The Convent hotel, Amsterdam

The location

After a mostly sunny stay in the US, I arrived on a very chilly day. The hotel is located within walking distance from the train station, which offers excellent connection to the major Schiphol Airport. The reception was friendly enough, but I was immediately disappointed with the hotel’s dated feel.

The room

It had the same dated feel and was particularly cold on that chilly day. The bathroom was the biggest let-down, with a broken plastic sink.

The breakfast

Don’t even go there.

The price

I know Amsterdam was quite busy at the time, but 235 euros a night (including a rubbery burger on room service) is outrageous for this level of comfort. I think this also points to the shortcomings of the M Gallery brand, owned by the Accor hotels, which feels like it has been put there to accommodate the hotels they did not know what to do with. I may go back to Amsterdam in a couple of weeks and I have booked a different hotel.

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