Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center
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Historical Traveler Reviews Moevenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center
We stayed at the Movenpick from 6-8th Oct 2006.
The Movenpick Hotel is situated approx 12 minutes walk from Central Station beside the ferryport terminal and docklands region of Amsterdam. It is modern and clean, featuring rooms with large beds, good views, large walk-in shower and a fantastic range of pay-per-view movies that you can enjoy for 15 euros each at any time.
Not a bad choice..
We booked into the Moevenpick for 1 night at the end of a tour of Europe. Paid 150EUR directly via the hotel's website which was competitive.
The Hotel, having only recently opened, still had an unfinished feel about it, although our room was first class. Large comfy bed with a great view of the harbour. Was worth every cent.
Disappointing to note, however, that breakfast is not included in the rack rate and that at 21EUR each extra - it probably really isn't worth it.
Also, more relevant for us, was that parking was also not included in the price and came in at 25EUR per vehicle.
In summary - a great hotel, but if you're on a budget - watch for the extra's that add up!
It's a brand new hotel...opened in only September 2006. Really nice looking hotel, clean and modern...it was 255Euros a night..One would expect decent services from the hotel...
First guests at the hotel
We were the first guest to stay at hotel Movenpick in Amsterdam. The hotel opened the 1 st of September, one week later than their plans.
This day everything was chaos, but I guess thats kind of normal the opening-day....I mean with check in times and so on.
When we checked in we got up to our nice room, clean of course since we were the first guests =) Nice big bed for two people and then an extra sofabed. We were a total of three people in the room. Luxurious bathroom with bathtub, a lot of space and big mirrors/hairdryer.
The breakfast was probably the best I ever had. I really liked my big coffe, you can order anything you want to the table, like espresso and so on.
I would recommend this hotel. Its really nice.
We stayed in the Moevenpick Amsterdam from the 16-19 september 06. This hotel opened on the 31st of August 06, so it was brand new. It's about 15 min walking from the central station, so not very far away. The room and the barthroom were really nice and new. Everything was clean and spacy. We had a really nice view of the port and the city of Amsterdam. We didn't take the breakfast since it was 20 EUR per personn and per day, which is kind of expensive. And you have lots of cafe for breakfast close to the central station. We had a nice stay, the only little problem was the service. Usually I don't mind if something goes wrong, but that time, for a 4 stars hotel and more than 250 EUR per night, you expect something different than from a 3 stars hotel ! First, they locked us outside of our room because they couldn't go through with our credit card. But when we got to the reception, it was not a problem with the credit card but a problem with the woman who didn't know how to do with a credit card ! I thought it was kind of roud to lock us outside !! And then on the website, they wrote that they had a normal sauna, a bio sauna and a solarium. The solarium wasn't there, it wasn't finished yet ! We went to the sauna but the shower in the dressing room was already out of order, so you couldn't take a shower after the sauna. And when we wanted to go to the relaxing room, there was still a painter in there doing something on the wall. So when you go inside and it smells like paint, it's not very nice ! But besides that, the hotel, rooms are very comfy and nice. I guess they have to pratice a little bit more with the service and everything and then it would be a perfect hotel. I'm not sure if I'd go back to that hotel if I return in Amsterdam.
Awesome - Clean, Modern, and Convenient
What a great new addition to the AMS hotel scene. Very nice new and modern hotel. Was greeted with refreshing tropical punch drink at check-in - a nice touch! The rooms are generously sized with luxurious modern bathroom with a walk-in shower. Room has safe, mini fridge, desk, sleeper sofa and FREE WI-FI. Another nice touch is the complementary mineral water every day. The only disappointment was the buffet breakfast. It's billed at being above and beyond a standard European breakfast. It was just OK, but a bit steep at 21.00 Euros. The staff are very professional and helpful.
I had a special rate of 135 euros so for this price, the hotel was definitely worth it. But for the published rate of 225 euros...I dont think I would choose to stay here. At any rate this is definitely NOT a 5 star hotel.
This may be the first review posted for this hotel - as the hotel opened for guests on 1st September 2006. We stayed from the 1st September for 3 nights in Room 615 a King Size Room on the 6th floor. The hotel is Swiss owned and managed - meaning the hotel runs like clockwork and is part of the Movenpick chain. Service is outstanding - albeit we experienced some glitches the first night with room service (at 3:00 am :), but they made that up by providing complimentary drinks. It is not possible to find fault with such well designed and simply furnished rooms, they are bright, large (for Amsterdam standards), with great beds, crisp linens, down comforters and pillows. Bathroom is large and well equipped. The web pictures are exactly what you get - this hotel chain is highly reputable. We checked out the fitness facility - but it was not yet open but looked OK. Breakfast is something else however - and was great to say the least. It was varied, generous and what one would expect from Movenpick. With hot and cold food stations, and omelettes made to you liking, it is more like a brunch buffet than a breakfast buffet. The quality of the food was exceptional - the salmon in particular. The hotel is about 10 minutes walk behind the Central Station, but with lots of luggage is not practical. You can catch Tram 25 or 26 from out front of Central Station stop and they stop in front of the Movenpick Hotel across the street. We used the tram on the way back to Central Station to catch the train to Schipol airport. The Movenpick is 10 minutes walk (if that) to the Red Light District. Having stayed in Amsterdam many times over the years - I would stay here again in a heartbeat if I can get a good price directly from the hotel website or a web search. This is a large newly constructed hotel but in the true Movenpick style, with simple and efficient service and facilities.
Great Place To Stay
Great hotel, near city center and central station but nice at the old harbor. Great beakfast!