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“Best summer spot!” 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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“Best summer spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have just returned from another spectacular visit to The Amstel. While we enjoy our stays there year round, we wanted to mention to those still considering a summer visit to Amsterdam that this is the BEST place to enjoy the summer scene in the city. After a busy day touring, we relaxed on the pool terrace chaises adjacent to the canal, waving to the pleasure boaters motoring by. Before dinner we enjoyed the canalside A Bar terrace upstairs for a cocktail before heading out to dinner.
It is the best spot in the summer, hands down!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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anita b, General Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for the wonderful review. It is a great pleasure to read that you stay in Amsterdam was a great success and that you would recommend our hotel to anyone considering a summer visit. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed the different facilities of our hotel, like the A bar, restaurant and Health Club. I will share your compliments with the whole team and we are all looking forward to welcome you again in Amsterdam with us. In the meantime please let me know whenever we can be of any service to you or if you would like to make a reservation for next time.

Sincerely
Anita Bos
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is the best Intercontinental I know: despite their luxury branding I generally find them somewhere between 4 and 4.5, never quite 5 but Amstel is a true luxury hotel. Very historic hotel, classic rooms (love the blue wallpaper), great food and service. Love the location on the river, very centrally located. I'm a bit bored with protracted michelin star dinners so didn't try their main restaurant but it's hard to find a better spot on a sunny day than river-facing Amstel Terraces. If you want classic luxury no need to research further, this is the best.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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anita b, General Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the lovely review about our hotel. It is wonderful that you, as a valued guest, describe our hotel as the best InterContinental you know, and as a true luxury hotel. Furthermore, it is a great pleasure to read that you loved the history of the hotel, the rooms and the service. Thank you very much for the compliments with regards to our terraces; it is something we take great pride in. I will definitely share your compliments with the whole team and we are all looking forward to welcome you again in Amsterdam with us. In the meantime please let me know whenever we can be of any service to you or if you would like to make a reservation for next time.

Sincerely
Anita Bos
General Manager
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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

The quality and extreme comfort of this hotel starts from the moment you walk up the steps into the entrance. Anyone staying in Amsterdam for business or a quality break must seriously consider this hotel. Do not stay here if you are looking for low cost or the dark side of Amsterdam. Perfect for people who enjoy quality and ideal for a romantic break.

If your budget will stretch to it, include breakfast in the package as it is a real treat. Also go for a water side room if you can as the city view is nice, but not so interesting.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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anita b, General Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely comment about our hotel. It is a great pleasure to read that you enjoyed your visit to the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam and that you experienced great service immediately after you walked up the steps. We are also very pleased that you would recommend the hotel to anyone staying in Amsterdam and that you describe the breakfast a ‘a real treat’. I will definitely share your compliments with the whole team and we are all looking forward to welcome you again in Amsterdam with us. In the meantime please let me know whenever we can be of any service to you or if you would like to make a reservation for next time.

Sincerely
Anita Bos
General Manager
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spent three days at the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, and were treated like royalty during our entire stay. We arrived at 7 a.m. on a Thursday fully prepared to leave our bags and check in later in the day, but they already had our room ready and waiting for us. Everyone was very helpful and accommodating, which we especially appreciated after having spent a day flying to get there. Our room was very comfortable and quiet. We would gladly stay there again.

Room Tip: Our room was on the street side, not the water side, but we didn't mind at all. We were on the...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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anita b, General Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your warm review that instantly put a smile on our face. We are very happy to read that you had a great stay at the InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam and that you felt like a true royal during your stay. We work with people who are passionate by the hospitality industry and are happy you have noticed this while staying with us. I will share all of your compliments with the whole team and we genuinely hope that we may welcome you again for another stay with us. In the meantime please let me know whenever we can be of any service to you or if you would like to make a reservation for next time.

Sincerely,
Anita Bos
General Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Intercon Amstel is a true 5 stars hotel not only because of the history of the building, but also the details we found in everywhere within the hotel. The hotel deco is classic & luxury. The room we stayed was executive room, the size of bedroom & bathroom is very big & extremely comfortable. Staff was very friendly & helpful especially, their Concierge. In room dinning was also very good. Overall we had a wonderful stay in Intercon Amstel & Amsterdam. Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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anita b, General Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Dear guest,

First of all, I would like to thank you for your wonderful review. It is a great pleasure to read that you really enjoyed every aspect of the hotel and that your stay with us was a big success. Furthermore, I am very proud that our whole staff was friendly and attentive. I will share all of your compliments with our team. We genuinely hope that we may welcome you again in the Amstel hotel, in the meantime please let me know whenever we can be of any service to you.

Sincerely
Anita Bos
General Manager
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Amsterdam was the last stop on our trip. The Intercontinental Amstel is an historic hotel that is very well maintained. Sitting by the river, the views are beautiful. Our room was large and the bathroom was oversized and well appointed. The staff was extremely helpful. The check-in process was slow as you are seated with a staff member who eventually escorts you to your room. This was a nice touch but really makes the process long. Check-out is similar but a little quicker. Our stay was excellent and we really enjoyed our stay in Amsterdam, a great city!

Stayed July 2014
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anita b, General Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Primarily, we would like to thank you for your warm review that instantly put a smile on our face. We are very happy to read that you had a great last part of your trip at the InterContinental Amstel. Furthermore, we are happy that the personnel met all of your expectations. We are aware of the fact that our check-in process takes longer than average, however we hope this actually is an added value in comparison to other hotels. I will share all of your compliments with the whole team and we genuinely hope that we may welcome you again for another stay with us. In the meantime please let me know whenever we can be of any service to you or if you would like to make a reservation for next time.

Sincerely,
Anita Bos
General Manager
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was by far one of the best Intercontinental hotels we have ever stayed at.The building it itself is a piece of art,the service was impeccable,the little special touches in the room made our stay the perfect ending to our wonderful Dutch Holiday!Would go back in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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anita b, General Manager at InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, responded to this review, August 3, 2014
Dear Guest,

Firstly, we would like to thank you for your compliment and feel very honoured that you call us ‘one of the best InterContinental hotels you've ever stayed in’. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you think we’re unique from all the other Intercontinental Hotels. It’s great to read that you had a wonderful holiday here in the Netherlands and that you experienced excellent service. I will share all of your compliments with the whole team and we genuinely hope that we may welcome you again for another stay with us. In the meantime please let me know whenever we can be of any service to you or if you would like to make a reservation for next time.

Sincerely,
Anita Bos
General Manager
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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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