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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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Suffolk, UK
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Sao Paulo, Brazil
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel's Spa is under maintenance. There is no reference to that on the reservations website which makes this hotel NOT worth 400 Euros ! The overall condition of the hotel is a 6/10 since you see lots of details in the common areas that need to be fixed. Staff very nice and try to make up for the unexpected.... More 

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

We are very sorry to read that your stay with us was not at all in line with your expectations, especially with regards to the fact that the Spa was not available. Upon your departure in the hotel you have expressed your sincere dissatisfaction and at that moment the breakfast was offered complimentary by our Front Office Manager, after other... More 

Brisbane
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our first time in Amsterdam and what a find. This hotel is set in a historical building overlooking the canal. The hotel is absolutely amazing in terms of ambiance, first class service, obliging staff and most of all location. On our arrival it was a busy day but we were attended to very promptly. Our room was beautiful. If you... More 

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

Firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your enjoyable experience at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam with other Tripadvisor users. I am so thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay with us and so is the team. I have expressed to all what a wonderful time you had and passed on your compliments.... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Sofitel Grand Hotel in Amsterdam is extremely nice. After check-in a personal concierge took us aside to answer any questions, provide directions and recommendations. Every single person on the staff that we encountered was smiling, requesting if they could be of assistance, cordial in every way. The room was very comfortable and the room attendant did a perfect job... More 

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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 delighted you enjoyed your stay and feel The Grand is a place you would like to return to and recommend to your friends and family. Thank you for the recommendation, much appreciated ! Thank you also for the kind words... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Grand hotel to be very comfortable and quiet, and generally to exceed our expectations. It is in a beautiful historic building and has first rate service. The concierge was consistently helpful with suggestions for restaurants and transportation. I had reserved this hotel because I wanted to start our trip with nice hotel in a great location, and... More 

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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. I am delighted that you had a pleasant stay and thank you for your compliments; I will not fail to pass them on to the concierge team. I am also very glad that we were able to find your daughter’s glasses and return them... More 

Marlboro, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top in luxury and location. Rooms and lobby are beautiful. Fresh flowers every where. Located near great restaurants, attractions and shopping. Very helpful and sophisticated staff. Nice cocktail lounge located in the lobby.

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful comments and observations, we thoroughly appreciate your feedback. As you mentioned within your review we are indeed incredibly fortunate to be located right in the very heart of Amsterdam and just a stone’s throw away from the major museums, shops and restaurants. At The Grand we consistently aim to maintain high and reputable standards,... More 

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