Convent Hotel Amsterdam
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I forgot to mention yesterday that herself felt a need for something sweet to finish our German supper, so stopped at one of many kiosks and bought an apple strudel. Well, you'd think she had bitten into the bottom of a bird cage – first the apples were 'canned’ not fresh, and there was an after-taste that had to be eliminated, so the …
Back in Amsterdamamge settled into the Convent Hotel again. Very comfortable and personable staff. More to come later.
Well the Greek & German part of our trip is behind us as we arrive back in Amsterdam. We got ripped off again by another Amsterdam Main Train Station Cab #359. None of the taxis at the Central Station are willing to take tourists and their luggage to local downtown hotels. What is it that they think they do for a living? Do they expect tourists …
Today we got up early. 5:30 am. We stepped out onto the street in front of our hotel at 6:00 am. It was deserted. Not a soul cound be seen anywhere. Amsterdam was still asleep. We crawled to the bus stop across the street. We boarded the bus to Alsmeer and had a nice 45 minute ride, seeing that people live very different outside Amsterdam. We …
Today we bought a hop on hop off Amsterdam canal cruise pass for €22. This allows you to ride on 4 different routes. It allows you to hop off, get something to eat, then get back on. For dinner we went to Keuken van 1870, this former soup kitchen, where sharing tables is still the norm, offers the best and most economic foray into the world …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Convent Hotel Amsterdam
Nice decor but with some problems
We have just returned from a weekend at the Sofitel. The situation is good and our executive rooms were well decorated and spacious. The shower was quite exceptional in one of them, unfortunately the toilet was built for children and was tiny! The bed was not very comfortable either. The situation is excellent and we weren't at all disturbed by the noise that we had seen in other reviews. We got an excellent deal throught LastMinute but I am not sure I would want to pay the full price.
I highly recommend this little and cozy hotel, located in the city center, close to all attractions and transportation. The rooms are a bit small but beautifully decorated and very charming.
Just what we needed!
Have just returnd from weekend break in Amsterdam & staying 1 night at the Sofitel The hotel was a real find, close to Central Station - so not far to drag a case!) and although in a fairly main road, very quiet. We were given a double room, in a corner, at the back of the hotel and it had everything we could want. Lovely toiletries, large clean fluffy towels,comfortable large beds, tea-making facilities - which many European hotels and definitely US ones, don't provide.
We arrived at 10am, having caught a 06:25 flight from Heathrow; we knew our room wouldn't be ready till 2pm, but the staff said we could leave our luggage and come back after 12 when they would have a room for us. We had a stroll around the centre of the city, a leisurely lunch - there are lots of restaurants and bars nearby and came back at 1pm to be allocated our room.
I couldn't fault anything at the Sofitel - the buffet breakfast - included in the rate was tremendous, fresh & dried fruit, bacon, scrambled eggs, baked beans, has browns, sausages, several kinds of bread, muffins, fresh croissants, butter, jams, honey, cold meats, salad & cheeses!!! I indulged myself - well the weekend away was my birthday treat! My husband and I would definitely recommend the Sofitel and would stay here again with no qualms.
Hotel well located and bar and restaurant staff very good however reception staff where at times down right rude. Dirty room on 1st night which when complained about was treated with an air of disbelief and a questioning of our honesty. On return home we had been charged twice for our stay. At this hotels prices that doesn't make it cheap. Over a week later they have yet to help solve the problem. Would NOT stay here again.
In June 2004 my husband and I found this Hotel very comfortable, well located and staffed by friendly and helpful people who quickly supplied assistance when travel problems arose. The room was quiet, which is a plus in Amsterdam, and had tea-making facilities - a great boon for travellers who are still in another time zone. An iron was available on request. This hotel would be our first choice for any return visit.
Ideal Location, excellent staff
The hotel was within easy walking distance of Central Station, provided your luggage has wheels, 10 mins. Dam square is close by and we walked to all the major attractions. The staff at the hotel could not have been more helpful and the rooms were spotlessly clean, if a little dark. I would advise the use of ear plugs if you are on the lower levels, our room looked into a side alleyway and it was possible to hear people walking home late at night. Other than that, it was very comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. Our friends found a very good offer for our stay and the rate we paid was good value for money.
We would be happy to return to the hotel.
Great stay at the sofitel
Excellent location, well appointed and spotless bedrooms. Super buffet breakfast to set you up for the day. A very welcoming hotel and would recommend it to anyone.
Sofitel Amsterdam on short list of Amsterdam's best hotels
Fashioned from three historic row buildings within walking distance from Dam Square and Centraal Station, the Sofitel Amsterdam is well-maintained, professionally staffed and well-appointed. The rooms are decently sized by European standards and taken care of well by the housekeeping staff. Views are sparse because of the location between a busy street out front and what is little more than an alleyway to the rear of the building. The breakfast buffet is very good and you shouldn't miss it if it is part of your room rate, which it often is.
There is also a lounge within the hotel. Rack rates are very much on the high side but we've had good luck finding value rates that have made this fine property into a good value for our visits.
Clean and fairly central
This is a central hotel not far from Dam Square and about 10 minutes walk from Central Station. The staff are extremeley warm and friendly and went out of their way to explain the local tourist attractions.
The room overlooked the main road and eventhough it was triple glazed there was a fair bit of traffic noise. It was very clean, spacious and the bed was very comfortable.
We paid about 390 Euros for two of us for three nights that included a breakfast.
The buffet breakfast was substantial in a nicely decorated room with attentive staff.
All in all very good value for money in a central location.
Decent, reliable, unspectacular, but sometimes overpriced
A reliable hotel, but often poor value given the relatively expensive rates. Rooms are unremarkable but invariably spotless. They can, however, be a little cramped. The location is central, but uninspiring.