An excellent hotel Staff are attentive without being overbearing. There is a very nice gift shop and cafe ( though cafe is only open Mon-Fri and gift shop in the mornings). The only drawback is the broadband which is rather poor in the rooms.
Can't wait to go back
Very happy with our stay. Staff very friendly and helpful, breakfast buffet good quality and good value. Room was fine but a bit small. We will definitely stay there again on our next visit.
A little too far from city to walk but we used Uber extensively. Service was excellent and we never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be picked up from the hotel or anywhere else. Around 30% cheaper than Amsterdam taxis.
We really enjoyed our trip to Amsterdam. Rijksmuseum is fantastic but I wouldn't bother with Van Gogh - big queues to leave coats at cloakroom, audio guide very poor (full of pretentious waffle and cliches) and no photography allowed.
Canal cruise pretty average. I hate to say if you've seen one canal you've seen them all but that's how we felt! Amsterdam Cheese Museum was good. Anne Frank house is moving and memorable but you need to book in advance. The day we were there hundreds of people without tickets were queuing in cold, drizzly weather.
We found some very nice cafes - Hoppe, Van Zuylen and Dante were all excellent. Bulldog a good bar to watch Premier League football.
The hotel was very modern at a very good price! I would recommend to all. It is about 15-20 mins by tram to Dam square. The hotel is very close to all transport links. The staff were very nice and helpful and I would stay again.
Spacious, clean room. Nice big bathroom. Friendly staff. Location was quiet as far as street noise goes. It was a little far away from things, but the tram stop was very close so we just rode it everywhere! My only gripe is that people were so loud when they came in at night and left in the morning. I didn't know there were so many doors to slam, but they slammed them all.
Traveller from Nashville
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Xaviera's is a bit left of centre. Do your research as It is not for everyone. Eclectic and a tad cluttered. Remember you are staying in somebody's home, complete with pets. Hosts are very welcoming and we loved our stay. Sorry our stay was short and we crammed in so much as we did not get to lounge about and interact more with Xaviera and Phillipe. They gave us some great tips for dining and getting about. We would stay there again.
John from Gold Coast QLD, Australia
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The centerpiece of Amsterdam's burgeoning business district is the RAI: one of Europe's largest conference and exhibition centers, boasting theaters, huge conference halls, exhibition spaces, and regular contemporary art exhibitions. A stone's throw from the attractions of the city's Museum Quarter, the area is replete with fascinating post-modern architecture and wide open spaces.