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“Great hotel and location.” 5 of 5 stars
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Swissotel Amsterdam
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Damrak 96, 1012 LP Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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“Great hotel and location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The hotel is within walking distance from the central train station.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful with directions, suggestions, etc.
The rooms were well appointed, clean and comfortable. All of the necessities were available, from hair dryer to turn down service with chocolates and bottled water.
The hotel was right in the center of town and in walking distance to all attractions, restaurants, bistros, etc.
The security was excellent - you needed your room key to get into the elevator and the staff was available 24/7.
The small drawback, was there was not lobby area to congregate and visit in, but the attached bar/restaurant was available and you could stay as long as you pleased.

  • Stayed January 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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SwissotelAmsterdam, General Manager at Swissotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Wow.. I feel truly humbled and appreciative to read such wonderful feedback on our hotel and service. We are looking forward to your next visit and I am confident that our team will find new ways to “WOW” you.

Kind regards,

Harold Kluit
General Manager
Swissôtel Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Superb clean, modern hotel in the heart of the city. The staff have 1st class knowledge of the city & are very friendly. I have stayed in Amsterdam many times & this is by far the best hotel I have stayed in.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
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SwissotelAmsterdam, General Manager at Swissotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you so much for your 5 star review. Being called the best hotel, is a HUGE compliment.
I will take pride in expressing my thanks and appreciation to the entire team here. We truly hope that you will find your way back to Amsterdam for another visit and we will look forward to providing you our warm and engaging hospitality again.

Kind regards,

Harold Kluit
General Manager
Swissôtel Amsterdam
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Came to Swissotel in Amsterdam from a Best Western in Paris, and a Luxury Hotels of the world in Lausanne.
This hotel rocks in every way, from reception,to room service, to bell boy and the guy that polishes your shoes. Nothing is a problem, and if it is a problem they make you feel like it's not a problem. The room was huge, I think we were upgraded, the beds are massive, you get a choice of luxury pillows, there's even an espresso machine and an iPad Dock in your room, along with a big flat screen tv. Situated as close to town centre as you could be, perfect in every way. Try it you'll love it.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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SwissotelAmsterdam, General Manager at Swissotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Wow Thank you so much for taking the time to write this very detailed and wonderful review.
I wouldn’t have been able to do it better myself.
Your experience really speaks to what we strive to achieve for all of our guests and these comments will allow us to share the story and continue to inspire our team to always do more for our guests.

Our team will eagerly await your hopeful return so that we take wonderful care of you once again and create more lasting memories.

Kind regards,

Harold Kluit
General Manager
Swissôtel Amsterdam
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We are loyal customers of Swissotel Amsterdam and in previous years wrote several positive comments about the place. This time we were had a slightly new and shocking experience when we found ourselves (family with 8 year old boy) in a junior sweet with 100 transparent glass wall between the room and the bathroom and toilet. It is at least a bit eccentric for a business type hotel and still not clear for us how it is possible to live without a fraction of privacy.
Of course the ever friendly hotel staff transferred us to a normal sweet with normal doors after a bit of angry discussion and the rest of our short stay was ok as usual. But beware! Some of the rooms in this hotel are far from normal!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The hotel was absolutely excellent! It's located right on Dam Square, meaning that it's right in the heart of the city. With shopping streets branching out of it and parallel to it, it's a great destination for shopping. For those looking for a little adult fun, it's also a 5 minute walk from the biggest coffeeshops and from the red light district. Also, if you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, the street Swissotel is on (Damrak) hosts something called the "Wintermarkt," which is a colorful, vibrant street market full of booths that sell everything from food to clothes to toys. On that same street (but year round), you'll also find many stores called "Tours and Tickets," which can assist you with setting up.. well.. tours and tickets for visits in Amsterdam.
As to the rooms, they were very spacious, clean, well-decorated, and most importantly comfortable. The pillows were so nice, I genuinely wanted to ask if they sold them.
As to the staff, they were very friendly, very knowledgable of the city, and could speak a host of languages fluently.
As to the cost, yes, it's a little high compared to other hotels. One must keep in mind, however, that this is a 4-star hotel in the city center in one of the most touristic cities in the world. We were a little surprised they charged us around an extra hundred euros (total, not per night) than expected for something they called the "city tax." This was, however, for a triple room so it didn't do much damage.
All in all, I massively recommend staying at Swissotel if you're going to Amsterdam.

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  • Stayed December 2013, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The biggest draw to this hotel is the location, it cannot be beat. The hotel room was very nice, but just a little dust line around the edge of carpet where an upright vacuume just cannot get. We loved the Nespresso espresso machine in the room, a fantastic touch. The Concierge was fabulous and told us how we could get a regular bus to Markam, about 20 kms away, to see this old fishing village, and it saved us loads over a tour there. We would stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SwissotelAmsterdam, General Manager at Swissotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you very much for taking your time to detail your experiences at our hotel so well .
I also appreciate your feedback and I will make sure to communicate this to the team members involved, which will allow us to follow up and improve.
Reading through all the details of the experiences you had in Amsterdam it really shows that you took full advantage or your stay and I truly appreciate that.
We are greatly looking forward to your return to the hotel in the not too distant future.

Kind regards,

Harold Kluit
General Manager
Swissôtel Amsterdam
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Noone can tell anything for the excellent location of the hotel which is almost at Dom Square. 5 min. Walking distance to the central station, at the heart of nightlife and very close to most museums.
As a hotel, rooms are very old, small and only beds are OK. Noise from outside if you have a room looking at street.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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SwissotelAmsterdam, General Manager at Swissotel Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to provide your feedback regarding your experience at our hotel.
As you pointed out we are very centrally located, The rooms in the front really give you the feeling of being in a big city, with all the huzzle and buzzle that goes with it. The rooms in the back and inner side are more quiet. It is advisable to mention your preference when booking with us directly.
Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Harold Kluit
General Manager
Swissôtel Amsterdam
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Address: Damrak 96, 1012 LP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#30 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#34 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#46 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Swissotel Amsterdam 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Swissotel Amsterdam boasts the best location in town, right at Dam Square in the heart of the city centre. Being just 20km from Schiphol Airport and a short walk from Central Station, this 4-star hotel offers a perfect base for your stay in Amsterdam. All major sights and attractions are within walking distance. Offering 110 soundproof rooms and suites, Swissotel Amsterdam makes a quiet and comfortable haven amidst a bustling density of high-end shops, restaurants and bars.All rooms include a Nespresso coffee machine and individually controllable climate control. Hotel guests have free access to Swissotel Amsterdam Fitness, featuring state of the art cardio-vascular equipment, and to the Business Centre, providing free internet and office supplies. ... more   less 
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