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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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“Very good Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

Very good Hotel, good position, good elegance, good services, good rooms, a really pleasure!!

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 9, 2011
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post your comments about your stay at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. We hope to able to welcome you back soon. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2011

I've stayed at the Sofitel "The Grand Amsterdam" hotel a number of times and found it to be outstanding. The city center location is excellent while also being quite and just a little bit removed from the hustle and bustle. I've found the staff to be initially reserved but warm up quickly if you actual converse with them.

NOTE: My stays were a few years ago so the Feb 2010 date was the earliest date in the review menu,

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 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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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 9, 2011
Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your feedback. We were pleasantly surprised that you as one of our loyal guests took the time to post your comments about your stay at Sofitel Legend The Grand. 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Although we had booked months previous to our arrival, we arrived to discover our children (13 & 15) had been put in a room on a completely different floor to us. The girl who assisted us at reception was very cold and almost rude. It was Christmas and although we could see that people were enjoying Christmas treats in the bar, we not asked to partake; nor were we given any introduction to the hotel facilities. This cold treatment continued for our entire stay (5 nights). The concierge made us feel that any question or required assistance was an imposition - it was really unbelievable. Probably felt even more as we had just previously been in a hotel in Prague (The Augustine) which was not only superior in every way, but where the staff were so warm and friendly we felt sad to leave!! Anyway - our rooms, although attractive, were tiny with far too much furniture/lamps etc which we were forever bumping into! The bathrooms were tiny, so we continually tripped over each other. The beds were too too soft, even by European standards. The breakfasts (not included) were exorbitant - infact the only saving grace was that the rooms contained an espresso machine, so we could have our morning coffee then eat elsewhere!! We have previously stayed at the Pulitzer, which is old but charming - I would definitely not stay at The Grand Amsterdam again, I could have forgiven all of the room faults if the services at the front desk had been friendlier..... but there is no excuse for cold staff

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 24, 2011
Dear valued guest, thank you very much for your comments.
We are very disappointed that we did not live up to our five star promise.
You can be assured that your comments will be taken into action, and we hope that you will have an opportunity to visit The Grand again in the future, in order for us to prove ourselves to be a better host. Yours sincerely, The Hotel Management.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

Truly a grand historical building right in the centre of the city, modern interiors decorated in a "boutique" style, facilities very nice (rare indoor pool, with a very small gym and spa), and great restaurant. Staff were generally very efficient and proper/polite, but not overly warm. I would stay there again if I visit the city though, overall enjoyed our 3 day city vacation visit at the Sofitel.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SofitelAmsterdamTGA, Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 24, 2011
Dear Guest, First of all, thank you for your feedback but most of all for taking the time to post your comments about your stay at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. We were very happy to read that you liked the restaurant 'Bridges' and the other facilities. 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 January 10, 2011

Quite expensive hotel but extremely good location and quality of service. I highly recommend if money is not o problem :)

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

This hotel was really a disappointment. It is supposed to be one of the nicer hotels in Amsterdam. The location is good, and everything seemed fresh and new inside. However, the whole experience was one disappointment after another. When I checked in, they could not find my reservation, even though I had the paperwork to go with it (reserved through American Express travel). Finally they said they found it and gave me a reservation printout with someone else's name and address - I pointed out that it wasn't mine, and they insisted it was and crossed that person's name off and wrote mine in. I hope that person didn't have a problem getting their room.

My room wasn't ready (not surprising since it was actually someone else's room) so they agreed to store my luggage. Beware that their luggage storage appears to be just leaving all of the luggage in the main reception. I sat in the reception for about an hour before leaving for a meeting, and my suitcase remained with the piles of others out in the open the whole time.

The room was absolutely tiny. I was traveling on business and supposedly had a superior room. There was just enough space on either side of the bed for a useless bedside table (not actually large enough for placing anything there), and that was it. The bed was a double size bed, not a queen or king. In other words, the bed is only a bit bigger than a single size bed and certainly far too small for two people. There was barely enough room between the end of the bed and the desk to squeeze through. The bathroom was a good size, with a nice walk in shower, but no bath tub.

There was no wireless internet service. Instead you had to buy (at a hefty charge) a little scratch off card from the front desk for a local wireless service, but after many attempts I still could not get this to work because the wireless signal did not reach the room. They sent someone to the room but he could not get it to work either. It is absolutely unacceptable for a hotel that pretends to be 5 star not to have internet access. Actually, hotels of any star should offer internet access and most do. I don't really understand what is going on at the Sofitel but I don't intend to return to find out.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 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 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Family 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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