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“Loved Moevenpick and Amsterbike” 4 of 5 stars
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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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“Loved Moevenpick and Amsterbike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2008

A clean and ultramodern building, the Moevenpick Hotel was a great place to stay in Amsterdam. The rooms are smaller than your average hotel of the same price, but very nicely furnished, with comfortable beds and a great view of the city. A downside was the frosted glass door on the bathroom, which did not shut tight and offered limited privacy. The breakfast, a buffet, was also a bit pricey at 23 Euros. But it was esthetically pleasing, the staff were all very friendly, and the concierge was extremely helpful in booking restaurant reservations, ordering taxis or giving directions. The hotel is also a short walk from Central Station and the Red Light District. I think it's normally pricey, but we got a good deal on Travelocity.
In the parking garage under the hotel is a bicycle shop called Amsterbike. You can rent a "granny bike" - a comfortable and modern two-wheeler - from the friendly shop owner and cycle all over the city, which is the best way to enjoy Amsterdam. The shop also offers city and country tours, but I was there out of season and missed them (though they do offer pre-booked group tours). No matter - you can grab a map of things to see from the shop owner and enjoy them at your leisure. Or, pick and choose what you want to see, and spend the rest of the day just exploring on your own. I really can't express enough that this is the best way to get around and see the sights of Amsterdam.

  • Liked — The modern architecture
  • Disliked — The bathroom door
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2008

Spouse and I spent 3 nights in late October at the Movenpick and the view from the 14th floor was spectacular. It was our birthday celebration and they left a Best Wishes Birthday note, a box of cookies and a 72% chocolate bar for us. Very nice.

The reviews here are spot on with comfort zones that will please Americans and English speakers, so I won't repeat them. Seems we heard more English than Dutch while visiting.

The one down side to this visit was taking the first shower. I couldn't figure out the water spout switch between the tub and shower head. As I was bending over the faucets, I inadvertantly used the right handed control which controls the hot/cold water and not the direction of the water. What happened next is that scalding hot water fell from the shower head and burned my back and feet. My spouse had to come in and turn the water off because I was screaming in pain, nearly slipping on the wet floor from the lack of a shower curtain. It took over 30 minutes to recover from the burn and I had marks on my back the rest of the day. I don't understand why scalding water is allowed to the guest rooms or why they insist on these new fangled switches with no instructions on which way to turn them for a shower or tub filling.

The second negative is that we had breakfast in the restaurant at 9am the first morning which was 23 euros each and the hot food was cold which is obscene for the price. Everything was self serve, so the price is way out of the reality of 'typical breakfast service'. We didn't return for another meal.

We hope to revisit Amsterdam someday and we will probably select this hotel to stay in again only if we can get decent room rates. The prices for this hotel were way over the top but considering it is a newer hotel, I guess it's justified.

  • Liked — The View
  • Disliked — Price and Scalding Water in Shower
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

We had looked forward to stay there,when we arrived there was nobody to offer any help with our bags as porters seemed uninterested.Receptionist was very kind.After we were checked in,we picked up our luggage and went towards lifts and again no reaction from porters who were looking on internet.Room was nice,good quality furnishings,comfortable beds.TV had no music channels like Viva or MTV available,strange but no big deal.
Internet also kept dragging and disconecting from time to time,when we called reception we were informed that there is a problem and that`s all they knew.Breakfast was good but then we noticed that following days some items were not available,and people who clear tables try to get you out of there as soon as possible.Have stayed in Movenpicks before but this one lacks the standards and passion that the rest of Movenpick hotels has.Seems like staff there has no motivation or interest I am not talking about everybody but the ones we noticed.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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BocaFlorida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

Walk or one tram stop from the central rail station. Has free shuttle to/from train station.Over looks the
water. Got it for $ 115.00 a night on Priceline. Next to cruise ship terminal.

Brand new hotel in perfect condition. FREE internet and business center.

Went up late and had ice cream sundae at hthe restaurant.

  • Liked — Newness
  • Disliked — price of breakfast
  • Stayed October 2008
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2008

Movenpick Amsterdam. 4 * rating.
4 x night weekday stay.
A Hotel review is based on a personal and subjective opinion.
What may be acceptable to you, may not be to me, and vice versa.

Location: 5 mins from Central Station next to the Ferry Terminal. Some find it inconvenient. It really isn't, and I actually find it an advantage.
Great river views from the higher floors...no city noise or drunk British people, larger modern rooms. I have stayed in many central Amsterdam Hotels, and this is my new favorite.

Do as I did and rent a black granny bike for your entire stay....from Linda at STAR CYCLES, literally visible from your room window, and a 5 min walk away. There is the Hotel affilliated Yellow Cycles in the Hotel basement parking lot, but lots more Euro's and not as funky. Besides, Linda makes great coffee.

Safety: Very good. This is Amsterdam. Well lit pedestrian pathway from Station to Hotel, or go one stop on Tram #26 from Central Station. It can't be easier. 8/10

Property: 20 floor modern construction. Swiss owned chain. Nice, clean, modern... oh, did I say modern? Well, it is Swiss.
Check in: Good. Arrived early, but was assigned a room on arrival. Helpful international staff. Asked for, and was given high floor away from elevator etc.
Great view of the passenger ferries going across to N Amsterdam, plus all the regular Euro barge traffic and river cruise ships.

Bar: Enjoyed several cups of excellent coffee on morning of arrival. Restaurant menu and breakfast looked pretty god, although I didn't eat there. Extensive room service menu at reasonable (for a Hotel) prices.

Room: Ahh...at last a room size comparable to the USA. Curiously a king bed, with 2 separate duvet sets. Bed is one base unit, not a euro splitter special. Good pillow choices. Mid quality sheets. Bed way too hard..... Great bathroom, sleek and modern. Towels, surprisingly threadbare. Nice personal care products. Useful sofa area under window. Shower good....had a little fun working out the bath/shower mixer tap...beware, this water is HOT.
Free use In-room safe, ironing board and iron etc. Excellent in-room tea and coffee making facilities. A great touch.
An empty fridge for all your room swag ! More kudos ....can it get better ? ....yes, read on.
Could do with a flat screen tv upgrade. Tons of CNN/Bloomberg stuff but english speaking channels a bit limited. 500 satellite channels available for eurox5 per day.

Internet: Free wifi in room and public areas.
At last a Hotel that recognizes that wifi is essential today, and does not abuse their customers with ridiculous overcharging for puny 11mbs connections masquerading as broadband. That in itself will keep business amd tourist travelers alike coming back. WTG Movenpick! 9/10

Conclusion: An unexpected impressive experience. Lots of facilities including a Gym and a Sauna at no extra charge.
Its the attitude that counts. No nickel and diming, and a genuinely positive experience.

Stay again? Yes.
US Rating: Solid 4*
Value: Good $$$ 8/10

Stayed October 2008
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2008

This is one of the most modern and efficient hotels you will find anywhere. The room furnishings were beautiful Swiss ultra-modern and extremely clean. Views from the upper floors are spectacular and the staff here is first rate. The hotel offers both wifi and wired LAN internet access from the guestrooms. The wifi is free and of mediocre but acceptable signal strength. The LAN access if, of course, much better but costs 0.25 euros per minute, still not bad by European standards.

Now for the location. Yes, it’s within walking distance of Central Station and the city center but it’s on a newly developed strip of land along the river adjacent to the Muziekgebouw (Music Building) and Passenger Terminal A’dam for cruise ships. The hotel will tell you trams 25 and 26 stop just in front of the hotel at the Muziekgebouw stop and they do. What you will discover, however, is a body of water separating the tram stop from the hotel. A pedestrian bridge (rather steep) connects the tram stop to the Music Building’s second floor. You must then enter the Music Building (assuming it’s during operating hours) ride the elevator to the ground floor, go outside, turn left and walk to the hotel. The other alternative is to take tram 25 (only) and ride one more stop to Pass Term A’dam as this tram loops around and crosses the canal. From there it’s a block or two along walk along the flat sidewalk to the hotel. While I recommend the latter, neither is all that convenient given that there is a tram stop right in front of the hotel but is separated by a canal. What the hotel really needs to do is remove a chain link fence and open a door from the hotel’s second floor to the terrace so that guest could access the foot bridge directly without having to go up and through the Music Building.

So if you’re looking for a top notch hotel in Amsterdam and don’t mind the awkward access, this place is for you.

  • Liked — Modern clean and comfortable rooms, free wi-fi, in-room safe, refrig, etc.
  • Disliked — Awkward tram access
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Toronto
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Moevenpick hotel for 6 nights in October. We agree that the hotel experience is one of the highlights of our exciting trip. We give it a 4.5 stars rating, not a 5, for some minor flaws.

Pros:

1. Hotel and Room: The hotel is new unlike many other hotels in Amsterdam. The contemporary design of the hotel building together with its neighboring Muziekgebouw (Music Hall) makes a new landmark. The room is coherently designed also with minimalist concepts. The hotel is built by the water and each room has a beautiful water view through a large window. Its washroom is roomy. I however find its 1/4" frosty glass washroom door with no lock an odd idea.

2. Foods and Room Service: Its Silk Road restaurant offers excellent dining experience. But if you are lazy like we were, do not miss its room service. It has an extensive menu. The food is excellent, especially the deserts - hands down!

3. Service: The staff is polite and genuinely helpful and seems always available when you need them. There also is training staff on site in hotel's exercise room. All phone requests are nicely handled by knowledgeable staff.

4. Location: It takes 15 minutes to walk to the Central Station, which takes you to the airport in another 20 minutes. It's convenient for those stay for a short period of time. It's neighboring "Music Hall" offers frequent music events (up to 4 events a day) covering classical, jazz and "world/folk". The Concertgebouw, which is quite distant from the hotel, often offers more interesting musical alternatives.

Cons:

1. TV and TV Programming: Its TV is very small. It's difficult to enjoy movies (10 Euro each) on such a small screen. The hotel offers about 32 channels in 8 languages. English speakers get CNN world, BBC world, Bloomberg Channel and MSNBC world only.

2. Location: For those who love to stroll in the city, it might be wise to pick a hotel in the city centre. It takes 15 minutes to walk to the Central Station and might take another half an hour just to get to the Dam Square. The hotel however offers free shuttle services to the Central Station by request. There are also two tram (street car - 1.6 Euro per zone per person) lines that have stops near the hotel.

3. Gym: Its gym is more like an exercise room. It has fancy equipment and dumbbells up to 10kg. Bodybuilders will not find this facility useful.

4. Price: Moevenpick Hotel is expensive, but all good hotels in Amsterdam are expensive. I've stayed in a few hotels at the same price range. Moevenpick Amsterdam is by far the best by a long shot.

  • Liked — Almost everything
  • Disliked — TV & TV programming
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#26 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#27 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#30 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#31 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center 4*
Number of rooms: 408
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