My pet hate? Pretentious hotels that act like they are doing you a favour by letting you in! Nothing could be further from the truth in this gorgeous establishment, their warmth is matched in staff, ambience and setting.
In a picturesque setting of merchant's houses, in the quirky/arty section of town not the noisy hen/stag area the Ambassade is a straightforward walk from the Central Station.
We had the beautiful blue room 51, but I'm sure all rooms are gorgeous, even down to the Rituals toiletries. There is a library where authors who have stayed at the hotel have left signed copies of their works, very high-brow I didn't feel the need to get engrossed in too many but it was a lovely room. We loved afternoon tea in the formal drawing room, a beautiful mix of antiques, art and antiquities but not at all hands off don't touch, guests were always encouraged to feel at home.
Art adorns all the walls of the hotel, from sketches to modernist work - again they were accessible not prescriptive. They provided a very comprehensive list of recommended restaurants for the area, although we already had dinner reservations at Vlaming - which I will be reviewing in a mo!
Breakfast is exceptionally good, the hot chocolate divine! When booking we confirmed that my husband is gluten free (coeliac) no mention was made until very unobtrusively a basket of gluten free bread was seemlessly delivered to our table - that's attention to detail!
I could wax on but what I would say is my husband travels extensively for business, and we both agreed this is definitely one of our favourites - we will be back and we highly recommend the Ambassade.
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassade Hotel Amsterdam