I stayed at this hotel this week for a conference at RAI and it is very close (10 minutes walking). The location is excellent, since it is in a nice neighborhood, beside a channel, with many restaurants on the way to RAI (on Scheldestraat) and also on the other direction (on Ferdinand Bolstraat). A good Thai restaurant is nearby (Naan Naam), but it is on the opposite street (Maasstraat).
Ferdinand Bolstraat also has a nice bakery (Le Pain Quotidien) and also a good supermarket (Albert Heijn) just across it. The supermarket has a small entrance, but inside is quite big and with plenty of products. There is a liquor store (Gall & Gall) inside the supermarket (with wines, beers, etc.)
There are about 3 tram stations near the hotel, that makes it easy to go to the downtown area. Ticket is 2.60 Euro one way or 7 Euros for the whole day.
The hotel is very nice. I stayed in an Executive room on a high floor, just at the corner of the building (so, I had views from 2 sides! - see attached photos). This is the only tall building in the area so the view is great! The Executive Lounge (22nd floor) is also nice (I also added some photos), and has soft drinks, juices and water + fruits during the day. At the end of afternoon there are also some beers (Belgium, Japanese and Dutch) + wines (one red and one white). The lounge also has a Nespresso machine (larger than the ones in the rooms). The drawbacks of this lounge are that it has only one computer + printer and there is never ice in the ice container (I complained about the ice for about 4-5 times).
Internet connection is by cable in the rooms and wireless in the public areas (1 hour = 6 Euros and 24 h = 12 Euros).
I would definitely stay at this hotel again and would highly recommend it to everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Contemporary High-rise Hotel with a Dutch & Japanese flair located in the cozy neighborhood De Pijp and within walking distance of the RAI Convention Center. Hotel Okura Amsterdam facilitates four restaurants of which all have been awarded by Michelin. On the 23rd floor one can find two Michelin star Ciel Bleu Restaurant. On the ground floor, Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka is located, this restaurant has been awarded one Michelin star and here chefs prepare your dishes right in front of you on the hot griddle. Then, Yamazato Restaurant, awarded one Michelin star as well, serves the authentic Japanese kaiseki cuisine. And lastly, Serre Restaurant is inspired by Ciel Bleu and has received a Bib Gourmand by Michelin which awards the great price-quality relation. Furthermore, Hotel Okura Amsterdam facilitates Nagomi Spa & Health were guests can relax by means of treatments and workouts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Okura Hotel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Okura Hotel