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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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florida
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for 2 nights after a river cruise. It was an amazing and beautiful hotel. The location was perfect and the staff was exceptional. Our room overlooked the canal and at night we were able to open our windows and the noise from the city was not a problem. The lights at... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first trip to Amsterdam and The Grand was perfect. Three things made for a memorable stay: The location was terrific, on a quiet canal near everything. We had a lovely room with a canal view and very comfortable bed, and the service was very warm and helpful. From the time we arrived until we left, the staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at The Grand 4 different times when visiting Amsterdam, in all seasons, and I gotta say it is one of the most impressive hotels in the world! The historical building is beautiful and the location is perfect for those who are looking to stroll around the city. Staff is wonderful and the rooms are very comfy and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here with a girlfriend for a fun weekend together. Great location, near everything and walking distance from anything you would want/need. Staff are SO helpful, kind and polite. The quality of the rooms were lovely. I would stay here everytime. Taxi costed approx 50 euro from the Airport but on route back the hotel provided a private car for... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel. Stayed there six nights with my daughter.The location is perfect, near shops, restaurants, sightseeing, etc. The room was very clean and the beds extremely comfortable.The service is excellent. Concierges, especially Jonathan and Philip, are first-rate. When daughter was sick in the middle of the night they called a doctor and sent someone to pick up the medicine. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed recently in what is essentially a fabulous hotel in the middle of Amsterdam. We could not fault the room or facilities. However both in the evening at the outside bistro area and in the morning at breakfast, although their were plenty of staff floating around trying to be attentive, the service provided was very poor.... More 

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

First of all I would like to thank you for your kind words about the hotel itself and the facilities. We are however very sorry to read about your negative experience during breakfast and dinner at the outside bistro area. You are indeed correct that this is not at all in line with the five star service that we strive... More 

Suffolk, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed from 24-27th July 2015 but were not told until after we had committed payment, that there was no pool or spa. The hotel must have known this long before our reservation but failed to tell us. A very cynical practice. The staff & service were very good. Delicious breakfast with huge choice. Very comfortable bed.

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

First of all I would like to thank you for your kind words about the staff and the service. I am glad to read that you liked the breakfast and thought the bed was comfortable. I am sorry owever to read that you were disappointed about the SoSpa being closed because of renovation works. As you also send us the... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you can afford to stay here do so! Great hotel, staff, service and rooms. Perfect location. A rare find in a city like Amsterdam. Will definately return one day. Excellent breakfast with a great courtyard area. Ideal for relaxed drinks after a day of sight seeing or business.

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to review Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam on Tripadvisor. I am thrilled to read that you had such a lovely stay and that you enjoyed our location and the hotel facilities. We hope to soon welcome you back in The Grand. Knid regards, Remco Groenhuijzen General Manager More 

London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is right near Dam Square and is right on one of the canals. It has its own courtyard, opening off the street. there is an historic courtyard leading off from the street and both this courtyard and the impressive lobby are adorned with fresh flowers. Our room overlooked the canal and was very luxurious with an exceptionally comfortable... More 

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam on Tripadvisor. I am thrilled that you had such a pleasant stay and that you felt so ‘at home’. The Grand is a rather special place and my team makes it such. I very much hope to welcome you home soon. Thank you for staying with us.... More 

Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived for a break and arranged a pick up via the hotel limo. As soon as we arrived at Schipol airport, a reassuring SMS from Dave the driver, telling us that where he was, and ready and waiting. Nice touch. He also gave us loads of info about Amsterdam, restaurants, and tourist spots on the way in. We arrived... More 

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

It is such a delight to read your review. I am thrilled that you and your wife have enjoyed Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam and have returned home feeling it was worth such a complimentary review. It is however our pleasure to take care of our visitors and ensure the experience they have is the very best it can be.... More 

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