My final Amsterdam post has finally made it onto the blog. After telling you all about my days in Amsterdam, showing you my outfits and letting you in on my impressions of Fashion Week, I thought I conclude my Amsterdam series with a review of the hotel we stayed in and of the corresponding restaurant.
Art’otel Amsterdam is conveniently located in the city centre right opposite the Central Station and in the middle of many famous attractions like the Dam Square, Royal Palace, the beautiful canals and the Red Light District. It offers an innovative blend of art and design with a lot of interesting artwork by Atelier Van Lieshout scattered around the entire hotel and all of the rooms, a library, a gym and a pool. The rooms are generously sized and feature huge, comfy beds with a selection of pillows, mood lighting, free Wi-Fi and a luxurious bathroom with Elemis products and a fabulous rain shower. The staff is extremely friendly, chatty and helpful and made my stay incredibly enjoyable.
The only criticism I have is the noise level at night. The walls are relatively thin, and even though we were all staying on second floor we could hear the music coming from the bar on the ground floor…a bit annoying but hey, we weren’t there to sleep anyway. It was the most beautiful hotel room I’ve ever stayed in, so I’m not complaining.
And the food at 5&33…it was amazing. Especially the breakfast…croissants, cheese, fruit…that’s all I need to be happy! The staff was incredibly attentive without being pushy and the brunch we had with the Fashionchick team was out of this world.
All in all I cannot recommend the Art’otel and 5&33 enough, and I do urge you to at least indulge in some courgette fries if you ever find yourself in Amsterdam’s city centre. Prices are very reasonable, especially compared to prices in London, and it’s totally worth it.