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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 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Koper, Slovenia
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“Excellent accommodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

I have been in many luxurious hotels all over the world and I can affirm that this hotel is one of the best, without any doubt. The location of the hotel is excellent, the room (suite) is fantastically furnished and the staff is incredibly polite.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2009

I booked a suite at this hotel as a treat for a few days away for total relaxation. Arrived by car and from the moment we went into the courtyard service could not be bettered anywhere. However I chose this hotel for two real reasons, firstly the Spa and secondly the central location. The spa was closed for refurbishment ! I didnt realise the hotel was literally on the edge of the red light district, for many people that wouldnt be a problem but at a weekend especially the whole area is crawling with drunken stag party revellers, unfortunately many are British using foul language and flouting any drinking in the street laws etc etc. Not what I wanted from a romantic weekend away, I am sure that during the week this wouldnt be too much of an issue and anyway instead of turning right from the hotel just turn left, it is different again and you see the real Amsterdam.
The spa being closed was a real issue as we just wanted to relax, the hotel offered us the opportunity to be bussed to another hotel they use the facilities of, but I declined as its not the same as being able to walk downstairs in the fluffy robe just when you feel like it. So we cancelled our third night and moved on to Bruges.
Would I stay there again, yes almost certainly, the spa being closed wasnt their fault although I wish I had been told on booking and the location, whilst being a little intimidating, is so central and exceptional by just walking the other way. The concierge was really very good, booking us at the very last minute an exceptionally good restaurant, the five flies, and on leaving there was mad panic when we decided to leave a day early as apparently the concierge hadnt got my "parcel" ready for the car. The car was brought to the door, he hurried off and came back with "the parcel". This consisted of sustenance for the journey, a couple of apples, breakfast bars and 2 bottles of water, a very nice touch!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, The Management at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, October 16, 2009
Dear Guest, Thank you for your constructive feedback. We apologize for not meeting up with your expectations. We appreciate it that you are sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2009

This hotel is absolutely beautiful. When I was there, it seemed as if the hotel had plenty of space and yet for a four day stay, we were placed on a floor under construction.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

Me and my wife stayed at this wonderful hotel for five days and loved it. Great atmosphere, beautiful architecture and even better service.
This hotel can be recommended to everyone who is visiting Amsterdam. It is near al the big tourist attractions and the Central Station.
The rooms are very comfortable and the interior is outstanding. This hotel has my vote for best hotel in Amsterdam!

Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

My husband and me booked an escapade, at promotional rates, got upgraded to an apartment suite! Although we didn't use the first floor, it was a nice touch! The location is great; although close to everything, walking distance from the train station, the Dam, the main places, it is an oasis of quiet, a chic ambiance. The hotel itself is worth seeing, with its colored glasses and reminiscences of distinguished guests from bygone times. We didn't try the facilities though, but what we saw was good enough. The service is excellent, (very untypical of the locals, unfortunately), from the reception staff, to Udo, the concierge who makes miracles, or Peter, the bell boy. Would go back, for sure!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, The Management at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, October 7, 2009
Dear Guest, We are pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

This hotel is an excellent choice for a weekend city break in Amsterdam. I stayed 2 nights with friends and the hotel made it such an enjoyable experience! The rooms are luxurious and a good size with fantastic beds making it very hard to get up in the morning! We had a great view over the canal and were not disturbed by any noise. Rooms contained all the amenities needed and staff were extremely helpful and professional.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, The Management at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, October 7, 2009
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments about your stay at Sofitel Amsterdam The Grand. We hope to able to welcome you back soon. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

just returned from the sofitel booked a surprise 50th birthday for my husband. hotel ,rooms, staff, and location were fantastic. the hotel staff were wonderful and made every effort to make our stay special. they presented my husband with a cake and domingo the waiter in the resturant was very hospitable and really nice guy, providing us with information of the city .
thanks again to the sofitel we will be back.
lorraine, mick robinson and john and lynne hewitt.
ps domingo enjoy your friends wedding dont get to drunk you have to work the next day x

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, The Management at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 31, 2009
Dear Guest, We were delighted to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us at Sofitel Amsterdam The Grand. And that it was a positive birthday experience. It was nice to hear that you enjoyed the hotel, as well as our staff. We hope to welcome you back at our hotel soon. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management.
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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
#4 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#6 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 177
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:
Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
Accor The Grand Amsterdam
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