Prinsengracht 810, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1017 JL
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, No fuss
Expert review of Hotel Prinsenhof
The Prinsenhof occupies a classic, tall and thin old canal house, and much of its character comes from the steepness of its stairs. There's a precipitous flight up to the reception on the first floor, from where an old-fashioned, hook-and-pulley system running up the stairwell can be used to hoist luggage up to rooms. Bedrooms with shared bathroom facilities are great value - no more than you'd pay for a private room in a hostel in the city. Book well ahead: the place is often full.
Overlooking houseboats on the tranquil, eastern end of the Prinsengracht, one of the city's loveliest canals. The many good restaurants on Utrechtsestraat are just round the corner.
Of the 11 rooms, only five are en suite, but those with shared facilities do have basins in rooms. All the rooms are simple but well maintained. Expect beams, carpets, reproduction furniture, no-frills shower rooms (in rooms or shared), and no TVs. Room 9, a vaulted attic space with steps up to its window, is the most popular. Room 1 is a really big family room.
Just the blue-and-white breakfast room - with a chandelier, beams and a large reproduction of Rembrandt's Nightwatch.
Just a buffet breakfast - of cold meats, cheeses, various breads, hard-boiled eggs and drinks.
I've always found staff to be polite.
Civilised, budget-minded travellers, including some families.
En-suite rooms cost around 20 euros more than ones with shared bathroom.
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