small luxiery hottel in...
small luxiery hottel in bergmach- gave a sucha happiness for a long time- and it was just a little bit outside our budget.
on the contrary- die port van cleve in amsterdam is a 4 stars hotel that will cost more then double in is worth less then half- it is good because it is in the middle of the city...
a bit expensive- but not as much as it is worth... private terace- hugh rooms. great menu...
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The Die Port Van Cleve is an excellent hotel.
I stayed here from 17th – 20th June 2005 and while the room was a little small, which I’m finding is usual for Europe, the bedroom and the bathroom were both spotless. There wasn’t a view, but I was hardly in the hotel, so it wasn’t a missed necessity.
The hotel staff were very friendly and advised me on the little day to day things that no-one wants to admit they don’t know, like how to buy tram tickets, how to get to certain places and you can book a large variety of tours at reception as well.
A few tips would be:
1. The hairdryer is awful, so if you’ve long hair, bring your own.
2. There were only 4 hangers in a double room, but if you call reception, they’ll bring you more up.
3. The double bed was 2 singles pushed together so be careful you don’t fall down the middle.
4. If you’re not an early riser, put the ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign on as housekeeping will be knocking on your door any time after 8am. Then change it to the ‘Clean Room’ side when you leave so you don’t miss out on getting your fresh towels.
5. It was a little warm as the room had no air conditioning, but you can open the windows and if there’s not already one there, you can request a fan from reception.
6. The bar is gorgeous and again has very friendly staff, but drinks are a little pricey so stop at O’Reillys round the corner if you fancy a cheap nightcap. Come out of the hotel, turn right and its near the corner of the 1st street on your right.
7. I got a last minute deal so didn’t have breakfast, but again O’Reillys was great for a fry-up, but the hotel restaurant while quiet was pretty fancy and again spotless.
The location was fantastic. It is 3 minutes walk from Dam Square, 5 minutes from the Damrak, (where you’ll find the great pub, Taras Irish Bar) 10 minutes from Red Light District and about 15 minutes from Leidesplein, which is great to walk through but a bit of a tourist trap with food and drink prices!
I have read some not so great reviews about this hotel, but I found it brilliant value for money, but I wouldn’t pay full price for it, so do check around for a deal.
Good Hotel, Brilliant Locaction
I stayed here in Feb 05. We got a great deal on the internet. The best think about this hotel is that it is literally 5 mins from everything. Dam square is less than 30 seconds away from the door step and Anne Franks house is just around the corner. Ok the hotel isn't what i would say a four star hotel would be like back home, but its great if you are only using it as a place to rest at night. If i was going to go back to amsterdam i would def stay there again.
Airport to Die Port van Cleve Hotel
Can anyone tell me how to get from Schiphol airport to Die Port van Cleve Hotel? The hotel is located on N Z Voorburgwal 176-180.
RE: Airport to Die Port van Cleve Hotel
If you are light packed you could go by train and walk the 15 minutes from the station. Straight to the DAM square from the station and take a right. The hotel is behind the Royal Palace.
A better alternative (also keep the weather in mind) is a shuttle mini van; see:
RE: RE: Airport to Die Port van Cleve Hotel
If you dont like walking you can also take the tram. Not everyone likes walking as much as you do PJ!!
Tram 1,2, 5 and 13.