Sir Albert Hotel — Photo courtesy of Sir Albert HotelOne of the newest additions to Amsterdam is the beautiful boutique hotel, Sir Albert. The hotel, housed in the multicultural neighborhood De Pijp, is a top-notch experience. With elegant furnishings, excellent amenities and close proximity to many attractions such as the Rijksmuseum, Sir Albert is the perfect home away from home.
“This new sanctuary … [is] a home, an enviable pad belonging to a unique character. This character is a ‘modern aristocrat.’ This means he belongs to a new breed of upper class, individuals who have all the trappings of aristocracy but none of the well pretensions,” said Bram van der Hoek, concept maker and regional managing director of the hotel.
One of Sir Albert's rooms — Photo courtesy of Sir Albert HotelThe building, constructed in 1895, was a former diamond factory. The high ceilings and big windows are characteristic of its previous use. The hotel offers 90 rooms and suites, each furnished with a flat screen LED Satellite television, iPod docking station, free WiFi, coffee machine and private bar.
You can even choose your pillow from the pillow menu. Sir Albert exudes a comfortable atmosphere, providing the feeling that you are in your own home but with an extra element of luxury.
The study — Photo courtesy of Sir Albert HotelDownstairs, guests can enjoy The Study. Curl up with a good book next to the fireplace, sip on a cup of tea or play a game of chess. Sink into one of the comfortable leather chairs and use an iPad. Make sure to grab a bite to eat at Asian restaurant Izakaya or relax at the spa.
The gym will be available in the near future, so you can start your day right with fitness and release some stress. Don’t forget to go out and explore the city. Sir Albert provides an app with the “must see” attractions in town.