Just got back from a city break (17/03/14 to 21/03/14) to Amsterdam. What an experience!!! Firstly, the journey from Schiphol Airport to the Renaissance hotel was a piece of ....... was very easy. Catch one of the frequent trains (approx every 15 mins) to Amsterdam Centraal station (4 euros), then exit the station on the south side towards the town. Bear right towards the taxi rank then cross the bridge over the canal and head straight over at the traffic light controlled cross roads. The hotel is approx a 3 minute walk from here down a side turning on your right. Simples!!!
As you enter the lobby through the revolving door you are welcomed by any number of friendly, English speaking staff, all waiting to help you as much as they can. The whole decor and ambience is one of quality. If your room isn't quite ready then don't worry, they will store your luggage in a secure room whilst you start exploring) we even received a call on my mobile when our room was ready...hows that for service?). The 2B Lounge Bar on the lower ground floor is very warm and comfortable where you can order hot or cold drinks and quality food from an extensive bar menu (I'm not a big burger eater but I thought I'd give the one on the menu a try. It was probably one of the best burgers I've tasted).
Now....about our room (244). It had everything we needed for our stay (kettle, ice bucket (ice machine down corridor on same floor), iron, ironing board, hairdryer, full length mirror, fridge, tv, expensive wifi ;-) ). The bed was huge and very comfortable. The view from the window was of the 17th century domed Koepelchurch conference/event venue and a small restaurant in an old traditional looking building. The room was made up every day by the excellent maid service.
We had paid for breakfast when booking our room so when we saw how much effort had gone into the huge offering, it would have been rude not to try it all ;-). (Note to self...must go on a diet now). Once again, the staff were very polite and friendly and nothing is too much trouble (if you would prefer your eggs a different way then just ask).
To sum it all up, we were lucky to have found this hotel on Airmiles (or should I say Avios) so we don't think our finances would have stretched to paying the full rate. The hotel was very clean and the decor and finishes were to a high standard. The food was also to a high standard as my now rather oversized stomach will confirm. The location was perfect and we would definitely book this hotel again when in Amsterdam.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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