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Ambassade Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Jordaan)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
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“Lovely!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I stayed for four nights in a lovely, spacious room overlooking the Herengracht canal. Though along the canal/street side, it was quiet. The staff, especially the young lady on the evening shift was delightful and helpful. They made restaurant bookings even before our arrival, and got our museum tickets so we won't have to queue at the Rijksmuseum. Our two sons were staying in a houseboat on Prinsengracht nearby but they joined us for breakfast at Ambassade one morning. The breakfast selection was excellent. There was a cold buffet with meat cuts, smoked trout and salmon, etc, and a sampling of special cheeses. They also cooked poached eggs and mini pancakes for us upon request. I do have issues with the following: 1) The shower stall design was such that water seeped from under the door and one had to be so careful stepping out because the outside of the shower stall becomes wet and slick. Also some of the caulking around the tub was a bit discolored and tired-looking; 2) The lack of a coffee/hot water appliance for making coffee or tea in-house. Sure, Ambassade room service delivered a beautiful hot tea tray with some cookies to our room when we ordered it via room service but for a price dearer than if I had just brewed it myself in-room. The hotel itself is exquisite. It is refined. I especially love the library. The modern art in the building is a perfect way to mix the centuries-old Amsterdam style with the contemporary. The Ambassade has a perfect location in Amsterdam. Except for my pet peeve of lack of hot tea making in-room (available in Japanese lodgings), this is an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We enjoyed the outstanding service, the beautiful room, and great location. The staff was friendly, helpful, and attentive. They helped us with directions, restaurant reservations, tours, museum tickets, etc. We overlooked the canal and enjoyed the view from our room. I would highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Modena, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

It was one of the best places where we stayed ever, the flat was very big and it had a great view on the Herrengracht Channel. It's very expensive but this is the cost for the elegance and the central, fantastic position of the hotel. Great reception service, we would recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: We stayed only once and so we don' t know how are the other rooms like, the hotel has got severa...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It's almost like being transported to another world! The minute you walk in (down steps) the travel tension eases and you feel comfortable. Staff friendly, attentive and helpful. Room is VERY comfortable and the bathroom was better than home!. I could have spent hours in the shower (loved the rain shower from the ceiling) or bathtub (long and deep). The view of the canal was picture perfect. Within walking distance of anything you could want. Definitely the highlight of our stay in Amsterdam. (My friend had just told me that Rick Steves had stayed there and then we ran into him on the street in front of the hotel!)

Room Tip: Street side rooms offer great view of canal.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The hotel is a quirky combination of a few houses, I am staying in room 15 and it has a small balcony and offers a great view of the Herengracht, charming room - small but beautifully decorated.
To make the most of your stay plan well:
1. The only access to room 15 and rooms in the houses adjacent to the main hotel is via small narrow staircases - normal for many Amsterdam small hotels - I did not find it a problem at all, but if you don't like stairs make it clear when you book
2. Facing the canal, adds very much to enjoying my room and the views are great - maybe a bit more street noise than inner facing rooms.
3. Breakfast - ample and generous but the size of the breakfast room and the service during rush hours, spoiled the experienced for me - waited 25 minutes for coffee - server told me sorry we are busy - Avoid rush hours or have bf in one of many, many places in the neighbourjood.
4. Spend some time in the beautiful library / general lounge / small lounge - to plan your day / catch your breath or just relax - splendid.

Room Tip: Room 15 small but beautiful - see review
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful and characteristic hotel for 3 nights in July 2014. Our room, room 15, had a balcony which overlooked the Herengracht canal. The furnishing was classical European style. It was a short 5 minute walk to the nearest tram station and to the Flower Market. The staff was very helpful and friendly. One week before our scheduled arrival, the hotel dropped me an email to ask whether I needed tour and transport passes. They helped me to purchase the I-Amsterdam Card and tickets to the Rijksmuseum. Impressive hotel for €250 per night - worth every euro.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Located on the beautiful Herengracht (and with views of the Singlegracht from the top floor suite), this hotel is both well located and charming. The service was prompt and friendly, the rooms were beautifully appointed, the breakfast was great and the location really can't be beat. It's an easy walk to just about anywhere from here although you can also rent bikes from the hotel if you like. We opted for a suite with our two girls as it wasn't that much more than the family room and we thought it might be nice to have more space. The suite (#97) is wonderful with the bedroom facing the courtyard and consequently very quiet (and with a wonderfully comfortable bed!). It also has views onto the cancel behind the Herengracht and is wonderfully tucked up into the attic of the hotel - we loved it. They do have one family room though, so that's another option for those with children. We would definitely stay here again.

Last thing of note: if you need a taxi to the airport, they have a handy service of being able to offer a flat-rate taxi voucher (added onto the hotel bill) that will then take the worry out of paying for the taxi or about exactly how much it will cost. We found our ride was only marginally more than the 44 euro voucher, but there was also no traffic on the Saturday morning - on another day, it might make a bigger difference.

Room Tip: #26 is a family room and #97 is on the top floor with a bedroom facing the courtyard (quiet) and vie...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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 > Jordaan
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#6 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#18 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassade Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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