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“The best choice I made in Amsterdam” 5 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
Dubai
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The best choice I made in Amsterdam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If there was any decision I would consider the most important decision to make when traveling to Amsterdam it would be the Hotel

Here are the reasons why I consider and recommend to all of you to book the Ambassade hotel.

Location: Amsterdam is a city on foot so location is key! The Ambassade hotel is set in a very beautiful high-class district away from all the tourists not to mention a beautiful view of the canal. If your set to enjoy walking the city everything is just a 20 minute walk : that includes the Anne frank museum, the flower market, the city center to name a few.

Service: As a boutique hotel their service was of a five star hotel, their knowledge of the restaurants and locations to visit at night. I always believe a hotel that makes an effort in small perks really try and think of the customer in mind, first Wifi was free in the hotel, free water every day in your rooms plus in most hotels they would charge us for even the use of their chargers and that was not the case at this hotel which was an added bonus.

Room: I have to admit for the price you pay the rooms are quite small but it is a boutique hotel in the end of the day and I knew going in that this was what I would have expected.

Safety: The hotels is safe, what I mean by that is first you could not go through to the elevators unless you had a key and can safely keep the keys at the front desk without worrying about your room. Second I had an incident where I had forgotten to put in my expensive watch back in the Safebox and left for the whole day. I came back to find the place clean and my watch still in its place and I have to say there are many stories which this wouldn’t be the case in hotels in Europe.

Food: I did not actually dine at the hotel as there were multiple restaurants and cafes all around the hotel so I could not judge the hotels food services.


Don’t let the price of the hotel get you second guessing this boutique hotel, the location and services make the stay worth every minute.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After a perfect stay at the Ambassade Hotel in June 2013, we returned and were greeted immediately with a very friendly 'welcome back' and immediately escorted to our room. Ideally situated on the beautiful Herengracht canal, within easy walking distance of historic sites and museums, this extraordinary hotel is beautifully appointed and the entire staff is committed to guest comfort. Our spacious room overlooking the canal was beautifully appointed with an ecclectric combination of traditional and modern furniture with a large bathroom with walk-in shower, bathtub, and double vanities. Breakfast in the bright, airy breakfast room is both substantial and delightful. The reception staff universally are consummate professionals, but also are congenial, friendly, and generous with their time in attending to guests' needs and making suggestions to enhance the guest's stay in Amsterdam. And all staff at the hotel are attentive, efficient, helpful, and display a pride in their role in making this hotel the extraordinary hotel that it is. From the moment of arrival to the moment of departure, our return was yet again an exceptional and perfect experience. This is a world-class hotel both in terms of comfort and service deserving of every accolade and award. We look forward to yet another stay at the Ambassade Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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cape town
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband , myself and two of our adult sons spent four fabulous days at this really great hotel.
The position is perfect, the staff helpful and friendly, the rooms (deluxe) quiet and well appointed. We were sorry to leave the hotel! And all look forward to going there again. Well done to all concerned, you have a very good product indeed.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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 June 26, 2014

I was in Amsterdam just for a day (June 4th, 2014)for business and had booked a single occupancy room. This hotel is simply fantastic. Location, management, guest services.i will give 10 on 10.

Upon my request they upgraded me to a suit over looking canal... Simply superb!!!
Shall definitely return to same property whenever in future and recommend to all.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I spent valentines weekend 2014 at this wonderful hotel. Fantastic location and a beautiful room with real character. The hotel had vouchers for the main museums which saved us queuing for hours outside the museums. Really re commend.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

You cannot stay in a better location (near the 9 streets), in a more charming setting (a series of canal houses) and be more spoiled. The front desk was very helpful with wonderful suggestions for our stay. The hotel is beautifully appointed with antiques and modern art, our suite #97 was spacious and beautiful with lovely canal views. My only caution is it is a circuitous route to the room that involves two elevators and a final steep staircase. Fortunately they do have a porter for the bags. They also rent bikes by the day. A convenient offering- but be careful. It isn't an easy icy to bike. The breakfast (wasn't included in our rate) was delicious and very hearty. We would love to come back!

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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4 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Amsterdam is not a good hotel city, but this is one of the best hotels I've visited there.

Charming, good location and great service.

Extra points for renting out bikes and the real champagne (!) at the breakfast buffet.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
#13 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 Business 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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