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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #11 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Amazing structure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here for 5 night and seems to me it is a very beatifull hotel in a historic building right in the middle of Amsterdam. Very close toAnne Frank House or the Red Light District. From my opinion they have a most confortable bed.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It is rare in Europe now to find exemplary service, but the Sofitel Grand in Amsterdam does this is a quite special manner. Great attention to detail, warm and friendly hospitality without being overbearing. Hotel itself is well located, well maintained and well staffed, a very good choice for either a business or leisure trip to Amsterdam. Oh and the breakfast is superb!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Rooms clean, stayed in 2 connected rooms. One room was larger than the other, my kids room was on the small scale, so when u book ask for the large one. I can't exactly remember the rank of the large superior or deluxe I'm not sure. Breakfast is very good. Kids loved the waffles. We used to have our breakfast ordered to the room. Location, location, location. Walking distance to dam square and attractions.
Concierge ver helpful. Gave us the name of 2 restaurants and turned out the choice were excellent. We enjoyed our stay there and our kids too. We'll be returning soon.
Sofitel Amsterdam deserves many thumbs up not only one. We loved it! Don't hesitate in booking this hotel in your next trip to Amsterdam

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If this is 5 star, I will stick with 4 star for the price difference and quicker service....

We waited over 30 minutes for two glasses of wine and when we asked if it would be much longer, the waitress responded, why are you in a hurry? Waited a really long time to check in and had requested one bed instead of two singles and still did not get what we requested. Even though we are Gold Members they were not able to upgrade us. Rooms were not cleaned by 4pm Saturday and when we came back for a nap before dinner they called us in the midst of it and asked us when we could get out so they could clean the room.

We seemed to wait a really long time for everything. After coming home from shopping one day, we had a lot of bags and did not want to go up to the room straight away, so asked if they could hold onto them for us. They offered to bring it to the room but when we came back at midnight, they still had not been able to do this. Although, they did go out of their way after the restaurant was closed, to see if we could order from room service menu in the courtyard for dessert and coffees, which was absolutely delicious.

The good things about this hotel were: the décor is beautiful, outside courtyard is very peaceful, comfort of the rooms is very good and the pool/spa area are wonderful; the water temperature was perfect, they had a wonderful steam room and infinity pool option. We could not figure out how the Jacuzzi part of the pool worked and could not find anyone around for assistance.

I would stay here again, but only if I got a good deal and for the spa and room quality, not for the service or hospitality. Had a much better experience in Paris and Montpellier which is surprising to me considering I love Dutch people. Have visited Amsterdam about 10 times in the last 3 years and all my other times here have not had this kind of service and hospitality :(

Room Tip: Canal room has a nice view. Try to get upgraded if you can for more space. Rooms are not very big.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

One of the best hotels ever. When we arrived, the type of room we booked was full, so we got an upgrade. WOW! Our room was amazing! But even if we didn't get a suite, the location was perfect, walking distance from everywhere, kind staff. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We have just returned from a weekend away to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and had a wonderful stay at the Sofitel Legend in Amsterdam :-)

On arrival the reception staff were extremely friendly & made us feel immediately welcome. As a surprise they had organised a complimentary half bottle of champagne to arrive in our room to celebrate our anniversary which was a wonderful start to our weekend. Our room was canal facing and very comfortable and quiet, considering that the hotel in based in the heart of the Red Light District!

We chose to have breakfast at the hotel and whilst it wasn't the cheapest we have had I.e €35 per person there was a very good choice and range of continental and cooked breakfast options and the staff were very obliging.

Both evenings we sat in the courtyard for early cocktails and again the staff were friendly and the environment was beautiful for a relaxed drink!

Overall this is a wonderful hotel and would definitely recommend this for a weekend break, preferably without children, to really enjoy this beautiful and historical building and surroundings.

My only comment to add would be that the superior rooms have a bath, as the shower was great but always lovely to have an opportunity to relax in a bath on such weekends!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

For those looking for a high-end ideal location for a visit to Amsterdam, this is it. Great modern rooms facing a quiet canal with a warm and very welcoming staff. If I could clone the team and the building and put it in other cities around the globe I would do it tomorrow!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#5 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM.Furnished with French elegance and grandeur, the hotel welcomes a variety of visitors, from the trendy Amsterdam elite to royal brides or famous international movie stars. In each of the rooms, the restaurant, the hallways and the beautiful garden terrace, design and history captivate and seduce everyone into visiting. ROOMS & SUITES.Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers 177 spacious rooms, including 52 luxurious suites, amongst which 14 individually designed Suite Apartments: lodgings in 17th century canal houses. The rich history of the hotel is, as naturally, incorporated into the new architectural details in many ways. WELL BEING.Access to the relaxing SoSPA is complimentary for all hotel guests. It is the ideal place to unwind and pamper yourself. SoSPA houses an indoor heated swimming pool, a private Turkish steam bath, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, private treatment rooms and a SoFIT fitness area. INSPIRED MEETINGS.The 17 fully equipped banqueting and conference rooms, five of which are listed as historic monuments, provide the ultimate venue for meetings or conferences in Amsterdam. All rooms have natural daylight and are equipped with the latest technical facilities. BRIDGES RESTAURANT.The modern and trendy fish restaurant serves dishes with an emphasis on sea food and fish, mostly Dutch organic produce with a French twist. Bridges bar and lounge are the heart of restaurant, offering exclusive wines and vintage Champagnes. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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