Just back from a long weekend here at the start of June, and on arrival I realised I'd stayed here before but had forgotten all about it...well that's Amsterdam visits for you!?!?
Staff on reception were helpful and friendly, even pointing out the discount which should have shown on my Bill for booking online.
Stairs are almost vertical, but they all are in Amsterdam. Room was small and had a portable tv which was about the size of a smartphone. The shower had no regulator, and two settings: boiling or freezing. You had to attempt aqua-aerobics to juggle the two taps to try and get a happy medium of water temperature. But if another flat was showering or running water you were back to square one. Not a gigantic gripe, but one to consider if you don't want your testicles turning to icicles or boiled eggs!
What the Hotel Ben does offer you is a perfect location. Very close to Centraal Station and right on the doorstep of the Red Light Area, restaurants and the many bars; also a short walk to Dam Square. It can be a little noisey in the evening with revellers returning home to the hotel and the many others nearby. I suggest you get tanked and you won't have a problem sleeping. Not overly expensive, but then again, it's not a mansion.
Would probably stay again, but it'll be a wee while. You can only take so many Amsterdam long weekends.
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