea. Don’t leave Amsterdam without having tried the tantalizing creations of Restaurant Senses by Lars Bertelsen. A top-notch restaurant that prepares an unconventional and creative tasting menu. Ingredients are chosen carefully. Daily fresh and sustainable products are being used. Choose from the monthly alternating 3 to 6-course tasting menu for lunch or dinner and embark on your own voyage of discovery. The Albus is easily accessible by public transport, taxi or with your own car. Take tram 16 from Central Station to Keizersgracht. Walk 50 meters back over the bridge. On the right hand you will find The Albus. We provide Valet Parking for €35 a day, every consecutive 24 hours it’s €20. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Albus Hotel Amsterdam
- Albus Grand Amsterdam
- Hotel Albus Grand