After few posts about awful Hilton Diamond benefits when it comes to breakfast in the States, I thought that it would be time to remind you that life is still good, at least in the Netherlands.
I met a friend in Europe from North America regarding a website update. We decided to meet in Amsterdam and stay at three hotels in the country; DoubleTree Centraal Station, Hilton Rotterdam, and Hilton the Hague.
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DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station
This weird DoubleTree is better than most hotels under this Hilton brand, which is often used for reflags.
The club lounge was closed on the first visit of four nights but reopened a week ago on Friday when we arrived for a night before flying out.
The breakfast is still served in the restaurant (better this way), and the evening service is again in the lounge instead of an appetizer and drink voucher for the bar.
DoubleTree Amsterdam Centraal Station (two DTs in the city) has always been from good to great when it comes to upgrades, and it didn’t disappoint this time either.
It was my second visit to this hotel, and both times the room had been upgraded to a junior suite that is more of a deluxe room.
Their club lounge was open from morning to night with non-alcoholic beverages and coffee machine ready for service and a more comprehensive selection of drinks in the evening with some snacks.
The breakfast was served in the restaurant, and the club lounge was great to get work done in a pleasant environment.
Hilton the Hague
The small club lounge on the fifth floor was closed, but most of the bar was reserved as a replacement from 3 PM until 9 PM, with an open bar the entire time.
The snacks were served from 5 PM to 7 PM.
The hotel only has four corner suites and one royal suite. So we got two corner suites as Diamonds.
This was such a lovely hotel and the city that we extended the stay from four to six nights.
The Hilton Diamond life is still quite good in Europe (and Thailand, where I flew on Tuesday night). However, I guess that the treatment in the US likely suffers due to too many top-tier guests because of credit card tie-ups.
Oh. All these hotels also provided daily housekeeping services. You may have to remind the front desk when checking in and also designate a preferable time for you at what time they can come to clean it.