We stayed for just a couple of nights at this property in early February. We wanted to take in the sights at Amsterdam before heading home from Germany.
The hotel is in a great location where there are a lot of restaurants and shopping places. It is near the Dam and you can walk to pretty much all the tourist attractions like the red light district, Anne Frank's house, Van Gogh museum, Madame Tussaud, etc.
They have pitchers of cold water with citrus by the Front Desk which one can help oneself to and makes for a refreshing drink. The lobby is very pretty and cozy. It looks like a sitting room which it probably was before as the hotel used to be a mansion.
The rooms are not very big but reasonably clean and comfortable. I just have to mention that I found it rather odd that the bathroom/toilet did not have an exhaust fan despite the fact that there were no windows inside the bathroom. I was actually quite bothered because I shared the room with a colleague.
The amenities are by Ritual and had soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion.
Sleep quality was good and the bed was quite comfortable.
Breakfast was excellent as well as the service. I enjoyed the coffee so much as well as the croissants and freshly-squeezed juices. Although the restaurants outside also offer Dutch and English breakfasts and charge lower.
Wifi is free although they will ask to access and post on your Facebook so friends will know that you're billeted there.
Front desk staff was quite helpful especially the lady from Surinam who was quite pleasant. The guy who checked us in was not as friendly and couldn't even find our Agoda booking at first.
Overall, this hotel certainly succeeded in giving customer satisfaction.
- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Convent Hotel
- Amsterdam Sofitel
- 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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