Housed in a charming building in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic Canal Belt, the Albus Hotel was the perfect base to come back to after a busy day exploring the Dutch capital. On this occasion, I was traveling on my own to enjoy a few days away from home to discover some of the highlights around Amsterdam. So I was happy to get a taste of friendly hospitality at this trendy designer hotel during my short stay in the city.
As I entered my room, I was pleasantly surprised by its size. Besides featuring a super comfy bed with the fluffiest pillows ever, there was also a small lounge area. Also, it was nice to get a room on to the backside of the building with views to the inner courtyards. However, I must confess that what impressed me the most and made my heart jump with joy was the presence of a Nespresso machine. Now, THAT really made me feel at home ☕️
The bathroom was spacious and bright. There were plenty of mirrors, a powerful hair-drier and nicely fragrant toiletries. But the best was the shower with its great water pressure and rain shower head.
Located on the Vijzelstraat, one of the main thoroughfares of central Amsterdam, the Albus Hotel is the prefect base to explore all the main city attractions. The Bloemenmarkt is just a couple of hundred meters away and you can walk to Rijksmuseum in less than 15 minutes. So if you want to be in the midst of all the action, you can hardly ask for a better location than this.
Breakfast and Eating In
An American breakfast buffet is served daily at an extra cost (€19 per person, but you can get 25% off if you book your room directly from their website). There was a wide range of choices of everything you would want to eat for breakfast: eggs, breads, cheeses, cold meats, cereals, fruits, pastries, juices… you name it!
My overall experience at the Albus Hotel was quite good. The room was cosy and the bed was very comfortable. After a relaxing night I woke up well-rested and I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the breakfast buffet. And, because of its convenient location, I was able to take a nice walk in the morning to arrive to my next destination. For my next visit to Amsterdam, I would definitely consider staying at the Albus Hotel again.
For information about rates, availability and special offers, check the hotel’s website.
Disclaimer: During my stay I was graciously hosted by the Albus Hotel. However, all opinions are strictly my own.