Hotel de Westertoren
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel de Westertoren Amsterdam
I had no problem with the people who ran this hotel, who were polite and helpful. The room, however, looked very old and worn out. Everything was old and dingy. The breakfast (that is included in the price of the room) was filling although of mixed quality (the contents changed slight each day.) NOTE: The is no elevator and the stairs are very steep and slim.
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