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“Value, no. Location, yes.” 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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Ranked #60 of 343 hotels in Amsterdam
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“Value, no. Location, yes.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Went to this hotel last summer for 2 nights. I know the city reasonaly well, and the Marriott name and the location spoke well for it.
The common areas were under a bit of repair when I was there, and while they seemed nice, they were also a bit small. Seemed to be some sort of conference going on while I was there. Never ate in the hotel.
Room was very nice, clean and modern, and fairly large by Amsterdam hotel standards. Service was good, plenty of front desk staff cleaners.
The location is really where this place shines. Right off the the main street in Amsterdam, it is close to everything you would want in the city. It is also on a bit of a side street, so it is also secluded away from the big crowds as well.
What I find odd about this place is that it is rated 5 stars. This hotel is not 5 star, though it is a very nice 4 star. But at what I paid, it was just too expensive for what I got. If price comes down, I would stay again. Overall, a bit overrated, but I would still recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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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  • 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
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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I stayed here for two nights with my fiancé, for a romantic weekend get-away. We were mostly pleased with our stay. The location is perfect, 5 minutes walk from the central train station and close to many city center attractions.

The staff was courteous and service minded. The room was quite small but nicely decorated and always clean. The breakfast was all we could ask for and more.

The one thing that holds the fifth star is the fact that you have to pay for WiFi in the room.. which in this day and age is quite unheard of to be honest.

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  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We hadn't been to Amsterdam in a number of years and though we enjoyed the city, very much, our hotel experience was the lowlight of the trip. I decided to check rates and found them lower on line than the rate we had even though I am guaranteed the lowest rate. I talked to the front desk and they adjusted the bill. Caveat emptor! Also, we were told to have breakfast either in the lounge or in the restaurant, as it is complimentary. My wife goes to the restaurant and is turned away and sent to the lounge. I was working in the lounge so I called and the manager came and assured me we had access to the restaurant for breakfast. Of course, we were turned away the next day. This is the third Renaissance property we have had problems with, in Europe, in the last three years. Needles to say, they no longer enjoy my business. They were so good a few years ago.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The hotel is very close to the train station (5min walk), modern and well maintained. I stayed there in December and have to say that the christmas decorations made it a warm and welcoming place. The staff appeared to be careful, friendly and very professional.
Our room was of decent size, offering the usual equipement for this type of hotel (safe, ironing board, TV, coffee machine...) and comfortable mattress. The only negative point is the quite low-ceiling, it was inclined on one side of the room and if you are above 1m85 and not careful you'll keep bumping into it.
Last point I would mention is the gym center which was of medium size (4 trendmills, 3 elliptical bikes, 1 bike, and a wide range of dumbells), like the hotel well maintained with staff frequently coming to ensure that there were enough towels and warm towels available.

Overall a good place to stay in Amsterdam for a reasonnable price.

  • Stayed December 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stayed for one night on a business trip.
Location is good ...close to central station and the center of amsterdam.
Rooms are really too small ....smallest that I have ever stayed at (I have stayed at many euope hotels which have small rooms but this was extremely small)
Breakfast is good and elaborate.
Staff is friendly and nice.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

I have stayed here around 7 times during the last 6 months. The service is attentive, the food is great, the rooms comfortable and nicely decorated.
It is a busy hotel, with flight crews in and out each day.
The staff are friendly, and it's central location is useful for the Metro access and tourist areas of Amsterdam.
Recommended.

Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We enjoyed our 3 night stay here. The location is great - a few short blocks from the central station but in a quieter neighborhood. The service was excellent in the restaurant and the concierge lounge. Our room was very quiet and comfortable.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Address: Kattengat 1, 1012 SZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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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:
#35 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#36 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#40 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#56 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel 5*
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