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Our penultimate day began smoothly, with no rude interupptions from housekeeping. We dressed and showered, and were out the hotel by around 12. We were searching for vintage shops, but to our pleasant surprise found a large football pitch had been constructed in Dam square. There were huge flags outside it advertising somthing called "The Dutch …
Thursday started off in the usual tumultuous fashion. We both awoke hangalanging with the shrill cry of "HOUSEKEEPINGGGG" piercing our eardrums. On top of this , I had also been up since 7 downing orange juice from the breakfast bar and nearly crying because I thought I had lost my phone. We collected our things and proceeded to head outside, …
Right , first off I feel a little explanation is in order.
Me and the companionable William Lewis are staying in the resplendant city of Amsterdam. We're off on worldly travel in January, and thought we'd practice and hone the art of blogging in preparation.
Also, I nicked this idea straight from the riveting writings of Edd Colbert.Cheers …
Where were we? The bags. Yeah well we finally made it into Amsterdam via the train and walked to our hotel on Rokin street. It is so cute. I was a bit concerned because i'd heard aweful things about European hotels but once we checked in and went through the maze of corridors we found our room which while exceptionally small is quai nt clean and …
Wow. where do i start? The beginning seems as good a place as any. Got to Sydney airport and met the gang at the domestic terminal before travelling to the International Terminal. There's where it all ****** up..... The Kuala Lumpar - Amsterdam leg of the journey was cancelled by KLM (who, by the way, don't give a **** about their customers) …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Cordial Amsterdam
I stayed at the Cordial in 2002, on my very first trip to Europe. I'd had a very hard time booking a hotel without a credit card, and finally I was able to book a room at the Cordial by mailing a deposit check from the US. That alone made it a very fortunate find for me.
Great on a budget
Friendly staff, good simple breakfast, central location what more could you ask for.
Yes the room was a bit smelly, but that was due to the onsuite, bit of spray cleared that up.
We were so impressed that we're booking again to go in August.
On arriving the place stank of stale smoke,(we are smokers but this was disgusting) the giant sweaty man on reception had booked our room to someone else.
Despite some of the negatives I've read regarding the Hotel Cordial, my experiences have been good (5 trips so far). Although the rooms are small and the place could use some refurbishing; it's perfect for those on a budget in Amsterdam. I can't imagine staying in the hotel very much anyway as it is very convenient to shopping, museums, and the redlight district.
We stayed in the Hotel Cordial for a week in November 2003. The rooms and beds are small and the hallways are narrow, but, we found the place to be clean, safe and in general, good budget accomodations. The location is within a five-minute walk of nearly everything.
If you're used to American style chain hotels, then look elsewhere, immediately! The Cordial is over priced glum accommodation. The rooms were clean, but small, dark and dingy, and in desperate need of a make-over. The toilet/shower was quite acceptable though. The staff were friendly enough.
I had the misfortune to book this hotel last weekend 21st& 22nd of may 2004.......
Avoid this place by all means. You walk in and everything is indeed nice. You take one step out of the front room to the elevator or stairwell and your in shocker land. I thought maybe I picked a prost motel. It is very dirty. stains all over carpets, the rooms are scary.
It's simply terribly run down. Needs a complete makeover. I'm all about the budget, but dig a little deeper and you're bound to come up with something much better.
Liked but not loved
The hotel staff was friendly,and the breakfast was good,good bar.The double I paid for was 2 single beds pushed together......not very convenient,clean and own shower and toilet. I do not think it was worth over 200 euros for the 2 nights weekend stay.Very central to all the pubs clubs and cafés and of course the redlight area.I would go there again if I was stuck for somewhere to stay.
Stay somewhere else.....
I stayed in this hotel. On entering the hotel the lobby is lovely with marble floors and a small bar. That is until you get to the stairs which makes you think that you are in a run down apartment block. We stayed at the front of the building which was very noisey because the trams run by it. The room was compact to say the least with hardly enough room for two people. Yet the bathroom was big. The TV was fine with lots of stations. I thought the ceiling would fall in because it looked rotten and the curtains were falling off the rails. It was dark and dingey. Had to stay there for the weekend because it was booked but I would not stay there again.