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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed July 21, 2014

My daughter and I spent 3 nights in this wonderful hotel. We chose the hotel based on the reviews it was given on Trip Advisor and it did not disappoint at all. The hotel is centrally located close to many attractions as well as a tram station. The staff and the service at the hotel was excellent. They are warm...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

It is always so rewarding to receive a review like yours. I will definitely share your wonderful comments with the rest of the staff, especially the concierge department, as this will serve as an encouragement for the entire team ! Once again thank you for your feedback. I hope you will soon come back to Amsterdam and stay in The...

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights on a city break. Location very central and 5 minutes from Dam square. We ate in the Michelin restaurant where the food was ok but not brilliant; the waiters were very theatrical in their descriptions of the food that was more presentation than flavour. The room was comfortable and quite small as this is a...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review on Tripadvisor. I am sorry to hear that you were not so satisfied with our restaurant Bridges. I will surely pass your comments about the food and the service on to our Restaurant Manager. I do hope however that we will be able to welcome you back to The Grand...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Grand is probably, overall, the best hotel in Amsterdam. But it's frustrating to see that perfection is within reach and the management fails to achieve it. For one thing, the hotel locks the entrance at midnight, requiring guests to identify themselves over an intercom to gain entry. This is unnecessary. Have passkey entry or post a security officer. Simply...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave such an elaborated review on TripAdvisor. The time and effort you took is very much appreciated. Your feedback is the kind that helps us to improve ourselves where needed in order to constantly deliver an excellent and flawless service. For example, next time we will...

NY, NY
Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed there for 3 nights on the first part of our honeymoon. We arrived early and our room was ready. They were so lovely and upgraded our room to a suite with a balcony. The room was gorgeous and large. The entire time we were there, the staff were extremely professional and helpful. We had a problem with our...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

It is so kind of you to recommend our hotel. Also thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent stay in The Grand. I am truly delighted you enjoyed your stay. I do hope we shall have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. With my best wishes, Remco Groenhuijzen General Manager

Reviewed July 17, 2014

After having a bad experience at the Pulitzer, we checked into the Grand. The hotel is absolutely beautiful. The canal suites are spacious, luxurious and comfortable. The staff is incredibly friendly, helpful and a pleasure to talk with. The hotel is centrally located with great views. Very clean, modern: classy and charming. Amazing place!

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Dupart D, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed Sofitel Legend The Grand. As you have so kindly mentioned The Grand is perfectly situated to take in the sights and sounds of Amsterdam with the shops and museums right on our doorstep. Whilst there is so much to see and do in Amsterdam, we believe that...

Belgium
Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in July 2014. Amsterdam is very busy any time of the year. The Grand - with its front and inner courtyard - is like a peaceful island in the city center. We stayed in a suite with a sitting room, seperate bedroom, spacious bathroom with shower, double sink, toilet, bath, seperate toilet,...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Fabulous reading! Thank you for the generous words. However I regret to read that you were not quite satisfied with the breakfast. I am also sorry we failed to arrange the requests on the butler form. Please rest assured that I have spoken with both department heads in order to avoid these kind of situations in the future. Thank you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed at the Grand for two nights, celebrating my wife's birthday. At arrival we were greeted by the guest services manager, who took us to our room and helped us with all the information we needed. We were given a room with a great view at the front of the hotel overlooking the canals. The room itself was spacious...

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Dupart D, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to put your review on Tripadvisor and thank you for your kind words. We hope to welcome you back in The Grand to celebrate many more birthdays ! With kind regards, Remco Groenhuijzen General Manager

San Francisco, California
Reviewed July 12, 2014

My mother and I stayed here during a very short 3-day visit. We had a view of the water from our room and were taken care of by the excellent staff. The hotel is right next to the Red Light District and about 25 minutes to the museums and Albertcuyp market. The city is so beautiful, make sure you choose...

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Dupart D, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

A big thank you ! Please do come back and see us soon, so you can explore more of the city and enjoy The Grand. With kind regards, Remco Groenhuijzen General Manager

Billingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 9, 2014

I recently stayed here with my sister fir 3 nights and it was fabulous. The hotel is lovely and I would gladly stay here again. We stayed in a junior suite and its was large and very clean. The bed was extremely comfortable.One of my favourite things about the Sofitel are the Hermes toiletries which smell amazing. Our room faced...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and lovely comments. I do hope you will return and if I can ever assist in any way, do let me know. With best wishes, Remco Groenhuijzen General Manager

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed July 8, 2014

This hotel was truly a great experience for the most part. Our flight landed at 7am and the hotel had our room ready by 10;30 which we were totally not expecting. This was a great first start to our first day as we were able to nap for a few hours and still get in a full day of exploring...

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Thank you for taking the time to leave such an extensive review on Tripadvisor following your stay in our hotel. Thank you also for your kind words. I will share your comments with the rest of the team and I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff. Nevertheless I am sorry to...

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM.Furnished with French elegance and grandeur, the hotel welcomes a variety of visitors, from the trendy Amsterdam elite to royal brides or famous international movie stars. In each of the rooms, the restaurant, the hallways and the beautiful garden terrace, design and history captivate and seduce everyone into visiting. ROOMS & SUITES.Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers 177 spacious rooms, including 52 luxurious suites, amongst which 14 individually designed Suite Apartments: lodgings in 17th century canal houses. The rich history of the hotel is, as naturally, incorporated into the new architectural details in many ways. WELL BEING.Access to the relaxing SoSPA is complimentary for all hotel guests. It is the ideal place to unwind and pamper yourself. SoSPA houses an indoor heated swimming pool, a private Turkish steam bath, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, private treatment rooms and a SoFIT fitness area. INSPIRED MEETINGS.The 17 fully equipped banqueting and conference rooms, five of which are listed as historic monuments, provide the ultimate venue for meetings or conferences in Amsterdam. All rooms have natural daylight and are equipped with the latest technical facilities. BRIDGES RESTAURANT.The modern and trendy fish restaurant serves dishes with an emphasis on sea food and fish, mostly Dutch organic produce with a French twist. Bridges bar and lounge are the heart of restaurant, offering exclusive wines and vintage Champagnes. ... more   less 

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Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Price Range: $330 - $887 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 177
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Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
Accor The Grand Amsterdam
Sofitel Amsterdam
Amsterdam Sofitel
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#7 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
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#13 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#24 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
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“Canal rooms at the back of the hotel are probably better in terms of noise and privacy”
tigana123, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We upgraded to a room facing the canal (but at the back of the hotel) - the road in front of the hotel is probably going to be too noise.”
JeCCTn, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“The fifth floor has a view over the city”
Honky_Richard, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rear canal view.”
Surely_U_Jest, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Canal View rooms are especially nice ... definitely worth the extra price”
ManInTheMidst, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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