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Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
Ranked #80 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 16, 2011

Been to the hotel for a conference meeting. The location of the hotel is just fantastic ! 3 minute walking distance from the trains station, 2 minute from Dam SQ.
The hotel is unique, to get to the room you have to go through a maze, but when you get there, you are getting to a very nice room. Spacy, not like other rooms at Amsterdam.
We had the conference at a building that attached by a tunnel to the hotel, and it is a part of the hotel. This building used to be a church, and now it is the conference center for the hotel. The building is just amazing, highly recomended to host a conference if you like this WOW factor!! Will come back for vacation !

Room Tip: ask for room at the renoveted area, if hotel is not sold out, you will get, and the rooms are nicer
  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 15, 2011

This experience at this hotel was very good. The bed was fantastic. It was quite soft without being mushy and I experienced some of the best sleep of my life here. The rooms are quite large and are well-appointed. The internet access worked well for the most part, though at times the wired was much faster than the wireless.

There are a few negatives to this hotel, but they are all relatively minor. The location is decent, but it could be better. It is right in the middle of quite a lot, but if you are interested in tourist stuff look for something on the square (damrak), the swissotel is an example of this. The hotel is extremely American as are most of the guests. While this was quite comfortable, it does slightly detract from the feel of being in Europe. There is no paper inside the rooms on which to take notes and the front desk acted as though I am a bit crazy when I asked for some late at night.

Overall, I liked this hotel and I would stay here again. It is also worth noting that the blond girl working the front desk might be one of the most attractive girls on the continent...

Stayed: July 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

This hotel is just few minutes from central station, few minutes from tram stop and excellent location...very decent area. The staff are very polite. The rooms are large enough and well furnished.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Amsterdam Renaissance for only one evening in late June prior to boarding a river cruise. We used 30,000 Marriott points , so this was a leap of faith based on other reviews. We were not disappointed. The hotel is very modern and immaculately clean. We had a large lovely room (having just come from Paris, the room was twice the size as our former one).....the view from our room though was not much to look at. All of the staff were pleasant and one of the staff informed me that Van Gogh Museum tickets could be purchased from them (at the same rate)....this enabled us to walk directly enter upon arrival and not stand in the cue. They also provided good recommendations on Catholic Mass times and the Anne Frank Museum. We did not eat at the hotel but the menu prices seemed very expensive. The hotel was very crowded but it did not detract from our stay. I would recommend the Amsterdam Renaissance, but be forewarned it is pricey.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

Incredibly poor level of service: trays with rests of breakfast still in the corridors at 7:00pm, total unability to deal with large arriving groups making your check in/out a nightmare, restaurant's food **very bad**, internet at 20€ per day (yes, twenty euros per day...), very small rooms and loooong corridors to reach them, low quality soaps in the bathroom, disturbed twice during my stay by maids willing to make up the room even though I had put a do-not-disturb sign at my door.
What else ? they lend you umbrellas when it rains, but most of them are broken.
One more ? ok: we had a seminar room so close to the elevators we could hear distinctly all the discussions of the clients => we had no privacy either during our meeting, of course.
Terrible experience in every sense!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 18, 2011

Good news
- Location is very central (quaint back street close to all the action)
- Front desk staff and concierge (Ben) are incredibly friendly and helpful
- Rooms are clean and functional
- Air-conditioning was fabulous (although I understand it really varies by room)
- Gym has everything you need without feeling cramped
- Club lounge offers a solid selection of drinks and snacks throughout the day
- easy to catch a cab at any time of day or night


Bad news
- They put me on a low level in a regular room above a noisy walkway
- Room had no water, robe or other Platinum touches. It didn't even have an alarm clock
- Staff were overworked in the busy Club lounge- they were actually quite hostile to the guests

Summary: an okay stay but would have expected to have been assigned an upgraded room

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

Sometimes "corporate" hotels just work well when you're traveling. The Renaissance Amsterdam was just what we needed. We arrived a day late thanks to mechanical problems with our flight and, because it's a Marriott property we were able to adjust our reservation with ease.

True, this is a haven for tourists preparing for river cruises, and its conference center will appeal mightily to individuals arranging meetings in Amsterdam. This hotel has an excellent location, only a few blocks from Amsterdam Centraal railroad station and within walking distance of sites of interest. The hotel is clean and well kept, and staff provide a high level of service, especially for somewhat weary travelers. We also had a package that included a free buffet breakfast, museum tickets (which allowed us to beat the long lines at the Van Gogh), and 15% off on dinners in Scossa, the hotel's restaurant.

You can do worse, a lot worse in Amsterdam. This is assured to be a decent place to hang your hat, surpassed by luxury hotels and boutiques strongly recommended by friends (and perhaps not travel guidebooks).

Room Tip: Street side rooms face noisy bars
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kattengat 1, 1012 SZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Centrum
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#51 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#52 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#54 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#55 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $206 - $601 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 402
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within walking distance of Central Station in the historic city centre of charming Amsterdam, the Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel is a top-tier choice of travelers. Regardless of reasoning for travel, guests will find comfort in our warm welcoming lobby, renovated guest accommodations featuring Renaissance Bedding, and a well crafted incentive of dining options within the hotel walls. ... more   less 
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