Albus Grand Hotel

Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1017 HE

Price from: £72

Lobby bar

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#31 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:3.6 out of 5
Location:
3.9
3.9
Bedrooms:
3.8
3.8
Eating/drinking:
3.7
3.7
Public areas:
3.8
3.8
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
3.5
3.5
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Nightlife

Expert review of Albus Grand Hotel

A fresh, modern look for a conveniently placed hotel yards from the flower market.

Though the Albus Grand doesn't exactly live up to its name, it's just been upgraded from three to four stars, and given a new, contemporary look across all eight floors of the early 20th-century, brown-brick building. Rates can be good value. 

Location: 

The flower market is one minute's walk away, and the bars around Rembrandtplein not much further. The hotel is on Vijzelstraat, a busy street, so bedrooms to the front will get some disturbance from trams and traffic.

Bedrooms: 

If you like purple, you're in for a treat. Dark purple corridors lead to modern rooms with purple panels above beds and purple-tinged gauzy drapes over windows. You can also expect boarded floors, Nespresso coffee machines, and smart bathrooms with creamy tiling - some have a bath with shower, others just a shower. There are several good-sized family rooms. Three serviced apartments down the street have their own kitchen and living room.

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Public areas: 

All fresh and modern looking - black and white leather sofas and armchairs in the lobby, a purple-hued bar with a floor-to-ceiling display of wine bottles, and a restaurant with brown-leather banquettes, modern art and windows on to the street.

Eating and drinking: 

An extensive buffet breakfast, with hot dishes such as eggs and bacon as well as fruit, croissants, cereals and so forth. You can have lunch (soup, sandwiches, salads) and dinner (salads, steak, pasta and some more adventurous dishes) in the restaurant too, but there are numerous, far more interesting dining options nearby.

Service: 

Friendly, but not polished.

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Who stays there: 

Your typical city-break holidaymakers.

Price advice: 

 Prices on peak weekends shoot up. Breakfast 13.5 euros per person extra.

Pros: 
Central location
Smart, recently restyled rooms
Cons: 
Too much purple for some tastes

More information on Albus Grand Hotel:

Price from:
£72
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Vijzelstraat 49, 1017 HE Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1017 HE
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service

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