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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Ranked #18 of 366 Hotels in Amsterdam
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

Probably one of the best hotels I stayed in, excellent service and attention to detail, the breakfast buffet is enough to revive anyone and the rooms are very good. I would highly recommend it. The location is central, albeit on the edge of the red lights district, that may put you off.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Robert-Jan W, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for generous words about Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam here on TripAdvisor.

It pleases me to read that you have experienced our hotel as one of the best hotels you stayed in. Our ambassadors take great pride in providing excellent service. Please rest assured, I will share your kind words with the entire team.

I would like to thank you for choosing us and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

Best regards,

Robert-Jan Woltering
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

the hotel is located in the Red Light District, very downtown and near almost all the city attractions, the rooms and bathrooms are renovated but they are small, bathroom is extremely narrow and small. The service was very friendly and they have an amazing restaurant. We had lunch and dinner and the experience was very nice. If you will choose this hotel you have to try the restaurant too. You will not regret it.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Robert-Jan W, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We are grateful for your kind words on TripAdvisor.

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is indeed located in the city centre in the middle of the Canal Ring mentioned on the Unesco World Heritage List.

I regret to read that you experienced your room and bathroom to be small. However, I do hope that you enjoyed the luxurious amenities we provided?

We are extremely proud of our new Executive Chef Joris Bijdendijk and it makes me even prouder to read that you recommend the restaurant Bridges inspired by Ron Blaauw.

My team and I are looking forward to be welcoming you again in the near future.

Best regards,

Robert-Jan Woltering
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stayed here for a weekend in the run-up to Christmas and had one of my best hotel experiences so far. The staff were extremely helpful, going out of their way to help with anything that was needed. The rooms were spacious and the facilities were top notch. The breakfast (included in the room price) was great and would really set you up for the day. We also got teas and snacks when we arrived as we were early and our room was not yet ready. There was a beautiful choral event one evening with free mulled wine and food. Overall it was a wonderful hotel. I would recommend this hotel to everybody!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Robert-Jan W, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for your generous words regarding our facilities and the service we provided.

Reading that you stayed with us in the run-up before Christmas, I hope that our ambassadors helped you to unwind before Christmas. I am happy to inform you that ‘the beautiful choral event’, was a performance from the youth choir from the Sint Antonius School singing Christmas Carols, a yearly tradition.

We would all be delighted to welcome you back to Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam in the future.

Kind regards,

Robert-Jan Woltering
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed at the Grand Legend for two nights over this past Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The hotel is splendid! We booked a luxury room with a king size bed, and the concierge upgraded us to a room facing a canal, which tremendously added to our time in the city. The service is impeccable, the decor and atmosphere are luxurious and understated. We rented bikes at the front desk early Christmas morning and rode around the city - it was extraordinary; the streets were empty, the sky was blue and the city was gorgeous. We returned to the hotel and had a delicious breakfast. The gym is underwhelming, but there are many gyms in Amsterdam if you are on an extended trip and want to work out. The room had a high quality espresso machine, which may have been one of my favorite features! Also the hotel provides Hermes bath products, which is very decadent and much appreciated.
We'd certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Robert-Jan W, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
I would like to thank you kindly for your review and for uploading your pictures of our hotel here on TripAdvisor, but most of all for choosing Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.

It is an absolute pleasure to read how much you have enjoyed your Christmas at our hotel. Indeed, it must have been extraordinary to discover Amsterdam on a day like Christmas Day. It delights us that you appreciated the Hermès bath products and the high quality espresso machine, which we offer in all our rooms.

We are already looking forward to a future stay with us, when you return to Amsterdam.

Kind regards,

Robert-Jan Woltering
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here for one night for a weekend getaway from London. We've been to Amsterdam a few times but stayed at different hotels. I must say Sofitel Legend is the best one!
Service is faultless, the decor and design is stylish. We love the library, so cozy and the apple pie was really good!

We stayed in the luxury room with a view of the canal, very stylish with a massive Super King bed! Bath and shower are separated. The only downside, we never got the room temperature right, also too dry. At night I was awaken by some noise from outside.

Room Tip: The room with Canal view is a bit noisy at night
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Robert-Jan W, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Such flattering words about Sofitel Legend The Grand! I take great pride in reading that you consider our hotel the best in Amsterdam.

We consider feedback as the most valuable tool to evaluate the high level of service expected by our guests and we take your comment seriously and will investigate how we can improve the room temperature and humidity.

All our ambassadors take great pride in service delivery and are looking forward to welcoming you back next time you are in Amsterdam.

Best regards,

Robert-Jan Woltering
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2013

I decided to take my son here for his 21st birthday and from the moment we arrived to the minute we left it was a fantastic experience. I have stayed in many 5 star hotels in my life but have never had the full satisfaction until now. The whole hotel is immaculate and the service is out of this world. Take note other hotels this is how it is done fantastic.

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Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Robert-Jan W, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
What a wonderful experience your son had for his 21st birthday at our hotel! Thank you for sharing this on TripAdvisor.

I am extremely proud by reading words and phrases like “immaculate”, “out of this world” and “take note other hotels” and I truly hope that on your next visit to Amsterdam, you joy us with choosing for Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam again.

Warm regards,

Robert-Jan Woltering
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

This is great hotel. Great exterior, fairly ordinary interior common areas, but the rooms are excellent.

Very comfortable rooms, a little small, but very well appointed. Great bathrooms.

Even if not in Amsterdam for business, I'd recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Robert-Jan W, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
We would like to thank you for sharing how you experienced Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.

I absolutely love the picture of the Sofitel Legend plate that you have posted. Did you know that our butlers and concierges take great pride in daily making the plate shine?

Regarding the common areas I would like to inform you that the interior was designed by Sybille de Margerie. At the daily historic tour at 11h00 our Ambassadors of Guest Relations would be excited to introduce you to the ins & outs of all common areas and enrich you with our grand history.

The entire team would be very excited if you would stay with us again.

Best regards,

Robert-Jan Woltering
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Property: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#25 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 177
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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