Sofitel Amsterdam

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Jim Rosenberg on March 29, 2002

Located just a couple of blocks off Dam Square and an easy enough walk from Central Station, the Sofitel Amsterdam comprises three historic buildings that have been very nicely re-refurbished into a very comfortable hotel of 148 rooms. The guest rooms are decently-sized and nicely appointed. The breakfast buffet served from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m. daily is worth taking in. Cocktails are available on premises at the Duke of Windsor lounge and there is also a limited lunch menu.

We found the staff at the Sofitel to be very friendly and attentive. (We offer the rate information here advisedly. The rack rate is $289 Euros per night. We suggest calling the hotel directly and trying for something in the $160/range or working with a package and/or a travel agent).

Location-wise, it is difficult to beat, since the hotel is situated in a very active area of Amsterdam that is filled with shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, museums, internet cafes, pubs, clubs and boutiques. You are also at the hub of the city's public transportation network and while I would consider the neighborbood to be very safe, you can also take a short walk into the Red Light district to take in some of the local culture at night.

If you have a chance to stay at the Sofitel Amsterdam at a rate that won't break the bank, then we highly recommend it as a wonderful place to stay.

Sofitel Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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