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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 #23 of 343 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“What a superb hotel!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The hotel is like a Royal castle, a truly 5 star!
Many famous stars have been there: Bono, Brad Pitt, Russel Crowe and so forth.
The location is super and the rooms are fit for a King. The Bath room is truly 5 star and the spa is great and very private. But be aware, this hotel is expensive! A suite will cost you serious money:)

  • Stayed August 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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

On the banks of the Amstel River, this heritage hotel will please the discerning traveller. Large elegant rooms, with the widest hotel corridors I have ever seen, made for a time when women wore bustles and two could pass each other with room to spare. Five star elegance throughout the property.

A Michelin star restaurant and a popular brasserie, where we dined two nights in a row (try their thrice cooked French fries, the best I've ever tasted) complemented this wonderful hotel. Breakfast was a delight in their glass atrium situated next to the river. As is the practice in many fine European hotels, French champagne was included in the breakfast buffet. What a pleasant way to begin the day. The hotel possesses several double storey loft rooms but our standard room was more than satisfactory with plenty of room. The mini bar was stocked with full size bottles of spirits.

All the staff were friendly and eager to please. Ask for a river view room. I look forward to returning. John Pond, Sydney Australia.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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LScholten, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, June 12, 2012
Dear Mr. Pond,

So lovely to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. It was a true pleasure accommodating you and your wife during your stay in Amsterdam. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future!

With warm regards,
The Management
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I am top tier in all major hotel chains due to my job requires daily travel. I only stayed at the Amstel 1 night but it was amazing. From being greeted out front until the end of our stay the service was amazing. I had a junior suite that was overlooked the river and it was beautiful. I recommend this to anyone going and want a guaranteed pleasant stay. They make you feel welcome and appreciated unlike any other hotel I have stayed. I just booked for 6 nights in August.

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

The InterContinental Amstel Hotel was just as I expected. Grand, clean and a true 5-star hotel. From the personalized welcome at check-in, to the beautiful room overlooking the Amstel river, to the great service in the restaurants...all was top knotch. Our room was a bi-level with large bathroom and wonderful views of the river. The lobby itself is worth a visit with its grand staircases and mezzanine. My only wish is that this hotel was closer to the center of Amsterdam or more activities, however with that said, the peacefulness of the location is quite nice. You can take a stroll around the area without dealing with the crowds. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone going to Amsterdam. Get an iAmsterdam card for public transportation access and museum entrances. The Hotel is right near the Weisperplein Metro stop and tram stop so it's convenient to get where you need to go, even thought it's off the beaten path.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 June 6, 2012 via mobile

We have just returned from a 4 night break at the Amstel and I can honestly say this truly is a well deserved 5 star Hotel. From the moment we arrived the service we received was faultless, we were seated whilst checking in (which I think a lovely touch)

The hotel was very busy and the Receptionist informed us she would try her hardest to ensure we had an upgrade as we are Intercontinental Ambassador members, true to her word she booked us into a junior suite, and what a beautiful suite it was! everything has been thought about (as you would expect) the decor is fabulous, the rooms were spotless and the fruit bowl a welcome treat.

The concierge service was exemplary, such lovely gentlemen who were attentive and incredibly helpful, nothing was too much trouble. In fact everybody we came in contact with were all charming and utterly professional and certainly a credit to the Intercontinental Group.

I would not hesitate to recommend the Hotel and look forward to returning soon.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

Good hotel, we had a junior suite with canal view (very large) and a deluxe room (also good size). Very tastefully appointed, very pretty wallpaper, excellent products from l'Occitane, good marble bathrooms. Grand entrance, attractive building and pretty, light conservatory for tea. Dinner at Le Rive was most enjoyable, pricey but it is Michelin starred, and good views over the canal. Pretty good service throughout, slightly out of the absolute centre but still very central, say 10minute taxi to the Rijksmuseum, and a good, quiet location. One thing- room service took 75 minutes to come, they gave us 50% off the food bill that evening which was nice. Would stay again.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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DFW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The concierge was very friendly and helpful. The room was smallish, but since we were using Priority Points to pay for it I understand that. The decor was elegant and the bathroom fabulous, with a nice large soaking tub. The lobby area overlooking the canal is a great place for a morning coffee. Other than that, we went to the small cafe across the street for less expensive food and drinks at a sidewalk table. The main museum area is a long walk/short cab ride, but the walk is so pleasant that we didn't mind. Public transportation is good, especially with an Amsterdam pass. My only gripe about the hotel would be slow internet, but who's going to sit in their room on a computer in a great place like Amsterdam?

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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:
#8 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#12 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#17 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#25 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 79
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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