Grand hotel downtown

I’ve had a lot of people ask about where we stayed on our last trip so I have done a short review.

During our recent trip to Amsterdam we stayed at the Grand Hotel Downtown, Luxury penthouse.We got a good deal all round on this trip flights from London city airport to Schiphol plus 2 nights here for £260pp booked via Expedia.

The room was a decent size came with all the standard amenities, T.V, fridge, safe, bathrobes, slippers and AirCon. The bathroom had a walk in shower and a very deep bath tub.

Best feature of this room was the terrace. We was in room 602 and the terrace was big one of the biggest we could see. It was just unfortunate we was there in November and wasn’t able to enjoy it to its fullest. I just used it for the first and last joints of the day.

One of the biggest negatives was that on the first night the AirCon was broken and I woke up at 3am to put a jumper and jogging bottoms on. The next morning I went to reception to report the problem. We went out for the day and came back in the afternoon and the aircon was fixed. The hotel staff apologise for the problem and offered us a free breakfast for the next morning.

The next night it rained hard and the sound of the rain against the roof and glass was quite loud. It didn’t bother us but might bother others. (See below video)

The Breakfast buffet was very hit and miss. The english breakfast was cold but the continental pastries were nice and fresh. Altogether though not worth the €15pp the hotel does charge.

Location was good a 5min walk from leidseplein which is a nice area full of bars, restaurants and home to the famous bulldog coffeeshop which used to be a police station.

See below video of hotel room, bathroom, terrace and rainy night.

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