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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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#13 of 357 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our third visit to the Sofitel. I'm not too sure that this is the hotel for me anymore. It is a brand that I thought I just could not go wrong with despite other reviews that I read. The hotel is well kept and beautiful. However, I felt the focus at this hotel was on the superficial and... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Grand was exactly what I expected: classic luxurious hotel right in the center. This building has a history (former city hall) and is beautifully renovated. The funny thing is that it's right next to the red light district as well, without being annoying. If you're looking for five stars, some history and a very central location this should be... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here in November 2015 for myself & my friends 40th birthday we travelled as two couples & we loved the hotel. The hotel was very nice very stylish and with a fantastic location. Was walking distance to everything right in the centre of Amsterdam which was perfect. We took the train from schipol airport to centre of Amsterdam... More 

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Thank Clarabelle4
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location and hotel within walking distance to cbd attractions and shopping. What a great city and this hotel is very Amsterdam The service and food are great as well as the room service late night.

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Bordeaux
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an outstanding hotel in a great location and providing excellent facilities but the most outstanding feature are the staff. The service was impeccable throughout the stay. Thank you to all concerned.

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England
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90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably our eighth visit to The Grand. Friendly, attentive and efficient staff. Room a little small, but quiet as we had requested. Very comfortable bed. Nespresso coffee machine. Hermes toiletries. Quality dressing gowns. Breakfast is excellent. Buffet with hot food cooked to order. Ideally located, just fifteen minutes walk to Amsterdam Centraal station, shopping areas and Rembrandtplein. Leidesplein, about twenty... More 

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Remco-SLTG, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us, again. Your feedback is very much appreciated and I will share them with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ! Warm regards, Remco Groenhuijzen General Manager More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This by no means a bad hotel but it struggles to make five stars and is no match for the Amstel, Waldorf Astiria, or L'Europe. The check-in was inefficient and long-winded but otherwise staff were courteous and helpful. As in most Sofitel establishments, there are signs that Gallic chic has been overdone. Decor colours usually clash and are uneasy on... More 

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Remco-SLTG, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback and I regret to read that your stay with us was not living up to your expectations. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused. Our Guest Relations department will contact you soon, so you can elaborate on the issues. We do our utmost to deliver... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since our family lives abroad, and to avoid the harsh European winter, we usually fly worldwide, via Amsterdam, Schipol. This gives us a good excuse to spend time in Amsterdam. We have spent New Year twice at the Sofitel Legend the Grand, were treated royally on both occasions and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Forgive me for repeating myself but as written... More 

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Remco-SLTG, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

It is a pleasure to read your lovely review and your words are very encouraging for the entire team, thank you. I am glad to read that you (again!) enjoyed your stay at The Grand and I wil definitely pass on your kind comments to everyone, especially to Lilian, Hestor and Zsa Zsa. We hope to welcome you back to... More 

Pune, Maharashtra
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last stayed here back in 2004 when it was really run down and in bad need of a refurbishment. I must say the hotel today looks and feels like a five star. Loved the Junior suite which came with a private butler. Superb location close to all the sites and some great restaurants. Super concierge.

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Remco-SLTG, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of our hotel! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated the design and renovated interior so much. We hope to see you again very soon. With kind regards, Remco Groenhuijzen General Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As an initial word of warning, I booked this through my Sofitel account online. As it was a present I separately contacted the hotel to get a confirmation I could include in a card- which I received stating my booking was confirmed. I was therefore a little surprised when I arrived and was told I had no booking. The staff... More 

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Remco-SLTG, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. I am sorry that your initial experience with us did not meet your expectations; please accept my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused. I am glad however that the rest of your stay was up to par. I hope to have... More 

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To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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