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“PERFECT HOTEL , PERFECT SERVICE , PERFECT LOCATION” 5 of 5 stars
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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 345 hotels in Amsterdam
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“PERFECT HOTEL , PERFECT SERVICE , PERFECT LOCATION”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

We walked our a way from the central station to this hotel , it;s hectic to move around with ur suitcase through the streets with all the hustle bustle , but when we reached our hotel , it was certianly GRAND. Please take the superior Room , the classic is not bad but the superior is excellent and plus you have a canal view , we were upgraded to a suite on our last two days which was massive "a bathtub with a Tv "Wow . Eveything in Amsterdam is nearby so this hotel fits it all. They had wonderful customer service . I suggest this is one of the finest Hotel in amsterdam it;s classy , comfy bed, and it;s right in the center of everything .

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2010

The Sofitel is a grand, luxurious hotel. The location was pretty central and you can walk to any tourist areas.

There were building works going on outside the building but this did not detract from the hotel and there were not any disturbances.

Having said that, the coffee maker in the room was extremely dusty and in need of a good clean. Also when i tried to use it, i found that the inside was dirty too. Not really acceptable for a £300 a night hotel.

This was the only downside. Other than that, great hotel, great location and great staff.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

Only a few steps away from the hustle and bustle around the Old Church and yet as quiet as a mansion in the countryside: That's the Amsterdam Grand Sofitel for you. It's so centrally located that you can actually walk from Amsterdam Centraal train station. Also some of the best restaurants are in close proximity. The hotel used to be a convent and later Amsterdam city hall. Don't miss the council hall, the mayor's office and the marriage chamber – they are all open to the public.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2010

A real AAA hotel perfectly located in the heart of Amsterdam with efficient service and smiling personnel. Would definitely go back whether on business or for a leisure staying.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

After a glorious refurb. this hotel is looking stunning. The staff seem really to enjoy their work, they are very smart too. Service is superb, friendly, yet very professional. We were asked if we wanted to upgrade to a junior suite for 60 euros a night, we did and were not disappointed. The decor is plush, the bathroom in black slate, a huge bath -freestanding and glorious toiletries. We had views from our 5th floor across the Amsterdam rooftops and canals. The hotel could not be in a better position, close to bars, restaurants, sleaze - if you want it and shops. The prices were what you would expect in a 5* hotel, the bar prices were actually reasonable.

There is building work in the spa area, we didn't notice so much as a workman, this will be finished in August. We had room service, the food was decent quality, but the menu is limited, great croque monsieur though. There is a simply stunning courtyard bar and restaurant area, which was always lively, being a courtyard it was also an oasis from the hedonistic delights outside. The room was quiet, with excellent air conditioning, TV had BBC1 and2 and a few other English Channels.

Parking was 50 Euros a night, but that was to be expected here. Also bottled water seemed very expensive compared to other drinks.

The nicest touch was when they brought the car when we left and there was a gift for the journey home; two bottles of water, two muesli bars and two wipe up towelettes, how sweet is that?

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2010

Picked this hotel because our Delta points paid for it in full and what an unexpected gem!!
AMAZING!!
The staff are friendly, courteous and go out of their way to treat you as a special guest or a VIP!
The beds are wonderful! After being in other hotels in Europe (with hard frames & no box springs) for the past 2 weeks before arriving at Sofitel, we finally felt comfort!
It was noisy due to its proximity to the red light district but if you want quiet, stay outside the city! We didn't mind the noise and loved watching all the canal boats go by our window.
We will stay here again! No question!
(exclamation points reveal our enthusiasm)

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

Beautiful hotel with gorgeous courtyard and very well appointed, modern rooms. super high spec bathrooms with proper hairdryer and nice toilettries. Nespresso machine fab touch. Wonderful bed and linen. Nice 5" welcome home when returned from work.
BEST club sandwich ever.
My criticism lies with the service. On a sunny day, they were understaffed in the courtyard and I waited half an hour for a glass of wine after first order was forgotten.
The bar is stylish but feels awkward.
I hope these are growing pains re refurb and new restaurant.
Will be back to see.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#3 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#6 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#6 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Business 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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