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“Close to perfection, with excellent rooms, suprising little perks but a couple of opportunities for improvement” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ranked #24 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Close to perfection, with excellent rooms, suprising little perks but a couple of opportunities for improvement”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Recently stayed here for a conference, and was generally thrilled with the hotel. As always - chose a suite - since I routinely need to work from my room. I was upgraded to a deluxe junior suite which was amazing (and I've stayed all over th Europe and the US in everythign from hovels to 5 star presidential suites).

Huge main room - with a very large desk and windows on two sides - super fcomfy beds and a very trick software-based lighting and curtain control module set a great tone. A spacious washroom with all the amenities (less a bidet though) made for a pleasant stay. Super helplful staff ensured all went smoothly.

But still - there are spots they could do EVEN better...

1. NO steam iron! I have NO clue how people manage to press dress shirts properly with a basic hot flat piece of metal. SO frustating!

2. Coffee makers that shake the room. While this part of Amsterdam is very quiet - I was awoken sevreal times by the thumping drone of the in-room espresso makers from another room above. I'm not coffee drinker (!) so I can't even get an abstract pleasure from this racket. All these units need to be isolated wiht rubber mats or something.

3, PLumbing noise. Pipes that do long runs in the wall have to be anchored at certain intervals - else they can vibrate loudly at certain partial flow rates. This hotel has several pipes on or around the 6th floor that vibrate like mad every once in while.

4. Don't charge for the health centre or bike usage.

Lastly - I was VERY impressed by the FREE wifi provided. I need constant hi speed access while on the road - so this was a VERY welcome - esp at no charge - although that "might" have been a perk of the conference?

In any case - this was a super clean, spacious, well appointed and very comfortable hotel that I'd highly recommend.

Room Tip: YES - Corner suites are large and VERY sunny on the south east exposure - and overlook a wonderful c...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

I stayed here in August. As I checked out, I noticed I was not billed correctly. While I insisted that the bill should have been higher, the conceirge claimed there would be no additional fees and I was all set. One month later, I was charged twice as much. I left several messages and emails and not a single return. I was incredibly disappointed by the lack of professionalism and communication.

The hotel itself is mediocre at best. There is absolutely nothing remarkable about the building, the staff, service, or location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel_OkuraAmsterdam, Manager at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, responded to this review, September 3, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. We regret to hear we did not meet your expectations. Could you please send us your contact details via feedback@okura.nl? We would like to get in touch with you.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

I booked this trip as a surprise for my husband for our anniversary. When we arrived the check in staff were so happy and helpful and upgraded us to a suite. We were also brought strawberries and wine, which was a lovely touch. The room was unbelievable, so clean and big, the turn down service on an evening was also nice. The hotel is a bit far from the centre, but trams are easily accessible and the hotel and it's facilities certainly made up for it of you didn't fancy going out.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone, myself and my husband are already thinking about coming back.
The breakfast room has just been refurbished, it opened today (2nd September) and is absolutely stunning. There is plenty of choice for breakfast and they cook eggs fresh for you....Bonus!!
PEFECT HOTEL.

Room Tip: The suites are amazing, but I would imagine all rooms to be great.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrea L
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

booked one night flying visit to amsterdam staying at okura as a treat before my grandaughter starts secondary school. Hotel was great staff great nothing was too much trouble beds comfy , breakfast great choice and plenty was not rushed to leave,room was lovely showers great . Room had fabulous views had a corner room so great expance of Amsterdam on offer, would definetly go back but at least 2 nights next time. Spa was very nice too!

Room Tip: we were on 16th floor in a corner room so great views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yrregtrah
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

My boyfriend and I booked this hotel as a Top Secret, thinking you can't go wrong with a 5* .... and we were right, I would not chance a 4* with last minute but a 5 this shows you can't go wrong, this was an amazing weekend. The service was fantastic, the conceirge extremely helpful. reception were very welcoming and courtious.

Our room was an executive suite and it was huge, with great bathroom and huge shower. With free use of the executive lounge and health club - both exceptionally clean and very relaxing

After a night out we were a little late to the breakfast but even then they were very welcoming and let us have breakfast after the restaturant was supposed to have closed. Service here again could not be faulted.

We did try to book the 2 mitchelin star restaurant but had left it too late which is understandable, however the ever helpful staff contacted us on the Saturday evening to explain a couple were thinking of cancelling would we like their table? And we did, of course it was expensive but it was divine. If you have the opportunity and can book in time i recommend the amazing experience and menu.

We hired bikes from reception, they were so much fun and good quality, i'd receommend hiring bikes its the best way to get around!

The hotel recommended a fish restaurant for us where the lobster was delicious, and booked the table and taxi too - all very efficient.

We did unfortunately loose a wallet on our weekend, again reception could not do enough to help us, including the use of the telephone facilities free of charge to cancel cards etc. Whilst doing this we took up the chance to sit in the gardens with a coffee, even this was great service and the presentation again exceptional.

The hotel is on the ouskirts of the city but well worth a stay and like i said - hire bikes for a 10 minute cycle to the centre and canals and museums.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Samantha M
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Stayed at the Okura for a two night romantic break and got a good deal on a junior suite. It's a 40 minute walk away from the Central Station but that's not too bad when you break it up with a beer at a pub on the way and walking through Amsterdam is a lovely experience (once you learn to dodge the trams and the bikes!).

Service was excellent and the suite was very clean, comfortable and spacious. A cocktail in the bar on the 23rd floor is a must to experience fantastic views of the city.

The only disappointment was the very expensive breakfast but that wouldn't put me off from staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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