This is a centrally located hotel situated near to Dam Square and within minutes of both the legendary Red Light and China Town areas of the City.
If like myself you like to make your own way to and from the airport whenever you can instead of simply getting a taxi, then this hotel is ideal as it is within easy walking distance from the main train station.
Be aware that Amsterdam appears to be most ‘stoned’ city in Europe with the smell of Cannabis everywhere which includes the areas around this hotel.
Fortunately it is made very clear that there is no smoking [of anything] in the hotel and there is a hefty fine if you decide to break that rule [150 Euros] along with being asked to leave.
The hotel bar is fashioned to resemble a train carriage, however if 7 Euro’s for a simple White Russian cocktail is a guide, then it may have proven a wise move not to make use of those particular facilities.
As with other hotels, a breakfast for 25 Euros each would have to be something spectacular to justify that price tag, however as we didn’t take breakfast at the hotel it may well have been spectacular but I can’t comment on this.
The breakfasts we did take, were nearby and ranged from 4.95 to 6.95 Euros each
The staff speak several European languages and are very helpful especially when dealing with an issue with the room which seemed significantly smaller than that advertised – more suited for a single visitor really.
Courteous discussions having been concluded and a compromise over a room upgrade price saw us moved to a larger room with a suitably roomier bed!
The minibar is not the charlatan version which charges you for simply moving an item but is small and yet big enough to accommodate a fair size milk [Melk] carton and other items required to be kept cool.
A trouser press is provided however there is no room safe, that said the security of the lobby includes room key access to use the lift which was a nice touch.
Leaving aside the rather weak air conditioning, this is a very clean and comfortable hotel in an ideal location with exceptionally helpful staff.
I would definitely recommend this hotel and would have no concerns about staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 100 % non-smoking hotel is located in the lively heart of Amsterdam between the Central Station and the Royal Palace (on the Dam). Also within easy reach of Schiphol Airport. Housed in three historic buildings - 13th and 14th century monasteries anda 19th century printing factory - the hotel offers 148 non-smoking rooms. For a cozy lunch or dinner try our "Duke of Windsor" Bar & Brasserie. Public parking (200 cars) under our street. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Convent Hotel
- Amsterdam Sofitel