I picked this hotel because of its central location. It was an easy cab ride from the airport (39 Euro) - and once there I could easily walk to the Rijksmuseum and the Ann Frank House - my two top picks for this trip. I found the hotel online, and booked online - but before I arrived sent a couple of mails to the staff with specific questions. I found the responses were quick, friendly, and accommodating. For example, I wanted to know if I could store my luggage there until check-in time, as I had an early morning arrival. That was no problem at all and worked really well for me.
Once there, the front desk staff were really helpful and gave me great directions to my points of interest and also to other spots like a nearby grocery store.
I stayed in a main floor room that was small but very comfortable. It had everything I needed, and nice decor.
I highly recommend this hotel for convenience, quality, and comfort. Just walk out on the street and wander. You'll see lovely shops, quaint cafes, awesome restaurants. If you are not used to Amsterdam, pay attention to the directions of the bikes and foot traffic. It's a busy city with 'billions' of bicycles whizzing everywhere. You really need to leave the bike lanes to the bikes and walk in the walking lanes. Walk slowly and savor the unique architecture and the mix of generations of history.
There's something 'wrong' with this Trip Advisor page that won't let me select ratings for the hotel. If I could select them, I would give a definite '5' for service, cleanliness, and room quality.
- 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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