After my rather relaxing Eurostar journey from London, I arrived into Centraal Station fairly late. Thankfully my hotel, the Kimpton de Witt, wasn’t far from the station so around 23.15 I ended up checking in.
I know it’s Amsterdam, but I thought it was pretty cool that they were flying the rainbow flag out the front of their property.
There was a bunch of construction work going on in their reception area, but given the late hour, I didn’t hang around too long. It was however a nicely outfitted space and there were lots of little touches throughout the hotel, such as the vintage house phones.
My room was on the fifth floor, and set up in the eves of the property. Due to the protrusion of the roof, there was a bit of wasted room, but for just me, for a single night, it was more than adequate.
There were lots of little touches in the room including some nice glassware, bottled water, a Nespresso machine and a slightly strange sculpture of a raven.
The bathroom could only be described as ‘bijou’, in that it was pretty small indeed. Again, it was very nicely outfitted, and large full bottles of some lovely products, but there just wasn’t a lot of room to put anything.
Every aspect of the design seemed to have been thought through as the luggage space had been nicely designed to be part of the room, as opposed to one of those cheap looking foldable stands. The TV stand extended to cover the desk area, and next to the bed was a power plug for charging devices.
I really liked the individual touches at the hotel. Every room had a different animal door knocker for example.
The room itself was really nice with an exceptionally comfortable bed, although I did wake up half way through the night too warm. The location is very convenient both for the station, and the gay sauna, which is literally opposite.
Unfortunately due to my late arrival, I probably only had about eight hours before I had to get up and head off to work, however I’d definitely come back on my next trip to Amsterdam.