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Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piet Heinkade 11, BR 1019 Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #40 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Good hotel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Good hotel. Expensive, but everything is pretty much always working perfectly. Clean and cozy rooms. I love it. Just too expensive for me to go often :(

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011 via mobile

The hotel is about a 10 min walk from Amsterdam central station - it's a quiet location, near the pier, great to get away from the hustle of Amsterdam town. The tram stop is conveniently located near the hotel.
What was really a bonus is the bike hire place directly next to the hotel - a must for every one touring Amsterdam. Amsterdam is very bike friendly and hiring a bike makes it fun to see and easy in wearing out the legs which can get quiet tiring walking around the town.
I'd recommend this hotel for it's location and modern amenities

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2011

We are a family of 3 and we look for panoramic rooms, excellent breakfasts and reasonable prices.
First the price. We took advantage of a "stay 7 nights, pay only 5". VERY convenient, in practice it gave us a 4-stars hotel for the price of a 3-stars.
The Moevenpick is a 2005 20-storey building on the IJ (Amsterdam harbor) near the new music hall and the maritime passenger terminal. Not you tytpical "postcard Amsterdam", but a beautiful place, if you like modern architecture.
The view from our room at the 19th floor was spectacular, ranging from the IJ harbor to the eastern part of central Amsterdam. Suffice it to say that we took dozens of pictures from our window at all times of the day.
The room was modern and spacious, even for 3 persons, with several amenities: besides the customary TV and mini bar there was a free espresso/tea machine, iron and ironing board, free Internet (not tested), and a complimentary bottle of mineral water each day. For those who, like my wife, find fixed windows oppressive, one of the panels could be opened (transom/vasistas-style). The bathroom was nice and spacious, with combo bathtub/shower (no bidet, obviously).
Breakfast was our next priority, alas it was not included in our offer and it was expensive (23 Euros per person), but it was HUGE, with everything you could want, including some of those Ducth foods that you usually ask for in cafes and restaurants, like cheeses, herrings and poffertjes (mini-pancakes), and obviously some Swiss touches (Moevenpick is a Swiss chain), like rosti and plenty of mueslis. We returned three times, and each time we skipped lunch and had a light dinner, in practice we saved money...
The lower floors of the hotel house several services, some that we used (free Internet, screens with real-time train timetable), some that we did not use (restaurant, bar, concierge, ATM, gym), plus a free shuttle to the train station that you better book well in advance (let's say more than 24 hours before you preferred time).
Outside the hotel you can always find taxis (thanks also to the passenger terminal nearby) and two trams, 25 and 26, both go to the railway station and the 25 then goes to Dam square and near the museums area. On the tram you can buy hourly tickets and daily passes. Boats of two different canal tours stop right in front of the hotel, but you can find a wider offer of canal tours from the same and other companies in front of the railway station.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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managerAmsterdam, Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
Dear Choosey Italians!

We are certainly glad you chose us and want to thank you for a great review. We are thinking of copying it and paste it for all requiring more information about our hotel. Seriously...

Ciao!

The Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

I stayed in this hotel in March 2011 for 4 days. Firstly its very modern and clean . And everything was really designed so well . The room and the amenities and breakfast was more than enough. Especially it was a bit cold in March and the fitness centre and certainly the sauna was like an oasis in that cold.
But its a little bit far to main attractions of amsterdam There is a tram next to the hotel but the way seems short hence you are waiting for it and after passing the main train station you are going to dom square. When you feel hungry there is only Subway near the hotel and if you want to have a nice walk to the city centre you should pass different and very clumsy desolated streets full of consturctions .
Again if you like walking and if you need a nice sleep after a long working day this hotel is very nice with clean comfortable rooms and with its modern atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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managerAmsterdam, Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Cok tesekkur ederim! We liked your review and, well, since March when you visited us the area separating us from town is getting better each day and will flourish towards next year in a great area with shops, cinemas, and residential area. We are very excited about that and would like to point out that Subways is far from being the only food option in the area, starting with our Silk Road restaurant open for lunch and dinner as well as the Silk Bar and it's daily promotions.

Sevgilerimle,

Otel Müdurü
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Stayed here for a week exlporing Amsterdam. The hotel is a short walk away from the city center though a tram line stop is exactly opposite the hotel. The location is combined with the new muzik theatre building and the Amsterdam Cruiseship terminal. Note, it can be really busy at the hotel as groups are coming in an out all the time. Now our summary, the hotel is well located , great stylish rooms, prompt room service and the food in the lounge is excellent too. Our initial room was on the right side of the building and did not have any great views, we requested a change given our long stay and we given a room on the higher floors , and on the left side of the building having fabulous views of the harbour (see picture). They offer a complementary pickup from the station (though only starts at 7.00 am) and drops as well. Free ice deliveries to your room are another great perk. Staff is friendly and they have a well sticked price competetitive gift shop in the lobby too. We will definately stay here again if we go to amsterdam.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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managerAmsterdam, Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
Dear Madam, Dear Sir,

Thank you for the review, it is very positive and we like that! Great shot, looks likes the weather was cloudy, we had a mostly rainy summer in this part of the world, sorry for that, we are still hoping for a beautiful Indian Summer!

We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon!

The Hotel Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011 via mobile

The receptionist at chech-in was rude and unhelpful when I asked for a room on higher floor, even though I had already indicated that on my reservation. I was just asking if my preference could be fulfilled. But was made to feel like I had no rights.

But I did not let her ruin the rest of my stay, which was very good.

Room was spacious. Nice view over the waters. Could see the sunrise every morning. Very clean. Two twins pushed together. Internet connection was problem-free. Bath and shower, bright and spacious. Air-con was good.

Location is a bit off centered. But I had a 3-day pass, so wasn't afraid to use the tram. One stop to the central train station, where you could connect to anywhere else.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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managerAmsterdam, Manager at Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, responded to this review, September 2, 2011
Dear Miss,

First of all, I would like to apologize for the less than warm welcome you received at check-in. I am thankful that you chose to leave it as a glitch in an otherwise nice stay with us, this information is copied to our Front Office Manager.

Thank you for the review and, yes, a three-day pass is the way to go if you choose trams as your preferred way of transport in Amsterdam. I know I do! A three-day pass is money well spent considering a one-hour ticket costs 2.60 EUR.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon in Amsterdam,

The Hotel Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

This hotel was clean and comfortable but nothing special. The location was a little akward and isolated. It was walking distance from the train station though. The tourist attractions were a bit further but within walking distance if you are used to walking. The concierge was helpful with ideas for things to do. The lobby was crowded at times.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Piet Heinkade 11, BR 1019 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 ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#23 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#32 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center 4*
Number of rooms: 408
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Welcome to the Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center. With a prime location in the city of Amsterdam, this elegant hotel is the ideal venue for your executive travel, meeting and conferences or private ventures in matters of art and culture. ... more   less 
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