My choice for hotel was, its fair to say, based on being quite price concious! This hotel fit the bill for a cheap sleep for a couple of nights and being in Amsterdam didnt think that I would take much notice of any shortcomings.
The hotel has a nice location, about 10 mins from town so a good walk in day but not ideal after about 10pm especially if on your own and new to the area.
I had a single room with no en suite facilities, the shower was down the corridor which didnt pose a problem. However the shower room was like a small tiled cupborad and did not smell pleaseant at all - I could not use it! I read some other reviews and was definitely aware that there were some odd smells lingering around the place but when in Amsterdam these things are bearable - for the time I spent in the room I could just about handle it and fortunately had mates staying elsewhere and so I could use their facilities.
The staff who are incredibly rude and unhelpful really made it worse and hence have given me a lasting bad impression of the place. I was sure that should I have commented on the room/smell/shower then they would not have cared or felt obliged to do anything to improve on this.
The hotel suits older travellers and couples and the general feeling coming from the staff toward the younger, fun seeking generation is one of disinterest and disapproving - Its Amsterdam after all - I know they see foolish, intoxicated behaviour on a regular basis but if your offering to accommodate these types of people then surely it would be something to expect. Perhaps they consider themselves to have a more upmarket affair going on - this is not the case - however nice the courtyard may be! (that nobody used once whilst I was ther - so nice but useless)!!
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