Victorieplein 42, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1078 PH
- Recommended for:
- Backpackers / Students, No fuss
Expert review of Hotel Victorie
Low rates and a colourful style compensate for the Victorie's somewhat off-the-beaten-track location. Corridors are purple, stairs are metallic silver, there are cowhide stools in the breakfast room and outsize furry cushions on beds. I like the place because it dares to be a bit different.
Just south of the multicultural Pijp district, on the southern side of the city. It's a 15-minute tram ride to Centraal Station, less to other parts of the city centre.
Simple but fun, with blonde wood floors, a silver beanbag, those furry cushions on beds. Shower rooms are small and a little dated. Some rooms at the back have balconies, though these may be in need of a bit of TLC. Note that stairs to the 24 rooms are steep and there's no lift.
The lounge lobby has a purple sofa, mushroom-shaped wood tables, a pebble effect round a fireplace, while the very appealing breakfast room has white fake leather banquette seating and those cowhide stools I've already mentioned. French windows open on to a shady courtyard garden with picnic tables, where you can have breakfast in fine weather.
Breakfast - included in the rates - is the only meal on offer, and is a decent help-yourself spread. There's a drinks machine in the lobby.
There are bikes for rent.
Willing staff at reception.
A youthful clientele, who like alternative places to stay, and might enjoy hanging out in the hip Pijp.
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- Victorieplein 42, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1078 PH
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