On a quiet street, but just a couple of minutes' walk from the nightlife of the Leidseplein, and less than 10 minutes on foot to the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.
Are stylish, with eye-catching lighting, good mod cons such as DVD players and coffee makers, and some have balconies overlooking the garden. But it's the granite bathrooms that stick in my memory - all are equipped with TVs, and some have romantic double-headed showers, and others whirlpool baths designed to be big enough for two.
Modern sculptures and paintings, chandeliers made up of anglepoise lamps, and a shaggy purple carpet set the tone in the lounge, which doubles as a bar and breakfast area. Out the back, there's a neat little courtyard garden, with wooden decking set up in good weather for breakfast, drinks and snacks.
Eating and drinking
You may well want to opt for the "Roemer All Inclusive" rate, as opposed to a room-only arrangement. All-inclusive deals include not only the buffet breakfast, but also drinks from your minibar and spirits' decanters in your room, as well as beer, wine, soft and hot drinks, plus evening nibbles, in the lounge bar.
Bikes are available to rent.
Helpful and personal - though you may find that staff can be off site at times, serving other guests down the street at sister hotel, the Vondel.
Who stays there
Couples looking for a bit of a treat (with all the included extras).
Go for the all-inclusive rates. On low-season Sunday nights, prices can be a steal, though at busier times, they rise by up to 40 per cent.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
- Mature travellers
Pros & Cons
- The sexy bathrooms
- Lots of extras included in the all-inclusive rates
- Good location for museum lovers
- Cheapest rooms are small
- Can be expensive at peak times