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“Very swish but needs to grow into into its personality and up service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Ranked #17 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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London, UK
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86 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very swish but needs to grow into into its personality and up service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2010

Beautiful hotel with gorgeous courtyard and very well appointed, modern rooms. super high spec bathrooms with proper hairdryer and nice toilettries. Nespresso machine fab touch. Wonderful bed and linen. Nice 5" welcome home when returned from work.
BEST club sandwich ever.
My criticism lies with the service. On a sunny day, they were understaffed in the courtyard and I waited half an hour for a glass of wine after first order was forgotten.
The bar is stylish but feels awkward.
I hope these are growing pains re refurb and new restaurant.
Will be back to see.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

I would recommend this hotel for overnight accommodation. The decor and customer service was fabulous. However the price of the food was ridiculous and there are lots of places to eat out at less than half the price they charge.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Excelsior, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2010

A great hotel for lots of money. The room we reserved was much smaller in person than on the website. On inspection we wanted to upgrade and pay. Reception gave us a suite at a reduced price which was very fair. The only odditiy: the hallway to the bathroom went up a half-step, then down then up again. A bit trying in the middle of the night. Also, breakfast was hugely expensive--$90/2 but extraordinary. Champagne and everything one could want. No chance for an egg and some toast--all $45.Otherwise, the location, staff, room and food were outstanding.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2010

We loved this hotel, the entrance and the courtyard have been renovated beautifully. The decoration is trendy, cozy, romantic and elegant. The rooms are a nice size, the bathrooms renovated and are smart with nice amenities. Our room had its own Nespresso machine. The hotel is conveniently located and in walking distance to movies, galleries(- the Van Gogh is a must see! ) The staff is incredibly helpful and efficient! We would recommend this hotel to our family and friends.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2010

Our second stay at the Grand was scheduled for mid-April: we got a good deal by booking online and paying in full in advance for a no-cancellation stay. But then we had to cancel: the volcano in Iceland closed down all the airports. The reservation manager kindly allowed us to re-book with a very slight penalty. So that was nice, and we traveled in May.

This stay, however, we suffered the traveler's nightmare: one of our wallets was stolen the very first day we were out sightseeing. We returned to the hotel and told the concierge. Soon, the hotel's efficient security manager was in our room, quizzing us on the day's events. He sent one of his staff to accompany us to the nearby police station, where he helped us file a report. This wonderful young man then accompanied us back to the hotel where he and his front-desk colleagues helped us make all the interminable phone calls to cancel all the cards, traveler's checks, etc. The trauma was drained away. We happily accepted the offer of free drinks at the (very comfortable) bar. Our equanimity returned. Our trip was saved!

So here's another reason to stay at a fine hotel: in case of emergency, they will take care of you. Bravo to the Sofitel Grand in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed May 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2010

We wanted a canal view and were given one, in the section of the hotel facing the back. At around 6:00 the next morning, we were awakened by the garbage collection crew below our window. The next morning, customer relations staffer Zsa Zsa(pronounced T-sa T-sa) asked how our room was, and I asked how often the garbage was collected. "Daily," she said with a frown. "Was that a problem?" Told that it was, Zsa Zsa said she would look into it.
About an hour later, she had us upgraded to another room at no additional cost, and she sent us a complimentary bottle of wine for our trouble.
We were there during the Iceland volcano eruption and were able to keep our room beyond our check out date. The entire concierge staff was excellent, both in recommending restaurants and in trying to rebook our return flight, which was a challenging task at that time.
We would take a stroll to our pet breakfast spot, on the Rokin across from one of the places where you take a canal cruise, called Meuwese. Nothing special, but friendly, prompt, and a good bit less expensive than the hotel breakfast.
When we were there, the fitness center consisted of an elliptical and a treadmill. However, we were told a full-fledged spa was scheduled to open soon.
The hotel restaurant "Bridges" was quite good, but a bit fancier than what we would normally choose. Nevertheless an excellent rainy day choice.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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wassenaar
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54 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2010

We stayed here for only one night in the Easter weekend with three children. The service was excellent. Staff really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. The rooms were lovely decorated. The children were thrilled to find huge chocolate bunnies in their rooms. The restaurant was excellent. You need to book way ahead of time because it is often full.
Breakfast was a bit chaotic not enough staff to keep up with everybody.
We organized a small boat with captain from the hotel. A bit expensive but really worth seeing Amsterdam from a boat through the canals.
It is a lovely hotel. Nicely decorated and quiet location. Unfortunately they were renovating the spa area so we could not try out the swimming pool.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#24 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 177
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM.Furnished with French elegance and grandeur, the hotel welcomes a variety of visitors, from the trendy Amsterdam elite to royal brides or famous international movie stars. In each of the rooms, the restaurant, the hallways and the beautiful garden terrace, design and history captivate and seduce everyone into visiting. ROOMS & SUITES.Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers 177 spacious rooms, including 52 luxurious suites, amongst which 14 individually designed Suite Apartments: lodgings in 17th century canal houses. The rich history of the hotel is, as naturally, incorporated into the new architectural details in many ways. WELL BEING.Access to the relaxing SoSPA is complimentary for all hotel guests. It is the ideal place to unwind and pamper yourself. SoSPA houses an indoor heated swimming pool, a private Turkish steam bath, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, private treatment rooms and a SoFIT fitness area. INSPIRED MEETINGS.The 17 fully equipped banqueting and conference rooms, five of which are listed as historic monuments, provide the ultimate venue for meetings or conferences in Amsterdam. All rooms have natural daylight and are equipped with the latest technical facilities. BRIDGES RESTAURANT.The modern and trendy fish restaurant serves dishes with an emphasis on sea food and fish, mostly Dutch organic produce with a French twist. Bridges bar and lounge are the heart of restaurant, offering exclusive wines and vintage Champagnes. ... more   less 
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