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“An impersonal hotel with a beautiful view”

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Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Ranked #49 of 367 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
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“An impersonal hotel with a beautiful view”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Stayed here for a couple of nights in December. The hotel is definitely targeting the business traveler, and if you're looking for an impersonal approach, you might be satisfied. The rooms have a beautiful view over the IJ and Amsterdam City center.
An annoying feature of my room was a dirty and stained couch, otherwise the room, bed and bathroom were ok.
Breakfast was ok, but not excellent either.
Dinner was ok as well, except for the waiter who became really annoyed when our verdict on the wine was that it tasted like cork. While the second bottle left no room for discussion, the waiter remained cool to outright unfriendly.
The fitness room was too small for the size of the hotel.
I found the quality/price ratio average, and poor if you take the parking cost (€50/day) into account.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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ManagerAmsterdam, Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Peter_ 775,
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your stay. Thank you for your positive remarks regarding our hotel views. Otherwise we are truly sorry to hear about the unfriendly service you received in our restaurant. Please be assured this is not the service you may expect from us, this has our highest priority. We agree the parking fees in the public garage are high. Unfortunately the garage is not owned by us. Please contact our staff for more economic alternatives. Your service points will be further investigated within our related teams.

Please do not hesitate to contact our staff should you decide to stay with us again.

Kind regards,
Daniël Kaan
Hotel Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

My first trip to amsterdam & was recommended this hotel. Glad I chose it. Located very close to the city centre & short distance from the Central station. My room had a great view of the river & key landmarks. The staff were very courteous.

Overall, good expereince & will stay there again during my next trip.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Sajeesh_Nambiar
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ManagerAmsterdam, Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Dear Sajeesh_Nambiar,
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us.
We are pleased to read your first stay in Amsterdam and in our hotel has been satisfactory and you valued our overall facilities and location.
Should you decide to visit Amsterdam again, we will be happy to assist you.

Kind regards,
Daniël Kaan
Hotel Manager
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

What this hotel lacks in location and convenience, it compensates with attentive and responsive service, clean rooms, and complimentary WiFi! Always a deal in my eyes.

The hotel is about 20 minute walk from Dam Square and a 15 minute ride via public transportation. The tram station is about a 5 minute walk across. Since I haven't been to Amsterdam before, I wasn't too familiar with commuting in the area so it took me a couple of days to really figure out the tricks of commuting. Next time, I'll need to borrow the concierge's service more.

Our room was a standard European size. Not too large, but just enough room to place a few items around and not feel congested. It was very clean and the decor was modern. Our room faced the water so the view was very pleasant.

Checking in and out of the hotel was efficient. The front desk was always very attentive, efficient, and responsive to any needs or questions I had. They were really friendly and professional during my entire stay.

It was definitely a pleasant stay and I got it at a good value at the time. Would definitely consider it again, but I may also look into some more centralized locations.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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ManagerAmsterdam, Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear chgroulus,
Thank you for sharing your positive review with us. It is very motivating to hear your stay has been (more than!) enjoyable and you appreciated our quiet location with great views. Congratulations again on your birthday. Your kind compliments regarding our friendly, helpful and kind staff has been shared within our teams already.

Please stay with us next time you visit Amsterdam.

Kind regards,
Daniël Kaan
Hotel Manager
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

I booked a three night stay here as a Christmas present for my husband. We stayed here from the 27th to the 30th december. Our stay was great, we upgraded to an executive room on the top floor which had great views and included free breakfast and snacks and drinks in the lobby between 5-7 each evening. The room itself was comfortable and very clean with housekeeping doing a fantastic job. Staff in general couldn't be more polite and helpful. Our room originally had two single duvets on, we asked if it was possible to have a larger one and when returning to our room an hour later it had been changed.
For us location was perfect as we were one tram stop from central station which we were then able to get on a connecting tram to wherever we wanted to visit that day.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank munt4885
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ManagerAmsterdam, Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, responded to this review, January 2, 2014
Dear munt4885,
We are happy to read your stay over Christmas has been enjoyable. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and our (future) travellers. A late congratulations again on your husband's birthday! It is good to learn you valued our overall facilities.
Anytime you decide to visit Amsterdam again, we hope to welcome you back.

Kind regards,
Daniël Kaan
Hotel Manager
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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Spent a pre-Christmas weekend in Amsterdam and stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights.

About a 20 minute walk from the central train station - you leave from the waterside/rear of the station and head east - the hotel is easily visible.

The staff were excellent and helpful, the hotel modern and clean.

Worth using the shuttle bus to the train station.

Recommended - lots of facilities we didn't use.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Andy W
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ManagerAmsterdam, Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Dear Andy W,
We are pleased to read your pre-Christmas stay with us has been a pleasant one.
Thank you for your kind words regarding our excellent and helpful staff and our modern and clean hotel.

We defenitely hope to welcome you again in a near future. Wishing you a prosperous 2014!

Kind regards,
Daniël Kaan
Hotel Manager
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52 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013

We recently stayed in this hotel while vacationing in Amsterdam. Overall the hotel was nice. The rooms were modern, beds were comfortable and the service was decent. The location wasn't completely ideal as it required a 10 minute walk or public transportation to get to Central Station and surrounding areas. The hotel did offer a free shuttle but it was somewhat difficult to obtain a ride especially during peak times. There was also not a way to return to the hotel via shuttle.

I was pleased with the hotel and would stay here again. However, I would generally prefer a location more convenient to central Amsterdam and one that blends with local architecture and culture.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerAmsterdam, Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Dear Jbjenkins78,
Thank you very much for sharing your positive and kind feedback with us. It is encouraging to hear you valued our modern rooms and comfortable beds. We are indeed located just outside the (busy) city center. Our shuttle bus can take a maximum of 8 people, to avoid any disappointment we advice to prebook your seat. Upon request and advanced reservation we can pick you up from the Central Station.

Anytime you decide to explore Amsterdam again, please stay with us.

Kind regards,
Daniël Kaan
Hotel Manager
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have just left the hotel having stayed 6 nights over Christmas. It was a superb stay from start to finish.

The hotel itself is clean, modern and comfortable. It is very accessible due to the free shuttle that runs to Central Station. The highlight for me was the hotel staff. No matter who we spoke to they were friendly, helpful and polite.

When we return to Amsterdam we will definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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ManagerAmsterdam, Manager at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Dear Feelzo,
We are very pleased to read your 6 day stay over Christmas has been pleasant with us.
Thank you for your positive remarks regarding the hotel being clean and modern.
We are truly happy to read you received service with a smile from our staff, this is very motivating for us!
Please contact us directly for your next stay. Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

Kind regards,
Daniël Kaan
Hotel Manager
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Property: Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre
Address: Piet Heinkade 11, 1019 BR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#21 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#40 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre 4*
Number of rooms: 408
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