My opinion of the Convent Hotel is definitely jaded by the size of my room--which was ridiculously small. I reserved a standard room and I was given the opportunity to upgrade upon check-in. However, the standard room was not cheap and I thought it would be sufficient. I was wrong. The room was tiny, barely enough room to walk along the sides of the bed. The walls were slanted, which made the room feel even more claustrophobic. The decor was dated, the closet space was severely limited and there was no drawer space. Therefore, I couldn't even unpack my bags. So, if you're considering staying here, be cognizant of the spatial limitations or upgrade to a larger and more expensive room.
Despite the negatives, the hotel staff is professional and helpful. The hotel is centrally located--close to the train station, the old town and the Dam area. The Concierge/bell hops are especially helpful.
Lastly, my favorite restaurant in Amsterdam was De Belhamel. Great atmosphere/service and the food is outstanding. If you're going on a Friday or Saturday--call ahead for reservations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- REDEFINING LUXURY AND TIME INK Hotel Amsterdam redefines luxury into the freedom of time. The hotel is build upon local heritage, as it was formerly known as the headquarters of newspaper “De Tijd”. ‘Time’ is the signature of INK Hotel Amsterdam and has ruled the design of the hotel. The hotel living room, once the place where stories were written and printed, will now turn into the F&B concept. This hotel will boast a unique food concept and iconic bar with a convivial cast offering high-end cocktails. At INK Hotel Amsterdam YOU define your time: whether you work, play or sleep. INK STORY INK Hotel Amsterdam houses a rich history. Formerly the building was functioning as the headquarters of the Dutch newspaper “De Tijd” from 1904 to 1986. This illustrious past has been translated into the modern boutique design made by Concrete Architects. In the design you will discover different and surprising elements, all relating to its past. Time is the new luxury: the time to read in the pressroom; the time to write, to draw, to discover, to smile at others, to socialise, to share, to enjoy... endlessly. INK HOTEL IN AMSTERDAM INK Hotel Amsterdam will be the perfect place to stay, work, play and relax. Its location in the center of Amsterdam is ideal for visiting the city. It is a five-minute walk from Central Station, situated next to Dam Square. From the moment you enter, the hotel will show it’s characteristic design. A small square, in the midst of the hotel shows the original state of the canal houses. As one of the few, this hotel will have her own courtyard. Inspired by the past, the hotel plays with the hectic energy of a pressroom. The F&B concept will offer a unique all-day food and drink concept. There is a garden room that offers meeting facilities and private dinning. The hotel has 149 rooms, including 4 Suites, each personalised with their own story. INK Hotel Amsterdam is part of the MGallery collection. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Convent Hotel
- Amsterdam Sofitel