This is a no-frills hotel in a great location at an EXCELLENT price. You get what you pay for. I've seen a bunch of reviews of this hotel complaining that it is not the Ritz. If that is the experience you are after, then go pay for the Ritz. (The renaissance hotel right around the corner is a great example at a much higher rate.) The Canal View was safe, clean, and an exceptional value. it is pretty typical of a lot of hotels I have visited in Europe. It is small. The stairs are narrow and steep. The room is simple. The bathroom is tiny. But if you are on a budget and just need an affordable and easy place to stay in a great location, I highly recommend it.