Convent Hotel Amsterdam

, Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Convent Hotel Amsterdam

4 star

Rooms: 148

67 Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal - Amsterdam - 1012 RE - Netherlands Hotel Website | | 20 6275900
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Great location
Submitted by: Mhairi in 23/08/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Wonderful location - 5 minutes walk from Central Station. Easy access to Ann Frank Museum, shops and canal cruise. Although bedrooms appear quite small the size of the bed is bigger than a standard 'king size' bed!!! Beautiful cotton sheets and duvet and luxurious bath robe and slippers. The staff all spoke very good English and were all very polite. We had forgotton our electric adaptor but a quick phone call to reception and within 5 minutes an adaptor was delivered to our room. We had breakfast in the hotel which was very good -plenty choice either hot or cold and as it is a buffet you can replenish your plate as many times as you like!! I particularly liked the reception area with lovely large sofas to sit on. Another nice touch in the rooms was a free copy of a guide to Amsterdam with map which proved very useful. A few doors down from the hotel is a coffee shop which serves wonderful coffee and delicious doughnuts - I think it is called the Grasshopper. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sofitel and would recommend the hotel to other travellers - especially if you are looking for a little bit of luxury at a reasonable price.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Convent Hotel Amsterdam

Heavenly! Luxurious! Affordable!

from PT1976
I spent one night here during a stopover from Asia en route to the US. I arrived cold and miserable at 9 AM and was delighted when the friendly clerk found a room for me five hours before check in! I booked the room the week before on expedia for 119E ($144) and wasn't expecting much but wow! This room could easily cost twice as much. The room was small, modern, spick and span clean, and well appointed. The bed had a featherbed mattress and a fluffy white duvet under which I slept soundly, jetlag notwithstanding. When I woke up, I stayed in bed because it was so comfortable!!! The bathroom was clean with upscale toiletries and a deep soaking tub. I didn't order from room service but the prices looked reasonable. There is apparently a fitness room. This review is not doing this gem of a hotel justice - go and see for yourself!

Very good hotel

from BigAnthony
Very good hotel, with an excellent location and an amazing tram connection.
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 Hotel

from Oscar371
During our recent 5 week 6 European cities tour we stayed in many very good hotels. 2 stand out. For sheer elegance, grandeur and position, one is the Raffles Palace in Montreux. However, the best all round winner is the Sofitel Amsterdam.
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 again

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was our third stay at the Sofitel in two years. The location is great, everything is within easy walking distance. The rooms are nicely decorated, clean and comfortable. Take the upgrade to the Junior Suite if it's open for a few Euro more.

fantastic hotel

from spurt
just returned from three nights at the sofitel hotel and can not complain about anything right next to dam square, very clean, staff very friendly, food great, our room was at the back of the hotel so nice and quiet. as for amsterdam what a weird and wonderful place enjoy.

Nice Hotel, Excellent Staff, Very Friendly, Honest!!

from jamfan
The hotel is very close to Centrum Station, walking there to and from is not a problem. Convenient to all areas by foot or tram that stops right outside the hotel.

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 okay

from kperea
The Amsterdam Sofitel is in a great location, right behind the Damrak and all the noise that accompanies it. Just a short walk from Centraal Station it's a great location....that's about it.
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 Great

from RollingStone2
I had just stayed at the London Sofitel so my expectations were high. Unfortunately, they were not met. The hotel location is excellent and is central to anything one would want to do in Amsterdam. The check-in was okay, but it seemed liked the front desk was always short-staffed. I was attempting to use the business center to check e-mail and found it didn't work but could get anyone from the desk to assist as they were swamped with check-ins. The next morning they were swamped with check-outs.

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 hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at this hotel last January and i liked it very much. Very good location, near the center but in a very pleasant and safe avenue, near the Central Station too (if you don't want to take a bus, you can walk). My room was not that big, but it had all I need for a 5 day stay (including coffee and tea facilities, which is very comfortable when outside is snowing!). My room was also very charming, with traditional wood celing. I also liked very much the staff, always very kind. I just don't give this hotel an Excellent because the normal price is very expensive. I bought it at a special price (99€), that's why I stayed there.

comfortable but small

from A TripAdvisor Member
Very good hotel but room relatively small considering the rack rate. Better value for off season/internet etc reservations. Excellent location for rail station (but not too close) and trams etc. Buffet breakfast a little pricey for what's on offer. Would go back depending on room prices.

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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