Me n my partner were very excited about this hotel especially as it has got such good reviews. I have to admit, the hotel looks good, rooms were clean but there is no insulation whatsoever in between walls and you can hear every word from the rooms next door.
The first night we went to be around 2am after a party in Amsterdam hoping to sleep in and be well rested for the next day. At about 7am, there were noises outside the door, of people banging doors and we could hear every single word from the girls staying in the room right next to us.. chatting, giggling... If that wasn't enough, as the hotel is only a floor, the housekeeping trolley noises, vacuum cleaner sounds.. Everything could be heard. We finally decided to wake up and get out as we were already up and decided to ask for a room change. Upon going to the receptionist we were told that the hotels full so rooms can't be changed however they will ensure that they out a sign outside the corridor where our room was for people to be quiet. When we returned at night, there was no sign!! As we hadn't slept well the previous night, we were tired and decided to come back a bit early n go to sleep hoping for no noise but surprise surprise, yet again we were woken up at 7:15 by the excited girls next door, housekkeping and people banging doors and this time despite having a Do not Disturb sign on our door, the housekeeping attendant decided to walk in. #NOT HAPPY
Overall, I feel that our trip was ruined because we were really tired as we hadn't slept in and didn't have much energy to go out the next day or party late at night, the sole reason of coming to Amsterdam. So if you like your sleep n a good rest, my suggestion would be stay far away... It's defy not worth €150 each night if we can't even have a decent sleep :(
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for a modern and stylish 4-star hotel with the best of Amsterdam within reach? The Grand Hotel Downtown meets all your expectations and welcomes you. The hotel is situated in the trendy Oud-West area, only a 10 minute walk from the Leidseplein (Leidse Square). Centrally located between the lively hart of the city, the lovely Vondelpark and the cultural richness of the Museumplein, the Grand Hotel Downtown is an excellent base for your stay in the metropole city of Amsterdam. ... more less
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