The College Hotel Amsterdam
The College Hotel in Amsterdam is a 19th century school turned a boutique hotel which doesn’t look like hotel at all from the outside. The building is still college owned, and the concept is all about training student staff there, which is charming, but often proves to be challenging for guests used to top professional service. The best feature is certainly the architecture and interior design.
Avoid the attic rooms, for they are small and with no view. It will pay out to spend extra 20 euros for a luxury room. The atmosphere is generally dark, there’s lack of daylight and lighting. Genuine feel and cosy décor make up for the staff’s inexperience. The College hotel is a hip place for locals as well, its crowded bar being a sceny place on weekends. The restaurant is top quality and correspondingly high priced, breakfasts are also expensive, buffet style. There is a garage across the hotel for a surcharge. Perks include short walking distance to some of the city’s best museums, and a tram stop is right in front of it.