EVENING MY LOVES!
So I returned from my fun-filled trip to Amsterdam in the early hours of Friday morning, and to be honest, I've had a hard time recovering from the colossal amount of food I ate, the probable litres of prosecco I drank, and I surely must have been close to a ga-zillion steps through the 6 days I was wondering around the most beautiful city I have ever visited. As a second timer, I found Amsterdam even better than the first time, so if you are considering going to Amsterdam and you've been before so are hesitant, GO FOR IT! Similarly, if you've never been and are intrigued or you have stalked my Instagram recently, the temptation needs to be given in to - everything is Instagrammable ok!
So I have numerous blog posts lined up around the subject of my visit to Amsterdam, and firstly I want to share with you my accommodation experience.
Lloyd hotel and cultural embassy is located close by to a gorgeous river, but is equally only a 15 minute tram ride away from the city centre. So, you are blessed with beautiful views but also the city buzz that Amsterdam is known for.
The hotel itself is particularly focused on design and style, and it definitely verges on retro/ alternate. The multicoloured chairs coincide perfectly with the plastic trees in the cafeteria as well as the fold out bath rooms (that's right, they fold out)! Essentially, if you're looking for luxury and sophistication then this may not be the hotel for you, however, if you're into excellent quality but with an edgy, personal, acquire atmosphere, GO TO LLOYD HOTEL! Firstly, for the attentive staff and heavenly bedding the price is superb. Also, it's just so cool and I often found myself not wanting to leave the room! The service is excellent, and the facilities are equally fantastic. Here are a few shots of the room that myself and Callum stayed in - to add, Lloyd hotel have different floors for different types of room, with the sixth floor being the most luxury rooms with winding staircases, bedroom swings and pianos! Myself and Callum stayed on the third floor, and so we received a huge room with some super cool features such as the fold out bath room and funky lamps and ROOM SERVICE ...
Evidently, it is not to everyone's taste, but it was mine and I thought it was just so cool and original, so I definitely recommend room 320!!!!
The hotel is huge, and they have all kinds of features throughout, for instance this bench!
Also, as a communal area, there is a large cafeteria/ restaurant downstairs, where the food is to die for, and the fruit juices are SO DELICIOUS! This was also great if we were hungry but weren't appropriately dressed to pop over to the supermarket Jumbo across the road (that's right, pyjamas were thrown on at any opportunity).
So, I hope you've enjoyed my little natter about Lloyd hotel and cultural embassy, and I 110% recommend you check it out for yourselves. It's truly beautiful and situated in an ideal place.
See you soon,