Amsterdam is the city that has everything - but what if you just want value?
When bedded down at the Nova Hotel, I was thrilled by how many boxes it checked, value included. In the city center? Check! It's on a main tram line that runs to central station. It's just down the street from the Amsterdam Museum, and it's less than 5 minutes away from the Dam and Royal Palace. Perfect!
Breakfast included? Check! Admittedly their breakfast was far from exciting, but we had coffee, juice, toast, cereal, yogurt, and hard boiled eggs. And there was peanut butter! What it lacked in gourmet pastries it made up for in convenience and serviceability.
Value? 100% YES. The location, the space, the sleep quality,and the included breakfast were all winners in my book. The Nova Hotel also included one of my travel must-haves: free, fast, easy Wi-Fi. And their price is just right. Off-peak rates are as low as 69 Euros, while summer weekends can be over 150 Euros a night. It pays to book ahead - the Nova Hotel is one of Amsterdam's best accommodation deals.
Amsterdam isn't always a budget traveler's haven. Prices can rival those in London and Paris and there are plenty of temptations to spend your money on. But with a bit of planning (and advanced booking!) you can still get great value here. We had a great stay and would absolutely stay here again.
PS - You can read more reviews and see what other travelers have to say on Trip Advisor.