Our "Budget" Hotel Was a Gem
Posted Mar 11, 2017
We selected the Hotel Notting Hill for its location and price, but it exceeded all our expectations. The decor was elegant, our room relaxing and fully updated, and the location was a quiet oasis in the midst of the canal ring bustle.
The little touches from staff were what really made the hotel feel like home - the front desk team who learned our names and recommended places to explore, the restaurant staff who gave us a complimentary baguette when we discovered we had no way to eat our newly purchased cheese.
The location was a dream - we were able to walk to amazing restaurants in De Pijp (5 minutes), to the Van Gogh Museum and up to the Red Light District (20 minutes), and more (and could have taken bikes, boats, and trains for even shorter commutes).
We stayed in the "basement" room. The huge windows were a pleasant surprise. Occasionally, we heard a cart moving outside our door (the lower level houses housekeeping) but we were always already awake and preparing for our day. This "inHighly recommend.