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“Perfect Location with Local Charm” 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 #8 of 354 Hotels in Amsterdam
Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Perfect Location with Local Charm”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Just returned from a stay at this charming small hotel. We truly loved this place. High marks for:
1. Location - on an active but quiet at night canal. I am a light sleeper and our canal view, third floor rooms were very quiet. In the center of the 9s (definitely where you want to be). A 5 - 20 minute walk to literally everything most visitors want to see in Amsterdam. And right around the corner from Van Stapele, which has unbelievably yummy cookies, and other great eating spots.
2. Beds - one of the most comfortable ones I've ever slept in when traveling.
3. Décor - has a fabulous art collection in the common areas. The rooms are old world and colorful, with a few modern touches. Our 2 rooms were plum colored and black/white and olive (numbers 65 and 53).
4. Service - they accommodated every request and were extremely helpful in making and changing dinner reservations and giving directions and making recommendations.

Average marks for breakfast, although I think a good value at about $25 pp since it included hot items such as eggs. Also, the rooms were starting to show a little wear and tear, but I still found them lovely.

I researched a number of other similarly rated hotels, and the few highest end ones. Having gone by some of them while walking around, I think we picked the right spot. Overall, I would highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: Splurge for the canal view rooms and if light foot traffic noise is an issue, ask for a room on a hi...
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Stayed in family bedroom August 2014. The room was actually a ground-level apartment adjacent to main hotel property, with a separate entrance. The staff was welcoming and helpful. The accommodations were nice, but the room was small for 4 people and there was too much furniture in the space. The location of the property was a big plus, a quiet neighborhood very close to the Dam and shopping district. Based on the room we had, we would probably not return as a family, but if it were just my wife and I, we would consider another stay in the main hotel. Room service is available, but we did not avail of this given all of the dining options in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great location on a canal with lovely views from our room. The furnishing is all historic but clean and with a very modern and comfortable bathroom. It was a bit pricey but the room size was good and the staff very helpful.
The only drawbacks were that breakfast (superb, extensive & served in a beautiful room) was a bit pricey, the WIFI could be a bit 'hit & miss' and there were no tea & coffee making facilities in the room.
TIP: On check out the staff said that we should have asked for tea & coffee making facilities at the start of our holiday and they would have provided a kettle etc for us.

Room Tip: Ask for a canal view & kettle in your room.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Egnach, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Really a nice place to stay in this lovely city. The rooms are wunderfull and filled with love. We were in the 4th floor with a breathtaking view over the Herrengracht. The breakfast for 17€ is really a great thing... Champagne....Croissants.....Eggs in all variants. The People are so lovely and happy to help you in any case. (Taxi, Vouchers for the VanGogh Museum or Recommentions for a good Restaurant). Be sure we will come back soon.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were so so happy to have found this marvellous hotel on the herengraght in old Amsterdam. Several ancient properties carefully converted into a single hotel with an astonishing selection of 3,000 personally signed books by the authors all of whom have stayed at the hotel!

Superb location for exploring Amsterdam!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We stayed at the Ambassade Hotel for 3 nights. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The location is wonderful, the rooms bright and airy, and the staff extremely helpful. We requested a canal view room and were not disappointed. We would definitely stay here again and refer anyone we know to this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I cannot say enough nice things about this hotel. The location is fantastic; its on one of the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam and so very close to many attractions...Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum Concertgebouw, Rijksmuseum, etc. It is simply delightful to walk the halls of this hotel and look at the lovely art displayed. There is a beautiful library, sitting room, and waiting area. The breakfast is fabulous. If I ever return to Amsterdam, I will most certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms that overlook the canal are beautiful! We visited in July and the days were extra long and...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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
#6 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#11 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#17 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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