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Departing Rome was more goodbye than see you later, but there were definite positives to it. The folks working in cafés and restaurants, male and female, were very helpful and could "read the play" of how the meal was going. Last night's location did have the unfortunate presence of the owner who was keen on flicking through the nearby TV for his …
We arrived in amsterdam at 11:30 am Sunday after 20 hours of traveling but our bodies were still at 2:30 am Seattle time. Our challenge was to stay awake until the evening so we did some walking on a perfect fall Sunday. Amsterdam is a pretty city with more bikes than cars and today everyone was out walking, biking, or relaxing in outdoor cafés and parks.
Today we started our day in Amsterdam with a tour of the Anne Frank Annex. I have read about Anne Frank many times over many years, but this is my first time seeing the Annex where the Diary was written. It was a somber visit. We went behind the bookcase and up the stairs to see where Anne lived while in hiding. This is a very well done Museum. …
Okay so Amsterdam was nothing like what I was expecting. I was actually expecting to hate it, but agreed to go since everyone else in my program was. So glad I went. Don'r worry mom, it's so much more than prostitution and marijuana haha.
First off, we stayed in a Marriott, which was ideal considering we heard awful stories about the local …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott Amsterdam
Great Hotel. Great Location. Great Service. Easy to mineuver!!
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Especially liked the health club!
Thanks to TripAdvisor consumer reviews I cancelled my Reservations at the Renaissance and switched to the Amsterdam Marriott for my two-day stay over the March 21 weekend and was very glad I did. Everything was top notch, from the delightful front desk staff (who gave me a quiet room on request) to the courteous bellhops, the condition of my room and waiters in the Pizza Hut (a pizzeria several notches about the stateside version of the same name) which you can access from the lobby. Health club also very well equipped, spacious and nicely designed. I'll be back!
Great rate, nice hotel, good location
we had a great 3 night stay at the marriott in mid-feb 2004. the comfortable rooms with the standard amenities and modern conveniences (hair dryer, iron, safe, ice machine, nice toiletries) you'd expect in any american 3-4 star hotel make up for the lack of character. the room was clean, the bathroom was spacious, and the bed was comfortable! i love the location - all the sights are within walking distance and it was convenient for afternoon naps, dropping off bags, etc. the service was pleasant and the lobby is quite inviting. the hotel overlooks leidseplein which is a quieter area than dam square or central station.
overall, a nice hotel at a fantastic rate ($77/nt on priceline)!
We spent ten nights in the Marriot over Christmas and New Years 2003-2004 and had a most relaxing stay. Our room, 843, overlooked the Leidseplein and had a fantastic view of the New Years Eve festivities. The room's bed was king-sized with a featherbed and five pillows. We asked for softer ones and were delivered three feather pillows for eight total. "At Your Service" cheerfully delivered a vase for the flowers we purchased at the flower market. Free coffee was available in the lobby every morning until 10:00 (11:00 on weekends). The only complaint we had was the atmosphere at the hotels 47.50 per person Christmas Brunch. The ballroom was overrun with about a dozen out of control, screaming children while the Marriott staff and their parents did nothing. We left abruptly after my wife was pelted in the head by some hard candy being thrown about 15 minutes into our meal. Otherwise, we would love to spend another ten nights in the Marriott.
I just returned from a week in Amsterdam. Arrived Nov. 28, 2003. Wonderful time to visit-less crowded. Stayed at the Marriott. It had every thing you expect in a good hotel, I recommend it. It's within walking distance to everything. Weather was mild, 40 to 46, rained litely one day. It's a beautiful city, great cafes, every one speaks english and they have more than a thousand restaurants to choose from.
We have just spent 3 nights at the Amsterdam Marriott and the standard of customer service we received was second to none. Staying on the executive floor, we enjoyed breakfast every morning in total luxury and would recommend this hotel to anyone!
We stayed four nights here with our two sons and recommend this hotel.
Good location at the Leidsplein and close to the museums. You can walk to most points from the hotel although we often jumped on the tram which has stops quite nearby. The only downside was that the view from our room was poor, overlooking the inner part of the hotel.
The Amsterdam Marriott did not live up to the Marriott name. The rooms were small and what's up with the Pizza Hut in the hotel? The hotel itself is an architectural eyesore in a city full of beautiful buildings. Also, the price of the rooms was outrageous.
We just stayed 4 days in the Marriott and we're really pleased with every aspect! Not one complaint! It's so nice to see "American service" values in Europe. Maybe it will catch on:-) The breakfast was unbelievable and you're encouraged to eat up and they'll make anything you want! The location could not be better. Really easy to stop in for a break or to drop off your shopping. There is a nice Visa special they run through the summer making this place a deal not to be missed! I must add though, if you are looking for an "charming Amsterdam hotel" this isn't for you. I feel after 12 hours of sightseeing I usually have enough city charm and enjoy the comforts of home!
Loved the Amsterdam Marriott
We just returned from Amsterdam and loved the Amsterdam Marriott. This is a 5 star hotel, with an exceptional staff that sees to your every need. The doorman, when we arrived, found out that we got ripped off by the taxi driver from Schipol and lectured the driver. The concierge later called the company and arranged a return trip, less $20 Euros! The hotel is in a great area, Leidseplein, near the museums and tons of restaurants, We highly recommend the Marriott! We were a family of 4 for $239 euros a night in a large room, I think a real good rate!
Superb Luxury Hotel
The Marriott was our 3rd hotel in Amsterdam, and if I were to return there I would not stay anywhere else. MUCH nicer that a U.S. Airport Marriott! It rates as a luxury hotel in Amsterdam. High rise, with restaurants, health club facilities, very accomodating staff, fruit in the lobby, parking facilities, newspaper delivery, and very convenient to the Rijksmuseum. Maybe not a "charming" as the old hotels on the canals, but it is air-conditioned, has bellmen, working elevators, a cab stand and is a full service hotel...at very reasonable pricing!