I stayed at this hotel this week for a conference at RAI and it is very close (10 minutes walking). The location is excellent, since it is in a nice neighborhood, beside a channel, with many restaurants on the way to RAI (on Scheldestraat) and also on the other direction (on Ferdinand Bolstraat). A good Thai restaurant is nearby (Naan Naam), but it is on the opposite street (Maasstraat).
Ferdinand Bolstraat also has a nice bakery (Le Pain Quotidien) and also a good supermarket (Albert Heijn) just across it. The supermarket has a small entrance, but inside is quite big and with plenty of products. There is a liquor store (Gall & Gall) inside the supermarket (with wines, beers, etc.)
There are about 3 tram stations near the hotel, that makes it easy to go to the downtown area. Ticket is 2.60 Euro one way or 7 Euros for the whole day.
The hotel is very nice. I stayed in an Executive room on a high floor, just at the corner of the building (so, I had views from 2 sides! - see attached photos). This is the only tall building in the area so the view is great! The Executive Lounge (22nd floor) is also nice (I also added some photos), and has soft drinks, juices and water + fruits during the day. At the end of afternoon there are also some beers (Belgium, Japanese and Dutch) + wines (one red and one white). The lounge also has a Nespresso machine (larger than the ones in the rooms). The drawbacks of this lounge are that it has only one computer + printer and there is never ice in the ice container (I complained about the ice for about 4-5 times).
Internet connection is by cable in the rooms and wireless in the public areas (1 hour = 6 Euros and 24 h = 12 Euros).
I would definitely stay at this hotel again and would highly recommend it to everyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Okura Amsterdam is one of the finest five-star luxury hotels of the Netherlands and part of the Japanese chain Okura Hotels & Resorts. With 300 comfortable rooms, including the largest (485m2) and most luxurious suite of the Benelux Countries, the hotel offers unrivalled high-class accommodation facilities. For wining and dining, you are spoilt for choice with four restaurants that have all been awarded by Michelin. Nagomi Spa & Health offers guests the opportunity to slip out of the daily routine and to take a moment of relaxation by means of a workout or treatment. Located alongside the Amstel Canal, in close proximity of the cultural heart of Amsterdam, Hotel Okura Amsterdam is one of the finest five-star luxury hotels that you will find in the Netherlands and exclusive member of ‘The Leading Hotels of the World’. The hotel is conveniently located in proximity of Schiphol International Airport as well as major tourist attractions.With 300 comfortable rooms, including the largest (485m2) and most luxurious suite of the Benelux Countries, the hotel offers unrivalled high-class accommodation facilities.For sport and leisure you can visit our Nagomi Spa & Health. Meaning ‘calm down’ in Japanese, ‘Nagomi’ offers an opportunity to slip out of the daily routine and take some moments just for you. An exclusive selection of facials, massages, manicure and pedicure and body treatments is offered. With these treatments dedicated to restoring balance to the mind and body, Nagomi Spa invites to linger just a little longer. In addition to a treatment at Nagomi Spa you can also enjoy the facilities of Nagomi Health (1000 sq.m.) which is located next to the spa. Nagomi Health is an oasis of tranquility where you can exercise and relax in total privacy. The gym is equipped with Technogym machines, combining cardio and weight trainings. Personal trainers give you personalised advice and supervise your exercising during a professional one-on-one workout. Nagomi Health also features various relaxation facilities, such as a Jacuzzi, saunas and a swimming pool. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Okura Hotel Amsterdam
- Amsterdam Okura Hotel