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Last day in Cape Town and South Africa. Another interesting and tasty breakfast, this time the feature is Lebanese inspired. We eat on the veranda for the last time, enjoying the pleasant surroundings and the sunny weather. We do some last minute shopping at the V&A Waterfront. Return to Knead, a funky lunch place where we share an aubergine and olive pizza with a lemonade. Oh and next door there is a shoe store where Nicole indulges in a bit of ...
... 1500-1700s and are narrow, often three-storey, brick buildings with the aforementioned steep staircases, requiring big hooks on the roof for hoisting furniture or goods up the outside of the building to a large window through which someone reaches to grasp the item and pull it inside. This still goes on, every day, supplemented with cranes and ladders with moving platforms. Many buildings have antique wall tiles depicting what ...
... Stafford, the next town/borough/suburb/ is Sugar Land and that is where the Cop Bike was from, hence the decals on that bike - it seems a funny name for a place that people live.
We took pictures of the odometers on the bikes and the reason Dave's had more is because he rode the Sea Wall in Galveston (about 60 miles) and went to Walmart with the Kansas Crew (20 miles). The total mileage that LJ and Dave rode from picking up their bikes was ...
... the tram was pulling and I managed to drop my lens cover into the street in the path of the tram. Looks like I'll need a camera store soon. We climbed aboard and then settled in for the 10 minuter trip to Dom Square. The little "island" where at this tram kiosk was no more than 1.5 feet wide with cars zooming by on the other side. I took the first break I saw and dashed across the street to the relative safety of the sidewalk. Soon ...
... and tour boats. The hop-on-hop-off transport here is a large orange barge.
Hilary and I book the last two spots for today for the climb to the top of Westerkerk Cathedral - the Protestant church with the tallest spire in the city. It gives a great view of our neighbourhood!
On the slow walk back home, we hit the evening peak hour - bikes everywhere. All sorts of cyclsts. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Roemer Amsterdam
We stayed at hotel roamer in Amsterdam
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Roemer Amsterdam
Stayed for 5 days at this recently refurbed hotel and had just a great stay. Being Dutch (from Amsterdam) and living abroad, this hotel is just the best. I loved the smallness of the hotel, open fire place, easy breakfast, magazines, newspapers, the whole comtemporary living room atmosphere.. It's so close to the Vondelpark for me to run my old rounds and on walking distance to the down town area. I best like the old fashioned bikes the hotel offers you to use. Eventhough the weather was bad/wet, I really felt back home riding the bike through the city centre to couple of meetings and seeing friends. Oh, yes the rooms are so nicely done, espresso machine in room and i-pod docking station. All very well lay-out..big bathrooms, however I could do without the flatscreen in the bathroom..but that's just me I think. Hotel is best for individuals and couples, I gather. Will stay again soon on my next trip over for sure!
I booked this hotel through Easy to Book about two months before my stay in December for two nights. I had read all of the reviews and was really looking forward to staying. We were arriving on a late flight so I emailed this to the hotel. When we arrived they said there had been a mix up and there was no room for us so they put us in the sister hotel, Vondel, just down the road. The hotel was ok but we were put in a "really nice" room (112) which was in the basement overlooking the garden. This was not a great problem until 7am in the morning when everyone in the world walkes across the wooden floors above you! They also offered us free breakfast so it seemed bad manners to kick up a fuss! We were in the frame of mind that it would be more of a hassle to move and it was only for one more night so we left it. The next night when we were waiting for the taxi to the airport (we booked it at lunch time with reception, they forgot to order it so it eventually arrived half an hour late and cost 5 euros more) when my partner overheard the exact same story being told to another couple! So stand your ground and make a fuss because this seems to be the norm. It was my impression that when you book for this hotel it is sheer luck if you stay in it (or book an early flight in case it is first come first served).
I stayed at the Roemer hotel for 2 nights at the beginning of December 06. Initially I had booked a double room at the sister hotel - the Vondel, but upon arriving apparently there was some misunderstanding with my booking and they redirected me to the Roemer. I was not at all annoyed as the staff apologised and tried to make it up to me by giving me a better room for the same price, and on the other hand I was curious to check out the Roemer as I had read some good reviews about it and knew that it had recently been renovated.
My friend and I have just returned from a 2 night stay at the Hotel Roemer and similarly to the previous reviewer I cannot describe enough how impressed we were with both the quality of accommodation and the friendliness of the staff. Our room was elegant and sumptuous with 3 plasma screens, expresso machine, jacuzzi and walk in shower...we couldn't believe our luck! Generally the interior decor is contemporary, stylish, warm and welcoming and as an architect I could appreciate the quality and attention to detail. The young and glamorous staff did everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. Previous 'boutique' hotels I have stayed have suffered from arrogant service whereas at the Hotel Roemer it was like staying with (new) friends.
We stayed at the Hotel Roemer for 3 nights over the American Thanksgiving weekend. We reserved 2 rooms adjacent to each other (numbers 29 and 30) for my wife and I, and our three young children. Our stay could not have been anymore perfect! We specifically looked for a new, modern, design boutique hotel, of which there are very few in Amsterdam. This one truly fit us perfectly. The staff (every single one of them!) were young, friendly, and fun; we were told that our rooms would probably not be ready upon our early morning arrival from NYC; however, when we got to the hotel, the previous occupants had just checked out and the staff bent over backwards to have the rooms cleaned and readied for us. In the meantime, we were offered complimentary cappucinos and breakfast, in front of the blazing fireplace!
Like some other posters here, we were originally booked into the sister Hotel Vondel, but our room wasn't ready and we were directed to the Roemer round the corner.
Took advantage of an intro offer and glad I did.
Nicely appointed, stylish rooms in shades of beige and brown. The staff could not have been nicer or more determined to make for a pleasant stay. I look forward to returning.
I took my boyfriend to the Hotel Roemer as a surprise for his birthday... we were greeted on arrival with a glass of champagne and very welcoming staff. The decor of the hotel is striking and very modern... it does still manage to retain a cosy feel in the rooms which have clearly been finished to a high specification.
I stayed at three different hotels while I vacationed in Amsterdam. Hotel Roemer is by far the best out of the three. The staff is very friendly and is perhaps the best part about staying there. I loved it so much I spent over two weeks there.
Perfect, one of a kind!
What a great place. I was booked in the Hotel Vondel but they send me out to the hotel Roemer (sister hotel) The hotel is not totaly finished, they are waiting at some furniture. The rooms are very big with relax chairs, a big bed, 3! tv's in the room, nespresso machine. The bathrooms are beautiful with a rain shower and a jet stream bath! The staff was great and very helpfull. You could see they were very proud to work in this new hotel!