We were on the first floor with extremely high ceilings in the old fashioned style, very, very tall windows and awesomely beautiful drapes. I don't remember anything wrong with our sink. The huge tub was great for soaking and the beds comfortable. The location was great and reception was pleasant. I loved the Orient Express motif in the bar. Most of the furniture and accessories in the bar were from one of the old dining cars. My only complaint was that the room was too hot and we had to sleep on top of all the covers. It appeared that the air conditioning was not working. When I mentioned this a couple of days later, they explained that the hotel was a "green" hotel and when it is colder outside than inside the air won't work as you are expected to open the windows to cool off. That was all well and good except our windows were 6 or 8 feet tall and were of the transom type that have to be pulled open from the top. The hotel is actually three different buildings and perhaps the negative reviews all come from the same building which is actually older than the others. All in all we were quite happy with the hotel except for the thermostat that didn't work.
- 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