Today at EuroCheapo headquarters we’re crushing big time over the Nadia Hotel in Amsterdam. Our Amsterdam correspondent Audrey Sykes recently checked in on this EuroCheapo mainstay, and her new review proves that “service with a smile” can really make the budget hotel experience.
The Nadia is a simple spot (with very small rooms and a lot of steep stairs), but it keeps guests coming back for more. Why? First off, the hotel offers well-equipped rooms near Dam Square from €75 a night. And many of these have great views! Here’s the view from one room:
And then there’s the great service. Each guest is welcomed with orientation and refreshments on arrival (and many report helpful greeters to carry their bags up the stairs), and the friendly staff is always on hand to assist with everything from airport shuttles to bike rentals.
Wouldn’t you like a little help with these stairs?
The ornate breakfast room is, in Audrey’s words, “inspirational.” Rooms, meanwhile, have wood-paneled walls that make them feel a bit like ship cabins, but there are some fabulous canal views to be had, and each room is equipped with the standard amenities (including free Wi-Fi, a TV, safe, mini-fridge, telephone and plentiful shelving) plus a private bathroom.
Here’s a typical bathroom:
Did we mention that many of the rooms have small balconies? Here’s one:
Last, but certainly not least, the Nadia has not just one, but two “house cats.” They hang out in the lobby, welcoming guests and adding a certain purr-fect touch.
Bonus? There is a lovely staff-maintained garden in the center of the gorgeous landmarked building. (If you sweet-talk the staff, they’ll likely grant you a tour.)