We stayed in beautiful Grand Amrath for two days 2009. It is a massive and unique hotel, former shipping house built in 1928. It was converted into hotel in 2007 Everything about this hotel is different than any other one, The architecture Art Nouveau, and décor made me to stroll from basement to last floor. It is close to Central Station, about 5 min walk with fast national and international rail links, and Schiphol Airport is only 18 kilometers away.
On arrival we were checked in really quickly by nice staff. I asked for canal view and got it. I don’t know about rooms overlooking the busy street on the other side but the walls are very thick and windows are doubles plus thick curtains.
Mini bar in the room and internet access in the very nicely done business room is complimentary. In the bathroom, there is a full deep tub and a separate stall shower with both a waterfall showerhead and a hand shower piece. The windows are vast and offer great light. My wife loved the automatic curtains, when there were closed the room was completely dark.
The bedrooms were roomy and luxurious and well decorated, the beds are huge and so comfortable.
The spa is located in basement and is free of charge; this includes the use of three saunas’, with different temperatures, steam bath, whirlpool, swimming pool and the weight room.
The concierge is very helpful and knows his stuff as you would expect in a five star, every recommendation was very good. The hotel has around 20 parking spaces for guests. There is also a valet parking. The location is perfect. Waterfront city centre yet quiet, and just a 5-10 minute walk from everything Dam Square, Red Light, etc.)
Of course there are lots and lots of bikes - you can't comprehend the amount of bikes until you visit - they are everywhere. Watch out for the cyclists, they are going in very high speed from every direction
In conclusion, if you are going to Amsterdam soon and want a memorable experience, I recommend you do yourself a favor and stay at the Grand Amrath.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The newest five-star deluxe hotel of Amsterdam in the monumental Shipping House. You can find us on the Prins Hendrikkade in the city center at only 500m from Central Station and 1100m from Dam Square. We have 165 rooms, of which 25 suites offer complimentary wireless internet, free minibar and from free access to the wellness center. Facilities furthermore include restaurant Seven Seas, meeting rooms and a bar/lounge. ... more less
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