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.
- 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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