I liked this hotel and enjoyed my stay but could not claim that for the price I paid it represented particularly good value for money. The location is great, a short walk from Central Station and right in the town centre so handy for trams, shops etc. The hotel itself must have been luxurious twenty years ago but I doubt it has seen much change since then, everything is clean and well maintained but from the décor to the small, slow lifts it is very dated. My room was a good size with decent furniture and a large, comfortable bed but the bathroom was small, rather sparse and had no ventilation. While I was content with my accommodation the temperature was a problem, judging from the dial on the retro air conditioner it was 24 Celsius when I arrived, scorching for my taste, and playing with the various switches and knobs made no discernible difference so I slept with the windows open. The staff were generally conscientious, efficient and polite; checking in and out was smooth and the staff in the restaurant were very pleasant. Unfortunately the exception to the rule is what sticks in my mind and the concierge from whom we collected our bags when completing check in on Thursday afternoon did his job staggeringly badly. He kept a friend and I waiting without acknowledging our presence while he finished a lengthy phone call, once this was done he immediately began another and then, just in case his contempt wasn’t quite plain enough, embarked on a third. When he finally deigned to allow us to collect our luggage he shouted at us as if he were admonishing naughty school children for a reason that he was apparently too important to elucidate. Maybe he was having a really bad day and is normally the epitome of courtesy or maybe he is an ignorant, conceited misanthrope who should not be working in a service industry. The highlight of my stay was breakfast which was thoroughly enjoyable. It is served in the winter garden which is beautiful, the staff were very happy for a friend who was staying elsewhere to join us and the buffet was excellent in variety, quality and quantity. I’d have been quite content with breakfast anyway but to top it off it includes Prosecco and pretty good Prosecco at that, a really nice way to start the day. I’d say that generally the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky did most things quite well and one brilliantly but if you charge 150 Euros a night and an additional 30 for breakfast your guests are more likely to remember being welcomed to an overheated 1990’s time capsule by a rude concierge than a good visit subsequent to that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky hotel in Amsterdam is located in the very heart of the city, right on the central Dam square near many major tourist and business attractions. Situated in a historical building that dates back to 1865, the hotel combines a traditional feel with the comfort and style of modern conveniences. Numerous Amsterdam tourist attractions are within easy walking distance of the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, including the Royal Palace, Nieuwe Kerk, Anne Frank House, Van Gogh museum, red-light district, and Heineken Brewery. The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is also quite convenient for business travelers, with public transportation readily available to access places like the RAI Convention Center, Schiphol Airport, and World Trade Center.The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky offers a total of 468 stylish guest rooms, including one split-level suite, six luxurious junior suites, and 35 fully equipped apartments. Stop by the fitness center for a workout or relax with a soothing massage after your busy day. If you arrive by car, the hotel has a parking attendant at your service and a secure paid garage. Excellent public transportation connections take you all around Amsterdam, with bus and tram stops right outside the hotel. The central train station is only five minutes away and Schiphol Amsterdam Airport is just a 25 minute taxi or car ride.There is no shortage of fine food and drink at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky. Enjoy the hotel’s exquisite buffet breakfast, served every morning in the Summer Garden and glass-roofed Winter Garden. The hotel restaurant Reflet offers an à la carte dinner selection and menu of belle époque French style cuisine. Grand Café Mathilde offers a great selection of homemade tea, liqueurs, and an exceptional view of the Dam plaza. The hotel is also home to the Wynand Fockink Distillery, which dates back to 1679, where you can taste and buy top gins and liqueurs, and its Golden Palm Bar offers a wide variety of the refreshing cocktails.The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is considered the largest conference hotels in the Netherlands and Belgium, offering an impressive assortment of facilities to help make sure your events are successful. Conference facilities include 22 fully equipped and air-conditioned function rooms, which can accommodate groups of any size up to 1600 people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nh Hotels Amsterdam
- Nh Hotel Amsterdam