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Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ranked #24 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Dusseldorf, Germany
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3 reviews
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“the one hotel - not to miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Very very nice hotel - makes your stay a rea lholiday! Highly recommendable!!!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Stayed at the Okura for 5 nights while attending a conference at the RAI. The hotel is a short walk away. We had a large corener room on the 19th floor with excellent views. And my favorite- the windows open! Hotel is quiet, except I kept hearing a bleating noise. I thought ducks in the canal don't do this--sure enough, a school nearby had sheep and goats in their yard--very charming. Back to the room--good bed, excellent lighting. Large desk with chairs on either side so that two people could work simultaneously. Bathroom was amazing. Huge with double sink, seperate tub and shower, seperate WC with of course, Japanese heated toilet seat. Very fast internet (bust pricey). Did not use gym or pool but heard the facilities are excellent.

The lobby is lovely- very serence. Fabulous lighting fixtures in the public areas-- each a workk of art.

Restaurants amazing. We did not eat at the Japanese. The cafe on ground floor was excellent. Had a great 3 course meu for 35 euros- a bargain. Not only did the food taste good, but presentation beautiful

Ciel Blu was amazing--deserving of its Michelin stars.

The executive lounge was a disappointment- very little to offer. Coffee all day. Wine & a few canapes in the evening. Certainly not like Asian hotels.

That being said, go and enjoy.

The restauruants

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

booked through expedia last minute for 3 days. Much needed R+R. All good, lovely room, quiet, staff excellent. Very clean. Until.... the last morning, awoken at 8 am Damn! ( i never sleep in due to work)knock on the door daughter answered. Told her to put do not disturb sign. Awoken again at 9am maid. Did she not know how to read? First disruption was a note about window cleaning taking place that day!!!!!!!. Coudln't they have left the note the day before???? Second was the maid, the floor housekeeper supervisor was there outside the room with the maid when I went down for a smoke (who can sleep after being bothered by pounding on the door??) I asked her why we were disturbed when there was a do not disturb sign the poor maid chimed in to the supervisor 'you told me the room was empty'. This may sound petty but when you are paying over £100 at a supposedly 5 star hotel WHY!!!!!!!!also they did not refill coffee but told us to call room service 5 star uhh? No. 4 and a half maybe. beds are not very comfortable. but quiet neighborhood good security. Far away from the maddening crowds on a canal. easy acesss to town center on the 12 or 25 tram. Staff very polite excellent breakfast but not inexpensive or even reasonable but all in all 5 star food! I just wanted some sleep!!!!! Not my first time at this hotel good value for money. And they have a smoking room in the lobby so u dont have to brave the elements. Nice.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

Here on business, hotel has a WOW boutique factor. Surprised to see an Okura outside of Asia, but hospitality of Asian style was greatly appreciated. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Somewhat Four Season's like, but with CHARACTER and CHARM, not cookie cutter or stuffy. Will ONLY stay here for business AND leisure. Hope to be back soon!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Nice hotel and close to the Rai if in Amsterdam on business, if you want to get to the central area its 2 trams, plenty of places to eat round about, the bar area is nice and but if expensive as is the restaurant.
My room was very nice, large corner situation over looking a canal
Would stay again if on business but not as a tourist.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

The Okura is a great hotel. The rooms were big and clean and even had a tv in the bathroom!!
We were there for business so the hotels proximity to the RAI was great. The staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. We had no issues whatsoever!

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tokyo, Japan
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185 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

I live in Tokyo and travel mostly in Asia. The level of service and hotel amenities are rarely matched in Europe or the US, but this hotel did it. The front desk and concierge staff are very helpful, the property clean and well-maintained, the rooms very comfortable, and the bathrooms proper. No shower-curtained tubs, rather all modern and spacious. Room service good, and not too overpriced. Response speed of housekeeping and room service was lightning quick. Breakfast each morning was just right with a variety of options beyond a continental, and the servers eternally cheerful and helpful. The neighborhood was quiet and residential, and the tram stop was only a 5 minute walk away, and riding the tram was one of the joys of being in Amsterdam. Yes, you could find hotels closer in to the city center, and they are charming, but they are dumpy and old in comparison to this hotel. The Okura seemed rather new. Cannot recommend highly enough. I've moved on to a new hotel in a different country in Europe, and I am sorely missing the Okura.

I booked directly with the hotel web site, and was able to get a discounted pre-paid room, as well as pre-paid Internet and breakfasts, all at good discounts. Most importantly, I opted for the 10 Euro per night upgrade to a junior suite, and got it!

My only two complaints: As a tourist, the very upscale and elite business clientele was a bit off-putting (talk about the 1%!). Also, the shower stalls always got water on the floors.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hotel Okura Amsterdam

Property: Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Address: Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > De Pijp
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#17 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#18 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#19 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Okura Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 300
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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