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“Mixed Feelings,Mainly Positive” 4 of 5 stars
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Ambassade Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #9 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Rufford England
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Mixed Feelings,Mainly Positive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for four nights,to celebrate a wedding anniversary.
There are many good things about this hotel.The location is excellent,in the centre of the "nine streets" area,and our superior room overlooking the canal was very comfortable and well fitted.The hotel is very nicely fitted out,with most interesting art works.Special praise goes to the front desk staff,who were universally helpful and charming.
I do have some reservations however.I was surprised as to the absence of a bar in a hotel of this rating and price,Although there are public rooms where one can order a drink,the lack of a dedicated facility affects the atmosphere.We found the breakfasts disappointing,and went elsewhere after our first morning.My chief complaint is about price.Our room(without breakfast) cost almost 400 euros a night,which seems excessive,but as the hotel was full,my views are obviously in the minority!
Having said this,I would have no hesitation in staying at the Ambassade again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Excellent location, great service, very comfortable & clean room (we had a suite, that was spacious & lovely), great linens, incredible art on the walls - all walls, not just in public areas (though loved the public art best of all. The bathroom was very large, and we loved the heated floors. Double sinks (yes!). Both a tub & a separate shower. Nice touches everywhere. Quick room service (especially for morning coffee). Close to everything. Very friendly and accommodating staff, who offered great suggestions for dining & how to get where (we loved Toots & Roos just down the street for lunch!). Lovely canal views!

One thing; this is Amsterdam, which as many travel books note, does not have the same level of 5 star quality offerings as say, Paris. In another city, the Ambassade would have more competition and thus we might give it 4 stars. We gave it 5 because it is outstanding - the best - for Amsterdam.

We would definitely return, and highly recommend!

Room Tip: If you can, we do recommend the suites. It was so nice to have the extra space for relaxing after a...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This hotel is charming, welcoming, comfortable and highly idiosyncratic. The rooms are up-to-date and stylish but quite old fashioned in design (the bathrooms, by the way, are terrific) and original artworks are everywhere. Breakfast was good. Fabulous central location.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the beautiful Ambassade hotel. . We had a canal view and it did not disappoint. It was a gorgeous view!. The room was nice and comfortable. The location is terrific. We loved walking around the 9 streets area. lots of cool shops and restaurants in the area.

The hallways are beautiful - with stunning colorful artwork and deep red carpets. I loved walking to and from our room in the hotel! The staff was friendly and helpful. The only thing that would have made it better was to have more staff at the front desk during peak times. I also wished we had the opportunity to purchase prints of some of the CoBra art they had there.

I was also excited to see that one of my favorite authors was staying at the hotel as well. They have a wonderful library in the hotel with signed editions of books from authors around the world.

I am looking forward to returning to this city and staying again at the Ambassade!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

We stayed with my family last weekend, and the stay was perfect! The hotel is in a central yet peaceful location just a short walk from the shopping streets and the city's famous canals. the staff is friendly and the rooms are spotless and comfortable. It's like being at home. I highly recommend the suites on the top floor are fabulous ....!!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

i recently had a 4 night stay and couldn't have been more pleased. A charming property in a good location with wonderfully appointed rooms. I received very attentive service during my stay. The hotel exudes class & quality. I found the breakfast quality to be outstanding, fresh & delicious. You don't get champagne with your morning orange juice just anywhere!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Have just spent a few days in this absolutely perfect accommodation, I myself own a small boutique hotel in Paris and was amazed by the price and quality of this hotel. It spans within ten townhouses along it's canal. My duplex room was impeccable, high quality bedding and very well put together room. The service is incredibly kind, but then that is a Dutch reality. All this for the most affordable price in a perfect location.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ambassade Hotel

Address: Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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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