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“Great Marriott property in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kattengat 1, 1012 SZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Houston, Texas
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“Great Marriott property in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

To begin our river cruise vacation, we stayed at this Renaissance Inn for two nights for a pre-cruise staging. Never having been to Amsterdam, I can’t compare this hotel to others in the city. However, having stayed in many different European hotels, I have to say that our overall impression was favorable.

If you arrive at the train station in Amsterdam (called Central Station - which is easy to do via the direct train from the airport), it is a quick 10-15 minute walk to the hotel. The hotel website has walking directions from the train station. We arrived at the hotel around 10:45 AM and were surprised to find that we were given a room and allowed to check in. This is great after flying overnight from the U.S. if you need to catch a nap.

We were given a queen room on the 5th floor that overlooked a nice tree lined street. The room was large by European standards and although the bed looked inviting, we decided to explore the city some before heading off to sleep. The hotel concierge provided a detailed map and explanation of the city and we set out to explore Amsterdam. We decided to visit the Anne Frank museum, which turned out to be a comfortable walk along canals southwest of the hotel.

The hotel is located on the west side of the inner circle of canals so it is an easy walk to many of the famous (and infamous) parts of Amsterdam. As I mentioned, the train station is close and that is where the terminus for the trams are so we were able to use those also in our exploration of the city for the two days we were there. A day pass for use on the trams in 7.50 €.

Room details – queen bed room, large bathroom, in room safe, all bathroom amenities, nice LCD TV, etc. Everything you need in a city hotel. The hotel staff was friendly, helpful, and all spoke English. There is a large convention center across the street so I imagine this hotel caters to business travelers but tourists also seemed to be fairly prevalent. We didn’t use the restaurant or bar facilities but looking into the areas, they seemed very nice. At any rate, as I said, the hotel is inside the inner circle of canals so there are restaurants and bars galore all within an easy walk. A word of caution – walking around Amsterdam can be dangerous because bicyclists rule in this city. Watch out for the bikes! We needed a taxi at the end of our stay for our trip to the port for our river cruise and the availability of taxis right in front of the hotel was great.

Two nights, booked through our travel agent, cost $568.00. Expensive (then again, not that expensive if you have stayed in NYC lately) but overall, this is a nice hotel, close to everything, and if you are a Marriott rewards member, a definite stay. Enjoy this unique city while staying at a nice Marriott properties hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I have visited this hotel 5 times in 2010/2011 this is a very good location from the airport to central city as not so bad via taxi and also you can get the train from airport directly to the station and the hotel is just 2 minutes walk from the station. The hotel is very good for walking into the city centre but in a nice location. The hotel has a small reception as just off the street but opens up into a nice lounge and restaurant area. It also has a nice pavement cafe and public traditional bar attached. The hotel own the Koepelkerk which is linked to the hotel via an underground tunnel this is a beautiful building with some history and great for a special event.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We returned just over a week ago from a 3 night stay. The rooms were modern, clean and very comfortable. The concierge service was excellent, especially ``Ben`` who rushed to our rescue with wafer biscuits when our 4 year old son bumped his head on the ramp railing during check in. It set the tone for us. The hotel is a great location, on a quiet street but 5 minute walk to Centraal Station. There are lots of decent restaurants close by. Dam Square, Anne Frank House, etc. all within a 15 minute walk. We ate in the hotel lounge our first night and the food served up was tapas style and extremely tasty. The lounge is very modern with chill lounge music playing, adding to the whole relaxed vibe. Our son had a nap on one of the comfy couches while we had some refreshments. There are a few other restaurants on site but we didn`t get a chance to try them. The only disappointment was the lack of swimming pool for our son, but you can`t have everything. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 July 10, 2012

A bit of a walk from dam square in the cold winter months,nice warm comfy hotel,modern

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I loved my stay at the Renaissance Amsterdam hotel. Everything about this place was right. The location is excellent. In a beautiful part of the city, 5 minutes walk to the central station. Everything else is about a 10 - 15 minutes walk. The neighborhood is quiet and beautiful.

The hotel itself is very well maintained and comfortable. The rooms were all modern, furnished well and very clean. Looks like everything was fairly new. Very comfortable and cozy bed. Good size rooms. We had a king size bed in ours. The room is equipped with a hot water kettle and coffee and tea. The staff is very helpful and polite.

The big downside to this hotel is that it does not have free wi-fi. We paid 20 Euros for wi-fi each night. That is ridiculous!!! The rooms are not sound proof. Even though our windows and doors were closed we could hear outside noise. But nothing that would disturb your sleep. They also could not do an early check-in for us. So if you are arriving early you might have to wait to check-in. We did not try their room service or their restaurants. So cannot comment on their food.

Overall a comfortable hotel. Might be a bit over-priced after including taxes and the additional wi-fi prices.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Hotel is central, 5 minutes from Dam square& from Centraal station, walking distance of canal boats. Comfortable beds, the 900 rooms are a bit of a long way away from the main hotel though.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Ok,i stayed in the Renaissance Amstterdam in June 2012 for the 3rd time and i must say that this hotel just gets better everytime.The beds are amazingly comfortable and the hotel gives the all round air of quality.
The only moan i can have is that the WI-FI is not free..!!!!
Surely a hotel chain of this stature could lay on free WI-FI to their guests as a lot of small hotels do..

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kattengat 1, 1012 SZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#42 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#47 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#58 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 405
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