The Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection

Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 67, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1012 RE, Netherlands | 4 star hotel
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Amsterdam - Canal City

A travel blog entry by jimtrap on Sep 02, 2014

6 comments, 43 photos

Tuesday 2 Sep 14 - Breakfast, a walk around and final packing for departure to Amsterdam. Another overcast and rainy day. At least we had good weather for our walking tour on Friday but the rest of it was a bit hit and miss.

Took the upmarket hotel van to the 30 minute ride to the airport - 400 Krona (about AUD$20) and well worth the cost …

Day 10 - Last day in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by ttdaniel on Aug 28, 2014

Last day! This morning we slept in, fought with the computer about setting up Skype and then went for breakfast. Wow the food here is absolutely delicious...I want to keep eating but I fear I will explode. After breakfast we were wadding back to our hotel at an extremely slow pace and I caught site of a dodgy cheap looking nail bar! I booked into …

Day 8 - Exploring Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by ttdaniel on Aug 26, 2014

Goal for today: Do not cause any traffic accidents

This morning I woke at 5am feeling excited about exploring Amsterdam and in particular visiting the Anne Frank museum. Sleeping Beauty slept in until 730am...then he finally woke up to my face staring at him and then non stop talking. We had Dutch pancakes for breakfast. Toby had the …

Day 7 - Arrived in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by ttdaniel on Aug 25, 2014

We had a delicious breakfast of pancakes, yoghurt, fruit and maple syrup with cousin Mel, Matt and baby Cas. After our goodbyes we boarded the plane from Cambridge to Amsterdam. On our 50 minute flight to Amsterdam we reflected on how adorable baby Cas is and how much we loved meeting him. We brainstormed fun activities we could do with baby Cas …

A day in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by shane_elisha

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... to Amsterdam and is held held every 5 yrs. We had never seen so many boats all shapes and sizes, it was chaos on the waterways. Our boat hit the sides of the canals 3 times and another boat once that’s how tight it was.

We then headed back towards the dam and walked the famous Kalverstraat. Where again the girls shopped the men sat on the shop front window ledges and carried the bags.

We all needed to sit and ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Centre area of Amsterdam, is near Yellow Bike, Kadinsky Coffeeshop, Beurs van Berlage, and Dance Tracks.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection

    Reviewed by jimtrap

    Great Location

    Reviewed Sep 2, 2014
    by (2 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    The Convent Hotel is in a great location near to Amsterdam Central Station and just around the corner to Dam Square. It is an aging hotel but still in good order. the reception staff have advised, however, that refurbishments are planned for next year.

    The front desk staff have been very helpful and friendly. Only comments are that the rooms need better lighting as the ambient lighting is very dark, the rooms need safes installed, and the cost of the breakfasts (23 Euro pp)are well over the top when you can get a full English breakfast next door for 6.50 Euro.

    Despite that, we would stay here again.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Reviewed by ttdaniel

    boutique hotel - small but comfortable

    Reviewed Aug 28, 2014
    by (4 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    The Convent Hotel McGallery is a boutique hotel - it is small but comfortable. Our room is like a sauna with the air con on. Thankfully we are on the 3rd floor and can sleep with our windows open.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews The Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection

    Nice decor but with some problems

    from

    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.

    Very nice.

    from

    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!

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    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.

    Not good

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    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.

    Excellent hotel

    from

    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

    from

    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

    from

    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

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    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

    from

    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

    from

    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.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

    Traveler Photos The Convent Hotel Amsterdam - MGallery Collection

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