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“A bit of a surprise” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #87 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
Cheshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A bit of a surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had not booked this Hotel but were moved here by the Arthur Frommer had rain ingress in their rooms so could not be used.
We only recieved that news on trying to book in the AF, so were a little shocked especially as I spend a lot of time reviewing location and hotel - we prefer a smaller hotel ina quiet area, but what could we do!
Upon arrival at the Convent we received a wonderful reception with lots of information about the local area and Amsterdam in general.
Our room was large - a king size bed, armchair, Tv tea/coffe mini bar, and a full bath / shower over.
I note others have commented on the decor and the fact the hotel is getting a makeover so lets just say it was totally fine for the 2 nights we were there, clean quiet and comfortable.
I was at first concerned as was told it was near Dam Sq - NOT our type of holiday, but in fact its on the street behind so it was fine. There are trams and buses on the street but as Amsterdam is so easy to walk thats what we did.
The llocation is good for just about everything - just 10 mins to Central station. For us the best part was the closeness to the canal ring and Jordaan. Across the road and down 2 alleys brought us onto Singel and a stones throw to Greenwoods. Perfect. Across the canals and into the small streets full of bars and restaurants which are so very different from much of Amsterdam.

Room Tip: many of the rooms have windows to an interbnal atrium
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hotel is not great. Although it was near city center, the hotel itself was in desperate need of renovation. Our room was overall a bit outdated and in need of updating. The bathroom was terrible - sink had many cracks and discoloration.
We would not recommend this hotel to future travelers.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We paid for a superior room, with wood beam ceiling, but unfortunately the lighting system (quickly repaired) and shower/bath (unable to be repaired) did not work. Reception staff were quick to change our room to one of more modern rooms, which wasn't really what we wanted. The hotel facilities are very basic and public space small to medium sizes. WiFi was poor. Very good location, near to main train station and other tourist sights. If we wasn't for the location and the staff, it would be an average hotel, not really MGallery Collection.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ufa, Russia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I rate this hotel as excellent due to the location - in the downtown. Clean and nice rooms, even though the hotel has an old history.
We didn't use restaurant, so can not estimate the quality and assortment.
The staff was very friendly. The lady from reception (Anjai - if I remember correct) helped me a lot with the return of the rented bikes to the Yellow Bike office, because we left Amsterdam and Yellow Bike office was closed. I am so thankful for that!
WiFi was free at the hotel with good speed.
I advise visitors to attend sauna - clean and hot!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I stayed here for 2 nights and thought it was a great central location in Amsterdam, not far from Central Station and easy to reach Dam Square and the museums. One of the main tram lines runs down the street so it's easy to get further afield if desired. The hotel is reasonable enough and perfectly comfortable but could do with a bit of a polish, it's got everything it should but it's missing something to make it shine. The décor is perhaps a little traditional for my taste but I'm sure some people would like it. The AC in the rooms is not very good and it was really hot at night. The pillows were huge but even 1 was too big to sleep comfortably and I woke with a sore neck. The staff were all very good, breakfast was good. I'd possibly stay here again for the location but would consider other hotels first.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tampa, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely hotel in Amsterdam center. Close to a large variety must see attractions. Tons of shopping, central train station, museums and the must visit Royal Palace. Convenient to tram lines, underground and the central train station.

Room Tip: Purchase a walking tour through Amsterdam Tourism office on line. We did and had a great experience.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Perfect for Central Station, we arrived at 10.00am and I had paid to have an early check in. Room was clean, basic room so view was of apartments opposite but no problem with that.
Good for tram stops and 5 minutes to Dam Square.
Breakfast was good and staff friendly, would recommend this as a place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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:
#50 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#54 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#70 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#78 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection 4*
Number of rooms: 148
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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