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Ambassade Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Herengracht 341, 1016 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Canal Ring (Grachtengordel))   |  
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“Great staff - helpful & welcoming.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Wonderful canal house with view. Very steep stairs made it realistic. Suitcase taken care of immediately - no worries. Superb room service. No problem that I had to cancel second night's stay,

  • Stayed June 2010, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

Very well located, on a well known canal street and seemed to be a short walk from most historic spots. Rooms are charming (mine didnt have much of a view), but through a maze of corridors and lifts. Bathrooms large and well appointed.. Free internet was great. Excellent breakfast spread but poor service in the breakfast area (understaffed?). Front office staff were excellent.

The highlight was the fantastic artworks everywhere!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

This hotel is in a great location. We were able to walk to most of the famous sites and those that we couldn't, it was no big deal because we were just steps away from the nearest tram. Also, the hotel is on a side street/canal so it's quiet but you are in the heart of the city. The service was great...the front desk staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about Amsterdam, and if they didn't know an answer they would look it up and get right back to us. The only negative is that you do have to pay for breakfast if you want it, but there are so many great cafes and bakeries nearby that we just grabbed something while we were out. The rooms were beautiful and very clean, and they had all the amenities you would need, ie hair dryer, shampoo/conditioner, lotion, etc.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2010

Fantastic opportunity of being in a neighbourhood with locals but within walking/biking distance of tourist spots (ie. floating flower market, Orange Bike rental, boutique shops). Very polite, helpful service. Room was beautifully decorated and clean. Highly recommended for those willing to pay a bit more for luxurious comfort and location, and wanting something unique other than a chain hotel.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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 April 16, 2010

We just got back from Amsterdam, and loved staying at the Ambassade. The front desk staff were the friendliest I've ever seen. They really helped us find things, made excellent recommendations for food and activities, and helped book things for us. The hotel is a charming canal house, and we loved our room with vaulted ceiling and canal view. The extra bed in the entry room was also perfect for our daughter. We'd definitely return.

  • Stayed April 2010, 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

This was our first trip to Amsterdam and we traveled with 2 college aged boys and my 80 year old mother. I had requested a room for my mother near the elevator so she would not have to deal with so many stairs and she was given a wonderful room facing the canal. I booked the rooms directly with the hotel by email and they were very helpful and prompt.

All the service was excellent. We were given terrific restaurant recommendations and if we could not get reservations at one they booked us at another great place. I loved the location. It is on Herengracht, a beautiful canal, but it is within easy walking distance of other hot spots. I can't wait to go back and I am shopping for a Dutch bike to use here in Minneapolis

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

This was a great place in a great location. It is composed of a couple of houses or apartment type buildings just adjacent to the front office, so I had to go out of the front door and 100yds down the street to get to my room, then in a door and into the hall of a building that had maybe 5 rooms. Kind of unusual but that is how it goes when the houses are all really narrow. My room was very, very clean and interesting in layout in that there was a down and upstairs to it (it was a basic room). The downstairs was a very small (12 x 12) sitting room and the bathroom was down there. Then there was a very steep and tight spiral staircase up to the bedroom which was also really nice. Very cool lighting around with dimmers and tv's on each level. If you have mobility issues, probably not for you, if you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, this is a good place. It rained and they have umbrellas to borrow at the desk. They also rented me a bike, but it was in pretty bad shape (breaks were iffy and the gears did not work) so go to a bike rental place for that because they keep their bikes better. And the place is pronounced "Am bah sahd", like the marquis de sade. I was asking people where it was and I was pronouncing it very incorectly and getting blank stares.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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 > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
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
#10 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 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 57 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 Ambassade Hotel has a bar and restaurant/brasserie that specializes in the classical French kitchen. 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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