Ambassade Hotel

, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Ambassade Hotel

, Amsterdam
4 star

Rooms: 59

341 Herengracht - Amsterdam - 1016 - Netherlands Hotel Website | | 20 555 0 222
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helpful staff

from A TripAdvisor Member
We really enjoyed it here. We had a room on the second floor up a winding stariway with a small balcony that overlooked the canal. It was a small room compared to American standards, but very clean. It had a bed, a couple of chairs, desk, coffee table and a small TV, with a private bath. The front desk staff were very service oriented and very helpful with how to get around the city and museums, etc. It was convenient to walk to many places and it was convenient to catch the tram. We walked for hours at a time to different neighborhoods. It was in the middle of a neighborhood with canal houses surrounding it and small shops and cafes. The neighborhood was nice and we felt safe. Don't stay here if you are looking for a large Americanized style hotel with lots of ammenities. We would stay here again.

Ambassade, Better than Home

from gretzmom
The Ambassade Hotel, in Amsterdam was our "home away from home" for 7 nights in early June. My daughter and I felt so comfortable there. The staff was very helpful with tram tickets and museum tickets available at the front desk and always had a handy map to give us directions to our destinations, they couldn't have been nicer. Our room was overlooking the canal and was beautiful. We had room service several times, prompt, good food and is availble 24/7. The breakfasts are additional fee but well worth it, the food was fantastic with anything you could want and served in a beautiful dining room overlooking the canal. I am disapointed that we didn't have more time to puruse the library that contains signed books from authors that frequent the hotel, but there was so much to do we will have to go back!

Excellent, we will return.

from A TripAdvisor Member
I can't sing the praises of this hotel or the staff high enough - it was a really pleasent experience. We arrived on Queensday, which is a real party and as long as you don't mind hustle and bustle shouldn't be missed. The hotel reception give us hints and tips as where would be the best places to go and the room they allocated was fantastic, three big windows overlooking the canal - we sampled room service, which was good, and watched the party boats in full swing.

The location is excellent and after a hearty breakfast we walked everywhere. I would recommend this hotel, friendly staff and great breakfast.

After a three night stay, we wouldn't hesitate to go back next time we are in Amsterdam.

First class service

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed for 5 nights at the Ambassade in October 2004. We would highly recommend the hotel for their friendly staff, excellent room service and superb location. Located in the centre of Amsterdam the hotel is within easy walking distance of all the main areas of interest. Our room was clean and comfortable without being exceptional. What made our stay so special was the excellent service from the staff. 24 hour room service was prompt, friendly and excellent value. The breakfast room is perhaps the most beautiful room in the hotel. This hotel is worth paying a bit extra for - you won't be disappointed.

Very freindly and helpfull staff

from Danarty
We stayed at the Ambassade hotel for 3 nights and had a great long weeked break.

The staff were great, and the location was quiet and central to all the city attractions.

Service, Service, Service!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from 3 weeks in Europe where we spent 5 days at the Ambassade Hotel, October, 2004. We arrived at the train station with no reservations, and began calling our list of preferred hotels only to learn that the city was very, very full. We were referred to the Ambassade, and they were able to accomodate us. The location was superb. There is an elevator at the hotel (which surprised us), however we chose to use the very steep spiral staircase right outside our room for the remainder of our stay. Our room had a clean, spacious, modern bathroom that was a pleasure to use. The room was small in square footage, (but not frighteningly so like a lot of other european hotels). It was on two levels which gave it the feel of a larger room. The room itself had charming furnishings, and when we requested that the bed be made-up as a king instead of two twins, they immediately changed the entire mattress, rather than simply remaking the bed. There is a dedication to service, and an attention to detail at the Ambassade that I have never found before, not even in 5 star hotels. They have 24 hour room service, and coffee was delivered to my door in under ten minutes on each and every day of our stay. Amazing. The staff was extraordinarly helpful and attentive without being obnoxious. Please understand, this hotel was sold out five minutes after we arrived. The front desk was constantly busy, and the staff treated each and every person politely, and responded to each request quickly while managing to remember your name and room number. No easy feat.
We were faced with a train strike on the day we were due to leave Amsterdam. We spoke with the front desk and they suggested we go to the station and try to sort things out. When we returned to the hotel. The clerk had discussed our situation with the other staff, they had checked the internet, called around, and managed to find us a private bus that would get us to our destination in time. That simply would not have happened in any other hotel, anywhere. Our travel arrangements were not their responsibilty, and yet they found a superior solution that allowed us to continue our trip as if the strike were not happening. It was service above and beyond the call of duty.
Appreciate The Ambassadee for what it is. 10 historic row houses on the most beautiful canal in Amsterdam with period furnishings and lots of stairs. The rooms and public spaces are clean, charming, and overflowing with character and grace. The service is outstanding.
It's not a Marriott, but in my book, that's a good thing.

OK, but not great

from Tsalib
I just returned from a trip to Amsterdam with my family. We stayed in a two bedroom suite at the Ambassade Hotel. Over all the experience was OK, but not great. The rooms were average to small, the bathroom was modern, but it had some mildew growing on the walls. The view of the canal was nice, but the noise from the street and canal made it difficult to sleep. It was warm while we were there, so we had to keep the windows open for air circulation. The stairs to the bedrooms were an interesting experience. We had to be very careful not to trip as they were very narrow. The location of the hotel is very good. It was easy to walk almost every where we wanted to go. Breakfast was good, but over priced. The staff was very helpful with restaurant suggestions and directions to attractions.

The Gem of Amsterdam

from codejd
This is THE place to stay in Amsterdam! I've stayed there on six separate occasions and have never been disappointed. While it is true that they do not have A/C, you just need to know when to go to Europe in the first place. I've been fairly lucky and only had to spend one "hot" night at the Ambassade. Compare that to the several hot nights I've spent in Paris, and it really doesn't upset me that much. Having said that though, my recommendation would be to NOT go to Europe during July & August, but if you do, don't stay here!

Other than that this place is awesome! Friendly staff, email/internet services in the lobby, large suites, great bathrooms and decent bedclothes are what to be expected when you stay here. Yes, the hotel does show signs of wear and tear as the carpet is old and worn, but the place is kept clean and comfortable.

I'd give you the number of the best room in the place, but I don't want it to be booked when I return, sorry.

Beautiful Hotel

from bluebairn
Cannot praise this hotel too highly. Superb location, staff very friendly and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and beautifully appointed. Although breakfast was not included in the price the food and service were very good. A fabulous hotel for a relaxing break, cannot wait to return.

A gem of a hotel that may not be right for you

from sopranolands
The exquisitely beautiful, pristine and wonderfully situated Ambassade has a lot of quirky features that some travellers won't mind but others will. Most serious is that the hotel, which consists of several refurbished antique canal houses, is rife with steep stairs and steps, making it a questionable choice for people with mobility or eyesight problems. Other travellers might object to the small size of rooms that nonetheless fetch prices of 175-225 euros -- a price which doesn't include breakfast (that's another 15 euros) or a mini-bar in the room.
All that said, the rooms are wonderfully clean and beautifully appointed with antiques (with marvelously modern bathrooms), and the canal-side views of the Herengracht provide a window-seat to Amsterdam at its most charming, peaceful and elegant. The hotel attracts a discerning international set and the intelligent quality of the service is superb. It is located in Amsterdam's best neighborhood, only steps away from its most famous attractions. It is a unique and very lovely Dutch interior for those willing to make a few concessions for the sake of history.

Top Local Tips for Amsterdam

Travelling to and from the airport On arrival at the airport we followed the signs to the train station (its underneath the airport). There are ticket machines throughout the station and a desk with English speaking staff. It only cost us 4 euro's each for tickets into the city and the trains are every 10 minutes. We then took a tram to the hotel from the station - these are also really regular and tickets can be bought from the public transport office opposite the station. Again these are really cheap.

excellent food- cheaper than london there are very good restuarants in spui. unless youare the all you can eat for a dollor and a half eat at the five flies ( dutch name escapes me) . service and food beat paris.

You can walk but you can also ride The transit system in Amsterdam is very good, although a map showing tram routes and numbers is of huge help. Amsterdam is a city made to be explored, and while walking is the best way to see things, once you have your bearings the transit sytem is extremely convenient and user friendly. If you are travelling with luggage, let the hotel order you a cab if you are departing for a train or plane connection. Public transit is not the best way to travel if you have a suitcase in tow.


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  • Address: 341 Herengracht - Amsterdam - 1016 - Netherlands
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