5 November 2018

Our Stay At The Hotel Cornelisz | Amsterdam

At the beginning of September; the 10th to be exact - Matthew and I had the opportunity to spend three nights and four days in central Amsterdam, wherein we openly celebrated my twenty-second birthday. Our stop in Amsterdam was ideal, especially as it was my first time overseas. In-fact I can now safely say the city is up there in my top five places to visit/revisit and it's also why I quite unashamedly admit that I am itching to return, if not for the Anne-Frank House that was fully booked the entire week, but for the people, food and architecture - not to mention our stay at the Hotel Cornelisz. 

I strongly believe that the location of your hotel makes the trip and in our case it certainly did. We were very fortunate to find an available room via Expedia on short notice and booked our getaway almost immediately. The hotel was in a prime location; we were a stone throw away from the Rijksmuesum and the notorious 'I Am Amsterdam' sign, as well as the Moco Museum, Vondelpark and the Leidseplein - including all the major theatres and music halls the city had on offer. I personally don't think we could have picked a better spot; it was an idyllic setting, surrounded by culture, shopping and endless entertainment. 

We selected Hotel Cornelisz; a three star hotel boasting a total of 51 rooms spread out across different levels and categories/sizes, all of which were fully equipped for comfort and with an atmosphere of an authentic and nostalgic 60's / 70's Amsterdam, combined with the obvious modern design of today. We selected the hotels superior room, overlooking the P.C Hooftstraat - a street of well established and renowned designers such as Lacoste and Emporio Armani.

Upon our arrival we were greeted with smiles at the front desk, it was here that we were given our room keys, a map of Amsterdam and vouchers for an array of tourist locations and boat tours - this allowed us time to sit down, suss out our location and really hone in on the areas that we wanted to see whilst vising the city such as; the Xtra-cold Icebar, the Redlight District and the Van Gogh Museum. 

As I mentioned we selected the hotels superior room overlooking the PC. Hooftstraat. The superior room came with; coffee and tea making facilities, shower, desk, flat screen TV, safe and telephone. Breakfast was a self-service buffet from seven a.m to eleven a.m including cereal, pastries, scrambled egg, toast, sausages and yoghurts/puddings. I personally chose the scrambled egg, toast and sausage. There is also a roof terrace (primarily for smokers), a lounge with a vending machine and coffee/tea making facilities, bicycle rental, wireless internet, 24 hour reception and a wake up service along with dry cleaning services. 

Something the Cornelisz prides itself on is being able to twist old meets new and it is certainly a location I can envision Matthew and I booking again, especially since there is such a vast selection of restaurants on their doorstep i.e. Wagamama's and the Castell: Bar-beque Restaurant. If you're a bit of a shopaholic and a food fanatic like us; you will love your stay here.

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