I felt pretty rock ‘n roll carrying Cava up to my room at the Sir Adam hotel in Amsterdam.
It had just hit midday, I’d checked in and found a bottle of bubbly at reception, so I poured myself a glass of vino and headed off to explore.
My headed started to spin a little as I got in the lift to my room on the 4th floor.
There was a giant disco ball and the floor was flashing in different colours. Some funky music was playing too.
The doors opened and it was very dark. I felt like I’d entered a secret bunker as I tried to crack the code for the key card-activated door with my Cava wobbling away.
After meandering through the pitch black corridors, I finally found my number, 401.
On opening the door, I immediately loved the feel.
The low slung bed, the fur throw and concrete ceiling. The glass of Cava fitted in perfectly.
I also spotted a turntable by the window with a pair of binoculars. I wasn’t sure if they were to watch locals or survey the wildlife outside.
After popping on a record, I slumped into the snugly bed and took a nap.
My phone alarm suddenly woke me and I had a shower in the small but bright bathroom before heading on my way to a wedding.
Along with its fun and quirky design, the Sir Adam boasts a top location.
The eye-catching glass and cement high rise is right next to Centraal Station, a short train ride from the airport.
It took me just 30 minutes to walk to my friend’s wedding, winding my way over Amsterdam’s small bridges and narrow canal paths.
When I returned to the venue later that night, the party was in full swing.
The downstairs restaurant / games / bar area was bustling with people and the music was loud.
I was tempted to go up to the roof bar, as I heard it boasts amazing views of the city but I was too tired and the snugly bed was calling.
After another journey in the disco lift, my head hit the soft pillow and I was gone.
I woke around 9:30am the next day and was tempted by the room service menu.
However, in a bid to see a little bit of Amsterdam before leaving later that day, I decided it would be best to go the restaurant downstairs and be vaguely civilised.
While it had just hit 10am, there were already people at the bar drinking whisky and beer. It looked as if they hadn’t been to bed, with weary expressions on their faces.
The Sir Adam has a great breakfast buffet with counters lined with a perfectly arranged selection of tempting bites.
I opted for a stack of sweet fresh pineapple, walnuts, dried mango, yogurt and chia seeds. A gloop of amber-coloured honey finished it off.
Like a kid in a sweet shop, I couldn’t resist pouring myself a glass of chocolate milk. To counteract it I ordered a special smoothie from the menu which featured a healthier blend of broccoli, apple and spinach.
I didn’t spend long at the Sir Adam but it was the perfect place and I would highly recommend it as somewhere a bit snazzy.
The attention to detail is flawless and music-lovers will especially appreciate the various touches. Famed guitar manufacturer Gibson is also based in the building and the rooms come with some of their models hanging from the walls.
On leaving the hotel I skipped the Cava and opted for a ‘disco lolly’ instead, with the cola flavour conjuring up childhood memories.
For those with less of a penchant for rock ‘n roll, the Sir Adam has a more conservative brother in the city called Sir Albert.
Think dark wood over concrete and sushi instead of burgers.
The Sir Adam hotel is located at Overhoeksplein 7, 1031KS Amsterdam, Netherlands
To book dinner or a room at the venue call +31 20 215 9500 or visit www.sirhotels.com