To end our wee trip to The Hague, we decided to add on an additional night in Amsterdam as I have never been before. For our stay we booked The Hoxton Amsterdam as it’s in a very central location and had rooms with a canal-view which felt very appropriate for an Amsterdam stay.
Overall it was a lovely place to stay in Amsterdam and definitely a good consideration for those who like a fairly elegant, yet relaxed stay.
I will write a little Amsterdam Guide with my recommendations soon as well.
The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the Amsterdam Centraal Train Station and located on the Herengracht Canal. It has a very elegant vibe as soon as you step inside and also a Photo Booth right up the stairs from the entrance. We couldn’t resist and captured some memories as we saw that you could easily just pay by card and it was about €4.
We were a little early so we dropped off our bags and went out for a walk and some lunch while we waited. However when we got back for the check in time, the room still wasn’t ready and we had to wait for quite a long time just sitting in reception until we could access the room, which was a bit annoying as they had said the room would be ready at this time and we didn’t get any indication of how long the wait would be or even offered to order some tea or drinks while we waited from the bar which is right next to reception. So this definitely could’ve been a sleeker first impression.
Our room was located a couple of floors up and we had a double room with canal view which was a really nice and spacious room. There were comfortable beds, coffee and tea making facilities, a radio and the bathroom featured a shower. Always a bonus for me when you can open the windows and let in fresh air as well!
The breakfast was a la carte style and I ordered porridge and a pain au chocolate, whilst Cody ordered the fruit platter and a slice of the Lemon Drizzle sponge cake. The breakfast is served in the bar/restaurant area which had a lovely relaxed yet elegant vibe. The porridge was a bit stodgy so I probably would order something else if I came back, but would be perfect for those who like a porridge with nuts and seeds which has no sweet element. I would’ve just preferred some berries or something else to break up the texture a bit.
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