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“Classique, beautiful and fine dining @ La Rive Restaurant **” 5 of 5 stars
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InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #28 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Franschhoek, South Africa
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“Classique, beautiful and fine dining @ La Rive Restaurant **”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

This hotel is already for many years the top of hotels in Amsterdam. It's not modern, hip & stylish..... But it's classique, the service is very good and you really get the 5 star deluxe feeling. The butlers, valet, breakfast, rooms, swimming pool..... all seems perfect. A must go is restaurant La Rive - fine dining and nice service as well. Lovely dishes and really a 2 star Michelin address @ the Netherlands.

Room Tip: facing the Amstel river is the best
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  • Stayed March 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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  • Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

After several stays at truly dreadful hotels in Amsterdam, I returned to the Amstel, and was very pleased that little had changed. Indeed, while it is not cheap, I believe the prices are more in line with reality now than they were a few years ago. The decor is over-the-top classic in many ways, but this fits the historic building well. The location is lovely, with canal views presumably from many of the rooms, and it is remarkably quiet. The service is casual but efficient. The exception to this is breakfast, which is remarkably out of sync with everything else in the hotel: the service is uneven (one waiter is wonderful and helpful, one is surly, the other gossips loudly within earshot of diners), and the buffet spread is dull (as a guest at the table next to mine said: they can't do better than this in the best hotel in Holland?). That aside, I would recommend the Amstel as the best hotel to stay in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Tucked along a canal with classic rooms, and tremendous service this place will not disappoint. The Consierge may be the best I have encountered at any hotel. The interiors are historic yet warm and the staff goes out of their way toe ensure satisfaction. Don't miss tea in the lounge off of the lobby. Great place for business people as the rooms work.

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  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Wonderful experience. Being right on the river really gave us a taste of Amsterdam.
In fact we spent an entire afternoon laying on the chaise lounges outside the spa watching the boat traffic go up and down the Amstel---a very entertaining experience. A nice location in walking distance of many sights.

The room was comfortable and elegant and the concierge very helpful

  • Stayed July 2011, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

The staff are extremely helpful and professional. The hotel manager is very nice, friendly On arrival we checked in Hotel and warmly greeted with a welcome drink .Our room was clean and comfortable,the decor was lovely.The location of the hotel is great. Breakfast is absolutely delicious with many choices. You will not be disappointed when staying here. It’s incredibly good value for money and a delight in every way.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

This was a five-star hotel where you could "trust" the five star status - everything was perfect: room; food; service- somewhere you can truly relax and enjoy the art museums of the Dutch capital.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

For a hotel of this standard and this many stars, I find it amazing in 2011 to have no proper work desk in a room. Surely most people have laptops and don't want to bang their knees on a mock-antique desk they are sitting at to work on their computers, also a desk with no lamp or lighting directly above it. Consequently I found it very very hard to work in my hotel room. I can find no fault with anything else, ... and for this level of hotel I would not expect any faults, but. time to get into the 21st century for furniture!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LScholten, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 9, 2011
Dear valued guest,

At the Amstel Hotel we strive for our guests to get the best of everything and therefore we are very happy to read that "beautiful" comes to mind when describing our service. Thank you for the compliment.

On the other hand, we are sorry to learn that the work station in your room did not meet your expections. It has been brought to our attention before for some rooms and this is part our room enhancement program.

We hope to welcome you to the Amstel Hotel again in the future.

With warm regards,
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Additional Information about InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam

Address: Professor Tulpplein 1, 1018 GX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#19 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#31 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since the day the doors opened in 1867, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam has been revered the world over for its palatial grandeur and residential warmth. Located where the financial, cultural and shopping districts converge, the hotel is a short walk from the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Spiegelkwartier and the Royal Carré Theatre. The Anne Frank House and the 14th-century Begijnhof are easy to reach by public transport or taxi. ... more   less 
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