"My return to Amsterdam"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Sep 29, 2012
When I arrived at the Hotel Clemens, the man at the desk greeted me, brought my bag to the room, and offered a complimentary coffee, which I enjoyed out on the balcony overlooking the Raadhuisstraat. What a nice way to start my stay! The single buget room was simple, clean, queit and attractive. I even had a room with a view and fresh air. It had a safe, a sink, and a refridgerator. The shower and toilet where down the hall as expected. My room was made up every day, as well as, supplied with new towels.The breakfast was great, which included: a choice of juice, bread, cereal, deli meats, cheese, fruit, a coffee machine(with a selection of different varieties), and a choice of tea. In other words, a good hearty meal to begin each day. As for the location of the hotel, it was perfect only a 15 minute walk from Centraal Station, 5 minutes to the Westerkerk, and 10 minutes to the Anne Frank house. Other attractions where easily reached in about a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes, including the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum. A note of caution for people, the staircase is steep and two stories to get to the lobby. From the lobby, my room was just one floor up. For me this was not a problem, as I enjoy the real experience of traveling and the character of a family run establishment. The Raadhuisstraat is a major street in the city with easy access to buses and trams, although I would encourage you to walk through this city of canals. My stay was for the week of September 15-22 2012.