Convent Hotel Amsterdam
Reviews - Convent Hotel Amsterdam
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Convent Hotel Amsterdam
Heavenly! Luxurious! Affordable!from PT1976
Very good hotelfrom BigAnthony
It has the 5 major trams connecting the city stopping in front of it.
It is mid way between the Dam square and the central station.
The only downside of the hotel is that they lack terribly the "concierge" service and the staff is not even able to say when a mall closes or recommend a night club or a restaurant
Excellent Hotelfrom Oscar371
This is because it represents better value for money and because every staff member at every level makes you feel welcome and important. I would seriously consider making a trip to Amsterdam just to be able to stay at this great hotel again.
This was my third stay and I will be back againfrom A TripAdvisor Member
fantastic hotelfrom spurt
Nice Hotel, Excellent Staff, Very Friendly, Honest!!from jamfan
We checked in with two very nice and helpful front desk personnel. They were very eager to tell us all about the area and made sure to tell us that when we were ready they would go thoughly over the map of the city with us. Then they gave us a voucher for 2 free drinks in the lounge! A bell man brought our bags to our room for us, nice touch.
The room was big enough for 2 and the bathroom was very nice with really nice ameneties. The bed was a little hard for me, but for only two nights, not a big deal.
On our last night, I asked the bartender to change a 50 euro note for me, but wanted to charge our drinks to the room, it came to around 15 euro. When he gave me my change I didn't bother to count. Later that night, I realized that he had shorted me, and the amount seemed to add up to the drinks, which I had already signed to the room. We went back and asked him about it, but he said he was sure that he gave us the change correctly. Long story short, the next morning when we were checking out, there was an envelope from the bartender with a note that in fact when he counted out that night, he was over, and gave us our money!!! I couldn't believe it!!!
Amsterdam is a beautiful city, lot's of fun and when I go back, I would definitely stay here again. Good Job!!!
Not great, but okayfrom kperea
I had a rate of 179.00Euro ($220.0USD!) for 1night, including breakfast. Because I’m familiar with Sofitel, I assumed I was staying at a 4 star property. Not at all what I expected.
It’s a small hotel, 148 rooms with a restaurant and lounge. My room was very small and needed a makeover…badly. But then again, you don’t go to Amsterdam to stay in your room. I’ve read in other reviews that it’s a little noisy due to the traffic on that street, but our room faced a courtyard, so it was VERY quiet except for the maids slamming all the doors on my floor.
The thing I found slightly odd was there were no washcloths in the bathroom. Only towels….strange.
We had a cocktail in the lounge and encountered THE rudest bartender in the world. Didn’t catch his name, but he was an East Indian fellow. When we sat down, there was no one else in the bar. He walked right by us and started clearing off another table. No, “Hi” or “I’ll be right with you”, he just walked by and ignored us. We were in a great mood, so we just sat and waited.
When he finally came to our table, we ordered our drinks and waited…and waited. I ordered an Italian coffee, so I assumed he was brewing the coffee for it…that was the only reason it should take so long. After we got our drinks, the bartender never asked us if we needed anything else or even stopped by to ask if we wanted another, later. Anyway…when I complained about it at the front desk the morning when we checked out, the response I got was, “oh yeah, he’s like that”. Hmmm..strange response.
When I was paying my hotel bill, I noticed I was charged for 2 breakfast buffets at 20.00Euro a piece…even though my rate included breakfast. When I brought it to his attention, he tried to tell me that their rates don’t include breakfast. Luckily, I had my printout from the reservation I made on their website. I was right and he reprinted my receipt and took the breakfasts off.
This is a good hotel for the location…it’s literally a 2 minute walk to Dam Square and not far to the Anne Frank house. It’s not as noisy as the hotels on the Dam and the tram stops right in front of the hotel, to go to the train station or into the city. There are several restaurants within a 5 minute radius, a small grocery store across the street and 2 souvenir shops where the merchandise is less expensive.
I stay in Sofitels all over the place, and this wasn’t the quality and service I’ve come to expect.
I would probably give it another try when I return to Amsterdam. I REALLY like the location.
Good but not Greatfrom RollingStone2
The room was small and the bed was not that comfortable. The room was facing the back alley and was noisey. It was hard to sleep past 5:00 am with all the noise, especially since I was still partly on U.S. time.
I'd say the staff were generally helpful but seemed overworked boardering on burnout. The bellman was great though overworked as well trying to get cabs, move luggage, etc. They seemed to have a lot of tour groups coming through which always seems to overload a place.
The room service was overpriced at €20 for continental and the rolls still had adhesive labels on them! The room at €140 excluding breakfast was overpriced.
Very good hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
comfortable but smallfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Amsterdam
Tour office is nearby The Lindburgh Tour office is a 3 min walk from the Sofitel. It was so easy to book tours and get there in a few minutes time.
Heineken Don't do it with a hangover!!
Don't use the taxis Do not use the taxis.They are very expensive.Take the trams or the trains or get a pass for the all day canal hopper which takes you to all the sights for one price.If you feel up to it,you can rent a bicycle and grt around like everyone else.You can also walk around and see everything on foot.
Other names for Convent Hotel Amsterdam
- sofitel amsterdam
- amsterdam sofitel
- amsterdam convent hotel
- Address: 67 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal - Amsterdam - 1012 RE - Netherlands
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