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“Best hotel in Amsterdam” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Okura Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands (De Pijp)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 355 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Best hotel in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

I have just returned from Amsterdam after a weekend at hotel Okura.
I must admit I had rather high hopes of a good stay and I was not disappointed.
From the moment I arrived the treatment was impeccable, from the front desk staff to the cleaners.
After reading reviews I asked for a room ending in 17, these are corner rooms with a 180 degree view of north and west.
The rooms are fabulous with espresso maker, large LCD tv, the bed was like sleeping on a cloud and it's the first time I have ever had a pillow menu !
The tram into town is convenient but they do stop at midnight.
If it is luxury you are after, look no further, my next stay in Amsterdam will definitely be at Okura.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

My husband and I spent 3 nights at the Okura last week. We both wanted a quiet location and this hotel seemed to fit the bill. It was fantastic. It is far enough away from the seriously touristy spots to be quiet and close via a 5 minute tram ride to anywhere. I walked the neighbourhood alone to visit a local supermarket and it was full of young parents with kids and young professionals on bikes. So safe. The tram is a block around the corner.
I cannot say enough about the staff and the room. The mattress was memory foam with inner spring. There was a pillow menu with at least 8 different pillows to choose from. Remote controls beside the bed controlled curtains, lights, alarm, tv and temperature. Nespresso coffee makers and fab TV and the bathrooms were amazing and included TV there also and seriously hi tek toilet (never thought I would be reviewing a toilet, but its fab).
The staff were amazing and every room service call took about 5 minutes or less for delivery. Internet was included in every room and because we upgraded last minute to a JR suite, high speed was free also.
It does not have a "wow" factor from the outside but inside it most definately does. Spa facilities are lovely and the pool is very large. Restaurants and bar on 23rd floor are 5 star plus for food and ambience. We were on 19th floor and view of Amsterdam was just lovely.
I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone who loves all home amenities and a quiet romantic time or a family with kids or a business trip. If you are up for party weekend in Amsterdam stay somewhere else closer to noise.
Off the charts good for a city hotel anywhere in the world. I can compare it to many in NY and it wins.
Negative is breakfast buffet was overpriced at 30eu a head but if it is included in room its very nice. There are several restaurants nearby that serve breakfast though for far less. Dont skip it if you think you are stuck away from other food options.

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for five nights with two children. All of us were very happy. Comfortable rooms good health club with indoor pool. And the most important the hotel has a choise of great restaurants. There is realy no need to leave the hotel at night. You have the most outstanding restaurants indoor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

My daughter and I spent three nights at the Hotel Okura.
The location was perfect, only a short tram ride to the centre. It was quiet, and the room was lovely. We had a corner room with a view of the canal and the city. The staff assisted with printing our boarding tickets as well as assisting with tours and excursions. The bathroom was really lovely, the beds great and the room spacious. The front staff was friendly, organized and very helpful. We used the bikes from the hotel (12 euro for 24 hours) and they were super. I would like every hotel to be of this quality.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I recently stayed in the Okura for a long weekend with some friends. The hotel was about a 10 min drive in to the centre of Amsterdam which was perfect for us. The entrance to the hotel (v plush) sets the scene for the rest of the hotel. The rooms are very spacious, comfy and you cannot hear anything else in the hotel. The bathrooms are luxurious with a walk in shower and a bath (with a handy tv on the wall). This is one of the hotels you walk in and feel very special to be there. The japanese restaurant in the hotel was also fabulous - great food and wine, otherwise taking a short trip in to the centre of Amsterdam where there are plenty of places to eat and drink too. Would love to come back one day soon.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 1, 2012

The Hotel Okura Amsterdam was an outstanding luxury hotel. My daughter and I stayed four days-three nights and loved everything about our first time experience in Amsterdam. The hotel was recommened to us from a friend of my daughters and we were very happy. The hotel itself is beautiful when you walk inside (the outside isn't very attractive when you drive up so don't be alarmed). The lobby is lovely and has an Asian feel and decor. The hotel is along a canal and we ate outside after we checked in and had an outstanding late lunch. The professional staff who checked us in were wonderful and upgraded our room without asking to a jr. suite whch was so nice. The rooms are extremely large, very spacious and lovely decor with very comfortable bedding. We both had three wonderful nights of sleep which was great because of all the walking and biking we did in the city. The conciege was extremely helpful, friendly and nice and we were able to get museum passes, train tickets and outstanding reservations at restaurants in the city. Breakfast was included each morning and the choices on the buffet were delicious with lots to choose from. The hotel isn't in the heart of the action which we loved most about the Okura. We were able to really get a true feeling of the city of Amsterdam and it's neighborhoods. The area isn't noisy and it's easy to get to anywhere you want to go. Amazing local and incredible restaurans that are walking distance. The next time we are visitng Amsterdam we will only stay at the Hotel Okura.

Room Tip: Everything about the hotel was outstanding. You will love the bathrooms which are extremely large.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 July 28, 2012

The hotel was suggested by one of our dutch clients and it was a very good surprise, a bit far from the city center and perhaps not so appealing from the outside (that 70s style looking building) but inside it was a very different world. Professional staff, elegant yet simple lobby/room/facilities, very clean. Incredible breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > De Pijp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Okura Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 300
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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