My Review of the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam

“Wonderful Luxury One of a Kind Property!!!!”

We absolutely loved the Waldorf!!! We stayed there for 3 nights in May 2015.   It is a wonderfully renovated property that is very well located right on the canals. You can walk anywhere within in 15 minutes.

Our room was so beautiful—the property has only been open for a year and its so elegantly done. It has nothing to do with the older conservative original Waldorf in New York. Its more of a boutique hotel with about 60 rooms. The bathrooms are huge with marble floors and separate shower and tub.

The service was through and through very very warm and friendly.

And the restaurant was simply delicious!!!

Our only mistake was staying only 3 nights—we should have stayed 7 at least.

I would absolutely love to go back.

Here is the entrance of the property.  You can see the original features

Here is the entrance of the property. You can see the original features

The Beautiful Lobby

The Beautiful Lobby

Located on the ground floor you can have drinks or an afternoon tea

Located on the ground floor you can have drinks or an afternoon tea

How to Find the More Perfect Hotel Room

I have discovered a website that I love called Room 77.  What Room77 does is allow you to see what kind of hotel room you are going to get and the view from that room.  So you type in the city and name of the hotel where you are staying and it will show you the view from that specific room.  Because we all know that not all hotel rooms are created equal.  Who wants to look at a Wall when you could look at a park.  What I have done is write down the rooms I like before arriving.  This way prior to the Front Desk employee giving me the key I can suggest the rooms I would prefer.  Usually they will assume I have been to the hotel before and will provide better service anyways.

Crosby Street Hotel in Soho (NY)

We just came back from spending a few days at the Crosby Street Hotel in Soho.

The hotel is simply fabulous. The Staff could not be more friendly. The Rooms are so nicely decorated.

The location is fantastic–right next Balthazar Bakery.  If you are looking for a hotel with a super friendly staff, well located, well priced for New York, and excellent restaurant I could not recommend this hotel more strongly.

Hotel Review Four Seasons Florence

The Four Seasons Florence is an absolutely amazing hotel.  The rooms are beautiful and overlook a 11 acre garden. The elegant hotel is comprised of two historic buildings, which opened two years ago after extensive renovations and are on either side of the hotel’s private 11-acre park. The whole property is absolutely fantastic, from the gorgeous grounds and pool to the beautiful spa.

The staff is very attentive and the cuisine was wonderful.  The restaurant was so good that ate at least once per day in the hotel restaurant.

The location is about 5 minutes walk from the center.  It is located in a residential area  which is nice an quiet.  I preferred the location then being at one of the touristy hotels located near the Center.

Half Moon Bay was wonderful!!

Ritz Half Moon Bay

Ritz Half Moon Bay

If you ever get the chance to visit Half Moon Bay you should definitely take advantage of it.  The Ritz in Half Moon Bay is located with on the water where you can hear the waves crashing from your room.  We especially enjoyed Room 674 it has a view of the Golf course and Pacific.  The Golf Course has one of the greatest 18th holes I have ever played.

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