The three interjoining late 19th-century salmon- and red-brick buildings are on a quiet residential street, about three minutes' walk from the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. Equally close are the trendy shops on PC Hooftstraat.
An understated contemporary style sets the tone: expect large, dark wood bed headboards, plumped up cushions, sophisticated lighting, good-quality music systems, and smart bathrooms with white tiling and black-and-white floors. Standard rooms can be on the small side, while superior rooms can be really spacious, and in some cases have balconies large enough to sit out on. There are also business rooms with desks equipped with a filing tray, calculator and stapler!
A rather swish little bar, with blue-and-white striped carpeting and French windows on to a pretty, creeper-covered courtyard patio, lies off the back of the reception. There's also a smart but rather soulless sitting room, and, downstairs, a mirror-lined breakfast room.
Eating and drinking
Decent buffet breakfasts include hot dishes and mini Dutch pancakes. Cocktails, tea/coffee and light snacks are served in the bar and on the patio.
A "spa" room, with sunbed, massage chair, sauna and whirlpool bath, is rented out for 90-minute sessions for 35 euros.
Enthusiastic and correct.
Who stays there
A refined, middle-aged or older lot.
Superior rooms cost around 30 euros more than standard ones. Breakfast costs 15 euros per person extra if you book it in advance online, more if you pay at the hotel.
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- Smart bedrooms
- Proximity to art museums
- Good service
- Internet access costs extra
- Breakfast is expensive