My daughters (ages 13 and 10) and I just had a wonderful 3 night stay at the Ambassade and will be flying back to the US tomorrow. Thanks to TA for the great recommendation. I chose the Ambassade over other five star hotels in Amsterdam, e.g. Grand Sofitel and Intercontinental, and have no regrets.
Pros: Location is superb for those who want to be in a the most beautiful and upscale part of Amsterdam. The hotel is located on a canal and is a 10-15 minute walk to most major attractions, e.g. Anne Frank, Van Gogh Museum, canal cruises, etc. There are many great restaurants, cafes, and stores for shopping around the corner or within a few blocks, yet, at night it's a quiet residential area so no problem with noise for sleeping.
Service is impeccable. Front desk will help with tours, tickets, etc. I emailed them while I was in Paris because my internet was not working and I asked if they could get tickets for Ann Frank, and Van Gogh museums. They promptly took care of my requests and my tickets were waiting for me upon arrival. Always friendly and willing to answer all questions.
Breakfast is served in a beautiful space overlooking the canal and the buffet has a wide array of offerings and is tasty. For those who prefer to eat out, there are plenty of options in the area.
Interiors furnishings are tasteful and the owner has an extensive art collection which is displayed throughout the hotel.
Cons: We had a triple room and it was adequate in space - not huge, but not small, and had 20 foot ceilings which helps - but I heard some single guests saying that their rooms were small. I think if you request a single, those rooms may be small so you may want to specify a larger room.
Otherwise, there are no cons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over the years, the Ambassade Hotel has expanded considerably. Starting with just one canal-side building in 1953, it now has 58 hotel rooms distributed among 10 of these buildings. Eight of these canal-side homes are on the "Herengracht" canal, while two others are located on the "Singel" canal. Other buildings are in use by the Ambassade Hotel too, but for other purposes: a few houses further along the Herengracht is the hotel's Float & Massage Centre known as Koan Float and 150 meters further along the Singel canal you will find the hotel's conference room. Except for the building at 335 Herengracht, all the canal-side buildings are physically interconnected. So as not to unnecessarily damage the original character of these canal-side homes, small sets of stairs and landings can be found at various places in the halls and in some of the rooms themselves to bridge the differences in floor elevations between the buildings. Over the years, two lifts have been installed, making all rooms easily accessible. The canal houses have been carefully restored to maintain their authentic character and all rooms and suites have been stylishly furnished and decorated. The furnishings are predominantly Louis XV/XVI style with the use of colorful fabrics and in all rooms and public areas you will find original paintings by artists from the famous Cobra movement. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam