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The Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, 1012 RE Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Canoas
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8 hotel reviews
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“Superb hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is a superb hotel. We arrived pretty tired but were welcomed with smiles and courtesy. Staff was also very helpful when giving restaurant advice.

The bedroom was very comfortable, and the bathtub was great. Lots of nice toiletries. Plenty of space, a comfortable chair, a desk, a kettle with different varieties of tea and coffee. But most of all an excellent bed. I wish I could sleep in such a comfortable bed whenever I travel.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Amsterdam is a party town so if you want a quiter night, try for a room that doesn't overlook th...
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beauchamp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Ideal location for The Centre, quality shops,The Dam and wide range of Restaurants. Train from Airport (3.90 euros) to Central Station and the 7 minute walk to Hotel recommended. Haesje Claes Restaurant brilliant but must book.To avoid endless queue for Anne Franks, book on-line.
Watch out for bikes coming from all directions. Warm reception from helpful staff and generally very pleased with Hotel. Unlucky with staff shortage for replenishing buffet dishes and clearing breakfast tables. Bedrooms size not generous and bathroom a bit close to beds. Lighting poor for reading and powdering your nose (I'm told). Beds and linen of very high standard. Would definitely re-book if we return to Amsterdam.

Room Tip: The higher the floor the better. Our 3rd Floor was very quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seattle, Washington
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The saving grace of this hotel is the location. The staff is outstanding and helpful. However the hotel is badly in need of refreshing. The carpets are very dirty, bed was lumpy, toilet flushing iffy and if you open your window be prepared for noise all night. I don't think this is worth the price.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The location is perfect in the heart of Amsterdam , rooms was nice but must be renovated old bathrooms , reception very friendly specially mr TAREK he did his best to help us , breakfast was not special but okie , bed was very comfortable and the checkout was quick and professional

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very friendly and helpful reception staff. High standard room on 5th Floor. Deep bath and powerful shower. Plenty fluffy towels and towelling robes with slippers.Great comfortable king size bed. Lovely gift bag left in room with chocs and place mats when we arrived back on our first day. Plush lounge and bar. The bar staff very friendly. Hotel is a short walk from Central Station and Dam Square. We purchased a 2 days tram ticket which was ideal for further away areas such as Van Gogh museum and Dutch resistence museum. Amsterdam has fantastic restaurants, bars and coffee shops. Very relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Went for a short visit to Amsterdam and was my first visit. We got the train direct from the airport to Central Station Amsterdam. This hotel is really easy to find literally a 10 minute walk from the station. It looks small from the outside but quite large inside. Our room was great and we had booked a kings sized bed. All the facilities in room you would expect and very clean. Not noisy at all in fact very quiet and great nights sleep. There are loads of restaurants, bars,coffee shops near to the hotel and its 5 minutes to Dam Square and 5 minutes to main street/shops. Buses and tram stops outstide hotel but every tram/bus is at the central station. You can walk to almost every tourist attractions from here. Highly recommend this hotel.Queing absolutely mad at all museums recommend queue busting tickets.Reception staff very helpful and you can store your bags until your train/flight is due.

Room Tip: upgrade to a king size bed!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, 1012 RE 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 Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#46 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#52 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#60 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#70 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection 4*
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

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