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“Good location for pre-cruise” 4 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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“Good location for pre-cruise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Good location to ride canal boats, and to catch a tram. Both of those are right in front of Centraal Station which is about 2-3 blocks. We took Connexxion shuttle from airport to hotel which was reasonably priced. Room was fairly small but ok for one night. It faced the street and was a bit noisy in the wee hours of the morning. I could hear people talking on the sidewalk. Concierge lounge was large and well-stocked with a friendly staff. Computer connection there was fast. We would definitely stay there again because of location. Front desk staff was friendly and we were able to get our room before noon which was helpful after a sleepless overnight transatlantic flight.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The appropriate rating for my overall experience would have been 3.5 or Good. There were pluses and some drawbacks for this property. The hotel is well located, very close to the train station and well within walking distance to major sightseeing. The hotel staff were all very nice and helpful. On the other hand, the hotel layout was disjointed. Our room was in the 900's but located on the 3rd floor and we had to take two different elevators (and a very long walk) to get to the room. The room was small but comfortable enough.

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  • Stayed September 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

What a delightful hotel with a super friendly staff. The location is perfect in the center of everything and every staff member we encountered went out of their way to accommodate.
The rooms are comfortable, food is tasty and the atmosphere is fun.

  • Stayed July 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I did not like the tiny room I had at this hotel. There was even a part of the wall that stuck out above my tv and desk and when I walked into the room, I had to lean to the left in order to not hit my head on the wall. Not exactly the most comfortable room. Also, the air conditioning did not work and neither did the internet. I dont know if I just received one of the least favorable rooms this time around, but if all the rooms were like that, I would not stay at this hotel again. The front desk staff and door staff were really nice though. Hotel was clean which is very important!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Just got back from a one week stay at the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel. My room was ready when I arrived at 9am. Only draw back was it was a very long walk and two elevator trips. My room was huge, bathroom had a heated floor and the bed was super comfy. The hotel is well situated for sightseeing and walking the city. I found the staff to be very helpful, especially Otto. He gave me great tips for getting around and was very friendly. The location is very close to the main train station so getting to/from the airport or taking day trips to the countryside is very convenient. There is also a very close tram stop. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 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 September 21, 2012

This is a wonderful hotel with helpful and friendly staff. The location is great being so close to Amsterdam Central station. It is close to all of the the things to do here. Access to the clubroom is a bit pricy but if you would like a place to get work done with peers or a place to grab a quick breakfast and an evening beer, wine, and/or snack it is worthwhile.

This is a great location for tourists. The hotel is in a quiet location and a short walk or bike to anywhere you would like to go.

  • Stayed September 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

I stayed here twice, for a few days at the beginning of a trip and for one night at the end. This is a large hotel with very contemporary decor so if you prefer 'old world' Amsterdam, this is not for you. It's right near the train station and within a nice walk to both the '9 Streets' shopping area and several canal house museums. The service was good but not warm and even a little brusque at times although the front desk clerk who checked us in was delightful and unusually welcoming. She deserves a raise and promotion! Although I always stay at Marriotts, this was my first stay at its Renaissance brand and for me, it was a little too modern and business-like. Also, the Marriott on the other side of town has much larger rooms and a great restaurant. The restaurant at the Renaissance had very slow service with only one waiter taking care of both the bar and the entire cafe. The food was only fair. Furthermore, although the room seemed clean, on our first night, I was disgusted to discover a large finger nail clipping on the bathroom vanity that clearly had not been carefully cleaned.

Room Tip: Some rooms are larger and look out at church dome instead of at courtyard.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#38 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#44 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#56 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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