We arrived at the hotel well after the check-in time but was told that they didn't have a room ready for us. They asked us to wait for an hour and said they would come seek us out in the sitting area when it's ready. Well, they didn't come get us and we had to go ask ourselves. They were, however, apologetic.
The lobby area is very nice but it in no way reflected the quality of our room. The room we stayed in was on a lower floor and looked out onto a side street (courtyard) where the service entrance was and where the hotel employees took cigarette breaks. Everything in the room was dated. My initial impression was that it was eerily similar to rooms of Holiday Inns in the US. The beds are better than those at Holiday Inns but certainly not four star quality. The bathroom as a whole was dated as well. The redeeming part of this is that it was equipped with a great shower (awesome water pressure).
The hotel is close to the main train station and is within walking distance to tourist sites. There are shops nearby and an internet cafe down the street. Also, nearby was a street full of restaurants that were open late night (BK or McDonald's was nearby as well; forget which one).
Didn't use the gym because extra charge. Didn't try the restaurant, either. I would try another hotel if I go to Amsterdam again.
- 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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