Quaint Amsterdam Lodgings

I start planning for trips early... very early. For example, we'll be traveling in a few months to Amsterdam and Rome. I've got Rome all taken care of thanks to a cousin of mine. For Amsterdam, our previous hotel wouldn't do - the rooms simply wouldn't work with an infant (mommy and daddy need a little space, of course). So, I started digging... and digging... and digging.

There are lots of great places in Amsterdam with most prices over 100 Euros... at least. Expect 150-200 Euros for a nice 3 star hotel. Some of the ones I came across that looked enticing (and the reviews were quite good) were the Seven Bridges Hotel and the Canal House - both located on the canal ring. Another was Sunhead of 1617, a little two-room B&B on the Herengracht. This one was tempting. Sunhead also offers apartment rentals.

An Apartment at the Prinsenhuis

We ended up opting for the Prinsenhuis Design Apartments - a little pricey, to be sure but the value they offered made them worthwhile. Each apartment has separate living and sleeping areas and fully equipped kitchens. They have balconies and canal views and are impeccably decorated in a chic modern look. The clincher is their reputed service - really a notch above the rest. Consider these benefits of staying there:

Upon arrival, your refrigerator and pantry will contain complimentary soft drinks, beer, milk, orange juice, fruit jams, butter, cheese, fresh bread, corn flakes, coffee, cocao, tea and bottle of Spanish Rosado wine We will be happy to stock your refrigerator or pantry with any other favorite food and drink items before you arrive. Just send us an email with your requests at least one morning prior to the day of your arrival.

How can you pass that up? We'll know more when we actually stay there but, for now, you might want to look into the Prinsenhuis the next time you head to Amsterdam.

No comments: