WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam
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This is a quick blog today. We've made it to Amsterdam and after spending nearly a week in the Dutch countryside and visiting the lovely cities of Leiden and Gouda, Amsterdam is a little bit disappointing. It is VERY touristy and looks tired and we felt a bit sad because Dam Square, the central square of the city, has a big fun fair that blocks off …
What an adventure already! As you know, we're celebrating our 70th birthdays with a BIG French adventure. Because of the limitations on reward miles we flew from Seattle to Amsterdam rather than directly to Lyon, leaving at 1:30 pm and arriving 9 hours later at 8:30 am --we sort of missed the night because of the 9 hr. time …
I can now understand why my mum wasn't a big fan of my dad wanting to call me Roxanne. The red light district is something I think you have to experience, at least once. Jade, who was initially shocked at how they displayed themselves like racks of meat in a butcher's shop, turned into a Japanese tourist and started taking photos, much to their …
... Very warm and friendly people. We walked to a museum...one that we went to 40 years ago. The Rembrandt House. You remember, Rembrandt, the artist...The Night Watch, etc. Great tour, added to by the fact that we thought it closed at 5:00, and it was actually 6:00.
We walked the obligatory Red Light District and posed in front of a "Coffee Shop." Coffee shop in Amsterdam is a euphemism for a bar where they sell ...
... as a Painter', 'The Bedroom', 'The Yellow House' and 'The Potato Eaters'. As Van Gogh's paintings travel, I have seen many of them before so I find the museum's arrangement almost as interesting as the works of art. In one section, Van Gogh's paintings are hung next those of his friends and fellow artists and compared for style and reciprocal influences. On the top floor, the exhibits detail Van Gogh's artistic technique and 'habits'; I learn ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews WestCord City Centre Hotel Amsterdam
Efficient Chain-Type Hotel
Stayed here two nights, Sept. 7-8, 2004. Booked through expedia at approximately $150 per night for a double room, not cheap certainly, but many other decent hotels in Amsterdam with such a central location cost more. On a busy street, just a short walk from the Centraal train station. Small red-light district on the streets in the back of the hotel. Efficient reception staff, adequate moderate size room, clean, with apparatus to make coffee or tea in the room. Breakfast not included in price of room so we did not try it and instead looked for something a bit cheaper on the street. We were satisfied with our stay here.
Very good at the rate we paid.....
My wife and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary in September 2004 and we managed to obtain a rate of 89 Euro per night. Reception staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are definitely small, as other reviews state, but are well enough equipped and are clean. The big plus for the hotel is its' location, a short walk from Central Station and within walking distance of all attractions. Ultimately, if you are in Amsterdam for a short break, your hotel room is somewhere to sleep and shower in and the location and the rate above therefore outweigh the small size of the rooms.
this hotel was small, cramped and smelt of stale smoke. The Expedia website described the hotel location as being on a quiet street and that the rooms had airconditioning. Well that's rubbish. It is neither in a quiet location nor has any airconditioning. We've just returned from a one week stay and the stifling hot rooms became unbearable. One couldn't even open the single, small window for long because the street below was so noisy. Its a main, busy thoroughfare with trams, buses, cars and bicycles clattering on from 6am until nearly 1am. The room was so small that we had to open the door to let some air in. The bathroom is so tiny that even the handwash basin has to be located in the room because it won't fit in the bathroom. Most of the staff were friendly and the hotel's location is good, but that hardly makes up for the other drawbacks and at such exorbitant prices too. Try a different city centre hotel unless you like stale, small and cramped.
This hotel is in a perfect location. At the top of the street there is Centraal Station and 2 minutes down the street there is Dam square.
Outside the hotel there is a tram stop which you can hop on and it will bring you to most of the attractions. Alot of pubs, restaurants etc surround the hotel. The Hotel it self is good. The staff are friendly, the rooms are clean and the breakfasts have alot of variety. On the whole this is an excellent hotel at a good price- I will certainly be back!!
My wife and I recently stayed at this property while on our honeymoon.
we have just returned last night from ams city centre hotel >> the staff were very freindly at the reception desk , but dont belive the photos for this place the room was smaller than expected ( superior double ) with the double being two singles put together although very clean . BUT BEWARE ams city centre hotel HAS been taken over by the RAMADA Group of hotels and is having work carried out at the hotel , banging and drilling during the day ( so if you have had an early flight and fancy a sleep there is a chance you wont get it)Otherwise an excellent hotel right in the heart of the cityIf its your first time in amsterdam ( Like Ours) then when you get to Centraal station come out of the front of the station look to your right and you will see tons of bikes at the bike park follow down there to the main road Cross directly over the road and the street right in front of you will take you towards the hotel after about two hundred yards the road forks off ( take the left fork) and its about a three to four minute walk to the hotel its on the right hand side.. just one other thing if you cross the road at traffic lights listen for the "clicks" slow clicks = dont cross fast clicks = cross. we got caught out with these by the local police and was told not to do it again ... ooop's !
I like the hotel and the location, but..........
I have stayed there twice basically because of the convenience. Front Desk staff are friendly, rooms are very clean.
My only concern considering that I am a hotel employee is that I find the room rates outrageous for a hotel that is only 3 stars.
I was trying to book a reservation in December. Unfortunately no space is available which is good for them. The room rates via expedia were in the bracket of 199.00 Euros. It's not even a full service hotel. These are the kind of rates that I would expect to pay in a four diamond hotel.
Having said that, once again I do like the location and I would probably stay there again.
Nice clean rooms but very noisy
This hotel is in an excellent location close to central stationnn and all the sightseeing near Dam Square. The room was very clean but try and get one facing away from the street because it is extremely noisy.
Also not quite expensive at £114 for a triple share.