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“Lovely 5* hotel in quiet location but close to Central Station” 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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“Lovely 5* hotel in quiet location but close to Central Station”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a 2 night short break at the Renaissance in August 2013, we arrived mid morning so our room was not ready so we checked in and left our luggage with the concierge while we went for a look around the city centre. The Central Station is only a few hundred metres away but the Renaissance is in a quiet road so there is hardly any traffic and there was no problem with noise at any time, perfect location.
The check desks were very busy when we returned at 3pm but it did not take long to get our room keys, unfortunately the first set did not work so we had to get a replacement set but this only took moments.
Our room was on the first floor and had a king size bed for us and an extra bed for our son, the extra bed meant that the room had less space to move around in but it did not feel cramped. The quality of the room, beds, bedding and furnishing was excellent and the bathroom had an excellent walk in shower.
We only ate breakfast at the hotel but this was very good, there was an adequate selection of hot and cold buffet items and the service was very good, no complaints at all. There were loads of restaurants nearby so we ate the rest of our meals outside the hotel. The lobby, restaurant, lounge and other public areas were all of a very high standard, spotless and well maintained.
At the end of our stay check out was very efficient an quick, again we left our luggage with the concierge while we went around town before our departure time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Can walk to hotel from train. Many great places to eat nearby. Rooms are loud can hear your neighbors and the people in the hall. Can get interesting at 5 am on a Saturday night!
Great bed very comfortable. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Hotel is well located to tourist activity, easy walk to station (train to airport) and many tourist attractions. Room and breakfast were fine. Own garage if you own/rent a car. Hotel was quite busy which meant we needed to wait for service at the reception.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I completed my 3rd stay at the Renaissance last month, and it has really improved since my first visit in 2007. The hotel common areas are totally updated, and the concierge lounge is among the best I have found in Europe in a Marriott property. You will do some walking (or take the tram) to find the tourist destinations, but you can't beat the location if you are arriving by train. Literally a five minute walk. The rooms are fully updated, and most renovations appear complete. This is a fine hotel, and one that I will return to again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The location is perfect, easily accessible from Central Station, which allows you to take a train from Schiphol Airport. The rooms are very clean, modern and comfortable. The staff are attentive, gracious and helpful. The lounge for Marriott gold and platinum members is so much better than the lounges in US properties, and is open all day and late into the night. It's a wonderful place to relax and read and have a bit to eat (wonderful food).

Room Tip: Try to get a room that does not face the street, at least not on a lower floor.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We arrived for a few days pre cruise and were happy that our exxisson hotel shuttle dropped us off right at the hotel. It is kind of in a side street, which at first take made it hard to spot when we went for a walk, but once we got our bearings realized the location was perfect. The free wifi in the lobby was useful once someone showed us the trick to connect. Rooms were lovely, bed comfortable, temperature a little hard to control. They give out free maps so no need to buy one, as we did. Walking distance to Ann Frank house, make sure to buy tix in advance, line was hours long without them, and central station. The pedestrian walk behind the hotel has a supermarket with a bank ATM, places to eat and stores to shop. It goes from the first canal up to dam square. Great way to walk without worry about getting hit by a bike :). It was raining one night so we ate in the hotel. Food was excellent. A little confusion since the restaurant has a closed sign and they serve in the outdoor cafe in the summer months so others thought they couldn't be served. "Navigator" who gives help was kind of gruff when we asked directions. Not as friendly as all the rest of the staff. We had a problem with our door lock, key code kept wiping out, required several trips back to the front desk...a long walk.

Room Tip: See if u can get one closer to the elevator, not a usual tip but the hotel is large and it can be a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Suffering with arthritis I am a big fan of Renaissance Hotels, having experienced sleeping in their superbly comfortable beds that I wake up without any aches & pains! So I was a little disappointed that the bed was not as comfortable as I have slept in previously at other Renaissance properties

However, everything else about this hotel was brilliant. It's location is perfect being just a few minutes walk from Central Station and also a few steps from the canals, shops, cafes
The hotel staff were wonderful, when we checked in the receptionist offered us a room closer to the lift without us asking, and we arrived to a nice bright & comfortable room in a convenient spot!

The breakfast was excellent, if you did not find what you were looking for amongst the extensive choice the staff would cook it for you....always with a big smile nothing was too much trouble

We dined in the hotel and found the food & ambience most acceptable. The lobby was always busy with free WiFi users!! The gym looked well equipped and immaculately clean

This is a lovely hotel, with exceptional staff who really look after guests. I would thoroughly recommend it and would stay there again myself if I could be sure of a more comfortable "Marriott Style" bed

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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:
#36 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#37 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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